July 29, 2014

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Avon eyes September start for community pool project

Avon will begin work on a community pool near the intersection of state Route 83 and Detroit Road in September. The architects released this conceptual drawing for the pool in January. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON — When he was elected mayor after serving four terms on City Council, Bryan Jensen said one of his top priorities would be seeing that a community pool was built during his first year in office. City Council and others got a look at how plans are progressing toward making a $6 million pool Read More…

North Ridgeville proposes two projects to ease flooding

North Ridgeville firefighters rescue residents stranded Monday night by heavy flooding. COURTESY OF D. SANDS

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two pending sewer projects are designed to reduce the devastating impact of future flooding. One improvement is a nearly $500,000 sewer line change that should boost the speed with which sewage and water enters the city’s French Creek Wastewater Plant. The other is an alteration in a weir, or low concrete, that Read More…

Open casting call for ‘The Bronze’ set for Sunday at Midway Mall

ELYRIA — So you want to be in pictures? Then plan to get to Midway Mall 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for an open casting call for extras and other actors for the Melissa Rauch comedy “The Bronze” that will film in the Amherst area next month. Auditions will take place in the mall’s community Read More…

Cedar Point to mark anniversaries of four signature attractions

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They’ll be serving up cupcakes and cake at Cedar Point during this weekend’s big anniversary of four of the park’s signature roller coasters. Word to the wise: you might want to ride first and eat later. The park’s oldest coaster, the wooden Blue Streak, will observe its 50th anniversary. Opened in 1964, the 78-foot-tall ride Read More…

Former animal shelter worker accused of forgery

Crystal Luli

ELYRIA — A Lorain woman who formerly operated a Sheffield Township animal shelter has been indicted on forgery charges. A county grand jury returned an indictment against Crystal Luli, 39, who managed Ohio Pet Placement on North Ridge Road. Luli is accused of using the personal information of Dr. Cathryne Wittlinger, an area veterinarian who Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission to discuss flooding abatement

Carol Roy, of Paula Court in North Ridgeville, pours water out of a bin that was under a bed. The basement rooms filled with deep water after flood waters and sewage came in during the storms. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s infrastructure needs, including sewer improvements to relieve longstanding flooding, are on the agenda for a special meeting next week. The gathering of City Council members, administrators and city department heads is set for 9 a.m. June 27 in City Council chambers. The meeting is open to the community and designed Read More…

Sports medicine, rehabalitation clinic to open in Avon


LORAIN — In the latest marriage of medicine and sports, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Avon’s T3 Performance sports training center are teaming to open a sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic. The partnership, announced Tuesday by both parties, will bring Mercy’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services within the confines of the 30,000-square-foot athletic complex at Read More…

Residents protest shooting of raccoon in North Ridgeville

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In a similar but far more subdued version of the firestorm of protest leveled at the city last June following the shooting of five kittens by humane officer Barry Accorti, about a dozen people criticized his actions in last week’s shooting of a baby raccoon during Monday night’s City Council meeting. “This Read More…

Husband of former Lorain Court clerk sentenced on drug charges

Julio Osorio

ELYRIA — The husband of the former Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk of court convicted of stealing from the court system was himself sentenced Monday to seven years on drug charges. Julio Osorio, 27, was sentenced to four years and 36 months by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. The sentence comes after Osorio Read More…

Elyria man still weaving a life of love


ELYRIA — David Weaver grew up without the benefit of guidance or examples on how to become a good father. That’s because the longtime Elyria resident lost his own dad, David James Weaver, when he was 8 years old. But that didn’t keep the western Pennsylvania native from becoming the kind of father whose firm Read More…