November 28, 2014

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Keystone district to discuss cuts on Monday

LAGRANGE — The Keystone school board will meet Monday to discuss finalizing the first phase of planned cuts in the wake of a 5.95-mill operating levy’s Nov. 4 defeat. The issue would have generated $1.4 million annually and staved off cuts in teachers, elimination of advanced placement classes at the high school, reductions in secretarial Read More…

Former Lorain teacher sentenced on child pornography charges

A former teacher for the Lorain Schools was sentenced Thursday in federal court on child pornography charges. Edward Dembiec, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Adams to three years and four months in prison on a count of possession of child pornography, according to Mike Tobin, public information officer for the Office of Read More…

Jarelle Guice found guilty in 2012 police standoff

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ELYRIA — Jarelle Guice was found guilty on multiple counts of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and other charges Wednesday stemming from a 2012 incident in which he was shot six times by police after firing on them during a tense standoff. Guice, 25, yelled an obscenity as county Common Pleas Judge Raymond Read More…

Alleged threat to rob bank leads to charges

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Like other businesses, banks get their share of complaints and gripes from customers. But an employee of the Huntington National Bank branch inside the Giant Eagle supermarket on Center Ridge Road will likely remember one call in particular for it unusualness. That’s because a man phoned the bank branch at 5:45 p.m. Read More…

Head of North Ridgeville chamber prepares for retirement

Longtime North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce director Dayle Noll reminisces Tuesday about her nearly 30 years with the chamber. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As the daughter of parents who ran a restaurant for years, Dayle Noll has long known and appreciated the hard work and pride that goes into a successful business. For nearly three decades, Noll has been an advocate for the city’s business community as executive director of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Read More…

North Ridgeville police looking for 4 males in rash of vehicle break-ins

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins last week at the Meadow Lakes development on the city’s west side. Police responded to a report of four males who were believed to be going through vehicles in the area of Soaring Court and Meadow Lakes Boulevard in the development off Center Ridge Read More…

Elyria man sentenced in April carjacking

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who stole a car at knifepoint earlier this year from a 20-year-old who had just bought the vehicle was sentenced Monday by Loran County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. Cedrick Lindsay, 20, was sentenced to three years of probation and 180 days in jail by Betleski in connection with the Read More…

Man pleads guilty to charges tied to July fatal shooting

Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect the six-month sentence imposed by Judge John Miraldi is to be served after another sentence Tyler Wells already is serving, not concurrent as the initial story indicated. ELYRIA — One of more than a dozen people charged with a riot that that ended with a fatal shooting Read More…

Veterans homeless shelter nearly ready

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LORAIN — The man who helped guide a four-year odyssey to bring a veterans homeless shelter to reality summed it up as he gazed around at the shiny facility that opened Friday for limited tours. “We’ve made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Dan Gillotti, a 70-year-old Vietnam war veteran and vice chairman Read More…

North Ridgeville Middle School ends day early for sewage leak

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Hundreds of students at the city’s aging middle school began their day Thursday as they usually do by sitting in a classroom. But the day didn’t end that way. About lunch time, students and staff alike began to notice an increasingly foul odor. “Everything was OK until the last lunch period, and Read More…