November 27, 2014

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Man pleads not guilty to September shootings

Terrell Fennell

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who was charged with multiple shootings at Paul’s Beverage Warehouse and Red Roof Inn pleaded not guilty Thursday at Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Terrell “ToodaB” Fennell was arrested in South Carolina in October after fleeing the city following shootings on Sept. 20 and 22. Police said no one Read More…

Sheffield residents bristle at proposed $5 million sewer project

Sewer plan

SHEFFIELD — When asked whether they favor a proposed $5 million sewer project, none of the about 25 residents at a Village Council public hearing Thursday raised a hand. The 18-inch, nearly one-mile long sanitary sewer would run along Colorado Avenue down Harris Road to the new Sheffield-Sheffield Lake middle and high school facility scheduled to Read More…

United Way initiative seeks to link volunteers to county projects

ELYRIA — An initiative by the United Way of Greater Lorain County to pair more volunteers with social agencies is under way. The nonprofit organization has partnered with HandsOn Northeast Ohio, which has coordinated volunteer efforts mainly in Cuyahoga County since 2007, to bring a similar collaborative effort to Lorain County. “The idea is to Read More…

Prosecutors say accused rapist took explicit photos at Amherst day care

Heather Koon

Prosecutors say a woman accused of molesting toddlers at an Elyria day care took sexually explicit photographs of children in her care at a second facility, Country Day School in Amherst, according to newly released court documents. Heather Koon is accused of raping four children she was supposed to be caring for at ABC Kidz Read More…

After big freeze, water crews coping with main collapses

Ken Schuster and Gus Ristas of the Elyria Water Department help to shovel mud off the road Thursday as they bury a repaired water line on Whitman Boulevard in Elyria before heading off to work on another call. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Lisa Roberson and Anna Merriman The Chronicle-Telegram It starts with low water pressure in a home or business. Next, clean water may start bubbling up through a crack in the road. In the most severe cases, water gushes from a crevice in the ground and forms a lake-like puddle that in the winter quickly turns Read More…

Workaround resolves Lorain County water emergency

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AVON LAKE — A workaround allowed Avon Lake Municipal Utilities to restore water service to the 200,000 customers it serves largely in Lorain and Medina counties. Water usage restrictions were lifted at 6:30 a.m. Thursday as crews successfully cleared some of the slushy frazil ice that was blocking water intake pipes in Lake Erie and Read More…

Suspect arrested in North Ridgeville food mart robbery

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police arrested a suspect who they believe used a tire iron to break into an A&C Foodmart and steal from the coin machine early Thursday. A 52-year-old man was charged with breaking and entering and theft at his house in Elyria around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Police refused to release the man’s Read More…

LaGrange, Grafton crime: Man charged with drug possession

Grafton police Tuesday, Dec. 24 11:31 a.m. — 400 block Main St., Tysen Hale, 27, of Crossville, Tenn., was charged with driving under suspension, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, restrictions against use of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments and child endangering. Friday, Jan. 3 7:30 p.m. — 1000 block Brewster Court, Joseph Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Furniture thief reportedly leaves behind newspaper

Lorain police Tuesday, Jan. 7 2:53 p.m. — West Sixth Street and Oberlin Avenue, a white pug and hound mix, approximately two years old, was picked up by a police officer. The dog, which was running down the street, appeared to be in good shape, although slightly thin. Police said the dog, which had no Read More…

Would you share with a Bear?

B&W Bear

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to do the WEOL Morning Show, and one of the topics I was asked about was the invasion of wildlife in urban areas; Are we are seeing more wildlife in the city because we are destroying natural habitat in the wild? The position I took may be Read More…