July 31, 2015

Elyria
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Four hurt in crash on state Route 18

WELLINGTON TWP. — Police said a driver who failed to obey a stop sign caused a two-car crash at state Route 18 and West Road about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. Eleanor L. Gnandt, 84, of Wellington, was northbound on West Road when she failed to stop her Ford Focus, which collided with an eastbound Mazda on Read More…

Meet International Festival Serbian princess Jordan Demich-Bogner

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Name: Jordan Demich-Bogner Age: 17 Nationality: Serbian Sponsor: Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church Listen to Jordan introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Jennifer Demich-Jannuzzi & Mark Bogner High school: Marion L. Steele Costume: “Serbian dress is known for the variety of textures and embroidery. The Jelek is a waistcoat made of velvet. The peony Read More…

Driver knocks over power pole in Elyria

ELYRIA — A driver who police said told them that he was trying to pass a car making a left turn crashed into a utility pole on West Avenue by the 10th Street alley about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. The unidentified driver sustained minor injuries and was transported EMH Medical Center in Elyria, according Elyria police Read More…

Trial begins for Elyria school’s ex-financier

ELYRIA — The trial of the former finance director at the Linden School in Elyria on charges she stole about $40,000 from the school began Wednesday. Jacquelyn Morales, 40, faces two counts of theft for allegedly stealing the money between January 2007 and August 2008, when she left the school. According to Elyria police, Morales Read More…

Oberlin man indicted in nephew’s beating

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man accused of beating his 15-year-old nephew with an aluminum baseball bat has been indicted on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence. Albert Dent III, 48, was arrested May 4 after an Oberlin police officer spotted the teen running down the road and bleeding from his head. Dent told police Read More…

Power expected back on about 11 a.m. in Elyria

ELYRIA — First Energy expects power to be restored about 11 a.m. for about 280 customers who have lost power in Elyria. According to spokeswoman Tricia Ingraham, it appears that a fuse blew in the area of North Abbe Road and Sandlewood Drive. That might explain what Chronicle readers have described as a “loud boom” Read More…

Coroner IDs Amherst man killed by train

AMHERST — The Lorain County coroner has identified the man hit and killed by a Norfolk Southern train last night in Amherst. Ryan Silvasy, 23, of Amherst, was killed instantly after being struck about 11:45 p.m., Dr. Paul Matus said. Matus said Ryan Silvasy was hit about 1,000 feet west of South Dewey Road. He Read More…

Meet International Festival African American princess Brandi Carter

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Name: Brandi Carter Age: 17 Nationality: African American Sponsor: Crossroads Christian Center Listen to Brandi introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Cornelius Reginald Carter and Alicia Sherice Carter High school: Lorain High School Costume: “My costume is red and has gold stripes to represent royalty and Ghana, which is formerly known as the Gold Read More…

Meet International Festival Italian princess Jade Garcia

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Name: Jade Garcia Age: 17 Nationality: Italian Sponsor: IAV Post 1 Listen to Jade introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Janet and Robert Garcia High school: Lorain High School Costume: “I am wearing a costume that was specially created for this event. It reflects the Sicilian region of Italy. My costume has several defining Read More…

Meet International Festival Polish princess Denise Labis

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Name: Denise Labis Age: 17 years old Nationality: Polish Sponsor: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Listen to Denise introduce herself in her own words: Parents: Dennis and Anita Labis High school: Lorain High School class of 2012 Costume: “The costume that I will be wearing is the Strjoy Krakowski (Krakow costume). It consists Read More…