August 27, 2014

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Veterans Day: Five brothers serve, survive WWII

ELYRIA  –   For John Brattoli, serving in World War II was more than answering his country`s calling – it was a family affair. Of the six Brattoli brothers, five were old enough to serve in WWII and answered the call in “piecemeal” fashion. Brattoli, now 81, of Elyria, recalled watching his younger brother`s eighth-grade Read More…

Veterans Day: Rittman hosts memorial to Italian-American soldiers

LORAIN – A small Italian flag waves proudly in front of a black slab of New Hampshire granite. The stone monument is one of 104 that borders the graves of veterans buried in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, about 12 miles south of Medina. Etched into the monument are the names of Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box toy drive begins this week

ELYRIA – For nearly 50 years, The Chronicle-Telegram has been collecting toys to donate to children throughout Elyria through the Not-Forgotten Box each holiday season. With the help of local families, groups, businesses and individuals, countless Elyria children have been able to find presents under the tree Christmas morning. This year, nearly 900 families, or Read More…

Blotter: Nov. 11

Elyria police Thursday, Nov. 8 8:06 p.m. – JCPenney, Midway Mall, Theonna L. Mitchell, 19, Elyria, charged with theft of clothing. 9:55 p.m. – 8700 block West Ridge Road, criminal damaging. Friday, Nov. 9 12:30 a.m. – Interstate 90, Jeremy Gunter, 19, Lorain, contempt of court arrest. 5:51 a.m. – Elyria Police Department, West Ave., Read More…

Marine Corps celebrates 232rd birthday

On Saturday morning, the parking spots in front of Moss` Prime Rib and Spaghetti House on Broad Street in Elyria are usually empty. But yesterday, they filled up quickly as veterans of the Marine Corps – joined by veterans of  the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard – arrived to celebrate the 232nd birthday Read More…

Ministry keeps local families’ pantries stocked

We all know the feeling that high gasoline prices, through-the-roof utility costs and overall inflation gives us, and it isn`t comfortable. There`s nothing worse than having the proverbial financial belt tightened to the point in which you can`t concentrate on anything besides your descending checking account balance. That said, the last thing we want to Read More…

Rape suspect’s defense claims victim was sleepwalking

CINCINNATI – A lawyer for the man accused of raping a University of Cincinnati student says the encounter could have been consensual because the woman has a history of sleepwalking. Dexter Ford, 52, is charged with raping the 23-year-old woman early Thursday morning near Interstate 71 in Cincinnati. Ford`s lawyer, Jeff Adams, said prosecutors told Read More…

Background checks skyrocketing in post-9/11 world

COLUMBUS – Already this year, 25 million Americans have had background checks by the federal government, a number that`s risen every year since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Amid the rise, a notable shift has occurred: More civilians are now checked each year than criminals. And checks on the vast majority come back clean, even Read More…

Convicted killed joined Army to avoid charges

CINCINNATI – A man who joined the Army to avoid murder charges but was arrested by police while home for Christmas from basic training has been sentenced to life in prison. Hamilton County Common Please Judge Robert Winkler on Friday sentenced David Crawford, 23, of suburban Norwood, to life in prison for the 2004 murder Read More…

Ray W. McClenaghan

Ray W. McClenaghan, 99, of Lorain, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Community Health Partners, following a brief illness. He was born in Lakewood, June 5, 1908 and lived in the Lorain County area for several years.  As a boy he would read anything and everything about flying, especially books about World War I pilots. Read More…