September 2, 2014

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It could get bad outside, real bad

An ice storm could be brewing just to the west of Lorain County and the National Weather Service is warning it might hit hard by mid-evening – if temperatures drop low enough. A winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight as a miserable swirl of half-ice, half-rain moves over the entire northern half of Read More…

Clinton and Obama in dead heat here

With more than five hours left until polls close, Lorain County voters seem to be keeping Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a dead heat. In unscientific exit polling, an even number of voters so far have told The Chronicle that they support each senator. Mary Phillips, 47, of Lorain, was one Read More…

Gas station robbery suspect arrested

A woman wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station was arrested Monday at the Nord Center, Lorain police Detective Dennis Moskal said. Bobbie Stottlemire, 38, of Lorain, surrendered to police without a fight and was charged with aggravated robbery, Moskal said. “I think she wanted to get off the streets. She Read More…

Who gets your vote? Be part of our poll

Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama? John McCain or Mike Huckabee? Who did you vote for? Tell Managing Editor Patti Ewald at pattiewald.blogspot.com

Pair gets 3 years for $177K agency theft

ELYRIA – A former Lorain County Board of Mental Health worker who stole $177,638 from the agency was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday, as was her boyfriend who helped her in the theft. Tamala Foor, 41, and her boyfriend, Ronald Miller, 44, both agreed to pay back the money they stole, as Read More…

Car fire spares gas station

A car fire at the BP gas station at West River Road and Midway Mall Boulevard on Monday resulted in no injuries but destroyed the vehicle`s engine, Elyria firefighters said. BP Night Manager Mike Metcalf said a female who had been in the vehicle came into the store and told him, “‘I need help, my Read More…

Lorain delays security program

LORAIN – City Council put a hold on a new program that would give small business owners in the city the funds to install security systems. Safety Service Director Robert Gilchrist sent out a memo last week to Council members, asking that they pass the ordinance immediately on an emergency basis. But the Council didn`t Read More…

Magistrate to join in Domestic Relations judge race

SHEFFIELD TWP. – Winning the Democratic primary today no longer means a lock on becoming a county Domestic Relations judge in November. Lucinda McConnell, a magistrate for county Domestic Relations Judge David Berta, filed petitions Monday to run as an independent in the race. McConnell will face the winner of today`s three-way primary between former Read More…

Firm will study use of Oberlin City Hall

OBERLIN – A lot of city offices have growing pains, and City Council is considering a proposal to hire an architect to look for solutions. If approved, it should take four to five months for completion of the $38,500 study by RP Hughes Architects, Inc., of Columbus, according to City Council President David Sonner. The Read More…

Oberlin College PR head going to Tri-C

ELYRIA – Al Moran, who oversaw public relations at Oberlin College for more than a decade, has a new job as vice president of marketing and communications at Cuyahoga Community College. During his time at Oberlin, Moran`s team developed the slogan, “Think one person can change the world? So do we,” according to Scott Wargo, Read More…