August 30, 2015

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Elyria-Lorain roads outrank Cleveland’s

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Most likely, Cleveland-area drivers won’t be surprised that the area ranked sixth out of 25 major cities for cities with the worst roads. TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released the results Thursday of a study using 2013 Federal Highway Administration data on road conditions. According to the report, 28 percent Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Generosity provides bounty of space for food bank

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LORAIN — A torrent of well-wishes and heartfelt thanks marked Friday’s grand opening of the 41,000-square-foot, $5 million Nordson Food Distribution Center that will increase the work done by Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio to feed the hungry. Those expressed by John and Roxanne Lewis of the food pantry operated by Asbury Read More…

Police: Help us ID this break-in suspect

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Elyria police are turning to the public to help identify a man who broke into Eastern Heights Middle School last month and slipped away before he could be arrested. A security camera at the school, located at 528 Garford Ave., caught the unidentified man in the act. On June 25, the man broke a window Read More…

Auditor data insufficient to show district raises house values

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ELYRIA — The property values of homes in the West Avenue Historic District have not increased in recent years despite having a designation that comes with additional requirements for home repairs and upkeep. County Auditor Craig Snodgrass said homes in the area saw no change in their valuation because there were not enough sales in Read More…

Non-profit’s retail store to close Aug. 15

ELYRIA — Among Other Things, the resale shop opened to financially support Cornerstone Pregnancy Services, is closing. The store on Griswold Road will have its last day Aug. 15, said Cornerstone executive director Carolyn Herbert. “The store has been an outreach for the ministry and to act as a source of income for the ministry, Read More…

Elyria man treated and released after shooting

LifeCare, Elyria Police and fire load a male into an ambulance after a reported shooting at an apartment complex at Oberlin and South Maple in Elyria. The male was transported from West Avenue, a short distance from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was treated and released from the hospital Monday after being shot during a confrontation near Oberlin Town Homes. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said 32-year-old Justy Ballard Jr., who also goes by the name “T-Rex,” was wounded in the shooting, which took place shortly before officers were sent to the Read More…

UPDATED: One hospitalized after Elyria shooting; gun recovered

LifeCare, Elyria Police and fire load a male into an ambulance after a reported shooting at an apartment complex at Oberlin and South Maple in Elyria. The male was transported from West Avenue, a short distance from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – An Elyria man was wounded by gunfire this morning during a confrontation near Oberlin Town Homes. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Justy Ballard, who is also known as “T-Rex,” sustained non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Costantino said the shooting involved three other people, one of Read More…

More than 900 run in 5K to honor James Kerstetter

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A total of 901 runners participated in this year's annual Kerstetter 5K on Saturday morning, July 11.

ELYRIA — Sgt. James A. Kerstetter’s memory lives on in the annual 5-kilometer race and walk held to keep it alive. Organizers said 901 people registered for this year’s race not counting those who walked, which brought the number closer to 1,200. In March 2010, Kerstetter, a 15-year veteran of the force, answered a call Read More…

Tug of war over historic homes

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ELYRIA — There comes a time in every home renovator’s life when knee-deep into a big project, dust is flying, joints and muscles are sore from slinging a sledgehammer, and there is seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel, that questions of sanity come into play. That time came for Clint Rohrbacher and Read More…