August 1, 2014

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Residents: Development should be put on the ballot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A group of residents opposed to rezoning for a commercial development at the southeast corner of Lorain and Bagley roads wants a citywide vote. The residents submitted 1,142 signatures on referendum petitions last Wednesday, according to attorney Gerald Phillips. The residents need 929 valid signatures, or 10 percent of the voters who Read More…

Payday loans called a ‘plague’

ELYRIA — Payday lenders are exploiting borrowers in Lorain County and need to be stopped, according to the Ohio Coalition for Responsible Lending. The coalition met with editors and a reporter at The Chronicle to discuss the boom of the payday lending industry and pointed to the increase from one location in 1996 in Lorain Read More…

Mom who left baby in garage takes plea

 ELYRIA — The Lorain mother who left her baby alone in a garage while she celebrated Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania with her boyfriend pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangering Monday. Heather Heck, 23, could get up to eight years in prison when she is sentenced later this year. County Prosecutor Dennis Will said his Read More…

Reward out for pizzeria killer

Adam Wright and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — Lorain police are hoping a $2,000 reward will lead to the capture of whoever fatally shot the owner of a popular pizza parlor Saturday night. Lorain police Sgt. Mark Carpentiere said Monday that no arrests have been made in the shooting, despite rumors circulating within the Read More…

Car rolls over on freeway; teens survive

LORAIN – Two 16-year-old girls are recovering after a Monday afternoon accident that closed a portion of state Route 2 so helicopters could land on the highway and whisk the girls away. Ashley Carr of Amherst was taken to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center and released hours later. Passenger Maggie Burke of Avon Lake was taken Read More…

Judge: No, you can’t sue their pants off

$67 million lawsuit thrown out Lubna Takruri The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A judge ruled Monday that no pair of pants is worth $54 million, rejecting a lawsuit that took a dry cleaner’s promise of “Satisfaction Guaranteed” to its most litigious extreme. Roy L. Pearson became a worldwide symbol of legal abuse by seeking jackpot Read More…

Lorain Schools forming board to monitor finances

LORAIN — An apologetic Jeanine Donaldson, president of Lorain school board, announced Monday that the board will form a business advisory committee to help monitor the district’s finances in the wake of a multimillion dollar deficit that forced the layoff of nearly one-third of the district’s teachers. “We are deeply sorry for the situation regarding Read More…

Avon park could host cell phone tower

AVON — City Council approved an ordinance authorizing a city-owned conservation area along Mills Road to be considered as a location for a cell phone tower. The 29-acre water conservation area wasn’t included with other parks when the city mapped out its regulations on where cell phone towers could be located in 2001, according to Read More…