May 28, 2015


Level 2 snow emergency in effect; snow parking bans issued

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has issued a level 2 snow emergency notification. A level 2 snow emergency means that roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing, drifting snow and/or flooding. Only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. This alert Read More…

Vermilion: Boil alert for mobile home park

UPDATE: The boil alert was lifted at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday. The city of Vermilion has issued a boil alert for residents of Harbortown Mobile Home Community. The boil alert affects only residents in the park, according to the city alert. Those residents are asked to boil their water for at least three minutes before consumption. Read More…

Closings and Delays Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Amherst Schools Avon Schools Bellevue Schools BGSU-Firelands, no morning classes Black River Schools Boys and Girls Clubs in Elyria, Lorain and Oberlin Brunswick Schools Buckeye Schools Christie Lane Clearview Schools Cloverleaf Schools Columbia Schools Constellation Schools – Elyria and Lorain, Middle and Elementary Edison Schools Elyria Catholic High School Elyria City Schools – closed, all [...] Read More…

Closings and Delays Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Boys Basketball – Sandusky at Lorain cancelled for tonight, rescheduled for Feb 19. Read More…

Driver arrested after pursuit through Sheffield, Lorain, Elyria


SHEFFIELD – A man who led police on a car chase early Tuesday drove through two cities and one town before bailing out of the car in a residential area of Lorain. Ziaire Duffy was charged with reckless driving, fleeing, speed, and reckless operation around 7 a.m. near the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Meister Read More…

John S. Popovits

John S. Popovits, 87, of Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Elyria died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Community Hospice of NE Florida Hadlow Center in Jacksonville. Arrangements will be announced by Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria.

East Broad, Prospect closed because of water main break


ELYRIA – A water main break closed Prospect and East Broad streets temporarily Tuesday morning. The intersection of Prospect and East Broad streets, as well as East Broad Street between Kipling and Winckles, and Prospect Street between Kenyon Avenue and Clark Street, was closed to through traffic at 9 a.m. It was reported reopen by Read More…

Winter storm could dump 6 to 10 inches in Lorain County

Ice jams the Vermilion River in Mill Hollow on Monday, upstream from the city of Vermilion. The river is causing minor flooding in the park. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

As if wildly fluctuating temperatures haven’t stymied Lorain Countians enough in recent weeks, a winter storm warning in effect from 7 tonight until 5 p.m. Wednesday could dump up to 10 inches of snow across the area. Frank Kieltyka, a meterorologist with the National Weather Service in Cleveland, said Lorain County can expect 6 to Read More…

Elyria’s River Street Square sold for $4.6 million

river square

ELYRIA — The U.S. Bank National Association recently purchased River Street Square, which consists of five shopping center parcels on Midway Boulevard anchored by stores like Best Cuts, BW-3 and Radio Shack, from U.S. Bank. The association paid a total of $4.6 million for the properties, less than half of their assessed value of $11.95 million, Read More…

Former prostitute released on parole

Yong Ran Myers

A former prostitute whose four- to 25-year prison term was delayed by 19 years because her case got lost in the legal system was released on parole last month. Yong Ran Myers, 63, was sent to prison to serve out the sentence in August 2011, almost two decades after she was convicted in 1992 of Read More…