February 12, 2016

Elyria
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Former OSU running back Clarett pleads guilty to DUI

MOUNT GILEAD — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday. Court records show all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. Read More…

BREAKING: Lorain police seeking tips on stolen Camry

Lorain police provided this photo of a gray Toyota Camry similar to one that was stolen at the Parkview Motel early this morning.

LORAIN – Police are searching for a gray 2006 Toyota Camry that was stolen earlier today during a burglary at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. The owner of the vehicle, who manages the apartment complex, was beaten and bound while the suspect fled with the stolen car, according to a news release from Read More…

Mayor seeks rules to stop biz ‘poaching’

State-of-City-SLIDE

ELYRIA — As Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems prepares its exit from Elyria, Mayor Holly Brinda wants to start a countywide effort to stop cities from having conversations with companies that result in them leaving their home cities for greener pastures a stone’s throw away. Lorain County needs a universal business attraction and anti-poaching protocol, Brinda Read More…

Board takes no action to ban Confederate flag sales at fair

Giardini-SLIDE

WELLINGTON — The Lorain County Fair Board took no action Tuesday night to halt the sale of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds, but the leader of a group of citizens pushing for a ban said after the meeting that doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying. Jeanine Donaldson, who is heading up the Fair Minded Coalition Read More…

Bow-hunting ‘knuckleheads’ accused of poaching in Avon Lake; ODNR could also pursue charges

AVON LAKE — Two men are facing poaching and other charges for killing deer within city limits. Adam Petrella, 26, and Andrew Smith, 25, both of Avon Lake, are facing charges of hunting violations and cruelty to animals. Smith is facing an additional charge of shooting a bow within city limits and Avon Lake police Read More…

Group attempts to turn former Grafton Elementary into artists’ space

GRAFTON — A new group intends to transform the vacant Grafton Elementary building on Elm Street into a creative space for artists. Elm St. Studios LLC, purchased the building from former owner 1111 Elm Street, LLC, for $1 at the end of December. Grafton resident Carlee Mahajan is the active agent of Elm St. Studios, Read More…

Friendship APL the second recipient of Key to the City award from Elyria

Willey-SLIDE

ELYRIA — There is a clear connection between a city’s stray cat population and its ability to draw new jobs. It seems like a strange correlation, but Greg Willey, director of the Friendship Animal Protective League, said developers see the feline friends as a sign of blight. And when a city is trying to signal Read More…

Brinda: Safety force cuts possible if tax hike fails

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Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda gives the state of the city address Tuesday at Wesleyan Village.

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is asking all city departments to prepare for 15 percent cuts to address revenue shortages affecting the general fund, but she won’t say whether safety forces will see the same level of cuts. During the question-and-answer period after her annual State of the City address Tuesday, Chronicle-Telegram Editor Andy Young Read More…

Police: Man sought for stabbing brother

Stabbing-SLIDE

ELYRIA – A 53-year-old Elyria man is wanted by police following a stabbing at 3 p.m. Monday on Brunswick Drive. According to police reports, brothers David and Daniel Derouchie, both 53, got into an argument regarding who pays more bills and, during the argument, Daniel Derouchie threatened to kill David Derouchie and grabbed a kitchen Read More…

Police: Armed robbery suspect caught

Damion Counter

ELYRIA – A 23-year-old man has been arrested following an armed robbery on East Broad Street early Tuesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino Damian Latron Counter, 23, of the 500 block of South Abbe Road entered the Speedway at 990 E. Broad St. and “wandered around near the register for a bit before pulling out Read More…