July 24, 2014

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LCCC opens Wellington campus

The Chronicle-Telegram Lorain County Community College’s plan to broaden its reach took a leap forward Tuesday night when its new Wellington campus opened. The campus, located on state Route 58 just north of state Route 18, will host 244 students this fall — including 108 from Wellington alone, college officials said. College officials dedicated the Read More…

‘I just did the best I could do with the gum I had’

AMHERST — Alexandria DiLuciano wouldn’t consider her experience at the Ultimate Bubble Blowing League final in New York a bust, even though her bubble burst. The 16-year-old Amherst teen didn’t snatch up the top prize of $500 in the Sunday competition, but she came close. She made it to the finals and finished second in Read More…

Nonprofit stumped on tree-carving project

LORAIN — The trees are gone and the carving has begun, but a beautification project on Second Street could stall without financial support. The project, which aims to take 16 8- to 10-foot tree stumps in the portside area and turn them into intricately designed carvings, is an undertaking of the Charleston Village Society. The Read More…

Police charge mother in bathtub drownings

CLEVELAND — A woman on Tuesday was charged in the bathtub drowning deaths of her two young daughters, and was being held in jail on suicide watch. City prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated murder against Amber Hill, 22, after a coroner ruled the deaths of the girls, ages 4 and 2, were homicides. Hill Read More…

Family of man released from death row confident he’ll win freedom

OTTAWA — An attorney for a U.S.-British citizen who faces a second trial in the fire death of a toddler wasn’t able to convince a judge to set a low bail. Still, Kenneth Richey and his defense team left the Putnam County courthouse in a good mood Tuesday. Richey, 43, who was convicted of setting Read More…

Woman to be charged in second pit bull attack

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman whose pit bull was shot dead on Monday after biting a county dog warden — the second attack by the dog in a month — likely will be cited for having dogs at large, according to Elyria police. Dawn Trozzo, 30, of Elyria, is expected to be charged with animal Read More…

Lorain delinquent on county taxes

LORAIN — The city is scrambling to file paperwork that will exempt it from taxes it owes on properties it owns. The county has threatened to foreclose on the properties. Chief Deputy County Treasurer Katie Keys said the city now owes more than $333,000 in back taxes on 43 properties throughout the city, but after Read More…

No mechanical failure found in fatal plane crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The airplane piloted by a North Ridgeville man who was killed when it crashed last year did not have any mechanical problems, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Scott Holland, 22, was killed July 11, 2006, when his PA18-135 airplane crashed onto a U.S. Route 22 on-ramp near Read More…

Misdemeanor charges filed in traffic death

VERMILION — It was a moment of distraction — not drugs, alcohol or intentional recklessness — that led to the Sept. 13 death of a 66-year-old Vermilion woman, said Police Chief Robert Kish. Danielle Kauk, 20, of Amherst, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide and failure to obey a traffic control device, Read More…