November 28, 2014

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Avon Lake Regional Water takes steps to avoid ice problem

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AVON LAKE — In early January, a state of emergency was declared when slush-like frazil ice blocked two intake pipes on Lake Erie, affecting Avon Lake Regional Water’s more than 200,000 customers in multiple communities. Crews worked to remove the frazil ice from the water pipes, which are 1,800 to 2,200 feet long and 20 Read More…

Pair indicted in Westlake bar crash

A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted two men on multiple felony charges after an incident in which one of the men crashed a stolen truck into a Westlake bar on Oct. 23. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, was indicted on 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 13 counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure Read More…

Money, cigars stolen from Elyria Circle K store

Elyria police respond to a robbery report at the Circle K at 402 E. Broad St. on Wednesday evening. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police were called Wednesday to a convenience store about 5 p.m. after the store was robbed. Several police officers were at Circle K, 402 E. Broad St., immediately following the robbery talking to a female employee who was visibly shaken. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said a black male between 21 and 30 Read More…

Deer crashes into Avon Lake home

Avon Lake resident Steven Smith heard a crash in his sunroom Thursday and found a deer had broken through a window. PHOTO PROVIDED BY AVON LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT

AVON LAKE — A Britannia Parkway homeowner got a big surprise when he heard a loud crash in his sunroom. Steven Smith, of the 300 block of Britannia Parkway, discovered a large buck that had jumped through a window about 9 a.m. Thursday. The incident happened last week, but the report was not noted on Read More…

Bendix eyes move to Avon

Bendix’s headquarters on Cleveland Street in Elyria is shown last week. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON — Elyria-based Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems possibly is eyeing a move to Avon. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said the company first called Avon officials Nov. 3 requesting a meeting because they were interested in learning more about available land and what the city has to offer. Bendix officials were looking for about 35 acres Read More…

Lorain substitute teacher denounces Santa

LORAIN — A Lorain substitute teacher tarnished the holiday for a fifth-grader who still believed in Santa Claus when she announced to the class that he wasn’t real. Superintendent Tom Tucker said it was a slip by the substitute, Valentine Garcia, and that she felt terrible about it afterward. Amanda Solis said her 10-year-old daughter, Read More…

President named for clinic’s new Avon facility

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AVON — Dr. Rebecca Starck cautiously admits she’s a University of Michigan sports fan — but the veteran physician hopes it won’t be held against her. On Friday, Starck was named president of the new Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Stark, 47, is a Michigan native and 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Read More…

NRG: Upgrade project making progress

AVON LAKE — Plans to convert the decades-old coal-burning power plant along Lake Erie to natural gas continue to move forward. Over the past several months, some landowners have expressed reluctance to grant NRG Energy Inc. easements for construction of a 20-mile, 24-inch underground pipeline. The pipeline will start in southern Lorain County at a Read More…

GetGo planned at Nagel Road in Avon

AVON — Back in August, rumors were spreading that the Avon Lake Giant Eagle planned to close and move to fast-developing land along Nagel Road in Avon. Those rumors still aren’t true, but it is now obvious where they likely started. Giant Eagle plans to build a GetGo gas station on Just Imagine Drive and Read More…

Lorain man found guilty of fatal shooting during botched robbery

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ELYRIA – An aggravated murder trial that began Monday ended Thursday with a jury finding a Lorain man guilty in the shooting death of another man during a botched drug robbery in 2011. Donzelle Crosby, 24, was found guilty on two counts of murder, one count of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, one Read More…