November 27, 2014

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Lorain Council discusses building’s zoning

LORAIN — City Council held a public hearing Monday to discuss rezoning a Broadway storefront property from a woodworking only use to a general business use. The 7,100-square-foot property at 2601 Broadway was recently rezoned to permit woodworking and the use of industrial glues for a potential buyer who was a cabinetry maker. The property Read More…

Court backs partial appeal in rape case

ELYRIA — The 9th District Court of Appeals has ordered a county judge to re-examine a request for post-conviction relief filed by a Grafton Township roofer convicted of rape, domestic violence and kidnapping in 2008. But the appeals court also upheld the conviction of Thomas Kiley and the five-year sentence handed down by Lorain County Read More…

‘Fugitive of the Week’ accused of taking girlfriend’s son

ELYRIA — Police are looking for help finding Gregory Johnson, 42, who is accused of taking the 7-year-old son of his girlfriend and threatening to harm him, police said. The boy was found unharmed later in the day at the Cleveland Greyhound station. Police were called about 2:15 a.m. Monday to 450 Bell Ave., where Read More…

Officer Kerstetter posthumously promoted to sergeant

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Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson, The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Fallen Elyria police officer James Kerstetter has received a posthumous promotion to the rank of sergeant as part of a settlement that ends a lawsuit over how officers were promoted under the city’s civil service guidelines. Kerstetter’s promotion will be effective Jan. 1, 2010 — two Read More…

Events to honor Officer Kerstetter

Tonight, the Elyria Police Department will remember Officer James A. Kerstetter with a short public honoring at 10 p.m. in front of the Elyria police station. Officers and community members will observe a moment of silence at 10:14 p.m. followed by remarks from the department chaplain. Guests are encouraged to share anecdotes and stories remembering Read More…

Digital billboard to be used by law enforcement

Local government and law enforcement has reached a partnership to use a new Clear Channel digital billboard for law enforcement purposes. The billboard, located on East Bridge Street by the BP gas station, will be used to publicize Amber Alerts and missing adults as well as individuals wanted for serious crimes, such as aggravated murder, Read More…

Grafton Correctional, treatment facility to be sold

The Grafton Correctional Institution and the North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility will be sold as a package to a private prison operator, state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, said this morning. Lundy learned of the decision when he got a phone call at 9 a.m. from Gary C. Mohr, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation Read More…

Win tickets to see CSU basketball in NIT game tomorrow

Win tickets to see the Cleveland State men’s basketball team take on the Vermont Catamounts at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the National Invitation Tournament at the Wolstein Center. To enter, follow these steps: E-mail rproudfoot@chroniclet.com. Make your e-mail subject “CSU basketball.” In the body of your e-mail include the name you would like 2 tickets Read More…

Police need help finding man who kidnapped Elyria boy

ELYRIA — Police are looking for help finding Gregory Johnson, 42, who is believed to have taken a 7-year-old Elyria boy from his mother, the man’s girlfriend, this morning. The boy was found safe in Cleveland. Police were called to 450 Bell Ave. about 2:15 a.m., according to a news release. Evelyn Bruce, 39, said Read More…

Sizemore takes next step, could play on weekend

PEORIA, Ariz. — Grady Sizemore is moving closer to making his exhibition debut. Sizemore, who is working his way back from knee surgery, passed another test in the road to recovery Sunday in Goodyear, running the bases for the first time. “It went well,” Sizemore said. “I felt good coming into today, so I wasn’t Read More…