May 29, 2016

Elyria
Partly cloudy
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About Steve Fogarty

Steve Fogarty has been with the Chronicle-Telegram since 1978. He primarily covers North Ridgeville. He can be reached at 329-7146 or sfogarty@chroniclet.com..

Reports of shots fired at Black River Reservation

ELYRIA — Two separate 911 calls reporting shots fired in the Black River Reservation sent authorities scurrying Saturday afternoon to investigate the area. Two separate calls came to the county’s 911 center about 4 p.m. Saturday from people who reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity of the park’s Bridgeway Trail, according to Jim Ziemnik, executive Read More…

Amherst Superintendent to Steele grads: To have no burden … is life’s most difficult task

CLEVELAND — Students and families were treated to not one but three commencement addresses during Saturday’s graduation ceremonies for the 2016 class of Marion L. Steele High School at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Steele Principal Michael May drew an enthusiastic response from the audience when he announced that the MLS class of Read More…

Elyria woman dies in North Ridgeville motorcycle crash

EATON TOWNSHIP – An Elyria woman died Saturday afternoon from injuries she sustained while riding a motorcycle that overturned after a tire blowout. Deanna M. Schill, 36, was taken by North Ridgeville Fire Department ambulance paramedics to University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake where she died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Read More…

Veteran says 1st Amendment rights are being violated by his condo association

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — To Vietnam era veteran Frank Kronen, the issue is simple. “I just feel I’m being infringed upon,” he said Friday as he stood on the front porch of his white-framed condo in the Cottages at Savannah condo development off Center Ridge Road. Just to Kronen’s left was a sign that has become Read More…

North Ridgeville sets schedule for summer road repairs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is gearing up for summer road improvements. Street paving and repairs to completion of the Jaycox Road reconstruction are on tap. Also, the Safe Routes to School Project will bring new paved pedestrian and bicycle paths for students. Pothole patching and repaving of streets is slated to get underway June Read More…

Words have become a career path for former National Spelling Bee contestant

OBERLIN — Eboni A. Johnson spelled her way to a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., more than 25 years ago. But she’s never gotten far away from words. Today she’s surrounded by millions of them. Johnson, 40, is a reference and instruction librarian at Oberlin College’s Mudd Library, a position Read More…

‘Octateuch’ spells doom for Learwood’s Mueller at National Spelling Bee

CT Spelling Bee champ Rachel Mueller is out. The seventh-grader Learwood Middle School student from Avon Lake misspelled the word “octateuch” during a preliminary oral spelling round this morning about 11:30 a.m. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The word is a term Read More…

Lorain house fire investigated as possible arson

LORAIN — A weekend fire that left a family homeless is being investigated as arson. Fire Department investigators and police detectives are working to determine who set the overnight fire that caused an estimated $45,000 damage to a two-story home at 1845 Garden Ave., according to Lt. Steve Bajcer, chief inspector with the Lorain Fire Read More…

Local speller takes in sights, completes bee test

It’s been a day of sightseeing, spelling, and no nerves. That was Tuesday’s agenda for Rachel Mueller, the 13-year-old Learwood Middle School seventh-grader representing Lorain County and The Chronicle-Telegram in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The daughter of Mark and Susan Mueller, Rachel said she had two tough words on Tuesday’s preliminary written spelling test, Read More…

Amherst woman and friends keep tabs, help charity

AMHERST — Morgan Stock wouldn’t want anyone feeling bad for her. She’s too busy doing things for others. Like taking part in the huge delivery of thousands of aluminum can pull tabs to Cleveland’s Ronald McDonald House today that will be converted into cash to help families staying there to be near a sick child. Read More…