March 6, 2015

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Temporary shelter reopens tonight in Elyria

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ELYRIA — A temporary homeless shelter reopens at 9 p.m. today at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. The church, 320 Middle Ave., is reopening the shelter due to the bitter cold, said Pete Aldrich, a St. Mary parishioner who will oversee the shelter in the parish gymnasium. Temperatures are expected to be in the single Read More…

Medina driver charged in fatal motorcycle crash

Donal Davis Jr. was riding this motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Karen Davy. Davis was killed, and Davy is facing vehicular manslaughter charges. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CARLISLE TWP. — A vehicular manslaughter charge has been filed against the driver involved in an Oct. 27 crash at Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads that killed a motorcyclist. Donal Davis Jr., a 54-year-old Grafton resident, was killed in the crash. In addition to vehicular manslaughter, driver Karen Davy, of Medina, was cited for Read More…

UPDATE: Slush clogs intakes pipes, forcing water conservation alert

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AVON LAKE — Intake problems at Avon Lake Regional Water may be rectified today. Slush clogging water intake screens at the Lake Road plant Sunday led the utility to ask its Avon Lake customers to conserve water. Officials in Avon and Medina also asked customers to conserve, said Todd Danielson, chief utilities executive. Danielson said Read More…

Bitter cold continues; schools close, shelters at or near capacity

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Prepare to chill out for a few more days. Bitter cold that dropped temperatures to about 1 degree overnight is predicted to continue until Sunday when temperatures rise to a balmy 31, the National Weather Service said. With a high of just 15 today and wind chills as low as minus 18 degrees, all Lorain Read More…

Lorain Council clarifies parking ban for snow emergencies only

LORAIN — It’ll take at least two inches of snow for some drivers to get the hook. City Council members Monday lifted a 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. citywide street parking ban from Dec. 1 to March 31 that would’ve resulted in cars being towed. The ban will remain during snow emergencies — defined as when Read More…

Amherst couple welcomes Lorain County’s first baby of 2015

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ELYRIA — That Nicholas Kucbel was the first baby born in Lorain County in 2015 was a bonus for his mother. In November 2013, Sarah Kucbel delivered a stillborn baby girl, so Kucbel said it was a relief that Nicholas was born healthy. “This is our rainbow baby,” Kucbel said Thursday at University Hospitals Elyria Read More…

UPDATED: 3 injured in shooting at Lorain bar

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LORAIN — The name has changed, but problems continue at a South Lorain bar. Three men received wounds in a shooting inside 4/40 Sports Lounge, 2217 E. 28th St., about 2:15 a.m. Thursday, police said. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said Thursday afternoon that the shooter or shooters remained at large and he didn’t know Read More…

Drug deaths near record levels in 2014 across Lorain County

The heroin and prescription pill epidemic continues to plague Lorain County. There were at least 60 fatal overdoses in 2014, Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Wednesday. Evans said toxicological results on five suspected fatal overdoses are pending, which could bring the total number close to the record-setting 67 in 2013. County overdoses have spiked Read More…

Man briefly steals ambulance outside emergency room

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ELYRIA — The ambulance chasers Tuesday morning carried guns and badges, not law degrees. About 3:30 a.m. outside the emergency room entrance at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, 630 E. River St., a man stole a LifeCare ambulance, police said. Herb de la Porte, LifeCare vice president, said two ambulances had just dropped off patients Read More…

Lorain’s Admiral King Elementary School ready to reopen

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LORAIN — Two months after it closed due to a gas leak, Admiral King Elementary School officially reopens Monday. The unofficial reopening was an open house for parents and students Tuesday. Among those attending were Nichole Evans and her 7-year-old daughter Abigail Evans. Abigail was among students who attended Garfield Elementary School after the Oct. 30 Read More…