November 23, 2014

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Man allegedly attacks ranger

ELYRIA — For the second time in two days Friday, Elyria police found themselves chasing someone who had allegedly attacked a law enforcement officer. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE Jeremy Brown, who allegedly assaulted a park ranger in Elywood Park in Elyria, is led to a waiting police car Friday after a foot chase. Police said a man Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 6

County sheriff Friday, Sept. 28 4 p.m. – 35700 block Cooley Road, Eaton Township, an estimated $3,600 in equipment reported stolen from a barn, including a boat motor, tool box, dehumidifier, vacuum, shovels and a rake. 5:09 p.m. – 33900 block Henwell Road, Columbia Township, a man said he was the victim of identity theft. Read More…

Roundup: Oct. 6

Visitors bureau suing its Web site designer ELYRIA — The Lorain County Visitors Bureau is suing an Elyria advertising agency, accusing it of failing to produce the bureau’s Web site properly. In a lawsuit filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, the visitors bureau alleged that Stewart Advertising redesigned the proposed Web site without its Read More…

With playoff success, Indians fans get into gear

It’s official — Indians fever has become a serious drain on fans’ wallets. With Thursday’s thoroughly convincing womping of the Yankees and Friday’s extra-inning thriller, the Indians have restored playoff passion to Cleveland — and its side effects have included big spending for Lorain County fans. Many Indians fans are showing their Tribe pride by Read More…

Getting in touch with nature

Environmental Science Fair captivates area gifted students SHEFFIELD — Ten-year-old Alex Walsh wants to become a writer someday and said she got plenty of inspiration Friday from Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year, Mona Rutger. Rutger, who runs the Back to the Wild animal shelter in Castalia, showed about 250 gifted students at Lorain County Read More…

Woman attacked by drunken man outside Fligner’s

LORAIN — The first thing Kathleen Klinar did when she returned to her Amherst home Wednesday was take a shower to wash away the smell of her attacker. Cusick Klinar, 35, was placing her 10-year-old daughter’s birthday cake in her car about 11 a.m. in the parking lot at Fligner’s Supermarket on Broadway in Lorain, Read More…

Police pick up man wanted in robbery, assault

LORAIN — The second man sought by police for a July apartment invasion in which a woman was sexually assaulted and her husbandwas beaten was picked up Friday by the county’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Sturgill Houle Kenneth Sturgill, 26, of Lorain, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts aggravated Read More…

Rep. Sutton to tour Iraq

U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley, arrived in Qatar by plane Friday and will spend the next four days touring U.S. military installations in Iraq, according to her communications director, Zach Ragbourn. Details of the trip — including specific locations Sutton will visit — are being kept secret as a security measure, Ragbourn said. Sutton has Read More…

Owner happy to live for the day to offer free pizza

AVON LAKE — A pizzeria that gives away free pizza probably won’t be around for long. But on Friday, the owner of Pizza Plus on Avon-Belden Road did just that because he’s glad he can still say he’s alive. Frank Baird, 57, of Avon Lake, hosted the pizza party – complete with clown and DJ Read More…

Off the beat: Oct. 6, 2007

Lisa’s comic strip story strikes a nerve The response to a feature about Tom Batiuk’s newly published book “Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe” was immediate and varied. Several people called The Chronicle asking where they could buy the book locally. One caller spoke of how deeply she was touched by Lisa Moore, the “Funky Winkerbean” Read More…