August 28, 2014

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Lorain’s underground arsenal

LORAIN — A sawed-off shotgun, a semiautomatic handgun and a high-powered rifle are just some of the weapons the Lorain Police Department has taken off the streets so far this year. Just a portion of the full bounty, which totaled 72 guns, was laid out Wednesday in a room at the police department and filled Read More…

Eleanor Marie Smith

Eleanor Marie Smith (nee Leue), 92, of North Ridgeville, died July 28, 2007, at Rae Ann Suburban in Westlake. Mrs. Smith was born November 12, 1914 in Cleveland to the late Martin and Eva (nee Howells) Leue. She worked for Baileys & Nevells in Lakewood, in the ladies apparel department, and was a member of Read More…

Family says vermin have overrun abandoned trailer

CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Joe and Donna Fischbach and their daughter Halie, 3, pose in front of the trailer next door, which they claim is infested by vermin. ELYRIA — Living at Colonial Oaks Mobile Home Park isn’t home sweet home when you’re bitten by fleas and have to watch wild, potentially sick critters crawl Read More…

Donald Lee Betts

Donald Lee Betts, 31, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 21, 2007, in New Russia Township. He was born in Germany and had been a resident of Oberlin since February of this year coming from Knoxville, Tenn. Don was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville, Ala. He was currently employed as a cook Read More…

Quinn may sue festival group

ELYRIA — Independent mayoral candidate Tim Quinn is threatening to sue Apple Festival organizers who say only Democratic and Republican candidates can set up in a free booth on the steps of the old county courthouse. Quinn “We’re flat-out telling them it’s going to end in a lawsuit,” Quinn said. A sharply worded letter from Read More…

Tax appeal goes to Ohio Supreme Court

A tax appeal filed by three local cities and a township in 2003 will go before the Ohio Supreme Court in November. Amherst Township and the cities of North Ridgeville, Elyria and Avon Lake initially banded together in 2003 to appeal a settlement received by the city of Lorain after it challenged the state’s formula Read More…

Clarence Stanley Lockard

Clarence Stanley Lockard, 79, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2007, in Elyria Memorial Hospital Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.  He was born Friday, May 11, 1928 in Gassaway, W.Va., and had lived in Grafton since 1957. Mr. Lockard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Panama, and worked Read More…

Police briefs, Aug. 23, 2007

Police: Suspect opens fire in Elyria ELYRIA — A 26-year-old man faces felonious assault charges after police said he fired several gunshots from his car toward an Elyria man Tuesday afternoon, a police report said. Police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said Johnny L. Boone, of Elyria, and the victim, a 22-year-old Elyria man, were having a Read More…

West Nile virus found in Elyria

ELYRIA — The West Nile virus is rearing its ugly head again. The Elyria City Health District confirmed that three of the 218 mosquito pools in the county tested by the state’s health department came back positive for the virus. West Nile Virus protection • Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeve shirts or jackets, and long pants. Read More…

Christine Frances Curran

Christine Frances Curran, 43, died on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, following a critical event of a two-year illness. She was recuperating at her father’s home in Indiantown, Fla., at the time of her death. She was born in Lorain on August 21, 1963, the daughter of deceased Jacqueline Curran (nee Jones). She is survived by Read More…