March 29, 2015

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Keystone Schools plans to auction building

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LAGRANGE — The Keystone school board has started the process to sell the elementary school building on Liberty Street. The building, which dates to 1899, will be sold via pubic auction, according to Treasurer Susan Bement. The board voted last week to approve a measure that sets wheels in motion for an eventual auction. “This Read More…

Elyria West graduate receives fifth gospel Grammy

Elyria West High School graduate Aaron Lindsey collected his fifth Grammy on Sunday night in Los Angeles. PHOTO PROVIDED

ELYRIA — Some could say it’s getting to be old hat for Elyria West High School graduate Aaron Lindsey who collected his fifth Grammy on Sunday night in Los Angeles. But don’t say that to his mother. “I’m very proud of him,” Diana Lindsey said Monday. “He’s worked very hard with so many artists across Read More…

Veteran North Ridgeville Police dog put down

North Ridgeville Police dog Sinta was put down on Thursday after veterinarians confirmed the dog had cancer. COURTESY PHOTO

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jim Larkin can’t get away from it, at least not yet. “I can stay at home and stare at his empty bed or I can go to work and stare at an empty backseat,” he said Friday. Larkin, a veteran patrolman with the North Ridgeville Police Department, was talking about Sinta, his Read More…

Warmer weather means melting snow, possible problems

A building at the corner of Clark and Winckles streets in Elyria encased in ice Friday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Repeated snowfalls and the resulting build-up of ice they produce has started wreaking havoc on some homes and garage roofs across Northeast Ohio. While the area is suffering from the same snow, ice and cold, it hasn’t yet produced any widespread calls to local roofing companies for repairs or emergency assistance. “I was Read More…

North Ridgeville man faces child porn charges

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Coast Guard officer and city resident is facing federal child pornography charges. Sean M. Barnhill, 36, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, according to a statement issued by the office Wednesday. The charges were contained in an indictment issued Tuesday by a federal grand Read More…

Feisty 85-year-old woman keeps drunk intruder out

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 85-year-old woman was just as determined to keep an intoxicated man out of her apartment as he was to get in, believing he was in the right place. When all was said and done, the man, identified as Kelly R. Jarrell, 51, was charged with burglary. The incident occurred just before Read More…

Grafton regional fire service shot down

GRAFTON — The village’s volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will continue providing fire protection services and ambulance runs to the community. Following discussion of a proposal to explore prospects for creating a regional fire district that could see the village partner with neighboring townships, Grafton Village Council members rejected the idea. Three Council members Read More…

North Ridgeville Council gets look at new school plans

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City Council members on Monday got their first formal look at plans for the city’s new $58.1 million grades three to eight middle school and 4,500-seat sports stadium complex. Work is projected to start this spring. To be built on a nearly 100-acre parcel of school district-owned land adjacent to North Ridgeville High Read More…

Sheffield man has a golden link to treasure hunt

Charles Herdendorf, professor emeritus of limnology and oceonography at The Ohio State University and president of the Sheffield Village Historical Society, holds a photo Thursday of a strand of golden coral named in his honor. The coral was discovered during a recovery operation of the S.S. Central America off the South Carolina coast.

SHEFFIELD — Charles Herdendorf hasn’t seen or heard from Tommy Thompson in years. But the well-known former Ohio State University oceanography professor wasn’t surprised when told Thompson, a one-time treasure hunter and fugitive from justice, may fight extradition to Ohio over allegations he cheated investors out of about $50 million in gold Thompson recovered from Read More…

North Ridgeville parents, school officials discuss busing

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Improving communication between parents and school officials over student busing was the overriding theme at Wednesday night’s meeting hosted by the school district’s transportation office. The meeting generated discussion as parents asked questions, expressed opinions, and school officials tried to satisfy areas of concern. Several parents expressed appreciation for improved communications from Read More…