April 24, 2014

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Browns QB Brandon Weeden ignores boos, praises fans, embraces 2nd chance

BEREA – For nearly two weeks, Brandon Weeden was unable to do what he does best – throw a football. As he stood on the side and watched Brian Hoyer take his starting job, Weeden had plenty of time to think. “You dig deep and you try to find yourself and you do a lot Read More…

Judge reinstates water board member who was removed twice

Mark McConnell

ELYRIA — Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell is back on the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday ordering McConnell to be reinstated to the board from which he was removed twice in May. Burge said McConnell’s fellow water board members didn’t have Read More…

Main Street Elyria moves, executive director laid off

Tamela Grubb has been laid off from Main Street Elyria. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — The well-known face of Main Street Elyria, executive director Tamela Grubb, has been laid off from the organization as it admits internal financial struggles. Jim Deery, board chairman and local attorney, said in a statement that the organization has had to make two changes recently to confront a tight budget. In addition to Read More…

Lorain County Probation Department looking for new location

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Probation Department is on the hunt for a new place to call home. Court Administrator Tim Lubbe told the county commissioners Wednesday that a proposal to build out the now-vacant fifth floor of the Lorain County Justice Center to house both the Probation Department and the county’s drug lab would Read More…

Speed limit reduced on heavily trafficked North Ridgeville street

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Motorists will have to slow it down on a heavily trafficked section of state Route 83 after the city moved to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph. Safety-Service Director Jeffry Armbruster announced the change this week, saying it was made in response to a significant number of traffic accidents Read More…

Browns Notes: Travis Benjamin, “The Rabbit,” runs away with AFC special teams player of the week

BEREA – Travis Benjamin once caught approximately 20 rabbits in a day growing up in Belle Glade, Fla. When he told teammates the story last year, a nickname was born. “The Rabbit” was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday. In a 37-24 win over the Bills, Benjamin set a team record with Read More…

Police believe family living in woods near junior high school

LORAIN – Police were searching for a family on Friday that officers believed were living in the woods. At 8:58 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to Longfellow Junior High School for a report that several students heard a baby crying in the woods nearby and found baby clothes. Police checked the area where the items Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman sees man trying to kick in son’s door

The following was taken from Elyria Police reports: Monday, Oct. 7: 7:30 p.m. — 100 block Floral Court, a woman said her house was broken into because her window was broken and jewelry and her television were missing. 11:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., a woman said her friend stayed over, and when she Read More…

Handcuffed inmates visit middle school for educational program

Inmate

LAGRANGE – Four visitors, wearing chains around their ankles, were ushered into the auditorium of Keystone Middle School by two police officers Wednesday morning. The men, inmates at Grafton Correctional Institution, spoke to eighth-graders as part of the Dope is for Dopes program that was presented at the high school earlier that day. Mark Turner, Read More…

Lorain blotter: Former tenant’s boyfriend punches in car window

The following was taken from the Lorain County police reports: Oct. 7: 8:20 a.m. – 2400 block of Leavitt Road – A woman said someone took pills from her car while it was parked outside. Oct. 8:  9:39 a.m. – 2700 block of Packard Drive – A woman said her former tenant’s boyfriend punched her Read More…