July 31, 2014

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5 arrested in connection with heroin trafficking

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LORAIN – A year-long investigation resulted in five arrests early Wednesday for drug-related activity. Police from Lorain, Elyria, the Lorain County Drug Task Force and West Shore Enforcement Bureau executed 12 search warrants Wednesday morning in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. They arrested five people in connection with a “large scale heroin trafficking organization,” according to Read More…

More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

A large electronic billboard in Cleveland welcomes back NBA basketball star LeBron James Friday after he announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

One injured in Eaton Township house fire

Eaton Township firefighters take away equipment after putting out a fire at a home on Butternut Ridge Road. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday that sent one resident to the hospital. According to Lt. Kevin Blair of the Eaton Township Fire Department, crews were called about 2 p.m. to 36336 Butternut Ridge Road. He said they saw heavy smoke inside the house. Eaton Township and North Ridgeville fire departments Read More…

Annual Girls Power Camp treats girls to old-fashioned fun

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HINCKLEY — Music coming from the gaming truck relaxed all who heard it. Nearby, two girls wearing white protective helmets swung padded lances at each other in a game of jousting. In another part of the campground, two other girls raced each through an inflatable obstacle course. And those were just the evening activities during Read More…

Keystone student injured in crash now talking

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LAGRANGE — Maybe it was the nursing staff that quickly became like family. Maybe it was the gaggle of teenagers surrounding his bed each day during their summer break. Regardless of the reason, Kyle Delligatti spoke Monday for the first time since a February car crash. It was a voice his family thought they might Read More…

Woman shot in elbow at Lorain gas station

LORAIN — A driver shot in the left arm Friday while parked at a gas station believes she was the victim of a freak accident or random attack. “I don’t have any enemies,” the woman said Tuesday. “I’m a quiet person. I (keep) to myself.” The 37-year-old Lorain woman, who asked not to be identified Read More…

North Ridgeville condo owners consider suing city over flooding

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nita Morrison and several fellow condominium owners in the city’s Northview Circle development have dogged City Council over recurring episodes of flooding dating to 2005. Morrison is circulating hundreds of fliers around town to try to drum up support for a class-action suit against the city. “I have had enough,” Morrison said Read More…

Defense attorney claims prosecutor misconduct in trial for crash that killed teen

ELYRIA — Neither prosecutors nor defense attorney Mike Duff dispute that Alexandra Clifford grabbed the wheel of the 1999 Ford Escort she was a front-seat passenger in just before the 2012 crash that claimed her life. But Duff contends that assistant Lorain County prosecutors Jay Grunda and Adam Bryda tried to cover up that fact Read More…

Sewer main break closes stretch of West Bridge Street

West Bridge Street between Water Street and West River Road North has been closed until further notice. Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka said there is a sewer main break either beneath the bridge that spans the Black River or beside it. The bridge has been closed to all traffic as a result. A timetable for Read More…

UPDATED: Man charged for urinating on Art Modell’s grave

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. Read More…