September 19, 2014

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Man who was shot released from hospital

LORAIN – The 18-year-old Lorain man who was shot Wednesday while riding in his uncle’s car has been released from the hospital. Jalen Ross, 18, was discharged Friday from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was flown shortly after being shot as his uncle was dropping him off in the area of West Fifth Read More…

Man loses part of ear in fight

ELYRIA – Police said a 34-year-old man had half his ear severed and was dripping blood while walking down Broad Street early Friday. Tennyson Thomas was spotted by police about 1:10 a.m. while officers were responding to a call of a disturbance near the Red Fox Lounge, 571 Broad St. The altercation occurred outside a Read More…

2010 year in review: Our top 10 stories

Fire chief: Fuel leak caused Amtrak engine fire

ELYRIA — A fire that led to an estimated $1 million to an Amtrak passenger train engine earlier this month was caused by a fuel leak. “We believe it was due to diesel fuel leaking from one of the (locomotive’s) fuel tanks,” Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton said Thursday. The underlying reason for the leaking Read More…

2010 saw tragedy and triumph in Lorain County

News happens every day, but much of it quickly fades into the mists of time. The annual top 10 stories, as selected by The Chronicle-Telegram’s editorial staff, are stories that linger on in the memory. Some are tragic, such as the death of a police officer or the loss of an entire family in horrific Read More…

No. 1: Elyria police Officer Jim Kerstetter killed in the line of duty

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March 15, the night gunshots rang out on 18th Street and Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter was killed, made history in Elyria by breaking a record many hoped would live on forever. The veteran officer became the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in the city in 67 years. Kerstetter’s assailant, Read More…

No. 2: Daniel Kovarbasich murders Duane Hurley

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Daniel Kovarbasich never denied that he killed Duane Hurley on Jan. 22, beating the man with a pickle jar and stabbing him approximately 55 times in Hurley’s North Ridgeville home. The killing was a shocking act for a 16-year-old, but so was the reason Daniel, now 17, gave for committing the crime — he insisted Read More…

No. 3: President Barack Obama visits Lorain County

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A visit from a sitting U.S. president is a rare thing and President Barack Obama’s whirlwind Jan. 22 visit to Lorain County was no exception. The visit — the first time a president has come to the county since a whistlestop visit from Harry Truman in 1948 — thrust the county into the national spotlight. Read More…

No. 4: Brent Kandra is mauled by a bear

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The fatal mauling of 24-year-old Brent Kandra of Elyria on Aug. 19 by a bear belonging to exotic animal enthusiast Sam Mazzola brought an avalanche of criticism for the controversial Mazzola. He said he used a fire extinguisher to scare off the bear — which has since he euthanized — but it was too late. Read More…

No. 5: New Elyria High School opens

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The old Elyria High School was a crumbling deteriorating mess described by some as the worst educational structure in the state. When the doors opened in September on the first phase of the $71 million project, community leaders, residents and school officials collectively smiled. With more than $1million in donations from private individuals, state-of-the-art technology Read More…