May 2, 2016

Elyria
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Local insurance agency donates Breathalyzer to sheriff’s office

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has a new set of tools to combat drunken driving. Sgt. Bryan Barnes said the agency has obtained three new portable Breathalyzer machines that will be able to check suspected drunken drivers on the side of the road. One of the units was donated by Robert Taylor Insurance, Read More…

Wellington Schools under investigation by state

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools is the subject of multiple state investigations over the school board’s 2014 decision to hire Tim Wulfhoop as the district’s business manager, board member Ayers Ratliff said Tuesday. The district terminated Wulfhoop, who is married to school board member Lois Wulfhoop, from his job April 7 under pressure from the state Read More…

Detroit Chassis recognizes UAW at Avon facility

AVON — Temporary workers at Detroit Chassis in Avon plant have won the right to organize as a union after voting unanimously to go out on strike and bring production at the facility to a halt. “Winning this union is a huge relief for us, and will help bring good jobs that are sorely needed Read More…

Slow water meters costing Rural Water Authority

Updated Tuesday, April 19, with a statement from Johnson Controls. LAGRANGE — The Rural Lorain County Water Authority has lost about $380,000 over the past three years because of problems with meters the organization had installed only a few years ago. General Manager Tim Mahoney said the water meters aren’t providing correct readings when measuring Read More…

County GOP leaders beat challenge

LORAIN — Lorain County Republican Party leaders Thursday narrowly fended off insurgent members trying to seize control of the party. Marilyn Jacobcik, chairwoman of the party’s Central Committee, defeated her challenger, Sheffield Township Fiscal Officer Patty Echko, by a single vote. Jacobcik had 52 votes compared to 51 votes for Echko at the party meeting Read More…

Sally Hudnutt, widow of former Chronicle publisher, dies

ELYRIA — Sally Hudnutt, the wife of The Chronicle-Telegram’s late publisher Arthur D. Hudnutt, has died at the age of 85. “She was a strong and loving mother,” Sally Williams, one of her five children, said. Another daughter, Kit Allanmeyer, said her mother had been ill. She said Hudnutt made the decision earlier this month Read More…

Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs in chip bags

GRAFTON — A Grafton Correctional Institution guard is facing charges for allegedly smuggling drugs into the prison inside two chip bags. Marvin Davis, 22, was caught with the contraband during an administrative staff inspection at the prison during the second shift April 7, Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Vincent Shirey said. During Davis’ initial appearance in Read More…

Lorain police charge alleged dealer with involuntary manslaughter after another fatal overdose

LORAIN — For the second time this month, Lorain police have arrested and charged a suspected drug dealer with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving painkillers to someone who later died from using the drugs. Russell “Red” Davis, 47, was taken into custody during a search of his Garden Avenue home on Wednesday. Lorain police Lt. Read More…

County jail inmate died of overdose

ELYRIA — The inmate who died at the Lorain County Jail last month was killed by a fentanyl overdose, according to the results of toxicology tests. Joseph Boden, 37, also had mild heart disease, but it was the powerful painkiller that killed him, Chief Deputy Coroner Frank Miller said. “He got ahold of fentanyl and Read More…

DNA testing, reconstruction to be next steps in remains ID process

ELYRIA — Investigators trying to figure out the identity of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in Huntington Township last month will conduct DNA testing and get a model made of the woman’s facial features as they might have appeared in life. Lorain County Chief Deputy Coroner Frank Miller and sheriff’s Sgt. Randal Koubeck Read More…