February 1, 2015

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Police investigating theft of money bag from bar’s rubble

GRAFTON — Police are investigating a theft that allegedly took place at the former Grafton watering-hole, The Wrong Side of the Tracks. According to the business owner, after the bar burned down Dec. 26, someone dug through the rubble and found a money bag he contends contained $3,000 in an unknown amount of small bills. Read More…

Lorain police: Dirty, skinny dog found chained in backyard

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Lorain police Wednesday, Jan. 7 1:49 p.m. — 100 block E. 33rd St., officer called to investigate the welfare of possibly eight dogs in the house without heat. An officer knocked on the doors and windows but did not receive a response from homeowners. He then heard barking from the backyard, where he found a Read More…

Elyria police: Man accused of trying to use fake bill at Taco Bell

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Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 11 6:24 p.m. — 1017 Lake Ave., a woman reported her wallet was stolen from her vehicle. A witness said he watched a man break into the car and chased him on foot before returning to the car to speak to police. 8:20 p.m. — Taco Bell, 117 West Ave., Neil Read More…

Lorain issues emergency snow ban

The city of Lorain has issued a citywide emergency snow ban, effective until further notice. Parking is not permitted on any city street, avenue, boulevard, parkway or highway within City limits, with the exceptions of addresses that do not have a dedicated driveway. Violators may be ticketed or towed. For further information, contact the City Read More…

Elyria’s NAACP branch installs new leadership

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ELYRIA — The city’s NAACP installed its new officers Saturday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Named as president of the organization was Ardelia “Dee” Tolbert; vice president, Thelma Adams; Secretary LaTaunya Conley; Treasurer Denita Cabbil; and assistant treasurer Brenda Davis. The group named its executive committee members as well. Tolbert said as president she Read More…

High school boys basketball scores, Friday, Jan. 9

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While a couple of tonight’s high school boys basketball games have been postponed because of the weather, most of the games will go on as scheduled. Check back later tonight for the final scores. Elyria at North Royalton – postponed until Jan. 10 Elyria Catholic 63 at North Ridgeville 71 — Final Lorain 88 at North Read More…

School closings, Friday, Jan. 9

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The following school districts are closed Friday, Jan. 9, because of inclement weather. Updated as of 6:50 a.m. Bellevue Berea Black River Brunswick Buckeye Cloverleaf Columbia Constellation Schools Edison Firelands Highland Keystone Lifeskills Center of Elyria Lorain County Early Learning Center in Elyria Lorain County Joint Vocational School Margaretta Medina Midview Monroeville North Olmsted North Read More…

Elyria, Lorain mayors to seek re-election

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Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram SHEFFIELD TWP. — Both Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Thursday that they will seek re-election this year. Both won their first terms in 2011 by unseating fellow Democrats in primary elections. Brinda defeated longtime Elyria Mayor Bill Grace, while Ritenauer beat one-term Mayor Tony Read More…

Warming shelter to open in Elyria

St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, will provide a warming shelter Thursday and Friday night starting at 9 p.m. in the evening and remaining open until 10 a.m. the next day. Cots, blankets, warm beverages and food will be provided for anyone in need of shelter. St. Mary Parish has sponsored warming shelters in Read More…

Grafton hires former county commissioner Williams as administrator

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By Brad Dicken and Evan Goodenow Chronicle-Telegram staff GRAFTON — Former County Commissioner Tom Williams is Mayor Megan Flanigan’s third village administrator since Flanigan took office in 2012. Village Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved Flanigan’s recommendation to fire Alyson Moritz, who Flanigan placed on paid administrative leave Dec. 29. Moritz, who couldn’t be reached Read More…