September 3, 2015

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Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Aug. 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. On-air killings of two journalists grip millions in social media storm Unlike so many crimes, which have to be pieced together in reverse, this one plays out in real time on Twitter and Facebook. 2. Why Trump’s Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Scouts help keep grounds clean

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WELLINGTON — It’s a job that’s gone largely unnoticed and unrecognized. But it’s one that county fairgoers would begin missing very quickly, especially on a hot, humid day when flies buzz around trash bins overflowing with smelly garbage. For the past 25 years, members of Lorain Boy Scout Troop 307 have donned red caps and Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Board defends decision to allow Confederate flag sales

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By Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram WELLINGTON — County Commissioner Matt Lundy criticized the Lorain County Fair Board on Wednesday for allowing the sale and display of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds this year. “I believe the families of Lorain County value and embrace diversity,” Lundy said during Wednesday’s commissioners’ meeting. “The Read More…

Gibbs billboard targets Brinda quote

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ELYRIA — Republican mayoral candidate Garry Gibbs isn’t waiting for the traditional start of the campaign season to come after Labor Day; he’s already out with billboards attacking Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda. One of Gibbs’ billboards, near Second Street and East Avenue, criticizes Brinda’s economic development efforts and features a man holding a sign that Read More…

Roofer injured after fall

The ladder from which a roofing contractor fell is shown Wednesday afternoon. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A 38-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell about 20 feet from the roof of a home at 458 Whitman Blvd. about 3 p.m. today. Jonathan Persinger said he and Mark Caudill were re-shingling the roof for Mike Caudill, a contractor. Persinger said he left the home off Gulf Road in a Read More…

Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy resigns after allegedly being robbed during solicitation

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after he was robbed Tuesday during a rendezvous with a woman he met on Craigslist and allegedly paid for sex. Christopher Cassell, 24, had worked as a part-time deputy since March, mostly handling courthouse security before his resignation Wednesday, sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. Cassell, who Read More…

10 things to know today, Wednesday, Aug. 26

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Asian stocks meander after China rate cut The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falls late in the day after spending most of the afternoon in positive territory. 2. Trump starts new media feud The Republican presidential candidate gets Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…