July 30, 2014

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Money crunch causes divide

Vermilion’s finance chief under fire VERMILION — Vermilion’s latest financial woes have kicked off a fresh city squabble, and city Finance Director Wayne Hamilton is right in the middle of it. Hamilton recently came under fire in September when the City Council learned that year-end amounts for the city’s water and sewer funds would be Read More…

Off the beat: Oct. 27, 2007

A riderless horse for owner’s passing There was a solemn — and very touching — moment Monday during the funeral of former Marine Paul L. Livelsberger, 56, who died Oct. 18 after a long battle with cancer. CINDY LEISE / CHRONICLE At the funeral for former Marine Paul L. Livelsberger, his beloved horse, Tango, is Read More…

‘Don’t be bystanders’

Human rights activist John Prendergast speaks to area students at Lake Ridge NORTH RIDGEVILLE — There aren’t too many people who can say when they were certain what their lot in life would be. Author and human rights activist John Prendergast said it came for him one afternoon in high school. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE Read More…

Pickup hits Amish trailer

WELLINGTON TWP. — An Amish trailer was struck by a pickup on state Route 301 near Jones Road about 7 p.m. Wednesday, causing only minor injuries and spilling apples over the road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Theodore Poesse, 43, of Spencer, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance after he drove Read More…

Virgil M. Dobbins

Virgil M. Dobbins, 71, of Grafton Township, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 25, 2007, following a short illness. He was born in Newton, West Virginia and had been a resident of Grafton Township since 1990, moving from Sheffield Lake. He previously lived in Cleveland. Mr. Dobbins worked for Ferro Corporation in Read More…

Michael A. Kopp

Michael A. Kopp, 47, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2007, at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, following a short illness. He was born in Elyria and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past three years. He previously lived in West Palm Beach, Florida. He worked for Elyria Maintenance Company. Read More…

Man flees police in car, then on foot

ELYRIA — A bumpy, off-road chase ended around early Thursday morning behind a Riverside Court garage, according to an Elyria police report. Tremayne Wallace, 20, of Elyria, was charged with failure to comply with a lawful police order, obstruction of official business and several traffic violations. Police saw Wallace’s Buick Skylark swerving on Broad Street Read More…

Judith Kay Perdue

Judith Perdue (Ward), 66, of Grafton died suddenly Thursday, October 25, 2007. She is survived by her children, Kim (Ron) Hart of Wadsworth, Jeff (Susan) Perdue of Acushnet, Massachusetts, Robert (Margaret) Perdue of Middlesboro, Kentucky, Tim (Lucy) Perdue of Elyria, and Sally (Ken) Bell of Columbia Station; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Tom Ward of Columbus, Georgia, Read More…

Jayne Fitzgerald

Jayne (Hulse) Fitzgerald, 80, passed away October 26, 2007. Born May 8, 1927 in Elyria, Jayne had lived in the Akron area for the past 13 years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and spending time with her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Fitzgerald; grandson, Daniel McGee (Christian); and brother, Kenneth Hulse. Read More…

Teen accused of pointing gun at woman

ELYRIA — A 16-year-old boy was charged with aggravated menacing this week after a woman said he pointed a gun at her on Middle Avenue, according to an Elyria police report. The woman, who is the boy’s neighbor, said he walked up to her car and pulled a black gun out of his pocket. He Read More…