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Three Dog Night to play Lorain County Fair

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Mama told me not to come, but Lorain County Fair organizers expect a big turnout for Three Dog Night. The Grammy-winning band — whose hits besides “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” include “Eli’s Coming,” “Joy to the World” and “One” — performs Aug. 24, according to a Thursday fair news release. Formed in 1968, Read More…

Technicality may result in downgraded charges against Burge

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge gives his closing statement to the jury during his trial at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria on Wednesday, April 6. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A technicality that reduced the severity of some of the public corruption charges against former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross might be the key to sparing former county Common Pleas Judge James Burge a felony conviction. At the heart of the argument, put forward by Burge’s lawyer, Michael Stepanik, in court documents filed Read More…

Police say two men responsible for break-ins

ELYRIA — Two men whom police believe committed a string of burglaries around Elyria over the past month took responsibility for them Wednesday, according to police. Kevin Ford, 20, of Elyria and Kyle Corn, 19, of Elyria, both were charged with burglary and receiving stolen property Wednesday. Police believe Ford and Corn were connected to Read More…

Elyria police adds anonymous tip system

ELYRIA — Police have implemented a new tip system that allows anyone to anonymously text Elyria police tips over the phone or Internet. The system, called tip411, has two components. People can send a tip online using a form on the city website, or they can text “EPD” plus their tip to 847411. Police don’t Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 30

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A light amid quake tragedy Crowds cheer as a teenage boy is pulled from the wreckage of a Kathmandu building that collapsed five days ago when a massive temblor shook Nepal. 2. What’s next for Baltimore Police Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water incentive gets new life as committee advances plan

LAGRANGE — The possible return of an old retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers passed its first major hurdle Wednesday night. At a joint meeting of Rural Water’s Personnel and Executive committees, members voted 13-2 to have the full Board of Trustees consider the proposal at a meeting next month. Between Read More…

Lorain County AFL-CIO demands dismissal of Lorain safety service director or mayor

LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has asked for the immediate resignation or firing of Lorain Safety Service Director Robert Fowler or, if that doesn’t happen, the resignation of Mayor Chase Ritenauer. The request came in a letter dated April 22 from the AFL-CIO’s executive board and was received by Ritenauer’s office Read More…

Caffeine powder ban advances in Statehouse

Senators voted 32-1 on the bill. It now goes to the House for consideration. The bill was brought to the Senate after the death of LaGrange teenager Logan Stiner, 18, who died in his home in May 2014 after ingesting pure powdered caffeine. Since his death, his parents, Dennis and Katie Stiner, have been working Read More…

NRG, Lorain County quarrel over power plant’s value

The state has sent a tax appeal by NRG Energy Inc. back to the Lorain County Board of Revision despite the board’s previous dismissal of the complaint. The appeal centers on a complaint filed by NRG with the Board of Revisions last year that seeks a significant reduction in the market value of its Avon Read More…

Ex-magistrate indicted on porn charges

Former Lorain County Juvenile Court Magistrate James Paterson has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Paterson, who was serving as a guardian ad litem at the time of his arrest in March, is accused of accumulating a collection of pornographic images and videos beginning in September 2010 and continuing through November 2014, according to Read More…