July 1, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
75°F
 

Getting a jump on shopping

AVON — Gloria Petelin chose savings over turkey. Petelin, an accountant from Avon Lake, her 14-year-old daughter, Raya, and Raya’s 16-year-old boyfriend, Ryan Speer, were first in a line of about 250 people outside Best Buy just before the store opened at 5 p.m. Thursday. They had camped out in a tent since 6 p.m. Read More…

Oberlin homicide victim recalled as friendly, outgoing; shooter remains at large

OBERLIN — Homicide victim Steven L. Davis was remembered Wednesday as friendly and outgoing by neighbors. Police said Davis was found dead in his apartment at 40 Locust St. by officers shortly after his cousin called police at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Wednesday that Davis died of multiple gunshot Read More…

Massive fire at Carter Lumber warehouse on U.S. 20

  A massive fire at a warehouse at Carter Lumber on U.S. Route 20 is being fought by Wellington firefighters and firefighters from neighboring area fire departments. No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5:30 pm, said Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee. Read Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.

Oberlin murder victim ID’d

OBERLIN — The fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Oberlin man has been classified as a homicide. Steve Davis, 24, was found dead in his home at 40 Locust St., about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after his cousin called police. He was shot multiple times including the chest and head, said Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner. Read More…

Cuts possible as Lorain faces deficit

LORAIN — Facing a $2.3 million projected deficit, Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer isn’t ruling out layoffs next year and wants City Council members to spend the $1 million rainy day fund and a $136,000 surplus to reduce the shortfall. “Right now, it’s pouring,” Ritenauer said Tuesday. “We’ve got to deal with that.” Ritenauer said unspecified Read More…

Lorain facing $2.3 million deficit

LORAIN — Lorain has a $2.3 million projected deficit and Mayor Chase Ritenauer isn’t ruling out layoffs. “We are going to have to make some painful decisions in 2016,” Ritenauer said in a news release today. “I expect everything to be on the table including reductions in force, regional consolidation and a thorough review of Read More…

Lorain council hears about proposed housing development; vote could come next month

LORAIN — Flooding, sanitary sewer and traffic concerns were raised at a public hearing Monday about a $40 million, 151-home housing development proposed to be next to 4101 Kolbe Road. Perpetual Development LLC wants to build the homes on about 54 acres northeast of the intersection of Kolbe and Jaeger roads. Perpetual needs City Council Read More…

Bell Avenue shooting suspect arrested

ELYRIA — An Elyria man is accused of firing into a Bell Avenue home in a Nov. 10 incident in which a bullet narrowly missed a 5-year-old girl and her mother. Clint D. Jackson was arrested by police Officer Charles McArthur about 4:25 p.m. Saturday after he drove into the Midview Crossing Apartments, 1864 Middle Read More…

Lorain Historical Society celebrates grand reopening

LORAIN — Worthy Streator would’ve approved. The former Carnegie Library building donated by the doctor, industrialist, railroad developer and Ohio state senator has received a $1.7 million facelift unveiled Sunday. Streator, who died in 1902, had been very particular about deed restrictions concerning the building — now known as the Carnegie Center — and the land Read More…

To pay or not to pay: Sports funding challenges schools

ELYRIA — A state ban on “pay-to-play” scholastic athletic fees would be an unfunded mandate, the host of a public meeting on the subject said Thursday. “I don’t like pay to play, but I don’t want to see any extracurriculars eliminated,” state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, told about 75 people at Lorain County Community College. Read More…