November 27, 2014

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Start date at EHS pushed back to Sept. 12

ELYRIA – Construction delays at Elyria High School have forced the district to delay the start of school for high school students. School officials have not given details on what portions of the project are behind schedule enough to demand a delay to classes, but in a press release sent out late Thursday, school officials Read More…

Boys high school soccer 2011: EC’s David Elwer isn’t worried about his stats

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Last season, Elyria Catholic’s David Elwer was conspicuously in the Ohio high school soccer spotlight. There’s a reason for that. As a junior forward, Elwer not only led the Panthers in scoring, he was also the top Division II assists-maker in the state (23) and he ranked fifth statewide in goals with 27. Now Elwer Read More…

Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…

New search engine for Ohio public worker pay

CLEVELAND — The state treasurer’s website now features a search engine for looking up the salaries of Ohio public employees. Visitors to ohiotreasurer.gov can plug in a first and last name to see what a state employee is making this year, or what mayors, teachers and other local government employees were paid as recently as Read More…

Metro Parks head: Cascade rebound possible

A fallen tree blocks a closed road in Cascade Park in Elyria. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — Nobody has proposed marriage between Elyria and Lorain County Metro Parks regarding Cascade Park, but Tuesday’s first date went well. “A partnership is like a marriage,” Metro Parks Director Daniel Martin told about 60 people at a public hearing at city hall on future management of the park. “We cannot take your park Read More…

Police seek Elyria bank robbery suspect

A bank robbery suspect approaches the counter in this image taken from security at First Place Bank video. (Photo courtesy of Elyria Police)

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a white man who donned large white framed sunglasses, a black Cleveland Indians baseball cap and a shoulder-length black wig and robbed a First Place Bank in Elyria on Tuesday. The suspect remains at large. At about 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, the man entered the bank, 361 Midway Blvd. He Read More…

Killer faces bill for victim’s funeral

Convicted killer Neil Simpson wears a mask during his sentencing in June 2010. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — Convicted killer Neil Simpson will return to a Lorain County courtroom next month for a hearing on how much he owes in funeral expenses to the family of David Kowalczyk, the owner of a Lorain pizzeria he gunned down during a June 2007 robbery. County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski said although he Read More…

Spans over Black River, Ford Road targeted for future repair projects

A car drives along a now-closed section of Ford Road in Elyria when it was open to traffic in the autumn of 2007. Elyria city officials said a closed one-lane span of the road could be replaced by a two-lane structure, but land must be acquired before the $3.2 million project can go forward. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — The Ohio Department of Transportation has made travel quite a challenge along Gulf Road as it replaced the bridge over Interstate 90. Next year, the proposed replacement of the twin Interstate 90 bridges over the Black River and Ford Road could affect traffic again. ODOT is seeking comment on a project that is Read More…

Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

CARLISLE TWP. — A masked man robbed the Dollar General store on Oberlin-Elyria Road at gunpoint Monday afternoon. The robber was described as a black male of average height and weight driving a small black car, according to sheriff’s Captain James Drozdowski. “He pointed the gun at the one female and ordered them to open Read More…

Elyria Council rejects dispatch back pay

ELYRIA — The city’s police dispatchers have been working without a new contract since July 2009, and it seems like they will be doing so for a while longer. City Council voted 9-0 to reject a fact finder’s report that called for pay increases that would have forced the city to pay thousands in retroactive Read More…