February 11, 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.

Bow-hunting ‘knuckleheads’ accused of poaching in Avon Lake; ODNR could also pursue charges

AVON LAKE — Two men are facing poaching and other charges for killing deer within city limits. Adam Petrella, 26, and Andrew Smith, 25, both of Avon Lake, are facing charges of hunting violations and cruelty to animals. Smith is facing an additional charge of shooting a bow within city limits and Avon Lake police Read More…

Group attempts to turn former Grafton Elementary into artists’ space

GRAFTON — A new group intends to transform the vacant Grafton Elementary building on Elm Street into a creative space for artists. Elm St. Studios LLC, purchased the building from former owner 1111 Elm Street, LLC, for $1 at the end of December. Grafton resident Carlee Mahajan is the active agent of Elm St. Studios, Read More…

Avon Lake hires engineering firm to update city’s stormwater plan, alleviate flooding

AVON LAKE — City Council approved Monday moving forward with a contract that represents the first steps in dealing with flooding of central neighborhoods that has occurred after heavy rain. Severe storms at the end of June caused several streets and basements in neighborhoods east and west of state Route 83 to flood. Legislation approved Read More…

BREAKING: Elyria police investigating 3rd Street shooting

ELYRIA – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday at a 3rd Street residence. Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the 416 3rd Street around 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

Used needles found strewn along Weiss Field in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — Numerous hypodermic syringes recently were found along Webber Road next to Weiss Field, leaving residents questioning if efforts to battle heroin addiction have stagnated. Jim Coyne and Lisa Goodwin, co-founders of Assist Avon Lake, were at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in 2013 when seven Avon Lake residents died of overdoses. Read More…

Avon Lake schools get grant for nutrition, exercise programs

AVON LAKE — A grant was awarded to Avon Lake Schools that will help support nutrition and physical activity programs. The $17,600 grant was received through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association Mideast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football Read More…

Inmates share stories to deter kids from trying drugs

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LORAIN — If you run with a bad crowd, sell drugs and rob people, it will catch up to you, and you will go to prison. That was the message several prisoners from Grafton Correctional Institution told students at Longfellow Middle School on Wednesday during a “Dope is for Dopes” presentation in the gym. The Read More…

Next after NEXUS? Farm Bureau says more pipelines could be coming through county

ELYRIA — An official from the Ohio Farm Bureau told a group of township trustees Wednesday night that the NEXUS Gas Transmission project can’t be stopped and landowners should expect even more pipeline projects to come through Lorain County in the future. NEXUS filed in November with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a Certificate Read More…

Messages of hope adorn Genesis House fence

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AVON — Students at Avon High School are painting messages of hope on panels that will soon be used to erect a fence for the Genesis House Domestic Violence Outreach building. Virginia Beckman, Genesis House executive director, said the outreach center at 3575 Elyria Ave. in Lorain is used to hold support groups for domestic Read More…

Police say women traded stolen groceries for crack

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Police arrested a pair of women for allegedly stealing merchandise from a grocery store and then trading it for drugs. Sabine Cooper, 51, of Elyria and Marla Bartolotta, 39, of Elyria, both were charged with theft after police put surveillance photos of them on the Lorain County CSI Facebook page seeking information. Read More…