October 21, 2014

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Spider-Man thrills movie-goers at debut

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  ELYRIA — As children and the young at heart entered Atlas Cinemas on Friday, they received a thrill: “Oh, wow, look — Spider-Man!” Parents were just as awestruck as their children when face to face with superheroes — including Spider-Man, “Electro” and characters from The X-Men. Friday marked the debut of “The Amazing Spider-Man Read More…

Multi-vehicle crash in Wellington remains under investigation

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WELLINGTON — Officials were not releasing the number and identities of the persons involved in a motor vehicle accident at state Route 18 and Quarry Road on Friday evening. However, according to a dispatcher with the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, no fatalities were reported at the scene. Earlier reports indicated that helicopters Read More…

Patrol at scene of multi-vehicle crash at state Route 18 and Quarry Road

The Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of state Route 18 and Quarry Road, west of Wellington. Early reports indicate that three helicopters landed and one person involved was transported by Southern Lorain County Ambulance to MercyAllenHospital in Oberlin. The crash remains under investigation. Check out Read More…

Temple honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rabbi Lauren Werber leads the Holocaust Remembrance service at Temple B'nai Abraham.

  ELYRIA — Candles were lit Friday at Temple B’nai Abraham in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is celebrated Sunday. The evening vigil honored both victims of the tragedy and served as a reminder to the community that human rights violations can take place anytime, anywhere. Rabbi Lauren Werber said it is important to Read More…

15 percent in Lorain County ‘food insecure’

A study released Friday confirms what many food banks in Lorain County already know: At least 15 percent of those living in the county are “food insecure.” Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, shows a growing population at risk of hunger throughout Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s service area, which Read More…

Woman allegedly tries to gouge out husband’s eyes

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LORAIN — A woman who bit off part of her husband’s lip in March 2012 is behind bars again, this time for allegedly attacking him in their home. Lorain police responded to a call at 9:16 p.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue after a man had locked himself in a closet, trying Read More…

Family, friends of domestic violence victims hold vigil

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LORAIN — The family of Margaret McCoy huddled together Friday night, taking turns writing the words “Grandma Marge” on several helium balloons that then floated away into the sunset over Lake Erie at Lakeview Park. It was an emotional evening for the family of Jeff Bruce, whose mother was Margaret McCoy, a victim of domestic Read More…

Man to receive kidney donation from neighbor down the street

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OBERLIN — Sitting side-by-side at the dining room table, 42-year-old David Wilburn and 54-year-old Tracy Rachel compare T-shirts. “I see you have your Cleveland Indians shirt on today,” Rachel said to Wilburn while showing him she, too, is wearing a Cleveland Indians shirt. He smiles and nods. Cheering for the same baseball team isn’t the only link Read More…

Avon Middle School student repeats as spelling bee winner

Kaitlin Hall, left, placed first in the spelling bee district final and Ozi Ojukwu placed second Friday night at Midview West Elementary School. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — It was a bee to remember. After 31 rounds — the most time spent spelling words the judges could remember — Kaitlin Hall was declared the champion of the 2014 district final spelling bee. This is the second consecutive year Kaitlin has won the district bee. Kaitlin, an eighth-grader from Avon Middle Read More…

Keystone schools seek tax levy

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Elementary School building on Liberty Street one day may become a community recreation center. But there’s a hitch. Read More…