March 6, 2015

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Winter weather advisory issued for Lorain County

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Northeast Ohio, including Lorain County, until 4 p.m. today. A low pressure system moving across the region will allow for a period of light snow to develop this morning, then gradually changing over to rain during the afternoon. The transition period between the rain Read More…

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, March 3

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Netanyahu set for Congress speech The Israeli leader will deliver a stern message about any nuclear deal with Iran, straining relations with the White House even more as talks between Washington and Tehran’s chief diplomats continue in Read More…

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur boycotting Netanyahu’s speech

Rep. Marcy Kaptur

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress tonight, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, won’t be there. Kaptur, who represents Lorain, is the only member of Lorain County’s congressional delegation boycotting the speech. Kaptur on the House of Representatives floor Feb. 5 criticized House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, for inviting Netanyahu without consulting the Read More…

Driver who crashed stolen SUV receives 6-year sentence

Danielle Grogg appears in court Monday for with her attorney, Michael Towne, for sentencing on involuntary manslaughter and other charges for crashing a stolen SUV. BRAD DICKEN/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Tears welled in Danielle Grogg’s eyes as she apologized in court Monday for killing her cousin last year when she crashed a stolen sport-utility vehicle. Grogg, 33, was sentenced to six years in prison during her appearance before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski, who also suspended her driving privileges for life. Read More…

Keystone school board rejects grievance by former classroom aide

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Board of Education voted Monday night to formally deny a grievance filed by one of five laid-off paraprofessional classroom aides who had said she was the focus of an investigation that led to the resignation of former Superintendent Jay Arbaugh. The board voted 5-0 to deny a grievance filed by LouAnn Read More…

North Ridgeville homes evacuated after poor mapping causes gas line strike

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of about 20 homes were evacuated for a short time Monday morning after city crews working on a water main break accidentally struck a mismarked gas line. The location of the gas line was misjudged by a statewide utility mapping organization known as OUPS, which Mayor David Gillock said is pronounced Read More…

Oberlin Council open to food trucks

OBERLIN — Oberlin residents may soon be able to add “downtown food trucks” to the list of reasons to be excited for summer. Council members unanimously passed a second reading Monday to create an ordinance regulating food trucks in downtown Oberlin. Food trucks have been permitted in the city at special events in the past, Read More…

Potential neighbors express concerns about Coptic church coming to Avon

AVON — Residents are concerned future construction of a church may exacerbate problems in the area. Dr. Osama Malak, of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Cleveland, told City Council on Monday night his church would like to one day construct a church on 10 acres of land at 3441 Center Road. The city’s code Read More…

Amherst student to appear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

AMHERST — Mark Skladan has known for some time what a talent he has in Marion L. Steele High School junior Lexi Davila. And if the 17-year-old makes it through the inaugural blind audition round of NBC’s reality series “The Voice,” a lot of other people may get the chance to share Skladan’s opinion. “She Read More…

Sears satellite store in Sheffield to close

SHEFFIELD — Sears Appliance and Hardware will close in the next month. According to Sheffield Mayor John Hunter, the 25,000-square-foot store, which he said has been open for more than a decade on the busiest corner in the village, will close sometime in the next 45 days. Hunter said Sears announced several years ago a Read More…