November 26, 2014

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Judge: Petric confessions admissible

The Rev. Mark Petric, allegedly shot by his son, also will be called as a court witness Daniel Petric ELYRIA — Prosecutors can use the three confessions a 16-year-old boy gave after his arrest when he goes to trial on charges he killed his mother and shot his father in the head, a county judge Read More…

Mom of girl hit in crosswalk seeks speed reduction

CINDY LEISE / CHRONICLE Alexis Jaworski, 8, sits with her mother, Marie, at their LaGrange home. Alexis was struck by a vehicle while crossing North Center Street and suffered scrapes and bruises on her arms and legs. LAGRANGE — There were no easy answers Thursday night for a mother fighting for safer school crossings. Marie Read More…

Making waves at Splash Zone

As park readies for season, Metro Parks plans expansion STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Erica Matz, assistant facility coordinator at the Spash Zone in Oberlin, cleans the outdoor pool to begin filling it with water on Monday. The outdoor pool will open June 6. OBERLIN — The Splash Zone has proven to be so popular it Read More…

Toddler found in pool out of coma

ELYRIA — A 22-month-old boy who nearly drowned last week in a Purdue Avenue swimming pool has been brought out of an artificially induced coma and is showing signs of recovery. Antonio Troutman opened his eyes Wednesday for the first time since the ordeal, his aunt, Trina Troutman, said. “Everybody’s been praying for him, and Read More…

State funding OK’d for Wellington

School district must ask voters to foot remaining 54 percent of project costs WELLINGTON — The Wellington school district was recommended for state funding Thursday to build or renovate its schools. “It should be great for the village,” Mayor Barb O’Keefe said after learning the news. O’Keefe hopes the district gets as much input as Read More…

Roundup: April 25, 2008

Judge gives woman a month to repay school ELYRIA — A former Avon Middle School cleaning lady isn’t sure how she’s going to pay for $8,741 in damage she did to the school when she wrote three bomb threats on the wall last April. County Common Pleas Judge James Burge agreed to give Paulette Tomlin, Read More…

Meet the new mayor of ‘Walkerville’

Elyria mayor presents results for class election BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Paige Hoagland, 9, stands in front of her new constituents. Paige won a mock election in her classroom at St. Mary School. ELYRIA — Election Day happened early at Elyria’s St. Mary School. Thursday was the only time a class of third-graders gets to Read More…

Company steps in to fill schools’ hunger for produce

ELYRIA — A story last week about skyrocketing food prices posing a problem for school lunch programs prompted one area business to take action. Fuel surcharges and high produce costs were forcing schools to change their menus — applesauce instead of apples in Avon Schools for example — or their shopping procedure — such as Read More…

Barrett knew woman in photo

State Rep. Matt Barrett, who resigned Thursday, knew the woman whose topless photo he accidentally displayed to a high school government class last fall. Phil Saken, a spokesman for Ohio House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty, confirmed Friday that Barrett, D-Amherst, knew the woman whose photos were found in Barrett’s possession, but said he couldn’t offer Read More…

Commissioners seek $1.8M loan to entice energy company

ELYRIA — The county is hoping the possibility of a $1.8 million loan from the county Port Authority will entice a company into opening an alternative energy facility in the county. County Commissioner Ted Kalo declined to say whether the company is local or would have to relocate, but he said he’ll know whether the Read More…