May 22, 2015

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Suspect in Elyria ambush caught (VIDEO)

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ELYRIA — A third suspect and the one police labeled the “primary aggressor” in an assault last month was taken into custody early Wednesday, police said. Michael Nichols, 27, was charged with felonious assault about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he called Elyria police and told them he was there. Read More…

Police identify Michigan man killed in Turnpike crash

Firefighters work at the scene of a crash Wednesday between a freight van and a tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving rear-ended an eastbound tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Maki, of Houghton Lake, Mich., the driver of a Load One Transport and Logistics van from Holland, Mich., died at the scene, according to Sgt. Read More…

Elyria Schools budget on target for 5 years

ELYRIA — A promise by school officials not to seek new operating revenue from taxpayers until at least 2019 seems to be holding up, according to district Treasurer Katie Henes, who Wednesday delivered the district’s five-year forecast. Six months ago, when school officials were in the midst of teacher contract negotiations, they were adamant they Read More…

Veterans circulating petition to keep VA Clinic in Lorain

LORAIN — Veterans are passing around petitions and gathering signatures to let the Veterans Administration know they want the VA Clinic to remain in Lorain. During the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, a 1.2-mile walk at the Lorain VA Clinic that promotes wellness and benefits homeless veterans, petitions were circulated that will be Read More…

Lorain-Medina correctional facility to add 50 beds with grant

ELYRIA — The Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility has received more than $1.1 million from the state to add 50 beds to the facility. Executive Director Mike Willets said it hasn’t been decided how many of the beds will be dedicated to men and how many will be used by female inmates. Currently, the CBCF Read More…

Elyria schools go #ALLIN too

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LeBron James’ tenure in Cleveland sparked more than a few iconic Nike ads. The “Together” one – a single word juxtaposed against a background of hundreds of fans who vowed from the tip-off to be “all in,” unveiled on his first game back in October – stood out among all of them. Well, the teachers, Read More…

Fatal wreck closes Sugar Ridge Road

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sugar Ridge Road between State Route 83 (Avon Belden Road) and Race Road is closed until further notice as police investigate a fatal one-car wreck. Police say the car went off the north side of the road and struck a guardrail around 3:20 a.m. The driver, the only person in the car, was Read More…

Avon Lake looks to expand deer culling

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AVON LAKE — Sharpshooters might be headed to more city-owned property in the future to kill deer. City officials are considering locations for future culling on parcels of city-owned land near the wastewater treatment plant along Moore Road and near the water towers along Lear and Division roads, Lake Road and Westwinds Drive. Discussions with Read More…

Same spot, new gallery in Elyria

The old Brandau Jewelers at 336 Broad St. in Elyria, which was an art gallery, will see Elyria Art Works move in. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Local artists can’t paint themselves a better Elyria on canvas, but they are hoping Elyria residents want to add a little artwork to their lives. When the Lorain Arts Council closed the Elyria Art Depot earlier this year, many wondered if a public art gallery would return to downtown Elyria. The answer is yes. In Read More…

Lincoln funeral train replica to make appearance in Wellington

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In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to inspect the gleaming new locomotive that had been commissioned just to carry him around the country. But the day before that inspection was to take place, Lincoln died of an assassin’s bullet. The regally outfitted train became his funeral train. Though the original met a sad end Read More…