October 24, 2014

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HARVEY GITTLER: 85 skidoo

Time to go, Harvey says Today`s an important day in my life; it`s my 85th birthday. One thing I`m not going to do today is celebrate. A wild celebration may be a little too much for my heart. But I am about to make an important announcement. My column on Dec. 31 is going to Read More…

Diesel spill stinks up ponds, streams

AMHERST TWP. – More than 25 gallons of diesel fuel spilled Monday into the creeks and ponds surrounding North Ridge Road in Amherst Township. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE A worker from Chemtron Corp. places a containment barrier for an oil spill in a pond at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township. There was no Read More…

Arts may return to Lorain Schools

LORAIN – Lorain Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said she hopes to restore art and music classes to many of the elementary schools by next semester. The programs were among those lost when the district was forced to make deep cuts to offset a looming $15 million deficit that was expected to hit the district by Read More…

Former Playmate pleads for right to drive

OBERLIN – Former Playboy Playmate Jennifer Lyn Jackson begged a judge for the chance to drive to medical appointments before pleading no contest Tuesday to drunken driving charges. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Jennifer Jackson enters Oberlin Municipal Court on Tuesday. “I`m under disability and my husband is also under disability,” Jackson told Oberlin Municipal Court Read More…

Getting ready for the holidays

The holiday season is officially here, and starting this weekend, Elyria residents will have the chance to see downtown in all of its illuminated, holiday glory. The Festival of Lights, the city`s annual lighting ceremony, will be held Sunday at Ely Square. The festival, which is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. features performances from the Read More…

Inmate who escaped from AA meeting caught

ELYRIA – The woman who walked out of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Sunday while serving time at the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility was arrested by Elyria police Tuesday morning. Sherri Baker, 30, of Elyria, was picked up on an outstanding warrant about 5 a.m. after an Elyria police officer recognized her as she walked Read More…

Avon to put new post office in city complex

AVON – The city`s municipal campus, which when complete will include a new police station, fire station and City Hall, also will have a brand new post office to replace a smaller inadequate building less than a half mile away, city officials said Tuesday. The city learned right before Thanksgiving that the U.S Postal Service Read More…

Police blotter: Nov. 28, 2007

Lorain police Monday, Nov. 26 12:53 a.m. – Ashland Avenue and West 14th Street, a vehicle stolen out of Lakewood was found abandoned and set on fire. 8:23 p.m. – Broadway , Gilberto Amador, 51, 1000 block W. 19th Street, Lorain, charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and endangering children for having his 10- Read More…

Van crashes into milk tanker

EATON TWP. – An 81-year-old Lakewood man was injured when his van crashed into the rear of a milk tanker truck that broke down on state Route 83 near Cooley Road. Joseph Chapley was treated for minor injuries after his southbound Lumina van struck the truck at about 1:15 a.m. Monday, according to the Ohio Read More…

Firefighter faces domestic violence charges

LORAIN – A Lorain firefighter was charged with domestic violence earlier this month for allegedly threatening his wife of two years and his stepdaughter. Kenneth P. Shawver, who has been with the department since 1998, was pulled over by a county sheriff`s deputy about 7 a.m. Nov. 15 in Elyria Township after a check on Read More…