May 31, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain firefighter pleads no contest to mischief in parking lot

AVON LAKE — A Lorain firefighter pleaded no contest Tuesday to a persistent disorderly conduct charge for tampering with the car of a University Hospitals employee earlier this year after he became upset about how she had parked her car. Joshua Murphy, 35, initially was charged with criminal mischief in the case, but it was Read More…

Lorain house fire investigated as possible arson

LORAIN — A weekend fire that left a family homeless is being investigated as arson. Fire Department investigators and police detectives are working to determine who set the overnight fire that caused an estimated $45,000 damage to a two-story home at 1845 Garden Ave., according to Lt. Steve Bajcer, chief inspector with the Lorain Fire Read More…

Elyria bars church from occupying building

ELYRIA — A local church focused on community outreach is out of its building due to a building code violation. The Beyond the Walls Church is holding services in its parking lot after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from the Elyria Building Department barring it from use of its Woodford Avenue facility until code violations are Read More…

Lawyer says discipline from Ohio Supreme Court won’t affect his judicial candidacy

AVON LAKE — An Ohio Supreme Court decision disciplining Avon Lake attorney Gerald Phillips won’t prevent him continuing his efforts to be placed on the November ballot as a judicial candidate, Phillips said Tuesday. The Supreme Court imposed a six-month suspension on Phillips and attorney Sam Cannata in a decision handed down last week, but Read More…

‘One Titan family’: Lorain High celebrates past, future at commencement

LORAIN — The past and future were celebrated at the Lorain High School commencement Tuesday night as the graduates walked across the stage as high school students for the final time. “Our memories of our time with you are unique,” Principal Robert Klinar said. “They show what you have accomplished when it comes to whatever you Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Local speller takes in sights, completes bee test

It’s been a day of sightseeing, spelling, and no nerves. That was Tuesday’s agenda for Rachel Mueller, the 13-year-old Learwood Middle School seventh-grader representing Lorain County and The Chronicle-Telegram in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The daughter of Mark and Susan Mueller, Rachel said she had two tough words on Tuesday’s preliminary written spelling test, Read More…

County wraps up case against Warfel

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday after slightly more than one day of testimony in the bench trial of a Medina man accused of leaving the body of his 20-month-old child in a crib for more than a month after her death. The case is still weeks from an expected ruling, but Medina County Common Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

Lorain police arrest two burglary suspects

LORAIN – Two burglary suspects have been arrested following two incidents on April 28 and May 13. According to a release from the Lorain Police Department, Marlon Smith, 18, of Lorain, was arrested about an hour after a burglary in the 2900 block of Lexington Ave. Another suspect, Kevon Coleman, 18, of Lorain, ran from Read More…