July 29, 2014

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Avon scouts ball field prospects

City leaders to trek to see Frontier League stadium AVON – City officials are going to Florence, Ky., today to see Champion Window Field, home of the Frontier League`s Florence Freedom, in hopes of gleaning information that as they move to secure Avon`s own minor league baseball team. Mayor Jim Smith will be joined by Read More…

‘Historic’ status would help convert school to condos

GRAFTON – People may someday be living where youngsters learned for more than 60 years. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Don Longwell of Grafton stands in front of the old Grafton School. Longwell attended the elementary school. Developers have a plan to turn the old Grafton School, 1111 Elm St., built in 1936 during the height Read More…

Elyria 2015 planners turn to pollsters

ELYRIA – Two Cleveland-area research firms that helped the Elyria Schools win the May 2007 tax issue will now help city officials measure residents` opinions about municipal services and planning. Scientific polls and research by Westlake-based Triad Research Group and Cleveland-based Burges & Burges are planned for January and early February and will carry a Read More…

Sex offender accused of abducting bartender

LORAIN – A registered sex offender is behind bars after police say he robbed an East 28th Street bar early Tuesday, abducted the bartender at gunpoint, forced her to strip and made her perform oral sex. Reginald Roberson, 54, of Cleveland, was charged with aggravated robbery, rape, carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons under disability Read More…

Dozens turn out to hear report on Avon Lake cancer

AVON LAKE – Dozens gathered Wednesday night to hear details of what they already had been told: There aren`t more cancer victims in their city than in others. Following a three-year study, the Ohio Department of Health determined there weren`t any cancer clusters in the city and that the number of cases reported by its Read More…

Police blotter: Nov. 29, 2007

County sheriff Sunday, Nov. 25 3:15 a.m. – 11100 Jaquay Road, Columbia Township, Christopher Reese, 33, Old Brooklyn, Ohio, charged with assault. Monday, Nov. 26 1:06 a.m. – 14600 block Baird Road, Camden Township, Keith Wiley and Kevin Wiley, both 19, of Camden Township, charged with domestic violence. 8:45 a.m. – 49000 block Cooper Foster Read More…

JVS principal to retire

OBERLIN – After 30 years, Lorain County Joint Vocational School Principal Jo Ann Kuebbeler will officially retire Friday from the school. Keubbeler Kuebbeler, who was hired as a social studies teacher for the school in 1979, served as an academic supervisor before becoming principal in 1991. She was recently honored at a breakfast for her Read More…

Vermilion OK’s ODOT deal

VERMILION – Vermilion`s downtown is getting a more-than-$1-million makeover. Council approved an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation Wednesday night to spruce up the city`s downtown area, in part through a grant with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Erie Regional Planning Commission. The project includes resurfacing the road, constructing new curbs, installing Read More…

Robert L. Baeder

Robert L. Baeder, 86, of Elyria, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at New Live Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain. He was born February 16, 1921 in Cleveland and had been a 60-year resident of Elyria. He was a 1939  graduate of Lincoln High School and a 1947 graduate of Heidelberg College. Bob was a Read More…

Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey, 76, of Elyria, died suddenly on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at his home. Mr. Bailey was born February 16, 1931, in Wyoming, Ohio, and made his home in Elyria for most of his life. He was employed as a conductor on Conrail Railroad for 43 years. He was a member of the United Read More…