October 24, 2014

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Boy shoots mom’s dog

ELYRIA — An Elyria boy was charged with cruelty to animals Sunday after shooting his mother’s dog in the leg with a BB gun, an Elyria police report said. The 15-year-old boy’s mother called police to her Oberlin Road apartment at about 5 p.m., shortly after the dog was shot. The mother said that her Read More…

Residents speak out on crime

COLUMBIA TWP. — Business owners and residents say they’re willing to pay to protect their property from burglars who have struck nearly every night for the past month. A group of angry residents on Monday submitted a petition to the township trustees, asking them to beef up police patrols and saying they are willing to Read More…

Apple growers name favorites

You know that incredible burst of flavor when you take that first bite into a fresh, ripe Ohio apple. From tart to sweet, your favorites are coming your way, although popular red delicious and yellow delicious won’t be picked for another two weeks.   CARL SULLENBERGER / CHRONICLE Efigenia Mendes tops off a bushel of Read More…

Body found in lake

A body found floating just off shore Sunday near East 185th Street had been in the water for several weeks, according to Cuyahoga County Coroner Frank Miller. The coroner’s office said the body has been identified through dental records, but the identity will not be released until 8:30 a.m. today, he said. The U.S. Coast Read More…

NAACP official speaks to Oberlin College on Constitution Day

OBERLIN — The head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund stopped by Oberlin College on Monday to help the school celebrate a holiday close to his heart. Theodore Shaw has dedicated his professional life to defending civil rights. He arrived on campus for a lecture that coincided with Constitution Day — a national Read More…

Council gives OK to flatten half of plaza

LORAIN — City Council on Monday gave its approval to demolish half of the mostly vacant Oakwood Shopping Plaza, which has become an eyesore over the last decade. The demolition will include taking out about 80,000 square feet of the northern portion of the plaza, located on Pearl Avenue, as well as replacing the asphalt Read More…

Alumni band members jump back in the swing of things

Parade of bands The EHS alumni band performs       7 p.m. Saturday at EHS stadium in the 35th annual Parade of Bands. The alumni will perform six songs in about 15 minutes.     JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Elyria High Alumni Band member Michelle Alexander. ELYRIA — It was a recent weekday afternoon, and Read More…

Prosecutor: Witnesses aren’t pure but tell the truth about shooting

ELYRIA — The witnesses who said Willie Evans IV shot and killed Michael Smith last year weren’t angels, but that doesn’t mean they were lying, Assistant County Prosecutor Laura Swansinger told jurors during her closing argument in Evans’ murder trial Monday. “There’s an old saying among lawyers, ‘When a crime is committed in hell, you Read More…

Elyria Council spends $50K more for court

ELYRIA — City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an extra $50,000 for the construction of the new Municipal Court, which is about a month behind schedule but coming along well, officials said. The extra cost stems from minor adjustments to construction plan, city Engineer Mukund Moghe said. The additional money brings the cost Read More…

Pedestrian hit by car at Elyria High School

ELYRIA — A pedestrian was struck by a car driven by an Elyria High School student outside the school Monday afternoon. It was just after 1 p.m. when 19-year-old Alisha Blackburn began walking toward the school from the parking lot off West Sixth Street, according to Justin Willis, an EHS senior who witnessed the accident. Read More…