September 3, 2015

Elyria
Clear
69°F
 

Carlisle Township: Roads additional

Issue 1 What it is: a 0.75-mill additional levy Duration: 4 years How much would it raise: $125,000 annually Purpose: funds for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges in Carlisle Township Cost to homeowner: The owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay an additional $75 per year. CARLISLE TWP. Read More…

Columbia Library: Renewal levy

Issue 4 What it is: a 1.74-mill renewal levy for the Columbia Township/Columbia Branch Library Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $360,000 annually Purpose: The levy will allow the library to operate with the same level of hours; number of books, magazines and media purchases, computer access and programming Cost to homeowner: The Read More…

Victims of domestic violence the focus of Friday vigil in Elyria

ELYRIA – Domestic violence and sexual assault are situations found in some homes across Lorain County. On Friday, there will be a vigil in honor of those who are not only victims of crimes, but who also have witnessed and survived the aftermath of those crimes. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week began Sunday and runs Read More…

Winning spelling bee is part of Learwood student’s repertoire

Emma Jankowski

EATON TWP. — It was Emma Jankowski’s bee to win. After placing runner-up in the 2014 East District Spelling Bee and being crowned the winner of the 2015 East District Spelling Bee this year, taking home the first-place trophy for the district finals Friday was sweet success. Emma, an eighth-grader at Learwood Middle School in Read More…

Lake rescue reunites puppy with owner

LORAIN — When Amy Pritchard’s 4-month-old Labrador mix Kimberly escaped from a fenced-in yard Sunday evening, she never imagined where the puppy would end up. Kimberly was spotted Friday on the slightly iced-over Lake Erie in Bay Village, nearly 15 miles from where she was last seen. “We’re not exactly sure how she escaped, but Read More…

Simulator shows drunk and distracted driving effects to students

Brandon Swords, 17 drives the distracted driver simulator The long screen allows for a more immersive experience. BRUCE BISHOP/ CHRONICLE

  The instructions were clear. “Walk the line, heel to toe and keep your arms to your side,” Keystone Local schools resource officer Mark Turner repeated to me. The problem was I didn’t see one line; I saw two and they were blurry. On Monday, Turner brought in two different digital scenarios to illustrate driving Read More…

Backpacks pack needed supplies for families

COLUMBIA TWP. – Diana Lafferty grew up in a family committed to helping others in need. “My mom and dad raised four of their own kids and took in any friends or family member kids when they needed help,” Lafferty said from her home in Columbia Township. Bearing witness to her parents compassion for others, Read More…

Positive outlook keeps teen going

Ryan Egbertson. PHOTO PROVIDED BY EGBERTSON FAMILY

COLUMBIA TWP. — Ryan Egbertson celebrated a milestone birthday Oct. 10 — he turned 18 and was officially an adult. He celebrated the day with his family and friends, talking about plans for the future. Ryan, who studies plumbing and pipefitting at Lorain County Joint Vocational School, will graduate in a few months. When he Read More…

Elyria boy’s face graces GAP ad

022115modelslide

ELYRIA — Kneeling down, in front of world-renowned fashion photographer Stefano Azario, Christian Newton wore a pair of GAP jeans, a jean jacket and a white-and-yellow-striped long-sleeved shirt. He completed the outfit with a baseball hat and prepared for his first professional photo shoot for GAP, a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal Read More…

Gas globe collector still pumped after decades

011115globesslide

LAGRANGE — Scott Benjamin descends down his basement steps and flicks a switch, bringing his man cave to light. From floor to ceiling, on every inch of wall space, are old-fashioned gasoline globes in every color and brand. Sinclair, Texaco and Sohio globes glow in his basement much like they did in years gone by Read More…