August 27, 2015


Some of your photos from last night’s storm


Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

Boys golf: Alex Csizmadia and Zach Schuster lead way as Elyria shakes off slow start to season, wins Keystone Invite


GRAFTON — After starting the year with a couple of underwhelming performances, Elyria was looking for a confidence boost. It found one Tuesday at Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course. Alex Csizmadia led the Pioneers with a 6-over 77 and teammate Zach Schuster shot a 79 as the Pioneers won the Keystone Invitational with a team Read More…

Three incumbent mayors bow out

Barbara O'Keefe

Three sitting village mayors will not seek re-election in November. Nonpartisan political candidates had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections to have their names appear on November ballots. According to the filings, Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan, South Amherst Mayor Barbara Becker and Wellington Mayor Barbara O’Keefe aren’t running. David Read More…

OGSO: Ridgeville rolls, Buckeye edges

GRAFTON — Katie Barnhart pitched her fourth straight no-hitter as North Ridgeville mercy-ruled Grafton 15-0 for the Ohio Girls Softball Organization’s Class A (10U) county championship Tuesday night. The Class D (18U) title game was the opposite of a rout. Buckeye’s Kayla Whitmer, facing a full count, walked with the bases loaded in the bottom Read More…

Judge grants NEXUS surveyors access to properties


ELYRIA — A Lorain County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against several property owners who have refused to allow NEXUS gas transmission project surveyors onto their private property. The order prohibits five property owners in Grafton, LaGrange and Oberlin from interfering with NEXUS surveyors, who can now enter their property for the next Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament


GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst, Amherst win Class C district titles

OBERLIN — It took South Amherst an entire season to play its way into the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C district championship game. It took them an inning to win it. South Amherst (11-1) scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back on its way to a 15-1, five-inning win over Read More…

Grafton village administrator position in flux — again

GRAFTON — The village is looking for its fourth administrator in as many years. Tom Williams, a former Lorain County commissioner hired to the post in January, has taken another job in the private sector but remains working for the village on a part-time basis until a full-time successor can be found. Williams said he Read More…

Survivors haunted by 1965 Pittsfield tornado

This aerial photo of state routes 58 and 303 that shows the destruction caused by the tornado that struck Pittsfield Center on April 11, 1965, was featured on the front page of The Chronicle-Telegram the day after the twister struck. The tornado, part of the 1965 Palm Sunday outbreak, killed 19 people in Lorain County and injured 141.

Palm Sunday of 1965 was a night of death, darkness and destruction in which the lives of people that survived a devastating tornado were forever changed. Even now, 50 years later, some say they still experience anxiety and fear when a storm starts to brew, while others simply cannot talk about what is marked in Read More…

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Line can blur between public, private emails

ELYRIA — Local elected officials and government employees don’t have a consistent approach to how they handle emails dealing with public business. Some adhere to a strict separation of their government and private email accounts, while others use one email address for everything. Some alternate between various accounts. Whatever the case, emails dealing with government Read More…