April 17, 2014

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Romoser new Lorain mayor

Republicans finally replace Foltin LORAIN — After spending 28 days without one, Lorain finally has a mayor. John Romoser, who also is the Republican Party’s candidate to run for the seat in November, was selected through secret ballot by the Republican Party Precinct Committee on Thursday night. He is the city’s 42nd mayor. STEVE MANHEIM Read More…

Boy, 7, burned by hot coffee

Murray Ridge incident leaves student in hospital ELYRIA — A 7-year-old boy with Down syndrome was in the hospital with second-degree burns after he dumped a pot of hot coffee onto his chest and stomach Wednesday at the Murray Ridge School. Jacob Moss, of Elyria, was rushed to EMH Regional Medical Center and later transported Read More…

Eight candidates fail to make ballots

LORAIN — Eight candidates who were running for various offices in the November election are candidates no more, according to Lorain County Board of Elections officials. The eight were kept off the November ballot for various reasons, such as failing to collect enough valid signatures on their petitions or not meeting the time of residency Read More…

Noble plans run for Elyria mayor

Republican must run as write-in ELYRIA — Republicans will have a mayoral candidate in November, but you won’t see his name on the ballot. CHRONICLE FILE Ray Noble says he will join the Elyria mayoral race as a write-in candidate. Ray Noble, vice chairman of the city’s Republican Party, said Thursday that he has registered Read More…

Chief: Doctor must OK officer’s return

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer who allegedly threatened to kill himself in front of his estranged wife will not be allowed back on the force without a doctor’s approval. Police Chief Cel Rivera said he will require a doctor’s letter before he allows 17-year veteran Officer Corey Earl to work as a police officer Read More…

Oberlin Council president won’t seek re-election

OBERLIN — City Council President Daniel Gardener has dropped his re-election bid, saying he will focus on his goal of becoming a certified financial planner. Gardener, who earns about $7,000 in his Council job, said he spends about 30 hours a week on city business, and he needs to spend more time on his studies. Read More…

Jackknifed semi snarls traffic

ELYRIA — A truck jackknifed Thursday on Schadden Road, forcing cars and trucks to go through a nearby parking lot to get to an industrial park and the Ireland Cancer Center. The road was blocked for several hours after the accident, which occurred about 100 feet south of the where the road meets state Route Read More…

Sold: Animal masterworks

CLEVELAND — Squint a little and the ink splashed across the canvas looks something like a maniacal villain from some B-grade horror movie. What is it really? Well, that’s hard to say, since its artist isn’t fluent in any language known to man. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Zookeeper Heather Strawn shows off a painting by Read More…

Police blotter: Aug. 31, 2007

Lorain police Friday, Aug. 24 8 a.m. – 1800 block Randall St., windows in vacant home were broken. Monday, Aug. 27 12 p.m. – 2600 Ashland Ave., Admiral King High School, 17-year-old female charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, underage possession of tobacco. 2:50 p.m. – 2600 Ashland Ave., Admiral King High School, Read More…

Avon Lake’s controversial banners coming down

AVON LAKE — Bye-bye banners. Just a year after Mayor Rob Berner’s decision to hang welcome signs throughout the city, the 74 “Welcome to Avon Lake” banners tied to city utility poles have worn out their year-long contract. The banners displayed the city’s seal and Web site address and were paid for by local businesses, Read More…