April 28, 2015

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Lorain woman uninjured by shots fired into home

LORAIN — A woman told police she was asleep in a ground-floor bedroom of her home when she was awakened about 2 a.m. Friday by a loud banging noise. The woman fell back asleep but when she awoke several hours later she discovered apparent bullet holes in a bedroom window and the ceiling, as well Read More…

2 women charged after crash, ER ruckus

LORAIN — Two Lorain women were charged early Thursday at a hospital emergency room after their vehicles were damaged in a crash earlier that morning. The series of events began when police responded to an incident in the 1000 block of West 21st Street about 3:30 a.m. Thursday involving a 2008 red Lincoln MKZ driven Read More…

Cat, 7-month-old kittens found near Lorain Wal-Mart loading dock

LORAIN – Greg Willey, executive director of Friendship Animal Protective League, knows spring has arrived. “Officer Rick Broz gave us the starting bell,” Willey said of the Lorain Police animal control officer who informed the agency of an abandoned cat and her seven month-old kittens Thursday. “Once we start to get kittens, we know that Read More…

Saturday crash on Oberlin Road kills 1

NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP – An early morning crash on Oberlin Road that saw an SUV consumed by fire and claimed the life of its female driver is under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The identity of the woman had not been released by Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, who could not be reached Read More…

Apartment fire at Wilkes Villa in Elyria displaces mom, 5 children

ELYRIA – A fire that broke out in an upstairs bedroom of a Wilkes Villa apartment Saturday afternoon left a woman and five children temporarily without a home. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported to Elyria firefighters in a 911 call at 5:42 p.m., according to Elyria Fire Capt. Kevin Szabo. Read More…

North Ridgeville officials say they’ve bought all the land needed for Lear-Nagle project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Even though construction equipment won’t begin to turn dirt before next year, the approximately $12 million widening and improvement of Lear-Nagle Road has taken a big step forward. City officials this week announced that all 92 of the residential and commercial properties needed for right-of-way for the expansion of the road from Read More…

United Way director touts campaign success

Bill Harper, executive director of the United Way of Greater Lorain County.

ELYRIA — As in the past few years, United Way of Greater Lorain County is eschewing fundraising money to focus on increased collaborations among the area’s social service agencies to better meet essential needs of the county’s underserved population. Bill Harper, United Way’s executive director, again emphasized the agency’s continued transition from hitting financial goals Read More…

Amherst teens tap into sweet rewards

Nathan Kovach, 16, carries a kettle of freshly made maple syrup over to a boiler Thursday. The syrup will remain on constant heat until the boys are able to filter it into individual bottles to sell. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Kovach brothers have made their mother proud with their strong work ethic and determination to make a go of their fledgling maple syrup business. Still, the job can get to you. “By now we’re hoping for an end to it,” said Brandon Palmer, 17, a junior at Firelands High School, and cousin Read More…

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…