April 19, 2014

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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…

Lorain County JVS considers name change

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OBERLIN – A name change may be due for the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. Superintendent Glenn Faircloth said there have been discussions about changing the name of the school to get away from the stigma that comes with traditional joint vocational schools. “We’re more technology savvy, and I want it to reflect in our Read More…

British Army member arrested during Oberlin domestic violence incident

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OBERLIN – A man who police identified as a member of the British Army was arrested for allegedly assaulting police officers. Police were sent to a North Park Street home at 9:31 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor reported a domestic violence situation there. Officers arrived to find Holly Whiteside in the driveway. She appeared to Read More…

New Ford F-750 to be built at Avon Lake plant

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AVON LAKE — Ford Motor Co. officials on Friday unveiled the new F-750, which will be built at the Ohio Assembly Plant early next year. The big reveal took place at the Avon Lake plant in front of employees, Ford and union leadership, and state and local officials. “We said we wanted to invest here Read More…

High school seniors travel to UH Elyria to explore futures in the medical field

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ELYRIA — Clearview High School students stepped outside of the classroom and into the hospital Thursday for an unusual learning experience. The students examined the sleep study lab at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and were given the chance to intubate a training mannequin — insert a tube into the larynx to assist the patient Read More…

Wellington surpasses fundraising goal for auditorium

Students have signs made to thank donors for raising the money needed for the Wellington Community Auditorium. They arranged this photo to say thank you to the community. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — It took a community effort to raise the funds needed to build a new auditorium. On Monday, the community surpassed its goal. After meeting the $2.5 million goal, additional donations will be used for maintenance on the facility, Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan said. The community effort, started by the Friends of the Read More…

Lake Erie levels expected to stabilize

Experts mentioned that recent weather could cause flooding from Lake Erie. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Lake Erie could create flooding concerns this spring, but experts at the Army Corps of Engineers predict that the lake’s water levels will remain close to the historic average. The Army Corps of Engineers released its latest water level report Tuesday. The information contained the latest forecast of water levels for the Great Lakes and Read More…