October 25, 2014

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Update: Suspect, accomplice arrested in Elyria bank robbery

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  Melissa Linebrink   The Chronicle-Telegram   ELYRIA — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly robbed a US Bank branch Friday afternoon, as well a man believed to be her accomplice.   At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elyria police detectives and Ohio Highway Patrol officers arrested Courtney Browne, 39, of the 200 block of South Read More…

Columbia schools get new donated laptops

COLUMBIA TWP. — The Columbia School District received a Chromebook Cart 2014, which includes 25 ChromeBooks, from the Columbia Community Foundation. The latest technology gift, presented to the district Oct. 9, followed the foundation’s largest grant request of $8,386, said Wayne Brassell, foundation president. School Superintendent Graig Bansek made the request. “This grant will (help) Read More…

Community hosts benefit for family of police officer

Phil Stocker

GRAFTON — Grafton Police Department Patrolman Phil Stoker spent Labor Day with his three children, taking in the pre-fall scenery at Cascade Park in Elyria. It was a perfect day in the eyes of his children: Marissa, 15; Cody, 12; and Nolan, 8. As the evening hours approached, the 40-year-old began experiencing chest pain and, Read More…

Kindness Kloset stocked with affordable prom wear

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LAGRANGE — A room inside Grey Hawk Golf Club gradually is being transformed into a makeshift boutique where formal wear will be sold for a fraction of the original cost during the first Keystone Kindness Kloset. And with today’s homecoming being a prequel to prom season in the spring, some parents and teenagers might be Read More…

Grafton puts income tax increase on November ballot

GRAFTON — The village will ask voters to approve a 0.25 percent additional income tax for five years in November. Council President David DiVencenzo said Council unanimously voted to place the five-year additional income tax on the ballot. “Income to our general fund has seen a decline of support that we have traditionally received from Read More…

Police investigating after 7-week-old infant injured

LORAIN — A 7-week-old baby boy sustained six fractured ribs on the left side of his body, causing police to investigate the cause. At about 5:21 p.m. Thursday, the mother took the baby to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where officers were then dispatched for a possible child abuse case. Officers learned that the infant he Read More…

Keystone students plan Color Run for injured classmate

Current and former Keystone students are planning a Color Run for Kyle in September. Proceeds from the event will benefit the family of Kyle Delligatti, who was injured in an automobile accident Feb. 5.  COURTESY PHOTO

LAGRANGE — In September, family and friends of Kyle Delligatti will be showing their support by taking part in the first Color Run for Kyle. A Color Run embodies emotions a participate may have — determination, optimism, will power — all of which Kyle demonstrates every day, said his mom, Wendy Murray. Kyle was injured Read More…

Former EHS football player, OSU athlete Tracy Sprinkle arrested

Tracy Sprinkle

LORAIN — Ohio State University athlete and Elyria High School graduate Tracy Sprinkle was arrested Saturday after an alleged incident in South Lorain. According to Lorain police Sgt. Mike Hendershot, officers responded to a undisclosed establishment in South Lorain after a bar fight ensued during the early morning hours Saturday. Sprinkle allegedly was involved in Read More…

Thousands pack Black River Landing in Lorain for fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks at  at Lakeside Landing during Port Fest in Lorain on July 4.  Steve Manheim

LORAIN — The Black River Landing was booming with excitement on the Fourth of July as thousands of people ventured into the city to participate in Independence Day festivities. The annual Lorain Port Authority’s Port Fest featured live music, children’s activities, craft vendors, festival foods and of course, fireworks. Before the fireworks exploded over Lake Read More…

Elyria fireworks thrill families

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ELYRIA — Khamren Ingram stood near his dad with his eyes toward the night sky and a smile on his face during the city’s early Independence Day celebration at West Park. Seconds later, a firework lit the sky in a blaze of white, followed by a crackle. The 4-year-old turned to his dad, Emanuel Ingram, Read More…