July 3, 2015

Elyria
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PHOTOS: 2015 Duck Tape Festival

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Did you miss the weekend’s Duck Tape Festival in Avon? Or did you have so much fun there that you want to see more of it? Well, we have photos.

301 in LaGrange to close next week

LAGRANGE – A section of State Route 301 will be closed most of next week for a culvert repair. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Transportation, 301 just south of Whitney Road, will close Monday. The detour route for northbound motorists is 301 to State Route 18, east to State Route 83, Read More…

Cole Bros Circus

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Enter to win one of 4 family four-packs of General Admission tickets to the Cole Bros. Circus July 3-5, 2015 at the Midway Mall. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 11:59PM.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified by daytime phone number provided. Winners must pick prize up at the Chronicle Read More…

Westlake Police seek two in breaking and entering

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man and woman they believe broke into a Crocker Road medical office and stole seven laptop computers. After viewing security camera footage, police believe the pair forced their way into the hallway around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, and took seven Hewlett-Packard laptops, with an estimated value of $9,100. Anyone with Read More…

Elyria couple in legal battle with charter school

COLUMBUS — An Elyria couple has been waging a legal fight against what they contend is a Turkish religious movement’s influence at an Ohio charter school. Mustafa Emanet said in a recently filed court document that followers of the moderate Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen brought him to the U.S. from Turkey without a job interview, Read More…

Flash flood watch through day for Lorain County

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for 26 counties in Ohio, including Lorain County, until 11 p.m. tonight. The watch — which means conditions are favorable for a flood — comes as thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon and evening, with more than two inches of rain expected in Read More…

Oberlin man charged in shotgun incident

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man is accused of pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a couple who criticized him for public urination, police said. Complete police reports were unavailable Sunday night. However, Sgt. Richard Ellis said the incident began with an argument in the parking lot at Rally’s, 711 Cleveland St., about 8p.m. Saturday. Shortly thereafter, Read More…

(UPDATED) Indians promote top prospect Francisco Lindor

Fans can stop grumbling and reporters can stop asking. Shortstop Francisco Lindor was called up to the Indians today. The top prospect in the Indians’ system wasn’t in the starting lineup for the afternoon game in Detroit. Lindor is only 21 years old, but he’s been a hot name for some time. He was the Read More…

BLOTTER: June 13, 2015

Lorain police Tuesday, June 2 7:40 p.m. — 4000 block Oberlin Ave., a woman reported her home was burglarized after she threw trash in a bin. As the woman attempted to gain entry to her home, an unknown black male, who she said appeared to be intoxicated, began asking her odd questions and was not Read More…

New phase of Route 57 project means traffic tie-ups next week

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Drivers on state Route 57 will experience delays due to construction during the coming week. The existing Interstate 90 east ramp to Route 57 will close Monday and the I-90 eastbound exit ramp will open in its place, allowing cars to travel north or south onto 57. During this transition, Route 57 will be reduced Read More…