July 29, 2015

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Veterans urge clinic to remain in Lorain

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LORAIN — Veterans rallied Wednesday outside the St. Joseph Community Center with a clear message: The Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic should remain in Lorain. Around 60 people gathered on the corner of West 21st Street and Broadway to raise concern over a move and circulate petitions in support of Lorain as the best location for Read More…

Neighbors sue Avon over plan for amateur radio tower

AVON — An amateur radio tower that might be built in a residential backyard has an Avon man upset the city’s Zoning Board granted a variance for its construction. Glenn Williams approached the board in May to request a variance to construct a 50-foot tower about 300 feet from his house in the center of Read More…

Suspect faces rape charge

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ELYRIA — Demetrius Richardson Jr. has been charged with rape for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a 12-year-old Avon girl who went missing over the weekend. The 25-year-old isn’t the first to face criminal charges for having an allegedly inappropriate relationship with the girl that began online and spilled over into the real world. Read More…

Elyria man arrested, accused of rape of 12-year-old girl who went missing

Demetrius Richardson

Listen to the audio from Kaylyn Rogers’ 911 call ELYRIA – A 25-year-old Elyria man is facing a rape charge for allegedly having sexual relations with a 12-year-old Avon girl who went missing over the weekend. Demetrius Richardson told police that on Saturday he picked up Autumn Shreve and a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting, Read More…

Missing Avon girls found safe in Elyria

ELYRIA — Elyria Police have found 2-year-old Sophia Rogers and the 12-year-old that was babysitting her, who were reported missing Saturday night. The two were found safe Sunday evening, police said. The report triggered a search in Avon and Elyria, including the Carriage House apartments at 300 Washington Ave. The FBI, Avon police and Elyria Read More…

Police seek missing Avon girls

AVON — A missing 12-year-old girl, Autumn Shreve, and a 2-year-old girl, Sophia Rogers, are being sought by police. Police said in a news release that Shreve, who was babysitting Sophia, has a history of trying to connect with men on the Internet while pretending to be older than she is and may pretend that Read More…

12-week-old puppy rescued from Avon home fire

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Firefighters work to put out a fire at 2335 Candlewood Drive, in Avon, on Saturday afternoon, May 23.

AVON — The sole occupant of a Candlewood Drive home wasted no time in letting rescuers know where to find him when a fire broke out Saturday afternoon. The barks of a 12-week-old boxer mix quickly brought firefighters to the rescue after a fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Candlewood Drive Read More…

Hearing set for convicted Avon firefighter

AVON — A pre-disciplinary hearing is to be held next week in regards to Avon firefighter Dennis Danczak, who was convicted of violating a temporary protection order last year. The hearing is to include a city labor negotiator, the finance director and a member of the human resources department who will review the court case Read More…

Census figures released; Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville are big gainers in county

Census figures

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed figures about county population growth and once again Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville saw the largest population increases in Lorain County. Figures released in March showed that Lorain County, which has a total population of 304,216, saw a 0.9 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014, while populations Read More…

Avon training facility looking to relocate within city

AVON — Plans for a Bo Jackson-backed sports training facility along Recreation Lane have fallen through, and now a local business owner and former college football player hopes to keep the plan alive. Avon Lake resident Mike D’Andrea, owner of T3 Performance and a former linebacker for Ohio State University in the early 2000s, intends Read More…