June 25, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
81°F
 

Elyria fire displaces seven

ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that broke out about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire started in a garbage can outside the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread to the second floor, fire Capt. Carl Mack said. The cause Read More…

Old Firelands school buildings falling apart

SOUTH AMHERST — Don’t judge a book by its cover or a school by its exterior. Firelands Superintendent Mike Von Gunten hopes voters take that attitude Tuesday when they vote on whether to approve Issue 22, a bond issue to build a new building for middle and high school students. Von Gunten said South Amherst Read More…

Ex-mayor: No-bid contracts happened over many terms in Lorain

LORAIN — Former Lorain Mayor Tony Krasienko said he was unfairly criticized by current Mayor Chase Ritenauer regarding $702,000 in federal taxpayer housing demolition money returned to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2012. In a previous story in The Chronicle-Telegram, Ritenauer said the money had to be returned because of no-bid demolition Read More…

Two arrested in police pursuit; third driver remains at large

ELYRIA — Two drivers were arrested and a third eluded police after a three-vehicle police pursuit about 3 a.m. Thursday, police said. The pursuit, involving Lorain County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Elyria police, ended with one of the cars crashing into a fire hydrant in front of Boomers, 305 Broad St., by the East Avenue Read More…

Bedbug found at Lorain Municipal Court

LORAIN — A bedbug sighting about 2 p.m. Thursday caused Lorain Municipal Court to close early. A person sitting on a court bench spotted the bedbug on them and brushed it off and killed it, said Dave Covell, Lorain County Health District commissioner and acting Lorain City Health Department commissioner. He said Judge Mark Mihok Read More…

One driver arrested after early morning police pursuit; another remains at large

ELYRIA — Two drivers were arrested and a third escaped after a three-vehicle police pursuit about 3 a.m. Thursday, police said. The pursuit, involving Lorain County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Elyria police, ended with one of the cars crashing into a fire hydrant in front of Boomers, 305 Broad St., by the East Avenue intersection. Read More…

Lorain Schools’ finances on firmer footing

LORAIN — Three years after Lorain Schools was on the brink of insolvency and a state financial takeover, its five-year financial forecast is a lot sunnier. A $3.5 million surplus is predicted next year, $5.9 million in 2017 and nearly $5 million in 2018, according to Treasurer Dale Weber’s semi-annual forecast. However, the surplus plummets Read More…

Lorain school board gives OK for possible lawsuit

LORAIN — Board of Education members on Tuesday authorized a possible lawsuit over the Admiral King Elementary School gas leak last year. Board members approved giving attorney Richard Panza of Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook and Batista the right to sue Emerald Environmental Inc., but stopped short of approving a lawsuit. Board President Tony Dimacchia and Read More…

Police: Suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run arrested

LORAIN — Shortly after Jayvian Johnson’s funeral Tuesday, the man suspected of killing him in an Oct. 19 hit-and-run crash was arrested. Damion Cheers was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident after turning himself in at the Lorain County Jail about 2:30 p.m., said Brian Fitzgibbon, U.S. Marshals Read More…

Lorain officials seek input on park planning

LORAIN — From an eyesore to a sight for sore eyes. Lorain officials hope to improve Oakwood Park, but it won’t be easy. Much of the New Deal-era work on the park, such as installing athletic fields, pavilions and roads, hasn’t been improved upon due to a lack of money. Trees in the park are Read More…