May 28, 2015

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‘Pass on the patriotism’

LORAIN — America’s war dead and members of the military in general were remembered Sunday in annual Memorial Day services at the Lorain Palace Theater. “The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” Dan Gillotti, a former Army first sergeant and Vietnam War combat veteran, told about 120 people in the mostly vacant Read More…

12-week-old puppy rescued from Avon home fire

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Firefighters work to put out a fire at 2335 Candlewood Drive, in Avon, on Saturday afternoon, May 23.

AVON — The sole occupant of a Candlewood Drive home wasted no time in letting rescuers know where to find him when a fire broke out Saturday afternoon. The barks of a 12-week-old boxer mix quickly brought firefighters to the rescue after a fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Candlewood Drive Read More…

Veteran, Oberlin native, reflects on fallen soldiers

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Seven months ago, Oberlin native Stanton Chambers returned home from a deployment in Afghanistan. He came back to his family — both blood and blue — with a new rank to add to his years of service – colonel — which serves as a highlight for the 46-year-old Marine’s many years of military service. And, Read More…

Bendix workers pitch in on Medina County Habitat house

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ELYRIA — Andy Phillips watched like a hawk as each partially constructed wall of his new home was loaded on a truck outside Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Elyria for the short ride to his soon-to-be Brunswick address. “Why is that wall out?” Phillips called to a team of Bendix volunteers Friday afternoon who helped Read More…

Lorain events to commemorate life of Malcolm X

There will be a street listening program and community event Saturday in Lorain to commemorate Malcolm X. The listening program will be at the corner of Washington Avenue and 9th Street at 11:30 a.m. Community leaders — including Second Ward Councilman Dennis Flores — will be on hand to hear residents’ concerns. The community event will Read More…

Adams gets maximum sentence in Coats killing

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Tove Adams (center) exits Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi's court room along side of Defense attorney Kenneth Lieux (left) after his sentencing on Friday morning, May 21.

ELYRIA – Tove Adams was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence, for gunning down Anthony Coats nearly two years ago in Elyria. Adams, 44, didn’t speak during the hearing because his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said his client plans to appeal. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Donna Freeman asked county Common Read More…

Lorain’s Flores loses seat by single vote

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, lost his re-election bid by one vote. Flores was 20 votes ahead of his closest opponent, Ryan Horn, when unofficial results were released Election Day, but after 25 provisional ballots cast in the 2nd Ward were counted this week, Horn managed to pull ahead. Going Read More…

Fear-dot-not: Police departments offer online trade safe zones

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Though rare, some online business transactions at e-commerce sites such as Craigslist have ended in tragedy, which is why the Lorain County Chiefs of Police Association is launching the Transaction Safe Zones project designed to provide safe, neutral sites in which to display, inspect and complete purchases and sales begun online. Sites will include lobbies Read More…

Candidates recommended to replace Tucker as Lorain superintendent

LORAIN — Five applicants to replace retiring Lorain Superintendent Tom Tucker have been recommended by Educational Service Center of Lorain County, according to Greg Ring, center superintendent. Ring, whose organization is running the search for the Board of Education, said Wednesday that he made the recommendations to board President Tony Dimacchia last week. Ring said Read More…

Hearing set for convicted Avon firefighter

AVON — A pre-disciplinary hearing is to be held next week in regards to Avon firefighter Dennis Danczak, who was convicted of violating a temporary protection order last year. The hearing is to include a city labor negotiator, the finance director and a member of the human resources department who will review the court case Read More…