August 22, 2014

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C-T toy drive eclipses its goal with one day left to donate

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ELYRIA — Wow, wow, wow. The Not-Forgotten Box hit its target of 8,000 toys Thursday — a day before the collection deadline — meaning children could be getting an extra toy or two under the tree thanks to the generosity of the community. About 250 toys from the Elyria Fraternal Order of Police No. 30 Read More…

Midview to announce planned cuts in high school gym

EATON TWP. — Sports are on the chopping block if a levy doesn’t pass for the Midview Schools, and so many people are expected to attend the meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday that it has been moved to the high school gymnasium. Superintendent John Kuhn said he will release his plan for how the Read More…

Midview students walk out during basketball game, urge voters to support district levy

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EATON TWP. — Sometimes you don’t even need to say a word to get your message across. Midview High School students got up en masse and silently left the gymnasium shortly before halftime during Tuesday night’s basketball game with Elyria Catholic. Molly Albright was among the students holding a banner stating, “This is what we Read More…

12 times a happy day: Elyria boy achieves a numerical rarity, if just for a minute

Kameron Howes celebrates his 12th birthday today. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — Ever since he was a little boy, Kameron Howes has been looking forward to the moment he turned 12 today. “It’s the 12th day of the 12th month in 2012 at 12 midnight,” he said. Angela Elkins, his mom, remembers the moment he was born. “The doctor said, ‘You won’t believe it — Read More…

County agency braces for needy new year

December and January are expected to be busy for workers at the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services. That’s because more than 5,000 people are expected to drop off the unemployment benefit rolls, agency officials said Monday, and those people are expected to seek help from the agency in the form of cash Read More…

‘Ransom notes’ motivate office to donate to Chronicle toy drive

Patty Pasternak poses with Marky Maypo and the ransom letter. (CT photo by Lucy Goldsmith.)

ELYRIA — Patty Pasternak thought it was odd when her vintage Marky Maypo doll disappeared from her office at the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services. But she started laughing after ransom notes appeared from a kidnapper. “I had to tie yellow ribbons all around the office,” Pasternak said. There were detailed instructions Read More…

Columbia basketball coach resigns

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Board of Education on Friday accepted the resignation of former head boys basketball Coach Matt Sheets, who was on paid administrative leave pending a criminal investigation into allegations he was providing beer and marijuana to a 19-year-old former student at the school. Sheets, who was also a social studies teacher Read More…

Chronicle’s toy drive heads into home stretch

ELYRIA — The weeklong race to the finish has begun for The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box. There will be a drive-through donation drop-off 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the rear parking lot of The Chronicle. Members of the Midview Air Force Junior ROTC will help collect donations. Plus, 50 Christmas stockings will be available Read More…

Lasagna directs police to suspect

OBERLIN — An Oberlin man who was placed on probation for having sex with an underage girl and streaming it on the Internet now is charged with breaking into Lorenzo’s Pizzaria and Restaurant, where he was employed. Max Torgerson, 24, was charged with felony burglary in connection with the break-in on Wednesday that netted $680 Read More…

Local Harley dealer George Stevens dies at age 68

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AVON — His customers called George Stevens an honest businessman, and he took great pride in owning Elyria Harley-Davidson and Lake Erie Harley-Davidson. Stevens, 68, died of a heart attack Sunday, according to his son, Mike Stevens, president of Lake Erie Harley-Davidson Sales Co. He said the family was touched by the dozens of Facebook Read More…