May 30, 2015


Superman license plates available in Ohio

Photo: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

CLEVELAND — Ohio fans of the Man of Steel now officially can have the Superman logo on their wheels. A license plate with the iconic “S” insignia and the phrase “Truth, Justice and the American Way” went on sale Monday. Relatives of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were on hand for the plate’s Read More…

New London Eastern Road to be closed for culvert work

New London Eastern Road will be closed Oct. 14-18 between state Route 58 and Clark Road. The road will be closed while a culvert is replaced just west of Route 58. For more information, contact Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney at 329-5586.

Ohio researchers say stink bugs likely here to stay

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — There’s an invasion taking place in homes across Ohio. Stink bugs seeking a warm shelter during the winter are wiggling their way into homes The brown, shield-shaped insects called brown marmorated stink bugs are relatively new to the state, first appearing around 2007, but they aren’t likely to leave anytime soon. “Those Read More…

Vermilion crime watch: Two vehicles ‘keyed’ at elementary school

Tuesday, Sept. 24 7:01 p.m. — 300 block Nantucket Place, reported fraud operation on Craigslist. An officer acquired documentation of transactions that were made and an investigation began. 11:06 p.m. — 5200 block Liberty Avenue, driver arrested for DUI, driving under suspension, no motorcycle endorsement and speed, no name given. Wednesday, Sept. 25 2:27 p.m. Read More…

EPA, Lorain Health Department investigate junkyard

LORAIN — An investigation of a junkyard with a history of environmental problems is ongoing. Members of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Lorain’s Health Department recently have inspected the Stoveworks, 1200 Long Ave., Mayor Chase Ritenauer said at Monday’s City Council meeting. Ritenauer’s comments were prompted by questions from Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, whose Read More…

Lorain to move out of fiscal watch

LORAIN — A briefing on Lorain’s removal from state fiscal watch was presented to City Council members at their Monday meeting. Laura Brown, a project manager with the local government section of the Auditor of State, detailed a draft of a three-year financial forecast compiled with Lorain Auditor Ron Mantini’s office. The forecast predicts a Read More…

Boys Soccer: Open Door escapes with 1-0 win over First Baptist

Open Door's Caleb Crowder kicks the ball away from First Baptist's Brett Snelling. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA— If points were awarded for time of possession, near misses and beautiful passes, Open Door would have blown a fuse on the scoreboard Monday at First Baptist. However, since you can only score by actually putting the ball in the back of the net, the Patriots were fortunate to escape with a 1-0 win Read More…

ABC Kidz Child Care enrollment drops in light of sexual abuse allegations

ABC Kidz Child Care, 515 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, saw a drop in attendance Monday after allegations surfaced that a former employee raped two children there. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

By Lisa Roberson and Brad Dicken ELYRIA — In the wake of allegations of children being sexually abused by a former staff member, there were fewer kids than normal checking in Monday at ABC Kidz Child Care on North Abbe Road. For those who remained, it was a tough drop-off. Tabitha Crabtree, the mother of Read More…

Child care employee accused of raping children will remain in jail

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By Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson ELYRIA  —  Heather Koon, the 25-year-old day care worker facing charges for allegedly raping a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old while she was supposed to be caring for them at ABC Kidz Child Care, will remain in the Lorain County Jail on a $2 million bond, a judge ruled Monday. Read More…

William “Bill” “Skillet” Edward Hughey


William “Bill” “Skillet” Edward Hughey, 78, and a resident of Amherst Township, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Amherst Manor, following a brief illness. He was born August 15, 1935 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Bill was raised in Mississippi before enlisted in the United States Army. He lived in Tennessee before coming to the Read More…