January 26, 2015

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City planning poll: August bad time for tax hike

Check out the survey questions here.  ELYRIA — And, the survey says … August is not the time to put the failed income tax renewal back on the ballot. That’s what city officials learned Wednesday from the results of a telephone survey administered by Triad Research Group in Westlake and Burges and Burges of Cleveland, Read More…

Local speller in D.C. for national bee

Ashley Terry is on a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital. The Chronicle-Telegram’s spelling bee winner has been traveling around Washington, D.C., as part of the week of events centered around the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the finals for which will be televised Friday. She and her mother, Marion Fitch, have been running from this Read More…

North Ridgeville blotter: May 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29 9:11 p.m. — 5800 block of Rosebelle Ave., a Louisiana man reported buying a van online from a North Ridgeville resident. The man said he sent a check for the van, but never received it. Tuesday, May 6 5:58 p.m. — 6500 block of Pitts Blvd., burglary. Cash, jewelry taken from home. Read More…

Beware: Frost predicted for area

Cover your flowers, close your windows and put an extra blanket on the bed tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 1 to 8 a.m. Thursday, saying clear skies and light winds will push temperatures down into the low 30s overnight. Lorain County is among the places were frost is expected Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — State schools super resigns

COLUMBUS — Ohio Superintendent Susan Tave Zelman announced her intention to resign Wednesday, three months after Gov. Ted Strickland proposed bringing the state Department of Education under his control. Zelman has led the state’s primary and secondary education system for nine years. In February, Strickland surprised many in his State of the State address with Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — Strickland names new AG

COLUMBUS — Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday tapped the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve temporarily as attorney general after a sexual harassment scandal forced out the previous attorney general. Strickland says Nancy Hardin Rogers will lead the office for about six months but that she has no plans to Read More…

Park abduction details revealed

“Peaceful here, isn’t it?” a passing stranger asked Shawn Stevens as she walked along a path in the Carlisle Reservation. She nodded, acknowledging his remark as she kept walking. Moments later, her legs went out from under her. She had been shot in the back. The man who has been charged with firing that bullet Read More…

Iraq War hits home during holiday cookout

Police Chief Medders gets word of son’s injury on Memorial Day Elyria Police Chief Michael Medders was getting ready for a Memorial Day cookout with his family around noon when the phone rang. On the phone was an Army official, informing him that his son, Michael Medders Jr., was hurt in a roadside explosion about Read More…

Lorain raises license plate fee by $15

LORAIN — City Council approved a hike in the license plate tax at last night’s Council meeting but held off on reducing the city’s income tax credit. The $15 increase in license plate fees will raise the amount the city gets from each plate to $20, from its current $5 take, bringing in more than Read More…

Corrections officer dies in car crash

EATON TWP. — A 55-year-old corrections officer was killed on the way to work late Tuesday night when his car hit a logging truck on state Route 82 near state Route 83. The man’s name was being held pending notification of family, Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus said. Another corrections officer, Mitch Zurcher, said he Read More…