February 14, 2016


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


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

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


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…

Live feed, chat for Fat Tuesday paczki delivery (Update: Off Air)

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Follow our live stream as chief photographer Bruce Bishop and his paczki posse deliver paczkis to Lorain County residents for Fat Tuesday. Participate in our Paczki Day by posting on our Facebook wall, using #PaczkiPosse on Twitter, commenting in the chat window or calling 951-4PACZKI. #paczkiposse Tweets

Police: Man torched house to get back at divorcing wife


BRIGHTON TWP. — The owner of a Brighton Township home that went up in flames Friday has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting the blaze. Lorain County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said the investigation into the fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road determined that the blaze had been deliberately set by David Read More…

Firelands boosts building security

Mike Von Gunten

SOUTH AMHERST — Firelands Schools will soon implement new security protocols requiring all visitors to provide photo identification to be cross-referenced through a national sex offender database. The new check-in procedure will roll out district-wide Monday for all building visitors. The new software system, Raptor, works by scanning a person’s driver’s license or state ID Read More…

Flashing lights, sign to be put at Lear-Nagle crosswalk


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city will erect flashing lights to try to better illuminate a crosswalk near a sharply curved section of Lear-Nagle Road. Mayor David Gillock said the city bought flashing yellow lights like those posted on a curving portion of Sugar Ridge Road at the city’s western boundary with Elyria that warn drivers Read More…