July 31, 2014

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See a fungus bigger than a person’s head!

GRAFTON — Ron Van Amburgh can cook a puffball mushroom a lot of ways, but his favorite is sauteed with steak. It turns out, he could have one heck of a barbecue on his hands. On Thursday, Van Amburgh’s close friend and neighbor, Henry Husk, discovered a 10-pound puffball mushroom growing in a shady patch Read More…

Advisory board backs I-90 interchange

CLEVELAND — An interchange on Interstate-90 at Lear Nagle Road in Avon has inched another step closer to being built. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s Transportation Advisory Committee Friday voted 19-11 in favor of the interchange. The 38-member NOACA board, made up of public officials from Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina and Geauga counties, is Read More…

Political briefs: Aug. 18

Walther announces run for Probate judge LORAIN — Assistant Lorain City Law Director Jim Walther announced Friday that he is running for outgoing Probate Court Judge Frank Horvath’s job next November. Walther Walther is the first candidate to announce his candidacy for the job, but several others, including county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski, have Read More…

GOP candidate faces fines

Elyria mayoral hopeful faces more than $50K in penalties for not filing reports  ELYRIA — John Howard Jr., the Republican candidate running for Elyria mayor, has racked up fines from the Ohio Elections Commission totaling $53,725 and climbing. Howard didn’t file campaign finance reports he was required to submit to the county Board of Elections Read More…

Court briefs: Aug. 18

Man indicted in fatal McDonald’s shooting ELYRIA — Terry Little was a day shy of his 20th birthday when police say he walked into the McDonald’s on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain and shot Lewis Turner to death. Little Turner Now a county grand jury has indicted Little for the July 30 shooting that police say Read More…

Sails hoisted for bicentennial hurrah

STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE The US Brig Niagara enters the Lorain harbor at the mouth of the Black River.  LORAIN — Four white sails glide across Lorain’s blue sky. White foam erupts around the stern as waves break all around the wood frame. The U.S. Brig Niagara, a tall ship from Erie, Pa., sailed into Read More…

Teen’s charity starts in the backyard

AMHERST — A 16-year-old Amherst resident is single-handedly working to bring back a tradition that saw peak popularity in the 1960s — the backyard carnival. Talyah Bernardone of Amherst has been putting together backyard carnivals since she was only 12 and donates all proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Cleveland. The money goes to Read More…

Off the Beat, Aug. 18, 2007

Photo-op? No, just bug killers  When Elyria resident Kathy Dembek scrambled Wednesday to get Elyria officials to respond to her Woodland Avenue neighborhood to help quell a roach infestation, she found herself at wit’s end. Calls to various city offices were fruitless for nearly an hour, until James Love, a city building inspector, learned about Read More…

Fed loans available for flood repairs

ELYRIA — Severe storms that ripped through the county Aug. 7 caused enough damage to qualify residents and business owners for low-interest federal loans to help repair damage caused by the storm. Homeowners and renters, whose property was damaged by the storms, are eligible for loans through the Small Business Administration of up to $200,000. Read More…

Inmate accused of threat to judge

ELYRIA — A Lorain County Jail inmate could be charged with intimidation and aggravated menacing after sending a threatening letter to county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery earlier this week, sheriff’s deputies said. Rothgery  Joseph Griffith, 25, a Grafton Correctional Institution inmate who was being held at the county jail awaiting a court appearance for Read More…