August 27, 2014

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Man hit by train in Elyria

ELYRIA — A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train around 4:05 p.m. today at North Street between West Bridge and Chestnut streets, just south of Harr Plaza. The shirtless, unidentified white man in his 40s or 50s was lying on the south side of the tracks a few feet from the Read More…

For this son, daughter, a piece of dad returned

ELYRIA — A pair of dog tags lost decades ago on a beach in Italy by an American soldier were returned Sunday to his children. Richard Robert Radigan, who served in the Army during World War II, apparently lost the dog tags while serving near Rome. Up until just a few months ago no one Read More…

Councilman wants resolution saying city won’t invest time, money into EMS

ELYRIA — If one City Council member has his way, the city will stop looking into the idea of starting an emergency medical service program as a revenue generator because he contends doing so will take the focus off more pressing issues and send the wrong message to a private company. Councilman Mark Craig, I-4th Read More…

Special Olympics draws athletes from across county

ELYRIA — When the starting whistle blared across the track Friday morning at Ely Stadium signifying the start of another race, 17-year-old Sarah Briner began running with all her might — brown hair flopping in the wind and a smile on her face. She was doing great and on her way to a first-place finish Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water Authority board to re-vote Wednesday

LAGRANGE — The Rural Lorain County Water Authority board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to revote on whether to remove Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell after questions were raised about the legality of the secret ballots used to oust McConnell this week. “While the district believes the actions of the board were lawful and Read More…

Elyria family elicits change from governor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will personally call the families of murder victims when he plans to commute the death sentences of convicted killers. The new protocol comes after a meeting Wednesday between Kasich and the family of Helen Vantz. The Republican governor commuted the death sentence imposed on Vantz’s killer, Ronald Ray Post, last year Read More…

Olmsted Falls student wins ‘Jeopardy’ college tournament

OLMSTED FALLS — So, what do you do if you win the Jeopardy College Tournament? You help your parents out and chip in for tuition at Georgetown University. At least, that’s what Olmsted Falls resident Jim Coury plans to do with his $100,000 winnings from the show — and possibly take a road trip out Read More…

Body found near wooded lot on Lexington in Lorain

LORAIN — Police are investigating the death of a male whose body was found near a wooded lot on Lexington Avenue. According to witnesses, the body was discovered around 8 p.m. Friday after a woman and man drove past, observing wild turkeys. “I saw the turkey and then I looked down and saw the shirt,” Read More…

Obituaries for June 3, 2009

Gary Mezlak Edwin Montalvo Janet Jones Mattie Sue Carter Donald J. Haas Louise Hanko Michael Walchko Jr Read the full obituaries on The Chronicle E-edition at: http://elyriachronicletelegram.oh.newsmemory.com