March 31, 2015

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Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA — A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end when police raided a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions allegedly happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA – A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end in a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Drug Task Force Read More…

Wellington floats idea of eighth graders at high school

WELLINGTON — Groups of parents and teachers gathered at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, largely concerned about the possibility of changes at Wellington Schools as the district continues to make cutbacks. Last month, interim Superintendent Stanley Mounts unveiled a detailed proposal to cut $2.4 million from the budget in order to bring the Read More…

Grandmother describes Lakewood woman found dead in Ridgeville as ‘beautiful, wonderful child’

Rachele Tyburski leaps into the arms of her father, Darryle. Darryle's death when she was 8 cast a pall on her life, her grandmother said.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE —Rachele Tyburski was no stranger to tragedy; nor to resilience. Between early-in-age sickness and loss, Tyburski spent 26 years turning to poetry, family and conversations with her mother for strength. But when Tyburski was found dead in North Ridgeville on Sunday, it was memories of her love and resilience in which her family Read More…

Man arrested for cash snatch from store customer

ELYRIA – A man grabbed $30 from a customer at Speedway and ran Friday morning, only to be found less than an hour later, according to police. Lavell Andrews, 22, of Elyria was charged with theft and possession of marijuana after police said he stole from a gas station customer. Police were called to the Read More…

Undocumented Lorain woman gets year’s reprieve

Anabel Barron cries during an interview with The Chronicle-Telegram in February 2014. CHRONICLE FILE

LORAIN — Almost two years ago, Lorain resident Anabel Barron was facing deportation in a Sheffield Lake holding cell. This week, two years of fighting that deportation paid off when she was granted her second year-long stay. “There were all these emotions,” Barron said, remembering how she walked out of the Federal Building in Cleveland Read More…

Man arrested for firing weapon

LORAIN – Police patrolling downtown Lorain early Wednesday heard three shots in the area and investigated to find a man carrying a beer and concealing a handgun in his pants. Miguel Perez, 25, was charged with using weapons while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at his Read More…

Vermilion officials brace for potential floods

An ice jam at Mill Hollow in Vermilion. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

A brutally cold winter followed by warmer weather this week had Vermilion officials wary of flooding in areas around the city Wednesday, specifically near Riverside Drive, according to Mayor Eileen Bulan. A section of the Vermilion River that runs through Mill Hollow, south of the city, reached flood level Wednesday afternoon. By the evening, water Read More…

Water main break forced Wellington High closure

WELLINGTON – Wellington High School was closed Wednesday after a contractor excavating near the building found a broken water line on the property. The contractor, who was working on construction of a new wing in the building, found the line around 8 a.m. and contacted the Wellington Water Department and school officials, who decided to Read More…

Pool narrows for Wellington school superintendent

WELLINGTON — The Board of Education is looking outside the district — and even the county — for a new superintendent. The board met Tuesday to review, with community groups, three candidates up for consideration. They were chosen after an initial pool of 21 was whittled down to six by the Educational Service Center and Read More…