February 27, 2015

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Watch: Lorain electric tower topples


Lorain officials are hoping the demolition will create an even larger rumble – the rumble of development – once all of the towers, 24 in all, are removed through the next year, opening up the city’s river and lake front.  

Video from Birmingham fire

Video of the aftermath of the Birmingham fire that destroyed an antiques store. VIEW VIDEO

Opening day schedule at the 168th Lorain County Fair

Tyler Fridenstine, 14, member of the Next Generation 4-H club, gives his cow a bath outside the dairy barn yesterday during move in day at the Lorain County Fair Grounds in Wellington. The 168th annual Lorain County Fair starts today and runs through August 25.Anna Norris

TODAY 7:30 a.m.: Gates Open 8 a.m.: Jr. Fair Dog Show, Show Barn 4 8:30 a.m.: Jr. Fair Fowl Show , Barn 9 9 a.m.: Judging of Culinary Arts, Books 705- 709 and 717-718 9 a.m.: Judging of Needlework 9 a.m.: Honey Judging 9 a.m.: Open Class Judging, Veg. & Fruits 10 a.m.: Open Class Read More…

Update 11:29 a.m. Robson Road standoff continues, new information on suspect

A sheriff's deputy outside the command post on Robson Road.

CARLISLE TWP. — There has been little change in the standoff on Robson Road that began Monday evening. Sheriff officials say the incident started when they tried to serve warrants for drug abuse, domestic violence and taking the identification of another on Kelley Boros, 42, at 7:12 p.m. Monday. Boros retreated to a shed on Read More…

Updated 2:19 p.m. Homes evacuated after gas line ruptured

Columbia Gas workers dig to get access to a damaged gas main.Bruce Bishop

Updated 2:19 p.m. LORAIN — Residents were allowed to return to their homes at 12:10 p.m. today after Columbia Gas repaired a ruptured gas line. The line, at 14th Street and Reid Avenue, was struck by a crew resurfacing the road at 10:29 a.m.  It was a larger line, and it was pumping enough gas Read More…

Gas Leak in Lorain evacuations underway.

The Lorain fire department has evacuated residents between 12th and 15th street in Lorain for a gas leak in the area. Details as they become available.

Police release photo of man accused of robbing Lorain National Bank

Here is the security camera photo of the man police say robbed the Lorain National Bank on Middle Avenue in Elyria Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. If you recognize him, contact Elyria police at (440) 323-3302.

Westlake police looking for help solving a theft

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WESTLAKE – Police are looking for help identifying a man who forced his way through a door of the offices of Dr. Sherri Carney on Crocker Road. Two laptops, together worth $1,400, and $20 cash were taken. The theft occurred sometime July 27, between 12:52 p.m. and 1:08 p.m.. The suspect was seen on surveillance Read More…

Photo of the day: An aerial photo of Ely Square from our quadcopter

Ely Square photographed from the Chronicle's quadcopter.Bruce Bishop

We thought we would share an image taken by the Chronicle quadcopter nicknamed “Arnold”. The paper has been using this new technology to photograph the city in ways that weren’t possible in the past.

Elyria High graduation postponed

Threatening weather has postponed the Elyria High graduation. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow June 2, at 6 p.m.