December 18, 2014

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Search goes on for missing Lorain man

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LORAIN — After weeks of searching yielded no evidence of a missing Lorain man, a small Lorain County search party is setting its sights outside the city. Next week, volunteers from around Lorain County plan to search Oberlin neighborhoods and woods, looking for 26-year-old Aaron Zimmerman, who went missing Nov. 14. “It’s an area that Read More…

Family thankful for man who saved teens after crash

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Danee Goodell used to be there when the helicopters landed. From her position as a secretary behind the desk at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Goodell could hear the whir of the blades as patients with the most serious injuries were rushed to the hospital. “I just remember when I heard the helicopters, I Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria man found shot dead in driveway

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ELYRIA — A bouquet of blue flowers and a silver balloon bore the brunt of high winds Monday outside a Lowell Street home — a marker noting that an Elyria man was killed there several hours earlier. At 2:18 a.m. Monday, police responded to a call of a 32-year-old man who had been shot and was lying Read More…

Hit-run victim, driver facing charges

LORAIN — A teen pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run crash is facing charges in the Oct. 17 incident. Elianna Rodriguez, 17, is charged with underage consumption, walking in the roadway and walking in the roadway while impaired. The driver, Angel Renta, 42, was charged with fleeing the scene and no lighted headlights. The charges came Read More…

Still no sign of missing Lorain man

Aaron Zimmerman’s missing persons information. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

A search party launched Sunday to find a missing Lorain man yielded no results, but searchers refuse to give up hope. Thirty-five people split into groups and spent six hours searching woods and neighborhoods around Lorain and Elyria, looking for 26-year-old Aaron Zimmerman, who went missing Nov. 14. Zimmerman left his Camden Avenue home, where Read More…

High winds expected today

A cold front moving through Lorain County today may bring dangerously high winds this afternoon, officials said. The Cleveland branch of the National Weather Service is issuing a high-wind warning 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, said Frank Kieltyka, a Weather Service spokesman. Kieltyka said winds in Lorain County could reach 50 mph to 60 Read More…

Cuts ahead as Wellington district faces shortfall

WELLINGTON — School officials are taking a hard look at spending in their effort to make budget cuts and bring the district out of debt over the next couple of months. According to Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan, the district has 120 days to write plan which it will present to the state regarding how Read More…

Wellington superintendent announces resignation

John Nolan

WELLINGTON — John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons. Nolan, 65, announced his resignation from his position as superintendent of Wellington Schools last week, two years before his contract is up. “I can’t give 100 percent any more,” Nolan said, adding that he won’t Read More…

LaGrange man accused of slicing dog’s throat

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LAGRANGE — A frantic 911 call from a woman who said her husband flipped out led police to a house in LaGrange where they found pools of blood and a dog buried in a shallow grave Thursday evening. Joel R. Ruth, 50, of Railroad Street in LaGrange, was charged with animal cruelty and aggravated menacing Read More…

Lorain mainstay Driscol’s Music Company closes

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LORAIN — The end of a 73-year era is marked by a white piece of paper taped to a door. Driscol’s Music Company has closed and the sign on the front door directs would-be customers to the former owner’s small instrument repair business in Sheffield Lake. “It breaks my heart to have to do this,” Read More…