October 25, 2014

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Oberlin student wows judges in N.C.

The first thing Jing Qiao did when she heard that she had just taken first prize in the inaugural Competition for Young String Soloists was hide.No acceptance speech, no posing for pictures, no curtain calls. “I just ran out the door and hid in the corner and called my teacher,” Qiao said. Her teacher — Read More…

Alimony put on hold for Avon man shot by wife

ELYRIA — A court order requiring an Avon man to pay $15,000 in spousal support to his wife despite the fact that she was convicted of attempted aggravated murder for shooting him four times has been put on hold. Joe Palmer, bailiff for county Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros, said the judge has delayed the Read More…

Pepper Pike man arrested in hate mail case

CLEVELAND — Authorities searched for years for the source of racially hateful letters, including one threatening to blow up the U.S. Supreme Court, before charging a Pepper Pike man this week. The FBI said Thursday that the letters dating to the late 1980s seemed to stop in the early 1990s but started again later that Read More…

DNA leads to arrest in teen’s 1991 death

LONDON — A man whose DNA shows he sexually assaulted a high school honor student just before she was beaten and killed 17 years ago has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said. Evidence collected in the 1991 death of Jessica Lyn Keen was submitted to a federally funded DNA database, which revealed a match Read More…

Elyria school district announces teacher cuts

Downsizing means that 24 teachers will lose their jobs Read More…

What do the Elyria Schools cuts mean?

Now that school officials have announced 24 teachers likely will not return next school year, a lot of new questions probably are on the minds of many. Superintendent Paul Rigda offered some answers: What will next school year bring for students? The staff reductions, made to save the district $1.3 million, will not push class Read More…

Committee wants audit of Fire Department

ELYRIA — City Council wants the fresh eyes of an independent auditor to tell them what the future makeup of the Fire Department should be. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE Attendees listen to a presentation at the Elyria City Council committee meeting Thursday night about the future of the Fire Department. After four hours of heated debate between Read More…

Pit bull mauls its owner

ELYRIA — A 22-year-old man is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack Wednesday night that nearly punctured his lung and mangled his right arm, Elyria police said.Matthew Galati, 22, was left bloodied when his pet, Capone, turned on him at 7:42 p.m. at his Monticello Circle home, according to a report. His girlfriend, Pam Read More…

FBI nabs slaying suspect in Mexico

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Marine personnel clerk wanted for the brutal slaying of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape was arrested Thursday night in Mexico after a three-month international manhunt, authorities said. FBI agents and Mexican authorities arrested Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean around 7 p.m. EDT. He is charged with murder in Read More…

‘Vermilion Vice’ it’s not, but it is an added boat patrol

It won’t be exactly like “Miami Vice,” but law enforcement authorities in Lorain County are getting a new tool in their arsenal: a 33-foot patrol boat. The boat will be used for drug interdiction and homeland security needs as part of the Northern Border Initiative. A team led by Capt. Dennis Cavanaugh of the Lorain Read More…