August 30, 2014

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Avon Lake councilman suggests paintballs to scare off deer

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AVON LAKE — A member of Avon Lake Council wants to explore whether residents should be permitted to scare deer away from smaller lots by allowing them to fire at the animals with paintball guns. Council member Dave Kos, 4th Ward and chairman of the Safety Committee, thinks owners of smaller lots need an alternative Read More…

Veteran Services commissioner placed in diversion program for marijuana arrest

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AVON LAKE — Lorain County Veterans Service Commissioner Don Attie was placed in a diversion program Thursday for a marijuana arrest in May. Under the terms of the agreement, reached in Avon Lake Municipal Court, Attie must complete 20 hours of community service and a drug awareness class in addition to making a $100 donation Read More…

Clearview Schools audit: Cut staff to reduce deficit

SHEFFIELD TWP. — An Ohio Auditors Office performance audit of Clearview Schools recommends cutting 14 positions — including eight teachers — to eliminate future deficits. The audit, released Thursday, recommends $888,000 in cuts, including about $397,000 through teacher cuts. Clearview has forecast deficits of about $134,000 in the 2015-16 school year, $1.1 million in 2016-17 Read More…

Teen bicyclist critically injured after being hit by vehicle

LORAIN – A teenager riding a bike Wednesday on Washington Avenue was critically injured after he was hit by an oncoming car at an intersection. Curtis Henderson, 52, of Lorain, was driving a 2000 Chevy Impala eastbound on Tower Boulevard at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday when he collided with a bicyclist in the intersection at Washington Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain church destroyed in fire; pastor vows to rebuild

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LORAIN — Standing in the parking lot of First Evangelical Lutheran Church as fire hoses snaked around his feet, the Rev. Dr. Linwood H. Chamberlain hung his head low Thursday morning and watched silently as flames ravaged the 90-year-old building. “All those beautiful stained glass windows are gone. Just gone,” he said. Lorain Fire Department Read More…

BREAKING: Multiple departments respond to fire at Lorain church

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LORAIN — Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain. The call for the fire at 603 Washington Ave. was called in at 6:25 a.m., according to the fire department. Crews from Lorain, Sheffield Township, Elyria and Amherst fire departments are on the scene. Admiral Ernest Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Aug. 28

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama contemplates Congress’ role in Syrian crisis The big question facing the president is whether or not to seek lawmakers’ approval if the White House decides to strike Islamic State targets in Syria. 2. Mother pleads for Read More…

VIDEO: High school football kicks off Friday

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On Friday night, high school stadiums throughout Lorain County and Northeast Ohio will erupt with cheers as another football season kicks off. With that, so begins The Chronicle-Telegram’s comprehensive coverage provided to you by a sports staff named the best in the nation for like-sized papers. Included in today’s paper is The Chronicle’s preview section Read More…

Judge Burge orders county to hire security for Adult Probation facilities

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has ordered the county commissioners to provide $124,953 to cover projected security costs for the county’s Adult Probation Department for the final three months of the year. The money is to be turned over to county Sheriff Phil Stammitti by Sept. 13 so he can begin Read More…

Lorain County landowners learn about planned natural gas pipeline

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GRAFTON — The coal-fired NRG Power Plant in Avon Lake will close if it doesn’t convert to natural gas. That was the response of Alan Sawyer, NRG Energy Inc. director of asset management, when asked about the fate of the plant if a natural gas pipeline isn’t built. He spoke during a Wednesday night open Read More…