June 2, 2015

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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…

Current Lorain County Transit system takes a long time to get around

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LORAIN — Tracy Chapin knows exactly how to spend $13 and three hours of her week. It all goes to the trip to and from the grocery store. Without a car, Chapin, an Elyria woman, has needed to rely on the diminished Lorain County Transit system since she moved to the area in August. That Read More…

Oberlin, Wellington middle school students show and tell emotions in Common Ground project

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OBERLIN — A dejected girl — no older than 14 — stares from a black background out of the frame of a photo hanging in the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts gallery. “Second best” and “useless” are scrawled in deep black ink across pieces of paper and pasted to her arms. “I don’t feel anything Read More…

Police: Mother suffocated daughter, kept body in house for 2 days

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lakewood mother Janet Tyburski suffocated her daughter Rachele Tyburski and kept the body in her home for two days before dumping the body in a North Ridgeville field in March, according to North Ridgeville police. Janet Tyburski, 45, was arrested Tuesday on charges accusing her of murdering her daughter, Rachele Tyburski, 26, Read More…

Police: Mom suffocated daughter, dumped body two days later

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Lakewood mother Janet Tyburski suffocated her daughter Rachele Tyburski at her home and kept her body in her home for two days before dumping her daughter in a North Ridgeville field in March, according to North Ridgeville police. Janet Tyburski, 45, was arrested for the murder of her daughter, Rachele Tyburski, 26, Read More…

Firelands school renewal OK’d

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands Schools can continue normal daily operations and even start looking at a potential future construction project after Issue 13, its renewal levy, passed Tuesday night. The 5.08-mill levy, which was originally passed in 2011, succeeded Tuesday by a margin of 337 to 203 votes, or 62 percent to 38 percent, according Read More…

Mother accused of killing woman found in North Ridgeville field

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – The mother of a 26-year-old woman whose body was found dumped in a North Ridgeville field in March was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging she killed her daughter. Janet Tyburski, 45, of Lakewood was taken into custody by North Ridgeville police at her home in Lakewood following a two-month investigation into the Read More…