February 7, 2016

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A light extinguished, a life celebrated: Elyria native killed in Virginia murder-suicide remembered a year later


LORAIN — A year after her death, homicide victim Kristy Flowers was toasted with wine by friends and relatives Sunday. We’ll never forget you. We love you, Kristy,” said Flowers’ mother,  Patricia. “This one’s for you, baby.” A wine connoisseur, Flowers had traveled to Sonoma County, Calif., with friends in the past to sample fine Read More…

Contestants mix it up at Mix-Off


ELYRIA — About 630 people symbolically toasted to safe driving at the 14th annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off Thursday. The event at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center featured 22 groups making nonalcoholic drinks. The Amherst Marion L. Steele High School Madrigals and the Cleveland Police Department’s Pipes & Drums band played while people milled about, Read More…

Gun club, Wellington residents reach truce

WELLINGTON TWP. — Cease fire. After a sometimes-contentious 2½-hour-long Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, members of the Amherst Sportsman Club and residents who live near the club’s new Pitts Road property agreed to form a group to devise a written agreement about the use of the property. The group will include two club members, two members Read More…

Suspect in Lorain shooting is arrested

Lorain police investigate a vehicle involved in a shooting Monday night. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old man is due in Lorain Municipal Court at 10 a.m. today. Shyanne Roman, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held in Lorain City Jail without bond Tuesday night. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the victim, whom Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria City Council OKs seeking 0.5 percent income tax hike

ELYRIA — City Council members are proposing a transfusion rather than a bandage to heal Elyria financially. Council on Tuesday approved a proposed five-year, 0.5 percent earned income tax measure for the March primary ballot. It would raise about $6.2 million annually for Elyria, which has a $30.4 million general fund budget and a roughly Read More…

Grafton Township house fire displaces man


GRAFTON TWP. — A fire called in at 10:37 p.m. Monday destroyed a house at 33838 Neff Road. Neighbor James Koney said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 10:47 p.m. Koney, who lives at 33843 Neff Road, across the street from the house, said he was in his garage when he Read More…

18-year-old is shot in Lorain

Lorain police investigate a vehicle involved in a shooting Monday night. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

LORAIN — An 18-year-old man was shot in a car in a strip mall parking lot across from the temporary Lorain High School about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Police spokesman Capt. Roger Watkins wouldn’t identify the man nor provide any details on the shooting. However, Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president, said the man Read More…

Police investigate shooting in Lorain

Lorain police investigate a vehicle involved in a shooting Monday night. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A passenger in a car was shot in an incident reported to police about 6:35 p.m. tonight. Police didn’t identify the man, whom they said was hospitalized at Mercy Regional Medical Center, or give his condition. Police searched the black Hyundai Veloster in the 1600 block of East 34th Street by the intersection Read More…

Congregation hopes Lorain will permit new center

Crews demolish a home at 1850 E. 29th St. in Lorain on Nov. 17, 2014. The property owners hope to receive permission to build a church and community center dedicated to theater.

LORAIN — A family wanting to build a church and Christian youth center in South Lorain is trying to get City Council members to reverse a Planning Commission rejection. The Rev. Crucita Marrero, pastor of Mission Cristiana El Faro Discipulos De Cristo (Disciples of Christ), and her family are trying to get the church built Read More…

Carter Lumber fire did $500,000 in damage; cause still under investigation


PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Wednesday fire at Carter Lumber caused roughly $500,000 in damage, Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee said Thursday, and its cause remains under investigation. State Fire Marshal’s office investigators are scheduled to visit the scene at 46775 U.S. Route 20 off state Route 58 today.  Wetherbee said firefighters had to return to the Read More…