July 31, 2014

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Medical expert testifies 2-year-old’s fatal injuries consistent with fall

Luis Lopez enters Elyria Municipal Court for his preliminary hearing. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — A medical expert hired by accused killer Luis Lopez’s defense attorney has concluded that his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter died from injuries caused when Lopez fell on the stairs and dropped the child. Defense attorney Kenneth Ortner has said police have told him they believe Aaviana Payne was injured when Lopez threw the girl. Read More…

Wellington 7th-grader suspended after marijuana found

WELLINGTON — A seventh-grade student at McCormick Middle School was suspended after marijuana was allegedly found in his backpack. Principal Tim Simpson said he searched the boy’s backpack Sept. 20, after receiving information from another student. “I had a student come to me (and say) that on the bus that morning another student had taken Read More…

Theft charge against LCCC arsonist dropped

ELYRIA — Prosecutors have dropped a theft charge against the man who set fire to Lorain County Community College in 2009. Drew Manns, 29, was indicted on the charge by a county grand jury last week, but Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pierre said during a court hearing Monday that his office was dismissing the case. Read More…

Man injured near steel plants in Lorain

LORAIN — A 32-year-old man was critically injured around 5:10 p.m. Monday near U.S. Steel Lorain Tublar Operations, 2199 E. 28th St. Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president, said the man was hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Courtney Boone, a U.S. Steel spokeswoman, said an ambulance was allowed on U.S. Steel Read More…

Teen charged with domestic violence

Ivan Smalley

WELLINGTON — A 19-year-old Wellington High School student was arrested last Tuesday after his mother alleged that he hit her and threatened to beat her in the head with a baseball bat while she slept. Leona Smalley told police that her son, Ivan Smalley, was upset because she tried to wake him up for school Read More…

Girls soccer: Amherst ties Fairview with last-second goal

Amherst's Ally Perkins fights Fairview's Paige Strandahl for the ball. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

FAIRVIEW PARK — The Fairview student section learned a hard lesson Monday night: Don’t break into the “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” song too early. Fairview led Amherst 3-2 with 15 seconds left on the clock and the Warriors had just poked the ball out of play at the Amherst end. The Comets Read More…

Health insurance marketplaces open

Maygan Rollins, 22, a field organizer with Enroll America, holds a clipboard with pamphlets while canvassing at a bus stop in Miami. Enroll America is a private, non-profit organization running a grassroots campaign to encourage people to sign up for health care offered by the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CHICAGO — Millions of Americans will on Tuesday be able to shop for the first time on the insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, entering a world intended to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but that could cause yet more confusion — at least initially. Whether consumers will be pleased with the experience, Read More…

Government shutdown: What’s changing, what’s not

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WASHINGTON — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects when parts of Read More…

Frances W. Edwards

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Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Frances W. Edwards, 91, was called by the Lord Tuesday, September 24, 2013, while resting at her Elyria home with family. Frances was born January 5, 1922 in Kansas City, Kansas, where she later graduated from high school. After high school, Frances married her late husband, Charles M. Read More…

Kenneth C. Hamister

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Kenneth C. Hamister, of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the age of 88. A native of Lakewood, and a 1943 graduate of Lakewood High School, Ken entered the U.S. Navy’s V-12 program during which he studied at Ohio Wesleyan University, and then proudly served as an officer in the Read More…