May 28, 2015

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Tyburski bond set at $2M

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ELYRIA — A Lakewood woman charged with killing her daughter and dumping her body in North Ridgeville in March was given a $2 million bond Thursday. Janet Tyburski, 45, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in her murder case in Elyria Municipal Court on Thursday and was issued a $2 million bond. Her case Read More…

Police investigating Barbara Street shooting

ELYRIA – Shots pierced the walls of an Elyria home early Thursday and all witnesses remember seeing afterward was a silver or gold minivan driving down the street. Police were called to the 1100 block of Barbara Street around 3 a.m. Thursday after residents in the area called to say they had heard gunshots. One Read More…

Oberlin College declines to seek conservatory accreditation

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OBERLIN — The Oberlin College Music Conservatory has chosen not to continue seeking accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music next year for the first time in almost a century. In a statement released Wednesday, Conservatory Dean Andrea Kalyn cited differing values between the conservatory and NASM as a reason for the conservatory’s Read More…

Wellington schools nearing end of treasurer search

WELLINGTON — The Wellington school district is nearing the end of its search for a new treasurer who will soon address the financial troubles that have plagued the district. Superintendent Dennis Mock, who officially took over from interim Superintendent Stan Mounts on Friday, said the candidate list for the new treasurer has been narrowed to Read More…

Lorain police warn of rash of burglaries

LORAIN – A rash of burglaries on the West side of Lorain over the past week have police warning Lorain residents to be on the lookout. In a statement police released Wednesday, they outlined a series of burglaries over the past week between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in an area between Leavitt Road and Oberlin Read More…

Shots fired lead to charges against Harwood Street man

ELYRIA — Multiple calls of shots fired near Harwood Street on Tuesday night led police on a search around the area until they found a drunken man they suspected of being responsible armed and inside a bar. Justin Mashrah, 24, of the 100 block of Harwood Street, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession Read More…

Riddle’s True Value, an Amherst landmark, to close soon

Jim Riddle (back to camera) of Riddle's True Value Hardware in Amherst helps a customer as his business winds down after 50 years. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — In the almost 50 years he’s worked at Riddle’s True Value Hardware, Jim Riddle has learned to take his customers’ money or take their word. “Do you see how many times I open the drawer and don’t put cash inside?” Riddle said with a grin as he stood behind his register at Riddle’s Read More…

Police arrest man suspected in Smitty’s break-in

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ELYRIA — A man whom police believe broke into Smitty’s Place on May 6 and stole money and a check from Mayor Holly Brinda’s re-election campaign, was arrested Tuesday morning. Kenneth Lane, 28, of East Avenue, Elyria, was charged with breaking and entering. The restaurant was broken into hours after Brinda held her primary election Read More…

Sisters remain critical, one serious, after Camden Township crash

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash Sunday night near state routes 511 and 303. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

CAMDEN TWP. — Two Wellington crash victims remained in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday night. Sisters Leigha Hostal, 19, and Erin Hostal, 16, crashed at the intersection of state routes 511 and 303 about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. The posted speed limit in the area is 55 mph. Leigha Hostal was Read More…

First pitch could mark last season for little league team

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ELYRIA — Little League West started its season Saturday with a pitch from a staunch supporter, but coach Phil Seguin said this may mark the beginning of the end. Bob Hutman, a longtime supporter of Little League West, threw the first pitch to start off the season Saturday, followed by two games that lasted into Read More…