February 13, 2016


Friendship APL the second recipient of Key to the City award from Elyria


ELYRIA — There is a clear connection between a city’s stray cat population and its ability to draw new jobs. It seems like a strange correlation, but Greg Willey, director of the Friendship Animal Protective League, said developers see the feline friends as a sign of blight. And when a city is trying to signal Read More…

Brinda: Safety force cuts possible if tax hike fails

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda gives the state of the city address Tuesday at Wesleyan Village.

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is asking all city departments to prepare for 15 percent cuts to address revenue shortages affecting the general fund, but she won’t say whether safety forces will see the same level of cuts. During the question-and-answer period after her annual State of the City address Tuesday, Chronicle-Telegram Editor Andy Young Read More…

Police: Man sought for stabbing brother


ELYRIA – A 53-year-old Elyria man is wanted by police following a stabbing at 3 p.m. Monday on Brunswick Drive. According to police reports, brothers David and Daniel Derouchie, both 53, got into an argument regarding who pays more bills and, during the argument, Daniel Derouchie threatened to kill David Derouchie and grabbed a kitchen Read More…

Police: Armed robbery suspect caught

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ELYRIA – A 23-year-old man has been arrested following an armed robbery on East Broad Street early Tuesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino Damian Latron Counter, 23, of the 500 block of South Abbe Road entered the Speedway at 990 E. Broad St. and “wandered around near the register for a bit before pulling out Read More…

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Ohio

CLEVELAND — Health officials report Ohio’s first Zika virus case, involving a 30-year-old woman who returned to Cleveland after visiting Haiti and showed symptoms in late January. Ohio’s Department of Health said Tuesday the case is among three dozen in 13 states and Washington, D.C. There’s no vaccine for the virus, which primarily spreads through Read More…

Eight Pilot Flying J executives indicted; Haslams not among them

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of a Tennessee company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is charged along with seven others with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Mark Hazelwood left Pilot Flying J in 2014, a year after the FBI raided the truck stop chain’s Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Feb. 9

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins Their victories would lend needed credibility to the unexpected candidates’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination. 2. Why Hong Kong activists, police clash Protesters angered over authorities’ plans Read More…

Live feed, chat for Fat Tuesday paczki delivery (Update: Off Air)

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Follow our live stream as chief photographer Bruce Bishop and his paczki posse deliver paczkis to Lorain County residents for Fat Tuesday. Participate in our Paczki Day by posting on our Facebook wall, using #PaczkiPosse on Twitter, commenting in the chat window or calling 951-4PACZKI. #paczkiposse Tweets

New Hampshire primary: Sanders wins handily, Kasich sneaks past Trump at midnight vote at Dixville

Snow begins to fall as Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, talks to reporters after a campaign stop at the public library Monday in Plaistow, N.H. AP PHOTO

DIXVILLE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday. Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville, while Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer Read More…

Police: Man torched house to get back at divorcing wife


BRIGHTON TWP. — The owner of a Brighton Township home that went up in flames Friday has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting the blaze. Lorain County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said the investigation into the fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road determined that the blaze had been deliberately set by David Read More…