July 5, 2015

Elyria
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Trail of spilled diesel fuel leads through Lorain, Erie counties

VERMILION — A diesel spill found in Amherst on Saturday stretched through four townships and into two counties. Tom Kelley, Director of Lorain County Emergency Management, and members of the Vermilion Fire Department were called to Mill Hollow in Vermilion after a driver noticed the spill in Amherst and followed it to Vermilion, according to Read More…

Family seeks support as son, 9, has stroke, needs transplant

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AMHERST — Jacob Heberling’s favorite school subject is music, but the 9-year-old had to retire his drum set — at least for now — after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition earlier this month. “My first reaction is ‘What are you talking about? He’s a 9-year-old boy,’” said Jacob’s mother, Kyle Heberling. She said Read More…

Family mourns Lorain crash victim

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LORAIN — Megan Zaenglein said she tried to talk her brother out of getting behind the wheel because he was too drunk to drive, but Nicholas Zaenglein wouldn’t listen. When her brother insisted, Megan Zaenglein said she got out of the car. “He came and circled back a couple of times to get me in the car, Read More…

Early morning fire destroys Amherst barn

AMHERST – A fire burned through a barn early Thursday, destroying the structure and everything inside, according to firefighters. Firefighters were called out to 262 Milan Ave. around 4 a.m. Thursday after getting a call that a barn was on fire in the area. When they arrived, firefighters found a 30 ft. by 40 ft. Read More…

Riddle’s True Value, an Amherst landmark, to close soon

Jim Riddle (back to camera) of Riddle's True Value Hardware in Amherst helps a customer as his business winds down after 50 years. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — In the almost 50 years he’s worked at Riddle’s True Value Hardware, Jim Riddle has learned to take his customers’ money or take their word. “Do you see how many times I open the drawer and don’t put cash inside?” Riddle said with a grin as he stood behind his register at Riddle’s Read More…

Avon latest police department to offer Craigslist transaction safe zone

Internet commerce has opened up a virtual marketplace where buyers and sellers literally have the world at their fingertips. But along with the pros of conveniently buying goods online by way of sites such as Craigslist comes the possibility that a buyer might unwittingly put himself in harm’s way. There’s no shortage of news stories Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Movie filmed in Amherst might not be screened there

AMHERST — A nationally distributed comedy filmed on the streets of Amherst last year may not be coming back to the small town any time soon. “The Bronze,” about a former Olympic bronze medalist written by “Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch, who also starred in the film, was shot mostly in Amherst last summer. Read More…

Amherst man pushes his pluck, becomes first cited for too many chickens

AMHERST — For Timothy Scholl, it was two chickens too many. On March 30, Scholl became the first Amherst resident to get a citation for owning too many chickens on his property after police checked his yard and found six chickens in a coop outside. According to Amherst codified ordinance, someone living on less than Read More…

Amherst special-needs student will get her prom

Sarah Whorton is headed to prom. The 19-year-old daughter of Clarita and Joseph Whorton will put on her pink dress, long gloves and sparkly tiara Saturday afternoon for a night of dinner and dancing at her senior prom. Her date: Her father, Joseph. “It’s been a little bit of a process, but it’s all good Read More…