April 19, 2014

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Just a little taste of the tropics

Ridgeville man grows a pineapple in his living room NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Joe Grgic doesn’t let North Ridgeville’s reputation for corn stop him from a little tropical cultivation. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Joe Grgic, 66, of North Ridgeville, with his homegrown pineapple. After lopping off the top of a pineapple six years ago and planting Read More…

Eaton firefighter accused of assault

EATON TWP. — Deputies are looking for a volunteer firefighter who is accused of throwing his disabled father-in-law against a washing machine and pummeling him with his fists. James Holzhauer, 32, of Alton Drive in Eaton Township, is facing charges of first-degree assault and criminal trespassing following two fights over the whereabouts of his children. Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 27, 2007

County sheriff Thursday, Sept. 20 7:05 p.m. – 300 block E. 46th St., threatening message left on phone of Clearview teacher by former student. Saturday, Sept 22 7:47 p.m. – 42000 block Oberlin-Elyria Road, Garland A. Williams, 43, Elyria, charged with speed violation. 8:04 p.m. – Oberlin-Elyria Road, Laura S. Cozart, 27, Elyria, charged with Read More…

Governor paying visit to county next week

LORAIN — It’s always nice when the governor stops by. It’s even nicer when he wants to help you get elected. Gov. Ted Strickland will be in the county Monday to show his support for Democratic mayoral candidates Tony Krasienko of Lorain and John D. Hunter of Sheffield. Strickland spokesman Randy Borntrager said Wednesday that Read More…

Evans sentenced to life in prison

ELYRIA — Willie Evans IV will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of Michael Smith. County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery told Evans at his sentencing Wednesday that he didn’t think the 19-year-old convicted killer deserved a second chance. CHUCK HUMEL/CHRONICLE Destiny Evans, sister of Willie Evans IV, reacts at Read More…

Crime fears inspire local block watches

ELYRIA — A rash of burglaries earlier this year pushed the Erie Elementary School neighborhood into action.When a meeting was called in May to form a block watch, 200 people turned out. Now that it’s operating, residents keep an eye on each other’s properties and that’s a big help, said Terre Moyer, who heads the Read More…

Amherst gets extra patrols after gunfire reports

AMHERST — Two recently reported crimes have police making extra patrols of downtown Amherst after victims said guns were involved. It also has two police departments looking for possible connections between crimes in their respective cities. One of the incidents occurred about 10:30 p.m. Monday in Amherst. There was a report of possible gunshots being Read More…

‘Disney on Ice’ robbery trial under way

ELYRIA — The trial of a robbery suspect busted because of stolen “Disney on Ice” tickets is going to take a long, long time. Moore Joseph Moore, 46, is facing 105 counts of burglary for a string of break-ins that stretched across six counties, and there are at least 105 witnesses scheduled to take the Read More…

Driver in fatal crash in 2006 gets two years

ELYRIA — Tears flowed freely down the faces of Zachariah Hurn’s family Wednesday as they urged a county judge to sentence the man who killed his 22-year-old passenger to the maximum possible prison sentence. Anthony Bowe, 24, stood to the side, his head bowed and his eyes closed in the courtroom as Hurn’s family blasted Read More…

Sophia M. Przybylski

Sophia M. Przybylski (nee Kusinski), 93, of Avon, formerly of Olmsted Falls and Cleveland, passed away, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following complications of a stroke.  Mrs. Przybylski was born, May 12, 1914 in Columbia, Ohio, and had lived in Avon 64 years. Mrs. Przybylski was self-employed Read More…