March 31, 2015


Utility crews put it all on the line to restore power


ELYRIA — After nearly eight-and-a-half hours working in heavy rain and wind Tuesday, the Ohio Edison lineman in the bucket truck was fed up with drivers driving around the orange barrels and over power lines at Lake and Warden avenues. “Turn around!” he screamed at a woman in a minivan. “You kept going! It’s your Read More…

Violent crime rates mixed in Lorain County


Already at historic lows, crime in America continued to drop last year. Nationally, violent crime dropped for the fifth consecutive year while property crime dropped for the ninth straight year, according to FBI Uniform Crime Reports released Monday. In Elyria, the numbers were mixed. Aggravated assaults and robberies recorded last year in Elyria were similar Read More…

Additional closings as storm batters county

Hurricane Sandy’s high winds and heavy rain is causing closings and driving bans. Lorain Schools will be closed Tuesday and Lorain City Hall will only be open for emergency services due to the possibility of wind gusts from nearby Lake Erie of about 60 mph. “The wind’s really nasty down here and it’s only going Read More…

Woman struck and killed by train in Amherst


AMHERST — A woman was killed around 3:05 p.m. Sunday after being struck by a Norfolk Southern train near West Street and the Jackson Street bridge, police said. The train operator said the woman, who hadn’t been identified Sunday night, was walking south across the tracks, according to Detective Lt. Dan Jasinski. Jasinski said police Read More…

Woman struck, killed by train in Amherst

AMHERST — A woman was killed around 3 p.m. today after being struck by a train near Church Street and Tenney Avenue. Deputy Coroner Eric Lockhart said the woman has not yet been identified. Trains remained stopped in the area at 5:20 p.m. See Monday’s Chronicle-Telegram for more information.

Urban League’s Wright honored for helping those facing foreclosure

ELYRIA — Homeowner advocate Mindy Wright can empathize with clients facing foreclosure. Wright, Lorain County Urban League housing director, said despite making additions, she and her husband are unable to refinance the two mortgages on her South Amherst home into one because of the housing market collapse. The experience gave her a small taste of Read More…

Officials break ground for new $73 million Lorain High School


LORAIN — When the new Lorain High School opens, Tatum Hall plans to attend. “Both of my brothers are and will be graduates from Lorain City Schools, and I’m proud to continue the tradition at the new Lorain High School,” Tatum, an Admiral King Elementary School fifth-grader, said at Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the school. Tatum Read More…

Superintendent confident enrollment won’t decline too much for new high school

LORAIN — When the new Lorain High School opens in 2016, Superintendent Tom Tucker said he’s confident it won’t be too big for the number of students who attend it. Nonetheless, enrollment continues to decline. Tucker said at Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new school that the number of students dropped from about 7,400 in June Read More…

Gunman robs Wellington credit union


WELLINGTON — The Sun Federal Credit Union branch at 805 A Patriot Drive was robbed around 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, police said. A man waved a pistol and demanded money from two tellers who were the only people in the bank, according to Police Chief Steve Rollins, who said no one was hurt. Rollins said problems Read More…

Arredondo brothers split over Obama and Romney

From left, David Arrendondo is a registered Republican and Lorain County Republican Party vice chairman and Joel Arrendondo is a registered Democrat and Lorain City Council president. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

LORAIN — Blood is thicker than the bloodsport of politics for David and Joel Arredondo. The brothers will watch tonight’s debate between President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney in different locations and from opposite sides of the political aisle. David Arredondo, 62, is vice chairman of the Lorain County Republican Party and trying Read More…