April 27, 2015

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Women held captive in Cleveland home release memoir

NEW YORK — When Amanda Berry’s toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn’t always get to her — because she was chained and couldn’t move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry’s life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were Read More…

South Amherst fiscal clerk quits amid probe

SOUTH AMHERST — Kim Green resigned Tuesday as South Amherst’s clerk/treasurer and is the target of a criminal investigation for allegedly stealing large sums of money from the village. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said the amount of missing money appears to be well into the six-figure range, but he and South Amherst Police Chief Read More…

ELECTION 2015: Brinda outspending Grace in Elyria mayoral primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is vastly outspending former Mayor Bill Grace in the Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Brinda, who defeated Grace four years ago, has spent $21,048 so far on her campaign and received another $2,335 in in-kind Read More…

Three Lorain men arrested for Craigslist scam

LORAIN — Three people were arrested in connection with a Craigslist vehicle scam and a robbery Thursday. Aaron Morgan Neal, 18, Bakari Sims, 18, and Philip Anthony Smith, 18, all of Lorain, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery Thursday. Neal and Sims were also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Neal Read More…

UPDATED: Home of OSU commit searched by U.S. marshals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — U.S. marshals, looking for a fugitive on its Dangerous Dozen list, searched a North Ridgeville home and found a substantial amount of marijuana. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched the home of Rhonda Young in the 32100 block of Cook Road about 10 a.m. Thursday, looking for her Read More…

UPDATED: Oberlin superintendent Schroth dies

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OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth died Thursday morning in his Oberlin home following a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by Assistant Superintendent Jim Eibel. Schroth, 53, worked with Oberlin Schools since 2007 when he took the position of director of operations/assistant superintendent. He became superintendent in 2011 and during Read More…

Cabela’s announces plans for Avon location

AVON – Another big box store is coming to the city and this one will cater to the outdoor enthusiast. Nebraska-based Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer, announced today it intends to bring an 81,000-square-foot store to 13 acres of land along Chester Road owned by the Jacobs Group. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen Read More…

AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

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LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 23

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EU urged to take action on Mediterranean migrants The leaders will examine a plan to respond to the crisis, after more than 10,000 migrants are plucked from seas between Italy and Libya in a week and hundreds Read More…

Second Harvest Food Bank readies for move into new Lorain facility

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio's new facility on Baumhart Road in Lorain on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Even though the cavernous space rapidly taking shape as the new home of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio now has walls, offices and freezer rooms, it’s still plenty big. “People keep coming in and saying it looks bigger now than when it was all open,” Julie Chase-Morefield, Second Harvest’s executive Read More…