July 3, 2015

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Correction

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Rocker bearings under the bridges crossing the railroad tracks on Second and Third streets near where they converge into Leo Bullocks Parkway are in need of repair. Previous stories in The Chronicle-Telegram have misidentified which bridges are in need of repair and incorrectly identified the portion of the bridges that were tilted and need to Read More…

Summertime is mean season for mail carriers

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Mail carrier Sean Justice had already had several close encounters with threatening dogs this spring, before a dog ran out an open side door and bit his leg while on his Elyria route May 15. “I had enough time to turn my body to the right and grab my spray and yell ‘No!’ before it Read More…

Third Street repairs first priority in zero-sum game

ELYRIA — The city may soon be seeing the reconstruction of Third Street and its bridge over railroad tracks, after a Council decision Monday evening. But that decision comes at a price. In this case, the repairs and reconstruction mean the city won’t have enough money to repair other streets in Elyria this year. Council Read More…

The torch is passed; Elyria bids farewell to Rigda, welcome to Jama

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ELYRIA — With cake, community and, of course, the district’s renowned pink cookies, Elyria Schools said goodbye to Superintendent Paul Rigda on Monday and rang in the arrival of incoming Superintendent Tom Jama. The district held an open house at Elyria High School on Monday afternoon, the final day of school, to mark the transition. Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Elyria crash

ELYRIA – A motorcyclist was involved in an accident with a car near the intersection of East Broad Street and South Abbe Road on Sunday evening. According to Elyria Fire Department Capt. Carl Mack, a man in his early 40s was found unresponsive at the scene around 8:32 p.m. Elyria police and the Ohio State Read More…

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

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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…

North Ridge Road construction causing headaches

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ELYRIA — Troopers have been issuing more tickets and responding to a multitude of traffic issues in Elyria and Sheffield Township over the past week since construction on North Ridge Road East shut down a section of the street. Last week, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol began responding more frequently to an area of 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…

Franklin Elementary graduates first preschool class

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ELYRIA — It was a long walk for such little legs. Thursday afternoon, Braylon Malone, whom teachers crowned “the leader of the pack,” took a few sheepish steps along a stretched-out roll of red construction paper laid out to resemble a red carpet in the gymnasium of Elyria’s Franklin Elementary School. Dressed like he was Read More…