December 22, 2014

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Indians’ Byrd talks HGH in MLB meeting

NEW YORK — Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd met with baseball officials Monday to discuss his use of human growth hormone. It’s uncertain whether Byrd will face any discipline from the commissioner’s office or when a potential punishment might be handed down. Among those at the meeting were Rob Manfred, baseball’s executive vice president for Read More…

Time’s running out for toy donations

It’s the last day to give to Not-Forgotten Box JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Students pose in front of a well they created at Firelands Elementary School to collect toys for the Not-Forgotten Box. From left are Phillip Saylor, Grace Habeck, Sean Lipscomb, Brittany Saylor, Ryan Ortner, Isaac Sultzer and Alex Steindl. ELYRIA — If you Read More…

Raises rejected for Lorain officials

LORAIN — The city’s auditor and treasurer won’t have raises to look forward to when they begin their new terms next month. City Council tried to pass an ordinance Monday night giving pay increases to both elected officials for 2008, but did not have the eight required votes to make the ordinance take effect immediately. Read More…

Developer IRG to unveil $500 million quarry plan

ELYRIA — A California developer will invest $500 million to transform the quarries on the county’s west side into a tony development, according to county officials. Specifics about the largely residential development are being kept quiet until today, when Industrial Realty Group and county officials plan to unveil details of the project, which will be Read More…

Elections board pressured to change

CLEVELAND — The elections board in Ohio’s most populated county, under pressure to abandon its method of electronic voting, decided Monday it needed more time to study the issue. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner issued a report Friday that concluded Ohio’s electronic voting systems have critical security flaws that make them vulnerable to tampering. She Read More…

North Ridgeville is talking about walking

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — To truly understand the need for more sidewalks in North Ridgeville, it’s best you ask those who say they need them most. After selling the family car earlier this year because of financial reasons, 36-year-old Tim Rybicki of Ridgeview Boulevard said he does a lot of walking. In the summer, that means Read More…

One resident glad to see his house go

First home leveled for new Elyria High ELYRIA — A bit after 2 p.m. Monday, Bob Harlow had very little to say as the second-floor bedroom of his former home was torn to pieces.  But a terrific smile that spilled across his 68-year-old face said it all as a mammoth excavator rip into the mint-green Read More…

Officials to rule on Antlers fire escape

LORAIN — City officials hope to know by this afternoon whether a fire escape ladder at Antlers Apartments was allowed to be taken down. On Monday, state fire marshal investigators, along with officials from the Ohio Board of Building Standards, investigated the historic Washington Avenue buidling, where a fire broke out last week. Smoke from Read More…

Man gets 12 years for child porn

CLEVELAND — A 48-year-old Amherst man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after being convicted on charges he received and distributed child pornography on his computer. Jeffery Jannuzzi was convicted of one count each of possession of child pornography, receipt/distribution of child pornography and receipt/distribution of visual depictions of minors Read More…

Attorney general pledges $2M grant to fight meth

BATAVIA — Federal funds will be used to help eliminate the manufacture, sale and use of the devastating drug methamphetamine in four communities as part of a program the state attorney general hopes to see spread across Ohio. The $2 million in grant money will fund a two-year initiative aimed at eradicating the illegal drug Read More…