November 24, 2014

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Courts require more workers

Foreclosure deluge requires staff  to process cases ELYRIA – The foreclosure crisis has become such a burden on the county`s legal system that the county`s judges plan to hire two magistrates whose sole responsibility will be handling foreclosure cases. Court Administrator Tim Lubbe said the new magistrates – who could cost $84,000 each, including benefits Read More…

Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel dies at 69

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho`s Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69. Knievel`s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering Read More…

Fire burns family out of their Grafton home

GRAFTON – When Teri Riemer went to her daughter`s school Friday to drop off a forgotten lunch, she didn`t want to believe what Midview North Elementary Principal Audrey Fountain told her. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Grafton firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the Riemer home on Chamberlain Road in Grafton. “(Fountain) told me that Read More…

Lorain man suspect in hunters’ stabbing

BERLIN HEIGHTS – A Lorain man is accused of stabbing two hunters 13 times in the chest, back and head Friday morning in an Erie County field. Cash Tyrone Cash, 22, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and two counts of felonious assault. He was being held at the Erie County Jail without bond. Read More…

Elyria man faces rape charges

ELYRIA – Police say a man raped a woman at knifepoint early Monday and wouldn`t let her leave his East Avenue apartment until officers barged in. Tarrant David Tarrant, 24, of Elyria, was charged with rape, kidnapping and felonious assault and was taken to the county jail on $55,000 bond. Officers were called at 2:51 Read More…

Local & state roundup: Dec. 1, 2007

Tests verify remains are those of Ohio girl HOUSTON – A  2-year-old girl, called “Baby Grace” by the police officials investigating her brutal death, has been officially identified as a missing Ohio girl. On Friday, DNA tests confirmed the little girl`s identity as that of Riley Ann Sawyers, who disappeared in June after her mother Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 1, 2007

Elyria police Thursday, Nov. 29 3:54 p.m. – Third Street, a 17-year-old was jumped and beat up by four other youth. Friday, Nov. 30 12:08 a.m. – 100 block Franklin Ave., Christmas decorations were vandalized and a baby Jesus was stolen from a Nativity scene.

High court rejects Gravelles’ appeal

Parents convicted of caging adopted kids were trying to regain custody The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the custody appeal of two parents convicted of abusing some of their 11 adopted, special-needs children and making them sleep in cages. The court ruled this week that it won`t hear an appeal by Michael and Sharen Read More…

Cause of Third Street fire suspicious, official says

ELYRIA – Investigators say the fire Thursday that consumed a Third Street storage barn is suspicious. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Remnants of a fire of an abandoned building at the old Riverview Mobile Home Park is put out by Elyria firefighters Thursday. Elyria fire Marshal Bob Dempsey said the nature of the fire is raising Read More…

Off the beat: Dec. 1, 2007

No need to flip the page: It`s an upside-down Christmas tree BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE The upside-down Christmas tree on display at Petitti`s Garden Center in Avon Lake. There are real trees, artificial trees, aluminum trees and even feather trees. Now there are also upside-down Christmas trees. It`s the newest thing for people who think Read More…