February 6, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
38°F
 

Fire guts home

BRIGHTON TWP. — Fire crews from multiple departments in Lorain County battled a structure fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road on Friday. A neighbor reported the fire at 8:20 p.m. The single-story house was 50 percent “fully engulfed” by the time fire crews arrived at the scene. The Wellington Fire Department was the main unit Read More…

Lorain to take over run-down property

ELYRIA — The city of Lorain soon will be the new owner of the Western Stoveworks. The city will take ownership of the property at the corner of West 13th Street and Long Avenue after it is cleaned up in accordance with the terms of a settlement agreement reached this week with the current owner, Read More…

Slain couple mourned at vigil

ELYRIA — Family and friends of Michael and Fannie Lewis gathered around the steps of the Lorain County Adult Probation Building, consoling each other during a vigil Friday in memory of the slain couple. At 7 p.m. Friday, homemade posters read, “True Love Never Dies: Fly High,” while candles burned and people spoke out in Read More…

North Ridgeville crash probe continues

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are continuing their investigation into an accident early Thursday that left a Lakewood man trapped behind the wheel of a mangled car for several hours before rescuers freed him. Investigating officers are waiting to talk with Moussa Saliba, 24, of Lakewood, to learn more details of what led to the crash, Read More…

Police: Woman’s identity stolen; cell phones bought

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WESTLAKE – Police are investigating how a suspect obtained a woman’s personal information and then purchased four cell phones using her name. According to police, the woman received a $639 bill in the mail on Jan. 30 documenting the purchase of the cell phones through a fake Verizon account opened in her name. The phones Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball

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Live Blog Chronicle Friday night high school basketball  

Unemployment rate hits eight-year low, but growth slows in latest jobs report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pay, more people felt confident enough to look for work and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent, its lowest level since 2008. Friday’s Labor Department report showed that Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fireworks fly in first one-on-one Democratic debate Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America’s Read More…

Used needles found strewn along Weiss Field in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — Numerous hypodermic syringes recently were found along Webber Road next to Weiss Field, leaving residents questioning if efforts to battle heroin addiction have stagnated. Jim Coyne and Lisa Goodwin, co-founders of Assist Avon Lake, were at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in 2013 when seven Avon Lake residents died of overdoses. Read More…

Avon Lake schools get grant for nutrition, exercise programs

AVON LAKE — A grant was awarded to Avon Lake Schools that will help support nutrition and physical activity programs. The $17,600 grant was received through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association Mideast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football Read More…