October 20, 2014

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Amherst chooses spot for future dog park

AMHERST — A vacant lot behind Amherst Animal Hospital is being turned into a park that may bring more visitors, walkers and especially, dogs, to Amherst. Next year, Amherst Animal Hospital owners Dr. Kristen Yacobozzi and Dr. Mark Gigliotti plan to start construction on a dog park on the vacant land behind the animal hospital Read More…

Man charged with break-ins at Roll Arena, Elyria Catholic

Randy Messer

ELYRIA – A man has been charged with breaking into a business and a school in October. Randy Messer Jr., 42, of Elyria was charged with breaking and entering and tampering with coin machines around 4 p.m. Saturday at Motel 9 on 1724 Lorain Blvd. Police believe Messer broke into the Roll Arena on 908 Read More…

Mayor: Food trucks could hamper downtown Elyria businesses

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ELYRIA — All summer, food trucks have set up shop in downtown Elyria, serving everything from chicken tikka to hamburgers. Lately, they’ve been raising some eyebrows. On Thursday, three food trucks were stationed near City Hall in downtown Elyria, drawing concern from Mayor Holly Brinda about the effect the trucks would have on local restaurants Read More…

Food trucks offer diversity in downtown Elyria

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ELYRIA — The warm months may be over, but new food trucks flocking to downtown Elyria are providing a wealth of options for outdoor eating. This week, two new food trucks — Thee Oasis Grill and The Brunch Box — joined the Krav food truck near Elyria City Hall, serving everything from breakfast sandwiches to Read More…

Wellington police buy 18 body cameras

WELLINGTON — A growing trend in police departments across Lorain County has reached Wellington. This week, Wellington police Sgt. in Charge Jeff Shelton ordered 18 body cameras for each officer in the police force, including part-time officers. “It’s a new fad and we’re seeing that it’s safer for officers,” Shelton said. Each officer will wear Read More…

Cleaning aged ceiling, high walls unearth rare finds at Oberlin museum

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OBERLIN — One hundred years of dirt concealed hidden treasures, sprawled across the ceiling of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. This summer, the art museum finally embarked on a project leaders have discussed for more than a decade: Cleaning the ceiling for the first time since the museum was built in 1917. Read More…

Convicted burglar faces more break-in charges

Benjermen Krugman

ELYRIA — It seems the punishment didn’t stick for an Elyria man imprisoned last year for multiple break-ins around Elyria. On Tuesday, the man was found trying to leave a home he had just broken into that morning, police said. Benjermen Krugman, 28, was charged with burglary about 3 a.m. Tuesday after police found him Read More…

Police say suspect cut man, then himself

Elyria police officers respond to Ninth Street in Elyria, where a man said he was attacked by a knife-wielding man Monday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A man called police Monday morning to say that he had just stabbed another man and cut himself with a knife, police said. About 10 a.m., police responded to a house in the 300 block of Ninth Street where they found a man sitting on the front porch of a house with a Read More…

Oberlin police to get body cameras

OBERLIN — New cameras issued to Oberlin police will allow the department to gather more evidence with the press of a button. Starting this week and next, each patrol officer in Oberlin will be issued their own video and audio system in the form of a small black camera that they’ll be able to attach Read More…

Lorain men arrested in connection with home invasion

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LORAIN – Early Sunday was a scene of horror for one couple in Lorain after two men broke into their house, tied up one victim and then fired shots at responding officers, according to Lorain police. Allen Wooten, 28, of Sheffield Township and Jonathan Smith Jr., 31, of Elyria were charged with aggravated burglary, felonious Read More…