October 21, 2014

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65 years later, veteran remembers WWII

ELYRIA — It was 65 years ago today that Berton Peepers had a very big day in northern Africa during World War II. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Berton Peepers shows his medals from WWII in a display case at his home in Elyria. It started out quietly enough when Peepers, a motorcycle messenger for the Read More…

Oberlin/Wellington blotter: April 9, 2008

Wellington police Sunday, April 6 6:16 p.m. – 300 block N. Walden Lane, a girl said she had been slapped by an adult; no charges filed. Friday, April 4 11:13 p.m. – 100 block of Jones St., vehicle was taken without permission. Saturday, April 5 10:27 a.m. – 300 block Prospect St., domestic. Thursday April Read More…

Oberlin celebrates city milestones

OBERLIN — Oberlin is celebrating some big birthdays this year. Shansi Centennial Symposium WHERE: Hallock Auditorium at the Environmental Studies Center WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, “Missionary Religious Legacies and Post-Colonial Christianity” — 10:45 a.m. Saturday, “Missionary Framework” — 12:30 p.m. Saturday, “Shansi in Mid-Century: from Christian to Secular Education” — 4:15 p.m. Saturday, “Modernity in Read More…

Elyria mayor wants to hire six firefighters

But he says they won’t last long if income tax is voted down ELYRIA — Six new firefighters could join the ranks of the Elyria Fire Department in a few months, Mayor Bill Grace said Monday. But there’s a catch. If residents fail to pass November’s income tax renewal issue, the freshly minted firefighters could Read More…

Ohio’s lethal injection method too cruel for a dog, expert testifies

ELYRIA — There’s a humane way to execute criminals, but the state of Ohio hasn’t found it yet, an anesthesiologist testified Monday in the first day of a hearing on the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process. Mark Heath “I don’t think any animal, be it a human being, a dog or a cat, Read More…

Second suit filed against Lorain cop, city

LORAIN — Another Lorain woman has filed a second $15 million federal lawsuit against the City of Lorain, Police Chief Cel Rivera and suspended Lorain police officer Stanley Marrero. In the lawsuit filed Saturday in U.S. District Court, Marrero is accused of assaulting the 20-year-old woman, both sexually and nonsexually, from September 2006 and to Read More…

Lorain hospital ranks above national averages

LORAIN — When it comes to communicating with patients, Community Regional Medical Center has been ranked one of the best in Northeast Ohio. The Lorain hospital was one of four local hospitals named recently in a federal survey that surpasses national and state averages in overall doctor and nurse communication to patients. Pat Torrico, chief Read More…

New cafe offers healthful menu

ELYRIA — A new downtown eatery opened its doors Monday with a health-inspired menu that should be a welcome alternative to fast food. Pulse Cafe Check out Pulse Cafe, 148 Middle Ave. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for hot and cold wraps, stuffed pitas, ciabatta bread sandwiches and fresh juices and smoothies. On Read More…

Lorain councilman demands answers from cops

LORAIN — A Lorain councilman said Monday he’s tired of hearing about wrongdoings by Lorain police, and he wants Chief Cel Rivera to deliver some answers this month. Councilman Dan Given, D-at large, told City Council Monday that he was concerned with the recent misconduct by some officers and he ultimately holds Rivera responsible. “When Read More…

Wild turkeys hit county’s roads looking for love

  ELYRIA — As if the potholes weren’t enough, motorists now have another hazard to dodge while driving down state Route 57: wild turkeys.     BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE This turkey wandering on the north side of Elyria wound up at Broad Street and Fairlawn Avenue, where Elyria police were trying to figure out Read More…