April 16, 2014

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Annetta G. Baumiller

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Annetta G. Baumiller (nee Haught), 61, of Elyria, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at MetroGeneral Hospital in Cleveland, following a short illness. She was born October 21, 1951 in Elyria, and was a 1969 Elyria High School graduate. Annetta was a member of Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville. She enjoyed spending time Read More…

Georgina C. Peace

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Georgina C. Peace, 91, of Elyria, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born November 25, 1921 in Newport, Kentucky, where she lived until moving to Elyria in 1960. Georgina was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening and ceramics. She was a member of St. Read More…

Virginia E. “Babe” Reese

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Virginia E. “Babe” Reese (nee DelSignore), 83, of Lorain, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born March 12, 1930, in Lorain, and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Peter. She enjoyed traveling and Read More…

Ready to go: 49th Street bridge demolition nears final funding approval

The 49th Street bridge looking north.
Bruce Bishop

ELYRIA — The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it has nearly finalized plans to reconfigure the area of state Route 57 crossed by the 49th Street bridge. With the project closer to being a reality than ever, ODOT and state and city leaders stood in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn nearby Read More…

Indians reserves come up big in win over White Sox

Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes watches his ball after hitting a two-RBI double off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Cleveland. Ryan Raburn and Lonnie Chisenhall scored. The Indians won 7-4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ bench brigade rode to the rescue once again Tuesday night at Progressive Field. A night after veteran Jason Giambi stoked a raucous celebration with a pinch-hit walk-off home run, fellow benchmates Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes produced the highlights, contributing a pair of big hits to push Cleveland past the White Read More…

Police: Drunken dad let 12-year-old drive

ELYRIA — When a 12-year-old boy driving with his father in the passenger’s seat was pulled over around 8:30 p.m. Monday, police said Scott Staron said he was “too drunk to drive.” Staron’s next ride was in the back of a police cruiser. Staron, 37, of the 100 block of Spruce Street was arrested and Read More…

Elyria police track down suspected drug dealer

Jonathon "Rico" Steele

Efforts to identify the elusive Elyria drug dealer, “Rico,” finally paid off on Tuesday morning when police raided a house in the 700 block of Clark Street. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, police arrested 28-year-old Jonathon Steele, the man who they believe goes by the street name “Rico” on four counts of heroin trafficking, possession of Read More…

Industrial AC units stolen from Lorain church

KRISTIN BAUER  CHRONICLE 
Teresa Frasure, coordinator for The Vine of Hope Community Center, stands outside of the center on Tuesday, July 30 in front of the area in which industrial air conditioning units were stolen sometime this past weekend.  Frasure said the air conditioning units are essential in the center's ability to help families with food, furniture and clothing bank outreach programs, which have helped over 11,000 families in the past.

LORAIN — Vine of Hope parishioners could be feeling the heat if insurance doesn’t cover the cost of replacing two stolen air conditioners. The weekend theft of the industrial air conditioners, which church/community center coordinator Teresa Frasure said cost about $30,000 to purchase in 2011, came at a bad time. Frasure said the church and Read More…

CORRECTION: July 31, 2013

A photo in Tuesday’s Chronicle in Cascade Park was of the East Falls. The caption accompanying the photograph was incorrect.

BLOTTER: July 31, 2013

Elyria police Monday, July 29 10:45 p.m. —10th Street and West Avenue, a man was reportedly swerving and driving down West Avenue and then 11th Street. Police said the man fled his vehicle and tried to hide from police behind an air conditioner but he was found and arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and Read More…