May 6, 2016

Elyria
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About Jon Wysochanski

Jon Wysochanski is a reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram covering Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Village and Sheffield Lake. He can be reached at 329-7123 or JWysochanski@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

.38 Special, Frankie Ballard highlight county fair entertainment

WELLINGTON – Hold on loosely for some country and rock performances at this year’s Lorain County Fair. Southern Rock band 38 Special will take the grandstand stage Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and country music artist Frankie Ballard will perform Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concerts go on sale May 23 and Read More…

Ford adds $200M, 150 jobs at Ohio Assembly Plant

The Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will invest another $200 million at the Ohio Assembly Plant that will support 150 jobs. The plant, which straddles Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, employs 1,650 people. Assembly of F-650 and F-750 trucks began last year after Ford shifted production of those vehicles from a Mexican plant. Read More…

Lorain County coroner: We lost the War on Drugs

AVON LAKE — Nancy Krasienko knows the agony that comes with watching a loved one spiral out of control as  heroin addiction consumes them. The Lorain resident watched her daughter Megan Wheeler go from a happy kid with good grades to someone who stole, lied and did anything she could to feed her heroin habit. Read More…

Avon Lake Council solicits ideas for Boat Club land

AVON LAKE — Will the Avon Lake Boat Club continue to have a home on the shores of Lake Erie? For more than 70 years the club between a historic cemetery and Veterans Memorial Park has leased land from Avon Lake at bargain prices. The club, which has 150 members, pays a total of $1 Read More…

Heritage Elementary evacuated Monday morning

AVON – A smoke scare evacuated students at Heritage Elementary on Monday morning. According to the Avon Fire Department, crews were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. after an air motor in one of the maintenance rooms went bad and sent smoke into some of the halls. Students were promptly evacuated and no signs Read More…

Lorain Kmart to close

LORAIN — The Super Kmart on Leavitt Road will close in September. The store is one of 68 Kmart stores to close nationwide and one of six in Ohio, according to information provided by Sears Holdings corporate communications. The other Ohio Kmart stores scheduled to close are in Ashtabula, Eaton, Fremont, Lima and Springboro. The Read More…

LCCC names new president

ELYRIA — Marcia Ballinger will serve as the sixth president of Lorain County Community College, the first woman to hold the position since the college was created in 1963. Ballinger, 54, was selected Thursday by the Lorain County Community College District Board of Trustees after an executive session in which three finalists were considered. Ballinger Read More…

Anniversary commemorated of fatal Kipton train wreck that prompted widespread reforms

KIPTON — Monday marked the 125th anniversary of a head-on collision between two trains that led to industrywide overhauls of railroad timekeeping practices. A small state historical marker nestled between playground equipment at Kipton Community Park and Rosa Street marks where a deadly head-on collision occurred in 1891 between a mail train and a Toledo Read More…

Avon officials against lots for used cars

AVON — There’s plenty of room for commercial growth in Avon, but not when it comes to used car dealerships. The city’s code was amended in 2014 to specify that used car sales are only permitted when those sales occur at new car franchises. Dealerships like Joe Firment Chevrolet on Chester Road can sell used Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent promises further diligence after levy passage

SHEFFIELD — After weathering tough financial circumstances, the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district is looking for more ways to improve educationally and financially. It’s been nearly a year since voters approved a 6.53-mill levy, which generates $1.9 million for the district. The levy helped close a $2.5 million budget deficit and was approved after a failed Read More…