April 20, 2014

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Browns’ Gary Baxter donates 40 bikes to Lorain students

LORAIN — Forty Washington Elementary School students received a special reward from Browns cornerback Gary Baxter: brand-new bicycles. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Kindergartner Cindy Juarez talks to Browns cornerback Gary Baxte Winners of an essay contest about teamwork and physical fitness received a surprise visit from their parents, who presented the students with bikes, bike Read More…

North Ridgeville takes another shot at school bond

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It failed once, but school officials are hoping that by returning a 4.99-mill bond issue to the ballot, voters will change their minds and help ease overcrowding in the district. Designed to raise more than $54 million to be paid off in 28 years, the bond issue will go before voters March Read More…

Wellington/Oberlin blotter: Dec. 19, 2007

Wellington police Sunday, Dec. 9 2:26 p.m. –  100 block of Willard Memorial Square, woman tells police about harassing phone calls and text messages. Tuesday, Dec. 11 7:21 p.m. – 600 block of N. Main St., police file report on two students from Keystone High School allegedly fighting in the Wellington High School parking lot. Read More…

Woman shines light on Muslim holidays

OBERLIN — While Christians celebrate Christmas, Jews celebrate Hanukkah and some blacks celebrate Kwanzaa, Muslims look forward to two holidays called Eid. And one of the most prolific writers of children’s books about Eid lives and works in Oberlin. Fawzia Gilani-Williams said Eid-ul-Adha, which begins Thursday and lasts four days, commemorates the love and obedience Read More…

Beverly Hills? Nope – South Amherst quarry

For years, the old sandstone quarries on the county’s west side have been little more than holes in the ground filling up with water. Truth be told, they weren’t much more than remnants of the county’s past. Stuart Lichter But a California developer wants to make them part of the county’s future with plans for Read More…

Police: Lorain man attempted to abduct girl at school

LORAIN — A Lorain man with a history of mental illness is being accused of attempting to abduct a 6-year-old girl, apparently out of fear that she was being harmed by a witch. Police were called about 8 a.m. Monday after a teacher was approached by a man who was screaming at her while she Read More…

Lorain police: Drunken driver tries to flee, gets stuck in fence

LORAIN — A car chase Saturday night on Oberlin Avenue lasted for all of a block when a driver trying to flee police found himself trapped by a parking lot fence, police said.  As a result, Daniel Berry, 29, of Lorain, was charged with failure to comply with a police order, driving under the influence, Read More…

Builders ready to dive into quarry project

There are lots of local builders who are willing, able and, in fact, eager to participate in a project like the one Industrial Realty Group is proposing for the quarries in South Amherst. But that doesn’t mean they’re banking on it to make their payrolls. When a European company’s initial plan for the former Cleveland Read More…

Motel clerk recognizes suspects during robbery in Lorain

LORAIN — A hold-up at a local motel might have been more successful late Monday had the clerk not immediately recognized one of the suspects, according to a Lorain police report. As a result, Tabitha N. Bozman, 19, Kenneth Norfus, 49, and Scott Heisler, 21, all of Lorain, were charged with robbery, police said. According Read More…

Residents have mixed feelings, skepticism on quarry project

SOUTH AMHERST — The vibe surrounding the new quarry project for some residents ranges between skepticism and disbelief. For many living in the rural, single-stop-light village, the belief that someone would invest millions into a whimsical, residential wonderland collapsed with the now-defunct $1.25 billion Trans European proposal. “You mean the bubble project,” said a 55-year-old Read More…