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BLOTTER: March 31, 2015

Elyria police Wednesday, March 25 12:21 a.m. — 333 Prospect St., an employee of Diamond Products told police he parked his 2004 Dodge 1500 Ram truck in the company’s parking lot the day before at 3 p.m. as he arrived for work. When he left at 11:45 p.m. that night he said three tires had Read More…

Republic lays off 200 at Lorain mill

By Jon Wysochanski and Evan Goodenow LORAIN — About 200 Republic Steel workers are being laid off. Paula Dudukovich, Republic human resources director, said in an email Wednesday that the layoffs were due to “declining conditions” in gas and oil markets and reduced demand from customers. Dudukovich, who didn’t return calls, said the layoffs involve Read More…

Vigil for Zimmerman at 6:30 p.m. today at Day’s Dam pavilion

LORAIN — A vigil for Lorain man Aaron Zimmerman will be 6:30 p.m. today at the Day’s Dam pavilion at the Lorain County Metro Parks Black River Reservation. Zimmerman, who had been missing since November, was found dead Thursday in the woods by a man walking near Chelsea Drive and Packard Avenue. The Rev. Angel Read More…

Elyria board president warned of county email use

Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson ELYRIA — Kathryn Karpus received a written warning for using her Lorain County auditor’s email account for Elyria Schools business, Auditor Craig Snodgrass said Thursday. Karpus, who serves as president of the Elyria school board, did not return a call seeking comment, but she previously said using her county account Read More…

UPDATED: Body found at construction site in North Ridgeville

EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLEThe area where a body was found is shown, near Victory Sports Park, on Sunday.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An autopsy is scheduled today on a body found in a cul-de-sac at a construction site across from Victory Sports Park, 7777 Victory Lane, about 1:10 p.m. Sunday. The adult white woman was found by the property owner who was checking on the progress of construction, said Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Read More…

Northeast Ohio still at risk for floods as ice jams shift

BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLEThe Vermilion River rose several feet in minutes Saturday near the Quaker Steak & Lube near downtown Vermilion.

The Vermilion River rose several feet in minutes Saturday afternoon as ice jams shifted and moved up the river. Safety officials monitored the situation and some residents moved their cars to higher ground just to be safe. Lorain County remains under a flood warning until 11:15 a.m. today, according to The National Weather Service. The Read More…

Memorial today for fallen Elyria police officer

  The Elyria Police Department will have a remembrance service for Sgt. Jim Kerstetter at 1 p.m. today. The service will take place on the Kerstetter Way side of the Police Department building. The memorial is open to all who wish to come and participate.   Kerstetter, a 15-year veteran of the Elyria Police Department, was killed Read More…

Avon police called for missing roof

AVON — A man called the Avon Police Department on Wednesday morning because a crew was tearing his cousin’s roof off. The roofers, he told police, were at the wrong house. According to a police log entry, the crew arrived at 3343 Jaycox Road and started their work day, but they quit after police questioned Read More…

Elyria president used county email for board member search

Kathryn Karpus

Lisa Roberson and Brad Dicken ELYRIA — Each Elyria school board member has a district email to use for communications about school matters, but on Feb. 25, school board President Kathryn Karpus used the email account assigned to her as an employee of the Lorain County Auditor’s Office. The emails involved finding a replacement for Read More…

Special Olympics Hoops at LCCC in final day

KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Murray Ridge Raiders' Andrew Donald (35) squares up to make a shot as Royal Knights' Jim Moher (21) and Joe Zichefoose (14) close in on him on Saturday afternoon, March 7.

The Special Olympics are set to wrap up today after a weekend of competition and sportsmanship. Lorain County’s team will play today at the Special Olympics North Sectional Basketball Tournament for a chance at the State Championships. The Murray Ridge Raiders Team 1 plays 3:45 p.m. in the gym at Lorain County Community College, Ewing Center, 1005 Read More…