April 25, 2015

Mostly cloudy

Firefighters respond to barn fire


Firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire on Murray Ridge Road. The call came in at 2:15 p.m. Monday. Check back for more updates as they become available.

County under high wind warning until 7 a.m.

A tornado watch is in effective for the entire state. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

UPDATE: The tornado watch that had been issued until midnight for Lorain County has been canceled. A high wind warning is in effective until 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. As a cold front passes through the area, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph are expected. Read More…

Details about the $65 million sewer tunnel project

Collection System Modifications The existing collection system near Broadway and Black River Lane will be updated so that wet weather flow is diverted into the tunnel. These updates include construction of a screenings-overflow chamber on an existing 60-inch interceptor sewer that will control the flow to the screenings facility. Screenings Facility The screenings facility will Read More…

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin shares lessons he’s learned in speech to Browns, sees big things in team’s future

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski should’ve known better. Scheduling Michael Irvin to talk for 45 minutes is like trying to squeeze a yard into a foot. It’s not going to happen. Irvin went an extra 35 minutes in his speech to Browns players Wednesday, delaying the final practice before the players broke for a four-day Read More…

Settlement made in suit

ELYRIA — The sexual harassment lawsuit against former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Berta has been settled with a payout of $180,000 to former Juvenile Court Magistrate Lucinda McConnell and her attorneys. Assistant County Prosecutor Dan Petticord said the county’s insurance carrier will cover the bulk of the payout, which includes $10,000 that will Read More…

Board expands Medicaid

COLUMBUS — Thousands more Ohioans can soon enroll in the Medicaid program after a legislative panel on Monday cleared the governor’s request for the state to spend federal dollars to provide them with health coverage. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…

Update: Police searching for suspect in Elyria armed robbery


ELYRIA  — No one was hurt in an armed robbery at Nooks, 226 Middle Ave., around 2:10 p.m. today. Updated Oct. 10 at 8  p.m.: Police arrest Nooks armed robbery suspect hours later A witness said he saw the robber come out of the store and run east on Sedaris Lane. The witness described the Read More…

Police: Older man sought for approaching girls Thursday

ELYRIA –  Elyria police suspect two incidents Thursday afternoon in which an older, white man asked young girls if they needed rides are related. The first, at 4:38 p.m., happened by the BP gas station on East Bridge Street. A 12-year-old girl was walking home from school when a white pickup pulled alongside her and Read More…

Ohio rally pushes abortion rights, women’s health

Ruth Clevenger of Chagrin Falls, Ohio waves an American flag during the "We Won't Go Back" Statehouse Rally organized by more than 55 Ohio groups at the Ohio Statehouse, Wednesday Columbus, Ohio. The rally was organized to draw attention to legislation that will effect Ohio laws that influence different aspects of women's health care. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Brooke LaValley)

COLUMBUS — With her 2-week-old son in hand, Cleveland gynecologist Lisa Perriera told demonstrators at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday that new laws limiting access to abortions and other women’s health care are creating unnecessary hurdles for her patients. Perriera said that because of the laws she recently had to require a couple forced to Read More…

Follow Chronicle-Telegram reporter Lisa Roberson on Twitter


Lisa Roberson, an award-winning journalist at The Chronicle-Telegram, created a Twitter account Tuesday. You should be familiar with Lisa’s stories covering all things important in Elyria. Now you can have a more personal professional relationship with her. Follow her on Twitter @LisaRobersonCT. Have a story idea or an insider tip? Tweet her! Or follow her Read More…