April 21, 2015

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Lorain police investigating suspicious death after remains found

LORAIN – A man collecting aluminum cans in a remote area stumbled across the remains of 25-year-old Kathleen Burke, who went missing in the city almost a year ago. Police launched a suspicious death investigation after the remains of Burke’s body were found on April 11 this year in a remote area of central Lorain, Read More…

Caught by a hair: Women accused of wig store robbery

One of the two women taken into custody by Elyria police officers following a theft that turned into a robbery at Wigland on Borad Street in Elyria. Scanner traffic reported that the women stole hair and then fought with the store clerk as they tried to escape. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Two women fought with wig store employees and tried to make off with $60 worth of hair extensions, police said, before they were arrested Monday morning. Betty Long, 22 was charged with complicity to robbery and Tajarai Alexander, 19, was charged with robbery around 11 a.m. Monday at a parking lot outside the Read More…

Gillotti named county’s Veteran of the Year

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LORAIN — The men and women, clad in caps and suits adorned with medals, who filled the Italian American Veterans Home on Saturday evening may not all have known each other well, but they were all family, in a way. “We care about each other. We take care of one another,” guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Read More…

Lorain County Task Force collects a ton of drugs in six months

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Lorain County residents got rid of more than 2,000 pounds of prescription drugs in six short months. On Saturday, the Lorain County Drug Task Force collected 2,257 pounds of prescription medications that residents had deposited since September in the 14 drug drop boxes in Lorain County. The drop boxes, installed at police stations around the Read More…

Lorain suspends garage superintendent

LORAIN — The city’s garage superintendent was placed on leave in March pending an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing. Bob Evans was placed on paid administrative leave March 30 while the city conducts an investigation into his actions, according to a letter given to Evans from Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler last month. “An allegation has Read More…

Oberlin sets goal for city manager Norenberg

OBERLIN — In an act of transparency, Council members devoted an entire public work session Thursday to finalizing the yearly goals for City Manager Eric Norenberg. Though it’s customary for Council members to finalize the goals each year as part of a regular Council meeting agenda, they decided to forgo that tradition in favor of Read More…

Suspects arrested for Salem Ave. break-in

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ELYRIA — A man and a teenager were arrested in connection with the Friday break-in of a home on Salem Avenue. A 17-year-old boy was charged with burglary and theft of a firearm Tuesday. The next day, Dajon Markees Deen, 20, was charged with burglary for the same incident. Police believe the two broke into Read More…

Movie filmed in Amherst might not be screened there

AMHERST — A nationally distributed comedy filmed on the streets of Amherst last year may not be coming back to the small town any time soon. “The Bronze,” about a former Olympic bronze medalist written by “Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch, who also starred in the film, was shot mostly in Amherst last summer. Read More…

Amherst man pushes his pluck, becomes first cited for too many chickens

AMHERST — For Timothy Scholl, it was two chickens too many. On March 30, Scholl became the first Amherst resident to get a citation for owning too many chickens on his property after police checked his yard and found six chickens in a coop outside. According to Amherst codified ordinance, someone living on less than Read More…

Family memorializes Elyria native killed in Virginia murder-suicide

Mandy Tate, Kristy Callem, Patricia Flowers, Jeff and Jesse Flowers gather Tuesday night outside Patricia and Jesse’s home in Lorain. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Patricia Flowers didn’t want to see that sign. From her place aboard the cruise ship in March — a trip that her late daughter, Kristy Flowers, had bought for her mother — Patricia Flowers could see the island, but she couldn’t manage to step onto the sand. The last time she had gotten Read More…