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Lorain's 'Little Town of Bethlehem' celebrates 100 years

LORAIN — Salvatore Kovach’s home stands out on dark winter nights along West 19th Street. From the road, lights wind around the pillars on his front porch and along bushes, but a closer look reveals a holiday tradition a century in the making.

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-16 01:45:53

Lorain, Conneaut and Toledo receive $9.9M for river restoration efforts

LORAIN, Ohio — Three northern Ohio cities have received nearly $10 million for a river restoration project. The state Department of Natural Resources requested the state Controlling Board issue $9.9 million for the cities of Lorain and Conneaut along with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2018-12-15 21:29:47

Police: Man fakes heart attack so accomplices can steal items

ELYRIA — A man who apparently faked a heart attack Wednesday to distract Home Depot employees so two alleged accomplices could steal from the store was himself taken into custody on several felony and misdemeanor charges.

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-16 01:44:26

American Legion Riders's Elyria post hosting breakfast and raffle

The American Legion Riders of Post 12 Elyria is holding a holiday raffle on Dec. 23 for The Welcome House Christmas Wishes Fund. The fund provides wishes and presents on Christmas morning to 60 IDD adults who have no family living at Welcome House residences here in northeastern Ohio.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-16 15:13:00

Lorain boys basketball: Grant, Benejan shine as Titans wallop Bedford

BEDFORD >> Lorain advanced all the way to a Division I state semifinal game last season, but losing the Lake Erie League championship after defending it for three years is something that still irks the Titans to this day.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-15 04:00:00

Unknown suspect steals $120 in phone chargers from store: Avon Police Blotter

AVON --- Theft, Detroit Road: An unknown man entered an AT&T Mobility store at 11:31 a.m. Nov. 30 and stole $120 worth of wireless chargers. Witnesses said the man then left the area in an unknown car. There was no further information at the time of the report.

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-12-15 18:23:45

Serial killer from Lorain pleads guilty in Texas woman’s 1994 death

DALLAS — A 78-year-old prisoner and Lorain, Ohio native who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2018-12-14 02:57:34

North Ridgeville Police catch 18-year-old driving 100 mph on State Route 10

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The North Ridgeville Police Department said an officer gave a ticket to a 18-year-old driver going 100 mph on State Route 10. The officer said the driver was scared after he pulled him over.

CLEVELAND19.COM - 2018-12-16 14:11:00

One Neighborhood Engagement hosts Breakfast with Santa in Lorain

In collaboration with the Community Foundation of Lorain County and El Centro de Servicios Sociales Inc., One Neighborhood Engagement is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 15 at the Tower Education Center, 2936 Wood Ave. in Lorain.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 18:45:00

Active transportation easier in Elyria, Oberlin, says Lorain County Public Health:

Walking and biking are now safer and easier in the cities of Elyria and Oberlin. A news release from Lorain County Public Health says its partners in the two cities have undertaken improvements to infrastructure to make these forms of active transportation a more viable option for residents.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 21:00:00

Warrant gives details on fatal Sheffield Township crash

An Ohio State Highway Patrol warrant gives more details on a Dec. 2 crash that left a Lorain woman dead. The warrant specifically asks Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher R. Rothgery for authorization to search the white 1995 Chevrolet Suburban for trace evidence such as blood, DNA, skin ce

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 22:45:00

Rehabilitation continues Lorain's Charles Berry Bascule Bridge

The Charles Berry Bascule Bridge is a rework in progress. Lorain’s landmark span over the Black River has become a construction site that remains open to traffic on water, and on the road.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 19:45:00

Elyria police: Man arrested for attempted carjacking

ELYRIA- The Elyria Police Department says a man wanted for an attempted carjacking has been arrested. The incident happened Tuesday around 11:18 p.m. in the Speedway parking lot on Broad Street.

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2018-12-14 12:29:07

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church holding pierogi sale

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3038 Charleston Ave. in Lorain, announced it will be selling potato/cheese pierogies for $8 per dozen on Dec. 21. Those intersted should call the morning of Dec. 20 at 440-277-9080 to place an order with pick-up Dec. 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 15:11:00

Former auxiliary firefighter has pulled petitions for Lorain mayor's race

LORAIN — A former South Amherst auxiliary firefighter has pulled petitions to run for mayor of Lorain against incumbent Chase Ritenauer. He will run as a Democrat. Dean Evans, 30, was fired from the department more than three years ago after falsely reporting a fire at the New Russia Township hall o

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-14 09:58:51

Two hurt in two-vehicle crash in Lorain

LORAIN — Two men were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. Lorain police and fire responded about 4:30 p.m. to two vehicles rolled over near East Erie and Arizona avenues. Closing the Bascule Bridge to stop traffic flowing into the area, crews worked to extricate a man from a Honda se

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 06:27:59

Elyria man allegedly spits on, threatens officer

A 39-year-old Elyria man is facing felony charges after he allegedly spit on and threatened a police officer Dec. 13. Michael A. Meinke was charged with intimidation, harassment by inmate and domestic violence, all third-degree felonies, assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, obstructing official offi

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 20:00:00

Lorain Police Department's manpower takes center stage in budget discussions

Manpower concerns and outdated equipment at the Lorain Police Department were debated on Dec. 13 in budget discussions. Police Chief Cel Rivera pleaded for help from Lorain City Council as the department faces an ongoing shortage of officers and updated equipment, forcing it to make difficult decisi

MORNING JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 02:21:00

Warrant issued for Avon Lake mom in visitation case

ELYRIA — An arrest warrant has been issued for a mother the Ohio Supreme Court ordered released from Lorain County Jail in September after she failed to appear for a sentencing hearing Friday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court.

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-15 02:42:42

Home visit leads to SWAT team callout in Lorain

A home visit on Ohio Avenue led to the Lorain police SWAT team being called out Thursday morning. Lorain County Adult Probation, Elyria police and Lorain police were visiting Jesse Graham, a parolee, around 7:30 a.m. to a home at the corner of Ohio and Colorado Avenue. Lorain police Sgt. Dennis Cama

CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM - 2018-12-13 10:46:31