March 29, 2015


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.

Police respond to Shopway Food Mart in Elyria


ELYRIA — Police respond to Shopway Food Mart, at Lake Avenue and Furnace Street, where they executed a search warrant today. Police that they executed the search warrant as a result of an ongoing investigation. One of the store’s owners was arrested, according to police Capt. Chris  Costantino. According to reports from the scene, the Read More…

VIDEO: Army National Guard unit deploying from Lorain


VIDEO: Lorain National Guard unit heads to Afghanistan

Members of Lorain’s National Guard unit loaded up their gear and road out of town Monday for their deployment to Afghanistan.

Moss’ doesn’t sell at auction; developer buys land near Turnpike

Moss’ restaurant did not sell at auction today in Middleburg Heights but another Elyria parcel did. The business, on Broad Street in Elyria, was put up for auction by owner Sandi Laubenthal with a reserve price of $134,500. Laubenthal has said previously she is not closing up shop in the event the business does not Read More…

Woman rescued following apartment fire

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — Firefighters rescued at least one woman following an apartment fire on Turner Boulevard this afternoon. The fire, just before 3 p.m., was in a second-floor unit at 1879 Turner. An elderly lady was rescued from her third-floor apartment, according to reports from the scene. It was initially unclear whether anyone else needed to Read More…

Funnel cloud or tornado? Check out the pics


“It looks like a funnel, but I’m not the expert,” said Tom Kelley, Lorain County Emergency Management Agency director. Kelley forwarded the images to the National Weather Service warning coordinator who will review the photos above today to make a final determination. Kelley added, “It’s a funnel, not a tornado.” He pointed out the wispy Read More…

Police wrestle with man hit by car

EMS Transport

ELYRIA – An Elyria man suspected to be under the influence of bath salts was found jumping up and down hitting his head off a utility pole. Police were dispatched to Middle Avenue and Oberlin Avenue around noon Friday. Lt. Chris Costantino said the initial report was that the man had been hit by a Read More…

Make way for Taco Bell

The building at the corner of Second Street and West Avenue was finished off Saturday, and now the cleanup of the property begins for the new Elyria Taco Bell location. See video of it below: