March 3, 2015

Elyria
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New gas station coming to LaGrange

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LAGRANGE — Beck Suppliers Inc., based in Fremont, will soon be opening another FriendShip food store in Lorain County — this one on North Street in LaGrange. Mayor Kim Strauss confirmed the purchase of a 1.55-acre lot between the IGA shopping plaza and U.S. Grant Street. The Lorain County auditor’s website stated the property had Read More…

Big Brothers Big Sisters fulfills Mother’s Day wish

Mitzi Barrett and her son, Ronier Barrett-Reid, 13, enjoy playing board games at their Avon home Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

  AVON — The moment when Mitzi Barrett and her 13-year-old son, Ronier Barrett-Reed, remove a board game from a shelf, competitive energy fills the atmosphere of their home until a winner is declared. Scrabble and Monopoly are the favorite board games in their household. During these games, mother and son have formed a special Read More…

Oberlin Head Start to close

OBERLIN — The Oberlin Head Start facility will close in July, but services will continue in other Lorain County locations. Parents were notified Friday that the Oberlin Head Start, 12078 Leavitt Road, will close, effective July 31. The center has assisted infants, toddlers and preschoolers for nearly 18 years. However, according to a news release, Read More…

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…