July 24, 2014

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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…

Keystone Schools weigh possible levy requests

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Board of Education agreed Wednesday night to request the Lorain County auditor certify the total tax valuation of the school district and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by an additional levy. After meeting in executive session for more than an hour, school treasurer Susan Bement said it Read More…

Former neighbor arrested over Facebook messages

Susan Critelli

LORAIN — The wife of a former city employee was charged with aggravated menacing after she allegedly sent threatening messages via Facebook to a previous neighbor. Susan Critelli, 49, of the 2000 block of North Jefferson Drive, was taken to Lorain County Jail about 2:40 a.m. Friday after she exchanged a set of messages with Read More…

Residents rally against heroin addiction


LORAIN — Standing outside Lorain City Hall with posters and signs, nearly 100 county residents came together in an effort to raise awareness about heroin addiction. “Say No to Dope” and “Hope not Dope” were some of the phrases motorists saw as they drove by, honking horns and cheering. Other phrases tore at the hearts Read More…

Elyria High School graduates its first class

Elyria graduates enter for commencement at Ely Stadium on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Four years ago, more than 400 students walked through the halls of the new Elyria High School as freshmen. Friday night, those students, now the class of 2014, graduated. Elyria High School Principal Thomas Jama remembers the first time he spoke to the new graduates in 2011. “I shared a vision of goals Read More…

Keystone commencement full of joy, sorrow after senior’s death

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ELYRIA — Wearing small red ribbons in memory of one of their own, members of the Keystone High School class of 2014 proceeded down the aisle of the Elyria First Baptist Church on Friday while “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background, trying to keep their composure. After all, this moment was 13 years in Read More…

Men charged after animals removed from farm


GRAFTON TWP. — Two men were charged with obstructing official business and animal cruelty after Lorain County sheriff’s deputies received a tip that animals were being housed in “horrible conditions.” Deputies were requested at 36450 state Route 303 in Grafton Township by Humane Officer Denise Willis in reference to farm animals in poor living conditions. Read More…