March 29, 2015

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Re-enactor presents Civil War and music

Tim Krugman

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Most Civil War re-enactors get into the history behind the war’s notable battles. Tim Krugman has made a passionate study of the war’s history and its music. “People who do re-enacting chose a specialty of particular interest to them, and for me, that’s portraying a soldier-musician,” Krugman said. His one-man program on Read More…

Tree-cutting keeps Ridgeville middle school project from going bat-ty

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another week and the $58.1 million middle school projected to open in two years would have had its inaugural construction season jeopardized by a possible bat habitat. Thanks to an 11th-hour approval of a needed state EPA permit, an Elyria contracting crew was able to remove a little more than six acres Read More…

Memorial planned Sunday for Tyburski

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Charlotte Worcester and two of her friends have never met the family of Rachele Tyburski. That didn’t make any difference to the three women who felt somewhat useless in terms of easing the family’s grief after the 26-year-old Lakewood woman’s body was found by a passer-by in a field off Victory Lane. Read More…

Woman found in North Ridgeville identified

Rachele-Tyburski, of Lakewood, Oh. (Photo courtesy of WKYC)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered Sunday in a field off Victory Lane. Police Lt. Greg Petek released a short statement this afternoon that said news reports of the missing woman resulted in family contacting them to identify the woman as Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood. Petek thanked the Read More…

Say it eight so: Weather Channel drops Elyria for Sandusky on the 8s

People apparently grumble about more than paying taxes when they walk into the offices of Lorain County Treasurer Dan Talarek. Surprisingly, one complaint heard over and over not related to forking over cold hard cash is the elimination of Elyria weather data that had been featured on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8’s’’ segment. Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek help in identifying dead woman

Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, left, and North Ridgeville police Lt. Greg Petek talk to the media Monday at the North Ridgeville Police Department about the body that was found Sunday off Victory Parkway. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a partially clad woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon near Victory Sports Park off Lorain Road. Authorities have not deemed her death a homicide, but they did say her death appears suspicious in nature during a news conference Monday. Results of an Read More…

Death prompts road safety questions

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After his grandson was struck by a car and killed while walking across Center Ridge Road near McDonald’s, Ray Steinmetz is hoping the city will find ways to make the area safer to prevent similar tragedies. In an email sent to The Chronicle- Telegram a few days after Brian Steinmetz, 19, was Read More…

Members of Lorain church lost to arson fire vote to rebuild

LORAIN – First Evangelical Lutheran Church will return but in a new building. Members of the congregation voted overwhelmingly Sunday to rebuild. “There weren’t any doubts about what our people wanted to do,” the Rev. Jimmy Madsen said Sunday night. “We have made a definite decision that we are not going to re-hab the existing Read More…

Water main break puts Oberlin on boil alert; JVS classes canceled

OBERLIN – A water main break that left much of the city of Oberlin without water for some hours Sunday has been fixed but a resulting boil alert has led to cancellation of classes today at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. Tina Salyer, spokeswoman for the JVS, said Sunday evening that the school, located Read More…

Red blazer-clad crusader kept an open house, heart

Gertrude-Wirscham-1-slide

For more than 30 years, Gertrude Wirscham did something many today would regard as foolhardy or downright dangerous. Following the death of her husband John in 1964, Wirscham opened her 12th Street home in Elyria to people who came in as total strangers without a roof over their heads but who left knowing they had Read More…