January 29, 2015

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Police searching for suspects who used stolen credit card data

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police in several communities are working together to apprehend three men suspected of buying hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards using credit cards encoded with stolen credit card data. Authorities believe the thieves struck at least four different gas stations, including two in North Ridgeville, the night of Dec. 5. “In Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box gifts distributed to local children

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ELYRIA — Tiffany Dennis and her son, Jerod Hough, stood in the chilly sunlit morning outside the Elyria Salvation Army center along with a few dozen others Monday. They were all waiting to be summoned inside to receive bags of toys donated through The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box, plus boxes of food to help make the Read More…

LCCS, Bike Lady team up to give 51 new bikes to area kids

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ELYRIA — More than four dozen area children will wake up to a new bicycle Christmas morning thanks to a joint effort between Lorain County Children Services and the Bike Lady Inc. A total of 51 new bikes were purchased with donations to the Franklin County-based Bike Lady, otherwise known as Kate Koch, a former Read More…

Judge George Ferguson dies at 84

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ELYRIA — Sitting on the bench dispensing justice over many years can change a person’s perception of the world and of themself. “Some judges come to view the job as something they’re entitled to, and they forget where they came from, but I thank God every day for being able to do this, and that Read More…

Suspected meth lab found in North Ridgeville mobile home

Police investigate a possible meth lab in the Pine Ridge Trailer Park. COURTESY NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A joint investigation by North Ridgeville police and the Lorain County Drug Task Force led authorities to a couple suspected of operating a meth lab in a mobile home unit in the Pine Ridge Trailer Park on Wednesday. Police termed the suspected meth lab operation “a potentially deadly situation” that was defused Read More…

Lorain police seek robbery suspect

LORAIN — Police chased and later confiscated a car early Friday morning that they believe may have been involved in a series of armed robberies of businesses in the Leavitt Road area. Police were patrolling Leavitt Road between W. 23rd Street and Meister Road at 1:25 a.m. Friday after receiving information about a suspect in Read More…

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…