September 20, 2014

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Oberlin school board to build elementary building as first phase

OBERLIN — The school district has made plans to move forward with its building consolidation project by completing the most financially feasible part of the plan first. Oberlin school board members last week decided to start their consolidation project by building a new elementary school. The plan would include shutting down both Eastwood and Prospect Read More…

Oberlin College students rent art pieces for semester

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OBERLIN — More than 200 college students who congregated outside of Andria Derstine’s office at Allen Memorial Art Museum on Saturday morning “warmed” the museum director’s heart. The group of college students participated in the semiannual art rental event that’s held near the beginning of each semester. Since 1940, students convene at the art museum Read More…

Deputies: Man found with shotgun wounds

SHEFFIELD TWP. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting Friday afternoon that left a man with gunshot wounds to the leg on Dunton Road. Around 12:30 p.m., deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who said he’d been shot on Dunton Road. Officers arrived to find the man – Read More…

Teen’s family launches website warning about powdered caffeine

Logan Stiner

LAGRANGE — The story of LaGrange teenager Logan Stiner lives on due largely to a recent series of actions taken by the Stiner family, their attorney and state officials. On Thursday, Stiner’s family and their lawyer, Brian Balser, launched a website to commemorate the 18-year-old, who died in May after taking caffeine powder. The website Read More…

Lorain County JVS students memorialize 9/11 first responders

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — They might have been too young to understand what was happening Sept. 11, 2001, but two teenagers who spoke at a memorial ceremony Thursday at Lorain County Joint Vocational School can see the effect that the attack has had years later. Brittany Ries, a senior at JVS, said she spoke at the Read More…

Oberlin College student says he was robbed in dorm

Dominic Taylor

OBERLIN — A college student who was robbed in his dorm room on Tuesday afternoon chased the suspects a block down the street where they turned and assaulted him, according to police. Dominic Taylor, 20, of Oberlin, was charged with aggravated robbery. Police are still looking for a suspected accomplice. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police Read More…

Amherst theater owner says he plans to run for mayor

Mark Costilow

AMHERST — He frequents downtown Amherst, City Hall and the Amherst Cinema, but next year Safety Service director Mark Costilow hopes to find a new place to spend his days — in the mayor’s office. Amherst’s mayor of 12 years, David Taylor, plans to leave after his third term is up in 2015, and Mark Read More…

Attorney general’s wife: Heroin epidemic widespread

Fran DeWine, left, wife of Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, talks with Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros on Tuesday at the Lorain County Justice Center. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Overcoming the heroin epidemic in Lorain County will require prevention and grassroots organization, said Fran DeWine, wife of state Attorney General Mike DeWine. On Tuesday, Fran DeWine spoke with Elyria Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros, who regularly deals with cases stemming from heroin abuse. “I’m seeing it directly impact juveniles,” Boros said at Read More…

Burger King employee stops alleged would-be robber

Jeremy Taylor

ELYRIA — A Burger King employee snapped into action Tuesday when he stopped a former employee from robbing the restaurant at knifepoint. Jeremy Taylor, 35, was charged with aggravated robbery early Tuesday after he tried to rob the Burger King at 827 Cleveland St. with a knife. Charlotte Keenan, a manager, told police she was Read More…

Police: No third person involved in fatal stabbing

AMHERST TWP. — Police have ruled out a third person involved in a fatal stabbing about 9 p.m. Tuesday at Amherst Trail, a mobile home community near state Routes 58 and 113. Inside the home, police found one knife and Monica Freedman, 24, of Sheffield Lake, lying on the ground, said Lorain County sheriff Sgt. Read More…