July 31, 2014

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Since Shopway closed May 20, ‘It’s just quieter’

Elyria city workers board up a door in Mayy at Shopway Food Mart on Lake Avenue after a court order shut it down. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — It’s been eight weeks since city officials armed with a court order closed the Shopway Food Mart, covering nearly every window and door with plywood. On that day, police ushered workers out of the building and neighbors stood outside their nearby homes watching from afar. Many talked among themselves, wondering where they would Read More…

Police: Woman’s stabbing was a random attack

Chelsea Miller and Evan Goodenow, The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — A stabbing suspect remained free late Tuesday. “I have lacerations to my chest and my arm is cut right open,” Joanne Palange told an emergency dispatcher in a 911 call at 6:06 p.m. Monday from the garage of Palange’s home at 430 Longfellow St. “I was Read More…

Judge to determine if McNeal working off a $50 fine was appropriate

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ELYRIA — Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves said Tuesday that she plans to hold a hearing to determine whether it was appropriate for Eddie McNeal II to pay off $50 worth of fines by doing community service work at the nonprofit he founded. Locke Graves sentenced McNeal to 30 days in jail and Read More…

Ex-curriculum director for Wellington Schools: Threats, abuse led me to quit

WELLINGTON — The former curriculum director of Wellington Schools said his time with the district was marred by threats and intimidation, which took a toll on his mental and physical health. The curriculum director, Chris Kamenski, resigned June 30 after 16 months at Wellington Schools. In a letter of resignation to the district, he wrote Read More…

Former Lorain official Sandy Prudoff faces state charges

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Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff was indicted on state charges of conspiracy and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Tuesday. The charges center on approximately $1.3 million worth of legal work Prudoff allegedly steered to attorney Anthony Calabrese III and his law firm, Vorys, Sater, Read More…

Phil Mickelson likes his putting and his chances to win his first British Open

GULLANE, Scotland — The pain of yet another excruciating loss at the U.S. Open has faded, replaced now by the euphoria of his first win in Europe in 20 years. Phil Mickelson’s summer has been a lot like his career, and the roller coaster shows no signs of slowing down. He’s here with what he Read More…

Deputies: Teen girl successfully fought off 2 masked men who invaded her home

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A teenage girl successfully fought off two masked home invaders who fled without taking anything, sheriff’s deputies in western Ohio said. Deputies in Clark County were searching for the men after the Tuesday night home invasion and attack, Chief Deputy Carl Loney said. “She defended herself and did very well at it, Read More…

Harassment suit against Berta can proceed

ELYRIA — The sexual harassment lawsuit against former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Berta can proceed to trial, Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove ruled Tuesday. Attorneys for Berta, who was defeated in his re-election bid last year, had asked Cosgrove to throw out the lawsuit arguing that the comments and behavior attributed to Berta by Read More…

Police raid suspected drug house, arrest two

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ELYRIA — Police arrested two people Monday afternoon at a home on Baldwin Avenue, ending the revolving door of foot traffic police said signaled to all that drugs could be purchased at the home. It happened about 5:30 p.m. when officers from the Elyria Narcotics Unit went to the home at 726 Baldwin Ave., a Read More…

Lorain Council OKs nuisance ordinance

LORAIN — A quality of life ordinance designed to change and punish bad behavior was unanimously approved Monday by City Council members. The nuisance ordinance fines property owners if firefighters or police are called to a property more than five times in one year for nuisance activities. Fines are calculated by hourly wages of the Read More…