April 23, 2014

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Space station astronaut shares stories about missions

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CLEVELAND — Karen Nyberg has had a view of the world that most people will never see. An astronaut for NASA, she spent six months living and working on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 6 crew. During the expedition, the crew completed 2,656 orbits of the Earth while traveling more than Read More…

Concerns raised about JVS carpentry facility’s air

OBERLIN — Lorain County Joint Vocational School instructor Ron Gresco said he was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a diagnosis he blames on poor air quality in the carpentry lab at the JVS. Gresco, who has taught carpentry classes at the school for 13 years, was placed on paid administrative leave due to Read More…

Wellington middle schoolers learn real money in the classroom

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WELLINGTON — McCormick Middle School students may not have a full-time job, children or a car, but Wednesday, they had a crash course on life as an adult. As part of the “Real Money, Real World” program, students were given an occupation, monthly income, families and even credit card debt. The eighth-graders then learned about Read More…

Oberlin veterinary hospital participating in golden retriever cancer study

Kim Faulk of Oberlin and her two golden retrievers, Montana and Spenser, who are enrolled in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. PHOTO PROVIDED

OBERLIN — Dog owner Kim Faulk was devastated when her golden retriever Ryder died of osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, at age 3. It wasn’t the $50,000 Faulk spent in veterinary bills, but losing an animal that she considered a family member that upset her most. “We put our life savings into him and did everything Read More…

High-speed collision injures three

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Read More…

UPDATE: Three transported to hospital after high-speed crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Freas Read More…

Court asks resident to fill out tax form for restitution from home burglary

Jeanne Watkins, of Lorain, was shocked when she received a letter from the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas indicating she needed to fill out a tax for for the restitution she received from a home burglary two years ago. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Lorain resident Jeanne Watkins was shocked when she received a letter from Lorain County Court of Common Pleas asking her to fill out a tax form for restitution she is receiving from a home burglary two years ago. The letter indicated that if Watkins didn’t fill out a W-9 form, the court would Read More…

Intersection improvement project underway in Oberlin

OBERLIN – The city is asking motorists to avoid the intersections of Main and Lorain streets, if possible, while improvements are completed. The majority of the construction is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, according to City Manager Eric Norenberg. He said motorists should be aware that there may be traffic tie-ups during busy Read More…

Home Depot shooting case sent to grand jury

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The case against a man accused of shooting a Wellington man at Home Depot last week has been sent to a Cuyahoga County grand jury for consideration of felony charges. James Bekker, 34, of North Olmsted, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, following the shooting on March 4. The shooting occurred Read More…

Eaton Twp. zoning board rejects proposal for transitional home

EATON TWP. — A township Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on whether to grant a variance to the Road to Hope Foundation House quickly turned into fighting among board members and outbursts from residents who filled the meeting room. The board voted to deny the variance but not before lengthy and often-heated testimony. Board member Read More…