June 30, 2016

Elyria
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Avon Lake seeking proposals for boat club land

Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram AVON LAKE – The city continues to seek proposals for possible uses for a small piece of land that has been utilized by the Avon Lake Boat Club for more than seven decades while largely remaining silent as for its reason. Requests for other potential uses were first approached by the Read More…

Shelter director pleased with gun ruling

LORAIN – Monday’s Supreme Court decision that bans those with domestic violence convictions from owning guns was praised locally by someone who works daily with domestic violence survivors. Virginia Beckman, executive director of Genesis House Shelter, said in her 18 years with the shelter she’s seen plenty of people who have been abused at the Read More…

Killer gets 18 years to life in prison

ELYRIA — The gunman who shot and killed Adam McNeal during a drug robbery last year was sentenced Monday to 18 years to life in prison. Terence Nevins, 20, received the same sentence as the two other men involved in the botched robbery at the Colonial Oaks mobile home community. Both Deshun Jackson and William Read More…

City says a ‘Michigan left turn’ may solve traffic congestion at Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge

ELYRIA — Alleviating the traffic nightmare at the state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road intersection more than likely will take at least five years, according to the city engineer. And the best possible solution may be a kind of traffic navigation Ohio drivers are not used to — what is commonly called the Michigan Read More…

Elyria’s Second Street to open to 2-way traffic between Middle and West avenues

ELYRIA — The city’s thoroughfare plan and a commissioned market analysis of downtown Elyria both call for the elimination of the city’s one-way streets. To make way for the change, the city is taking its first step by incrementally opening up two-way traffic on Second Street from Middle Avenue to West Avenue. Stop signs will Read More…

Tempers flare at Lorain Council meeting

LORAIN — Emotions continued to run high at the City Council committee meeting Monday night when it came to the city’s finances for the year. As part of the Finance and Claims Committee’s standing meeting to discuss Lorain’s $3.6 million deficit, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said 23 firefighters would be laid off Friday, and additional cuts Read More…

Avon Lake seeking proposals for boat club land

AVON LAKE — The city continues to seek proposals for possible uses for a small piece of land that has been utilized by the Avon Lake Boat Club for more than seven decades while largely remaining silent as for its reason. Requests for other potential uses were first approached by the city in April for Read More…

Lorain County is getting grayer

  ELYRIA — Lorain County’s population is getting older, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of county residents 19 or younger has dropped over the past quarter-century as the population 65 and older has grown in size. The median age of people living in the county has gone up as well. Read More…

Lorain Bank robbed Saturday

  LORAIN — Police are investigating a Saturday morning bank robbery. According to a short news release sent by the Cleveland FBI, about 9 a.m. Saturday morning a man robbed the First Federal Savings of Lorain at 2233 E. 42nd St., Lorain. There were no injuries and its unknown at this time if the suspect Read More…

Uncooperative current creates wacky Duck Derby

LORAIN — The International Festival’s newest activity got a little “quacky” Sunday afternoon at Black River Landing. For the inaugural Duck Derby, 5,000 rubber ducks were released from the Black River’s west bank with the hope they would float to the east bank and reach a goal to determine who would win the prize money. Read More…