October 20, 2014

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Critter Chronicles: Casper

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Casper was surrendered to us because his family did not have time for him and he was alone too long.  He is currently in foster with other dogs and is doing well.  We are not yet sure about cats.  He should be fine with children but they must be respectful and at least 8 years Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Derby

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This handsome boy was rescued from a dog pound after being confined there for almost two months.  Derby has been in a foster home so he does have all of his house manners and is house-trained.  He is really a rather laid-back guy in your home.  Derby has another canine friend in the house and Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Spanky

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Combine the friendly nature of a beagle with the smart, attention-loving antics of a Jack Russell, and what do you get? A Spanky, of course. This active little fellow enjoys long walks and playtime in the yard. He would really like to meet you at the shelter or privately if you can offer him a Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Scout

Scout-oasis

Scout’s handsome appearance “wows” most people meeting him for the first time, but he his assets go way beyond looks. Scout learns quickly and already knows some basic commands. Well-behaved and potty-trained, the big guy has lived at the shelter only a short time. He misses his home and would like to find a new Read More…

Suspect in custody after shots fired in Elyria backyard

An Elyria police detective talks to a 17 year-old being held for questioning on 12th Street in Elyria after shots were fired at people sitting on a porch on Friday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police have a teenager in custody after shots were fired in a backyard Friday afternoon. Witnesses told police that a group of people was sitting in a backyard in the area of 12th Street and West Avenue when a male entered the backyard with a gun. The male started yelling at the group Read More…

College visit turns tragic for Calif. students

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities said. Someone kicked out a window on the bus, and many of those aboard Read More…

ODOT to start seeking bids on 49th Street bridge project in Elyria

ELYRIA – With the construction season quickly approaching, the Ohio Department of Transportation is making the final steps toward a project that they think could cut back on accidents and increase accessibility and tourism in Elyria. At a press conference Thursday, ODOT District 3 Deputy Director Allen Biehl announced that the department will be putting Read More…

Food truck to serve lunch on Thursdays in downtown Elyria

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The KRAV Food Truck set up for business in the parking lot off Court Street, between the old County Court House and the Lorain County Justice Center, on Thursday. The truck, based in Avon Lake, specializes in Mediterranean food made from scratch prepared by Chef Todd Berry. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More…

Lorain bondsman tracks fugitive drug smuggler to Fla.

Lorain bondsman Tony Horn with fugitive John Davis in Plant City, Fla. on Thursday morning.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  A drug smuggler who skipped his June 2013 sentencing hearing in Lorain County Common Pleas Court was arrested Thursday in Plant City, Fla. Bondsman Tony Horn, of Lorain-based T-Bonds, said he tracked John Davis to a trailer park outside of Tampa after flying to Florida earlier this week to search for the 54-year-old who Read More…

Lorain police shut down meth operation on Seventh Court

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LORAIN — Police shut down one of the largest meth labs they’ve ever encountered in Lorain County on Wednesday. Lorain police Sgt. Tom Nimon said a caller reported a chemical smell wafting out of 903 W. Seventh Court around 3:45 p.m. Police arrived, smelled the chemicals and eventually determined that there was a methamphetamine “cooking” Read More…