July 28, 2015

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Elyria forum between police, community was needed but poorly attended

ELYRIA — It was a discussion worth having and hearing for the handful who turned out for Saturday morning’s community forum on fostering safer neighborhoods by improved relationships and greater trust between residents, police and the court system. “There should be more people in this room,” the Rev. Carl Small said as he looked out Read More…

Layoffs announced at Ridge Tool

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ELYRIA — Some employees of Ridge Tool Co. received layoff notices this week. The company produces RIDGID-brand tools and employs 350 people at its Clark Street manufacturing facility. Kevin Rhodes, vice president of human resources, said the layoffs will take effect June 26. The company had indicated layoffs were on the horizon when it announced Read More…

86-year-old veteran says he’s going to run for Congress

WESTLAKE — Norbert Dennerll always had political aspirations, and he’s no stranger to coming up short in his bids for public office. He’s previously run for sheriff, Congress and president, but Dennerll, 86, isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. The Elyria resident and Marine Corps veteran, who’s receiving physical therapy at Lifecare Center Read More…

New phase of Route 57 project means traffic tie-ups next week

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Drivers on state Route 57 will experience delays due to construction during the coming week. The existing Interstate 90 east ramp to Route 57 will close Monday and the I-90 eastbound exit ramp will open in its place, allowing cars to travel north or south onto 57. During this transition, Route 57 will be reduced Read More…

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…