August 27, 2014

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Officials and residents meet to discuss how to tackle escalating crime problem in Lorain

LORAIN – About 75 public officials, school board members and Lorain residents met Saturday morning to talk about how to curb escalating crime in the city. The meeting ended without an action plan in place, but everyone agreed to meet again in one month to create one. The meeting was generally positive, with numerous people Read More…

Columbia Station bank robbed

Surveillance photo

COLUMBIA STATION — The FBI and the county Sheriff’s Office are searching for a white man in his 40s who robbed a Fifth-Third bank Saturday in Columbia Station, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money. The robber is described as being 6 feet tall and around 225 pounds, according to FBI Special Agent Scott Read More…

Water main break causes 254 lane closures

SHEFFIELD TWP. — State Route 254 near Rolling Avenue was reduced to two lanes Thursday afternoon while a county crew worked to repair a water main break. Sheffield Township trustee David Newsome said the bulge in the pavement and the leaking water was reported around noon. “Someone called the road department, and they called the Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box hits its goal

Thanks to an extension in the donation deadline, a goal of 8,000 toys collected was surpassed Saturday for The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box toy drive. The toys are given to the Salvation Army for its Christmas program, in which qualifying parents can shop for toys for Christmas. By extending the deadline, 8,119 toys collected as of Read More…

Man leads chase through Elyria

ELYRIA – A 24-year-old Elyria man driving a stolen Jeep led sheriff’s deputies and Elyria police officers on a chase throughout town Saturday morning before giving himself up at an apartment building in the 200 block of Washington Avenue, according to a police report. Larry O. Woods Jr. was charged with receiving stolen property, failure Read More…

After fighting cancer while pregnant, woman has many reasons to be happy

LORAIN – About 150 friends and family from Michigan, New York, Chicago, Maryland and Ohio gathered Saturday night at Tower Sports & Fitness in Lorain to celebrate the 40th birthday of Abimbola Fasola, who was also celebrating being a three-year survivor of breast cancer. Many of the women sported brightly colored formal dresses and pink Read More…

Fans still seething months after ‘The Decision’

ELYRIA — Fans seem to still be angry about the way LeBron James left Cleveland and most expect his first appearance back in Cleveland for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat to be met with hostility. Tony Knapp, 44, of Elyria, said even if James wanted to come back and play for Cleveland he wouldn’t Read More…

Andrew J. Vincent remembered as ‘a great guy’ at vigil

ELYRIA – Around 250 friends and family members held a candlelight vigil Saturday night for an 18-year-old Elyria man killed earlier that morning in a car crash. Andrew “A.J.” Vincent was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital after the 1:30 a.m. crash at Brandston Avenue and Poplar Street. Vincent was touted as “a Read More…

Lorain celebrates as it turns on this year’s Christmas lights

LORAIN – Between 4,000 and 5,000 people filled Veterans Park, Lakeview Park and Broadway on Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade and Light Up Lorain festival. Pride in the city was the theme of the day as Mayor Tony Krasienko and U.S. Rep Betty Sutton spoke to the crowd braving 33-degree temperatures to see the Read More…

Man killed in Elyria crash

ELYRIA — An 18-year-old Elyria man was killed early Saturday morning and two of his friends hospitalized after a car crash within yards of his home. Andrew “A.J.” Vincent, a 2010 Elyria High School graduate, was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital after being trapped in his mother’s vehicle for more than an Read More…