April 27, 2015

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‘I thought we were goners`: 12-year-old talks about getting hit by lightning

JASON HAWK / CHRONICLE Austin Altomare and a friend took cover under a tree in Elyria that was hit by lightning during Tuesday’s storms. ELYRIA — The only evidence that Austin Altomare was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon is a bright, puckered red mark across his right palm. The 12-year-old said he was running toward Read More…

Blotter: July 10, 2008

Elyria police Monday, July 7 10:20 a.m. – 600 block Leona St., tools and pain killers stolen from van. 11:44 a.m. – 6100 block West River Road, copper stolen from home. 12:59 p.m. – 100 block Princeton Ave., $200 stolen from purse. 3:57 p.m. – 100 block Fourth St., Christopher C. Whidden, 22, Elyria, charged Read More…

Roundup: July 10, 2008

Man: Nephew and an accomplice robbed him SHEFFIELD TWP. — A 54-year-old man told deputies his 17-year-old nephew and another man threw a pillowcase over his head Tuesday afternoon and robbed him of $297. Eric R. Seitz, 18, of Lorain, was charged with robbery and was taken to the county jail, but the younger teen Read More…

DNA clears JonBenet`s family

BOULDER, Colo. — After 12 years of suspicion, after media hounding that drove JonBenet Ramsey’s parents halfway across the country, new DNA tests convinced prosecutors of what the couple said all along: They didn’t kill their little girl. A mysterious stranger did. Prosecutors’ surprising announcement Wednesday affirmed the hopes of the 6-year-old beauty queen’s father, Read More…

Buckeyes like their free music

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University heads a list of colleges that have received the most warnings about music piracy from the recording industry. The Recording Industry Association of America sent 2,336 warning letters to Ohio State in the past school year. The University of Central Arkansas and Michigan State University ranked second and third, and Read More…

Laughing it up behind bars

Comic brings his recovery-oriented routine to Lorain County Jail STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Mark Lundholm, a comedian from San Jose, Calif., entertains the inmates at Lorain County Jail on Wednesday. ELYRIA — Music may soothe the savage beast, but Mark Lundholm hopes that comedy will make the beast change its ways. Lundholm is a comedian Read More…

Fireman acquitted of charges of molesting teens

ELYRIA — An Olmsted Falls firefighter has been cleared of charges he molested two girls in 2004 and 2006. Robert Arida, 46, had faced up to 15 years in prison if he had been convicted of three counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery Read More…

All aboard for Great Lakes water compact

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A compact designed to prevent remote regions or countries from tapping into the Great Lakes was approved Wednesday by the last of the eight states that surround one of the world’s largest sources of fresh water. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed legislation approving the compact during a ceremony Wednesday at Oval Read More…

North Ridgeville blotter: July 10, 2008

July 5 11:08 p.m. —  9180 Bender Road. Froud Stone, 38, cited for noise complaint following complaints by neighbors. 8:16 p.m. — Charles J. Holland, 37, charged with discharging fireworks after large amount of fireworks heard going off in a backyard. July 4 11:13 p.m. — 6109 Eastview Avenue. Jennifer McDaniel, 43, charged with noise Read More…

Teacher gets OK to take Ridgeville High students to presidential inauguration

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It’s really a case of being in the right place at the right time for Phillip Kerlin. The young American government teacher’s plans for taking a busload of high school students to the 2009 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., is a happy combination of timing and history-in-the-making. “We’re either going to elect Read More…