December 19, 2014

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Amherst woman among 2 indicted in overdose death

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A registered nurse who lives in Amherst is one of two women indicted this week on multiple charges in the May 28 death of a Valley City man who died two days after suffering a heroin overdose in Newburgh Heights. A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned indictments against Patricia Kane, 60, of Amherst, and Marla Read More…

A Fair question in Midview: When should classes start next year?

GRAFTON — School officials are asking for residents’ help deciding from among three start dates for the 2015-16 school year — one that would see the start of classes coincide with the Lorain County Fair, another that would wait a week for opening day, and a third seeing classes start midway through fair week. The Read More…

Vehicle license fee proposed to pay for North Ridgeville road projects

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When voters rejected an $8 million bond issue in May that would have paid the city’s portion of the $67 million widening and improvement project for Center Ridge and Lear-Nagle roads, city officials said they would pursue other avenues to fund the work. Voters turned down the bond issue by 143 votes in Read More…

Lorain National Bank merging, changing name

LORAIN — Other than a name change and new color scheme, longtime customers of Lorain National Bank shouldn’t notice anything different about their banking experiences as the result of a merger with a Pennsylvania-based banking company. Lorain National is being acquired by Northwest Bancshares Inc., which operates 164 banking offices in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio Read More…

Officials get first look at new Second Harvest food distribution center

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LORAIN — Standing on gravel, Julie Chase-Morefield had to raise her voice to be heard over the constant noise of a cement truck pouring concrete for part of the floor of the cavernous $5 million food distribution center taking shape on Baumhart Road. It was clear she didn’t mind. “Where we’re standing now will be Read More…

North Ridgeville, firefighters reach new contract

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the city’s firefighter union Monday night, but not before some Council members voiced concern over what one termed excessive benefits. The new pact will run from January to the end of 2017 and calls for 2 percent raises in each of the three Read More…

Riders roll in the toys for Not-Forgotten Box

Elyria Eagle Riders donate items to the Not-Forgotten Box on Friday. They are, from left, Jennifer Dahlbeck, Brian Gawlik, Mike Lukehart, Ronnie Galindo, Ray Drake, Diane Kundrod and Dena Flanagan. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Clad in black leather jackets and chaps, the group might at first be mistaken for a bunch of rough and rowdy motorcycle riders. Then the smiles and laughs come — and all the toys. A half-dozen members of the fledgling Elyria Eagle Riders showed up at The Chronicle-Telegram’s doorstep Friday afternoon to deliver Read More…

North Ridgeville resident lights up the neighborhood

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Bob Mangan has heard Clark Griswold jokes for a long time. He doesn’t mind. In fact, one gets the impression he rather likes the comparison between Chevy Chase’s over-the-top Christmas lighting display in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and his own impressive handiwork. Mangan’s dazzling annual holiday lighting extravaganza began 15 Read More…

North Ridgeville commission gets first look at new school plan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Planning Commission members asked school officials and architects Tuesday night questions about parking, wetlands, flood control and traffic as plans for the new $58.1 million middle school and sports stadium were introduced. Commission members got their first look at plans for the project but voted to postpone a vote on approval of Read More…

North Ridgeville Police warn about theft of packages left on doorsteps

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are warning residents to take extra care and precautions to prevent the theft of packages delivered to doorsteps, especially during the holiday season. Police issued the warning after receiving reports of thefts of packages in the Meadow Lakes development that borders Center Ridge and Stoney Ridge roads. “Thieves recognize a lot Read More…