August 30, 2014

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Wish list for Elyria High

ELYRIA – Elyria school officials have etched out a list of proposed projects they hope community organizations, corporate donors and philanthropists might be willing to fund as a way to enhance the new Elyria High School. Proposed enhancements Computer labs Interactive whiteboards Distance-learning capabilities Athletics and recreation Indoor track Indoor tennis court Swimming pool Weight Read More…

Salvation Army in crisis

Though students save the day, pantry still has hunger pangs ELYRIA – Impeccable timing by Elyria High School baseball players on Tuesday gave the Elyria Salvation Army just enough to continue doling out holiday food for one more day. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Capt. Sherry Pelletier of the Salvation Army takes down a sign Tuesday Read More…

7-year-old set Oberlin school fire

OBERLIN — The fire in a bathroom at Eastwood Elementary School that caused $25,000 to $30,000 in damage earlier this month was caused by a 7-year-old boy playing with a lighter, Oberlin Fire Chief Dennis Kirin said. Toilet paper and several plastic items burned Nov. 8, causing the evacuation of the school. The fire damaged Read More…

Police want help finding robber

ELYRIA – Police are circulating a drawing depicting the man they are seeking as a suspect in several recent robberies. A clerk at Subway on North Ridge Road in Elyria Township – one of the stores that were robbed – helped an artist complete the sketch, sheriff`s Capt. Richard Resendez said. A composite sketch of Read More…

Pastor leaves hospital

Minister`s son awaits trial on charges of murdering mother WELLINGTON – A Wellington preacher who police say was shot in the face by his son has been released from the hospital. The Rev. Mark Petric, 45, was discharged Friday night from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. He spent 27 days Read More…

Vandalism suspects held on bond

VERMILION – Three men who police say burglarized and vandalized a Claus Road home were arraigned Tuesday in Vermilion Municipal Court, receiving a bond equal to the amount of damage allegedly caused during a game of “truth or dare.” Justin Hoag, 21, of Lorain, and Steven Mahl, 18, and Joshua Mason, 18, both of Elyria, Read More…

Man pulls out knife during street fight

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Two stabbing victims are in fair condition, and a third is recovering from a deep stomach wound after an early-morning brawl last weekend. Jeffrey Gadke, 40, of North Ridgeville, was charged with three counts of felonious assault after allegedly pulling a knife on a group of men. He was being held in Read More…

Unions: Avoid lowest bid on EHS projects

Union officials and others in the construction industry are urging officials from Elyria Schools to take advantage of recent changes in state law that allow school districts to have more control over which companies are awarded construction bids. Calvin Jefferson of Ohio Construction Coalition, told Elyria school board members Tuesday that the state erased a Read More…

Baseball: Phillies’ Rollins edges Rockies’ Holliday for NL MVP Award

NEW YORK – Back in January, when Jimmy Rollins was making bold predictions, he left one out. Not only were his Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, he was headed for an MVP season. Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling Philadelphia Read More…

Baseball notes: Sox let Podsednik go

Outfielder Scott Podsednik was cut by the White Sox, who no longer had a spot for the catalyst of their 2005 World Series championship team. The 31-year-old never regained the form he showed in 2005, when he batted .290 and stole 59 bases, the second-highest total in franchise history. He hit a pair of home Read More…