May 25, 2016

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Local speller takes in sights, completes bee test

It’s been a day of sightseeing, spelling, and no nerves. That was Tuesday’s agenda for Rachel Mueller, the 13-year-old Learwood Middle School seventh-grader representing Lorain County and The Chronicle-Telegram in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The daughter of Mark and Susan Mueller, Rachel said she had two tough words on Tuesday’s preliminary written spelling test, Read More…

County wraps up case against Warfel

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday after slightly more than one day of testimony in the bench trial of a Medina man accused of leaving the body of his 20-month-old child in a crib for more than a month after her death. The case is still weeks from an expected ruling, but Medina County Common Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

Lorain police arrest two burglary suspects

LORAIN – Two burglary suspects have been arrested following two incidents on April 28 and May 13. According to a release from the Lorain Police Department, Marlon Smith, 18, of Lorain, was arrested about an hour after a burglary in the 2900 block of Lexington Ave. Another suspect, Kevon Coleman, 18, of Lorain, ran from Read More…

UPDATED: Four Avon High students taken to hospital after odor permeates building

AVON — Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said Avon High School is all clear and once again open. Root said four students were transported to University Hospitals Avon Medical Center after complaining of initial dizziness and a tickling sensation in the nose and throat. Root said firefighters inspected the building and found no gas leaks Read More…

When the nest isn’t so empty: More millennials now living with parents than spouse or partner

WASHINGTON — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third Read More…

Could the end be near for Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center?

CLEVELAND — Cleveland State University is considering whether to replace the school’s 13,000-seat arena with a smaller facility to allow for construction of additional on-campus housing. Cleveland.com reports that Cleveland State wants to add another 1,000 housing units in the next few years to meet student demand. Cleveland State has been working to reshape its Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, May 24

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What a forensics expert is saying about EgyptAir crash Human remains retrieved from the crash site of Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft. 2. Sanders: Convention could Read More…

Dancing ‘in a different way’: Local troupe shows disabilities don’t stop dreams

LORAIN — In gym class, students of Palm Elementary School most often see that there is a lot of ability in being disabled. What they saw Monday was Cleveland dancer DeMarco Sleeper showing how he twirls, tilts and dances from the seat of his wheelchair. Sleeper, 21, is a company member and outreach instructor with Read More…

Former North Ridgeville city worker sentenced to 30 days in jail, restitution

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville city worker was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for conducting personal business on city time. Doug Edwards, 57, also was ordered to repay North Ridgeville $1,632 for hours he was paid for while running personal errands and for 404.6 miles he put Read More…