February 10, 2016

Elyria
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County’s first baby arrives late New Year’s Day

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Angelica Melendez, 25, of Lorain, holds her newborn son Jariel Morales, born at 4:08 p.m. on New Year's Day. Jariel weighed 8lbs. 2oz and was 19in long.

ELYRIA — The first New Year baby in Lorain County made a rather late debut at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Jariel Morales was born at 4:08 p.m. Friday — a bit later than other babies born on the same day in past years. “I couldn’t believe he was the first,” his mom, Angelica Melendez, Read More…

Take them out to the old mud park

ELYRIA — The low temperatures did not deter softball players who took part in the 78th annual “Mud Bowl.” Roughly 20 men made up two teams of softball players — the 38 Club and Bittners — who took turns batting and fielding on an empty grass lot at the intersection of West 13th Street and Read More…

17-year-old runaway found in Cincinnati

AMHERST — A 17-year-old boy who has been missing since Dec. 17 has been reunited with his family. Keegan Lawcock, a senior at Amherst High School, who was last seen before bed the night of Dec. 17, was found in Cincinnati at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is being held at Turning Point. His father, Michael Read More…

Two Norwalk residents killed in crash

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — An Elyria resident was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday and two Norwalk residents died after a motor vehicle accident Tuesday. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Carlos Smith said the accident took place about 3:48 p.m. near Precision Automotive and Performance, 45250 U.S. Route 20. According to Smith, Leon Clowtis, Read More…

Lorain council considers cutting its own benefits

LORAIN — In a 7-4 vote, City Council’s ordinance to establish compensation, benefits and terms of employment for all elected officials of the city was recommended for a second reading. The purpose of the ordinance is to eliminate insurance benefits for Council members and the Council president, which would save the city $108,000 per year Read More…

Amherst family seeks information on missing teen

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AMHERST — A 17-year-old boy has been missing since Dec. 17; and now, his family just wants him home in time for the holidays. Keegan Lawcock, a senior at Amherst High School, was last seen before bed the night of Dec. 17. He is 5-foor-7 and weighs 130 pounds. He has red hair and blue Read More…

Surprise visit gives sisters a tearful reunion

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OBERLIN — It was a family reunion no one expected. Moments after the Oberlin High School sports announcer read the list of varsity cheerleaders during Friday night’s basketball game, he added something extra. “We have a special holiday surprise for two of our cheerleaders,” he said just as Airman Basic E1 Cheyanne Rednour emerged from Read More…

Mourners start new chapter

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GRAFTON — Families from all over Lorain County, and beyond, gathered Sunday night at Our Lady Queen of Peace’s Catholic Church to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who died too soon. Each story was different, yet the same. Photographs in frames, or free standing, situated on the altar depicted Read More…

Survivors hope to break heroin’s grip

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LORAIN — The roar of the motorcycle procession nearing Veterans Memorial Park Sunday afternoon elicited a cheer from the attendees during the second annual Lorain Community Task Force Remembrance Ceremony. Moments later, nearly 25 motorcyclists walked the path leading to a Christmas tree, carrying toys for the children who have lost loved ones from heroin. Read More…

Night-and-day change seen as new McCormick Middle School is toured, dedicated

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WELLINGTON — “Bright,” “airy” and “positive” were words guests used while walking through the new McCormick Middle School in Wellington during the dedication and open house Sunday. Throughout the day, Principal Craig Housum said there was a mixture between current families and former students popping in to get a peek at the new school. After Read More…