October 25, 2014

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Judge: Man is liable for death

Kimberly Riley, missing since 1998, is presumed dead ELYRIA – A county judge has ruled that Kimberly Riley`s live-in boyfriend is responsible for her disappearance and apparent death nine years ago. County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi ruled Thursday that Omar Seymore – who has never been charged criminally in Riley`s disappearance – was civilly Read More…

Swimming and diving preview: Team capsules

Northeast Ohio Conference Elyria Pioneers COACH: Colleen Everhart, 10th year ASSISTANT: Diane Price Boys 2006-07 RECORD: 8th place Pioneer Conference; 11th place Lakewood Division I Sectional; 22nd place CSU District; 38th state RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (6): John Bonko, jr.; Matt Hartman, sr.; Anthony Marsico, so.; Tyler Perkins, so.; Tyler Pileski, sr.; Ian Ward, so. REMAINDER OF Read More…

Quarry deal moves ahead

Purchase expected in mid-December ELYRIA – The developer working to continue the quarry project on the county`s west side will unveil its new concept for the ambitious project on Dec. 18. California-based Industrial Realty Group is scheduled to complete its $22 million purchase of American Stone, which currently owns the land, on Dec. 14, said Read More…

Elyria, Lorain firefighters contend with pair of blazes

Firefighters battled heavy winds Thursday as they rushed to contain a three-acre wildfire on the south side of Lorain and a blaze at an empty downtown Elyria warehouse. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE An Elyria firefighter sprays water onto the stucture at the site of the old county fairgrounds off Third Street in Elyria. More recently, Read More…

A sharp Sabre: Aaron Goodrich leads First Baptist to victory

ELYRIA – A new coach and Brandon Schmidt`s transfer to Wellington were the dominating topics of conversation during First Baptist`s offseason. On Thursday night, the Sabres` Aaron Goodrich was the one doing the dominating. The 6-foot-3 junior scored 24 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to spark the Sabres to a 39-26 season-opening victory Read More…

Homeless in Lorain’s ‘Tent City’ scatter after woods are cleared

LORAIN – A homeless encampment near the city`s downtown was once a place where outreach workers could find those who shunned traditional shelters. But the wooded area behind the former Gaylord`s Department Store at 21st Street and Elyria Avenue has been cleared, scattering the homeless to the winds, advocates for the area`s homeless population said. Read More…

Teen charged in bus incident

LORAIN – A 13-year-old boy was transported to the Lorain County Detention Home after he allegedly punched a girl and sprayed cologne in her face Monday on their bus ride home from school. The boy faces juvenile charges of felonious assault, menacing and resisting arrest after the girl`s mother told a Longfellow Elementary School principal Read More…

Deputy’s cruiser damaged in accident

ELYRIA TWP. – A sheriff`s deputy was taken to the hospital early Thursday after a crash on Russia Road. Deputy Joseph Greiner, 36, was driving north near West Ridge Road when a red 2003 Ford Windstar rolled into the intersection and hit his cruiser. The driver, Londa J. Adkins, 52, of Oberlin, was charged with Read More…

Baldwin-Wallace men down Case Western Reserve

BEREA – A little larceny on the basketball floor led Baldwin-Wallace to a home-opening, 95-82 victory Thursday against crosstown rival Case Western Reserve. The Yellow Jackets had 14 steals in handing Case just its second loss of the season against five wins. B-W (2-3) snapped a three-game losing skid after opening the season at the Read More…

Police blotter: Nov. 30, 2007

Lorain police Monday, Nov. 26 3:14 p.m. – 1700 block E. 30th St., copper plumbing was stolen out of a residence Wednesday, Nov. 28 1:17 p.m. – Summit Academy, a bomb threat was drawn in marker above a bathroom in the school. Thursday, Nov. 29 12:14 a.m. – 800 block N. Central Drive, a disgruntled Read More…