July 3, 2015

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About Anna Merriman

Anna Merriman is the police reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram. She can be reached at 329-7245 or AMerriman@chroniclet.com.Follow her on Twitter.

Oberlin dispatcher sues city for age discrimination

OBERLIN — A part time Oberlin police dispatcher has sued the city for age discrimination after she claims she was passed over for a younger, less qualified candidate for a full-time position, according to court documents. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 16 to hear Read More…

David Hall named new Oberlin Schools superintendent

OBERLIN — David Hall, assistant superintendent of Lorain Schools who is serving as the district’s interim superintendent, was tapped as the new Oberlin Schools superintendent Wednesday night. The Board of Education made the unanimous decision Wednesday after an extensive search in the months after the death of John Schroth in April. With help from the Read More…

Junior fair board finds creative solution to bird ban

WELLINGTON — Live birds are banned at the Lorain County Fair this year, but that doesn’t mean the fair will be poultry-free. The Lorain County Junior Fair board is working to bring in as many stuffed dead birds as they can to replace the real thing. The decision to turn to taxidermy comes after the Read More…

Westlake detective indicted

WESTLAKE — A Westlake police detective was indicted last week for using excessive force on a suspect and then trying to cover up the incident, according to a press release from the state attorney’s office. Robert Toth, 48, a 23-year-veteran of the Westlake Police Department, was placed on unpaid administrative leave from the position after Read More…

More than a year after crash, Kyle walks to receive diploma

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Kyle Delligatti didn’t move when his name was called. From his place in a wheelchair just off to the side of the graduation stage, he sat for a beat before moving his hands slowly to the arm rests and pushing himself upward. An aide helped him stand — offering support until he was firmly on Read More…

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Rain doesn’t dampen Lorain International Festival

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LORAIN — Heavy rains and wind cleared out Black River Landing during the annual International Festival early Saturday afternoon. But Lorain residents couldn’t stay away for long. “When the weather slowed down, Lorain showed up,” Don Nickerson, Lorain International Association president, said Saturday evening, referring to the crowd that showed up for the final hours Read More…

Trail of spilled diesel fuel leads through Lorain, Erie counties

VERMILION — A diesel spill found in Amherst on Saturday stretched through four townships and into two counties. Tom Kelley, Director of Lorain County Emergency Management, and members of the Vermilion Fire Department were called to Mill Hollow in Vermilion after a driver noticed the spill in Amherst and followed it to Vermilion, according to Read More…

Oberlin department veteran selected to be new fire chief

OBERLIN — The city has chosen a 20-year veteran of the Oberlin Fire Department to become chief this summer. Robert Hanmer, a battalion chief with the Oberlin Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Carlisle Township Fire Department, was chosen Thursday by City Manager Eric Norenberg to be Oberlin’s next fire chief. He will take Read More…

Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents

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AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

South Amherst man dead in apparent suicide after standoff with police

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SOUTH AMHERST — A man was found dead in his bedroom Friday after barricading himself inside his house during a standoff with police. Members of the Lorain County SWAT team entered the home of Paul Busick, 36, about 5:30 p.m. Friday after a six-hour standoff to find Busick dead with a weapon nearby. The cause Read More…