August 21, 2014

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Sheffield planners approve new hotel

Council’s OK will bring Holiday Inn SHEFFIELD — A Holiday Inn in Sheffield is a step closer to becoming reality. On Wednesday night, Sheffield’s Planning Commission unanimously approved plans to bring the 106-room hotel to about three acres of land off Detroit Road, next to Giant Eagle. All that’s needed is approval from Council, which Read More…

Westwood Junior High students lead prayer service before school

ELYRIA — It was 7:25 a.m., and about 120 bleary-eyed students stood in the Wednesday morning mist around the flag pole at Westwood Junior High School. The throng of boys, girls and a handful of teachers locked hands and formed a large oval around the school flag pole. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE About 116 students Read More…

Embattled cop returns to work

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer placed on paid medical leave in August in the wake of a reported suicide threat has returned to work. Corey Earl, 45, was placed on light duty Oct. 8 after doctors provided Lorain police Chief Cel Rivera with a letter saying he was fit for work, Rivera said Wednesday. Earl Read More…

Paint job hits a brick wall with city

Officials halt project over design code ELYRIA — The owner of a downtown Elyria office building hit a brick wall this month after city officials put the kibosh on his attempt to paint-seal the brick building and possibly stem water seepage his contractor suspects is rotting the structure’s skin and innards. Elyria attorney Jerry Savoy, Read More…

Teen in crash upgraded to good condition

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old boy who suffered broken legs and chest injuries during a crash Tuesday was upgraded to good condition Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Gabriel Adkins was a passenger in a Honda Accord that crashed into a guard rail about 8:30 p.m. on state Route 57 near East Broad Street, said Read More…

Early morning crash jams I-90 commute

SHEFFIELD —  Traffic on eastbound Interstate 90 came to a standstill for about 75 minutes Wednesday morning when a van driven by an Elyria man struck an SUV, causing the SUV to flip on its side. Miraculously, no one was reported injured in the crash, including the six children riding in the van, ages 8 Read More…

North Ridgeville police blotter: Oct. 18, 2007

Monday, Oct. 8 10:25 p.m. – 6700 block Ridge Plaza Drive, Alan B. Bailey, 41, North Ridgeville, charged with domestic violence. 1:43 p.m. – 33000 block Floraline Ave., vehicle entered and wallet, sunglasses, CD case and other miscellaneous items stolen. Tuesday, Oct. 9 1:30 p.m. – 340000 block U.S. 20, Sports Luxury Motors, several catalytic Read More…

Photographer has eagle eyes

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two bald eagles have called the Sandy Ridge Reservation home for many years. Observers love to see the pair perched high above the trees in their nest. They also are a sight to behold for bird watchers and nature buffs. LISA ROBERSON / CHRONICLE Lou Gaeta took bald eagle photos that are Read More…

John Jesse Sousa, Jr.

John Jesse Sousa, Jr., 53, of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at his home following a two month illness. He was born January 2, 1954 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania where he was  raised. He had been a Lorain County resident for the last 20 years. John was employed as a welder with P.C. Campana Read More…

Kathryn R. Paine

Kathryn R. Paine, 86, of Wellington died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Lorain Community Health Partners. She was born January 3, 1921 in Rochester to the late Leroy and Elizabeth (Frazee) Snyder. Mrs. Paine graduated from Brighton High School in 1938 and spent the majority of her life in the Wellington area. She served her Read More…