October 25, 2014

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Ky. fugitive arrested in Amherst

Earl Thomas Newhouse III

A Kentucky fugitive was arrested Monday in Amherst after being spotted Sunday night in a stolen vehicle. At 9:26 p.m. Sunday, Police Officer Dan Marsico spotted a 1999 Pontiac Firebird that was reported stolen from West Virginia. The driver fled when Marsico tried to pull the vehicle over, according to police Sgt. Richard Ellis. After Read More…

VIDEO: Bond set for former day care worker accused of rape

ELYRIA – Bond has been set at $2 million for Heather Koon, the former day care worker accused of raping two children at ABC Kidz Daycare on Abbe Road in Elyria, during an appearance in Elyria Municipal Court today. Koon, 25, was arrested last week after Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies discovered video evidence they contend Read More…

Ravenna teen driver killed after train hits SUV

RAVENNA, Ohio — A train struck an SUV driven by a 15-year-old girl who recently received her learner’s permit, killing the teen and injuring her four sisters and father near their northeast Ohio home, Portage County authorities said. No lights, gates or special signals mark the crossing where the southbound train struck the SUV on Read More…

Avon crime watch: Man charged with OVI after two-car crash

Avon police 7:43 p.m. Sept. 28 — Detroit Road, Kosta Heimbuch, 24, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence after he was involved in a two-car crash on Detroit Road and state Route 83. Friday, Sept. 27 9:04 a.m. — 32100 block Just Imagine Drive, Thomas Monday, 27, issued a criminal complaint for Read More…

Retired nurse wins Ruth Calta Community Service Award

Marilyn Chavalia, a retired RN from EMH and a volunteer at Mercy Regional Medical Center, reads Vernon Hughes' blood pressure by at the AIDS Walk in 2010. CHRONICLE FILE

LORAIN — Marilyn Chavalia was ambivalent about winning Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Ruth Calta Community Service Award Sunday. Chavalia said she was initially uncomfortable with receiving an award for her extensive volunteering. “The Bible tell us not to brag and I felt that was bragging,” Chavalia said by phone after the ceremony at the hospital. Read More…

Chronicle excels at Society of Professional Journalists awards

COLUMBUS — The Chronicle-Telegram has been named the best daily newspaper in the state by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. The Chronicle staff also received numerous other awards for newspapers with a circulation under 75,000, the category in which the paper competes, including a sweep of the best headline writing category, which News Editor Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man arrested on menacing charge

Elyria police Friday, Oct. 4 2:33 p.m. — Middle Avenue and Sixth Street, Zachary Long, 18, 100 block Bath St., Elyria, arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon. Police said Long had two knives in his pockets when officers said they stopped him to arrest him on an aggravated menacing charge Read More…

Woollybear Festival draws thousands to Vermilion for costumed kids, pets, winter forecast

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VERMILION — First, there were the jeers. That’s what happened when famed local meteorologist Dick Goddard delivered the first part of his prediction on how Northeast Ohio will fare this winter. “Winter will get off to an unusually cold and snowy start,” he said at the end of this year’s Woollybear Festival, a one-day celebration Read More…

HS Girls Soccer: Olmsted Falls goes on offensive in victory over Elyria

Elyria's Suzie Harjar, left, and Olmsted Falls' Madison Horvath fight for the ball. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED FALLS — What began as a night to celebrate the 12 seniors on the Olmsted Falls soccer team ended with junior Alexa Aubel stealing the show. Aubel recorded a hat trick, scoring all three goals in a span of 17 minutes, as the Bulldogs defeated Elyria 6-1 in a non-league match. Aubel, who has Read More…

Community Appreciation Day shows off what JVS has to offer

Stella Pyne, 7, of Sheffield Lake, gets her nails done by Nicole Thompson of New London during JVS Community Appreciation Day on Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

PITTSFIELD TWP. — For Lorain County JVS marketing coordinator Tina Salyer, an event complete with free popcorn, ice cream, hand massages and a classic car show was the perfect way to thank the community for their support of the school. On Saturday, Lorain County JVS hosted its third annual Community Appreciation Day. From 10 a.m. until Read More…