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Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 6 CHARGED WORLD & NATION, A3 Baltimore officers indicted NFL DRAFT SPORTS, D1 Browns filling needs list High of 71. Low of 50. Forecast on A6 SUNNY, PLEASANT W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M ADVICE ............ C2 BUSINESS ........ A5 CLASSIFIEDS .... F2 COMICS ........ F4- 5 OBITUARIES........ B2 OPINION ...... C4- 5 SPORTS .............. D1 YOURTOWN........ B3 INDEX SATURDAY, May 2, 2015 75 ¢ 7 DAYS AWEEK HOME DELIVERY Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle- Telegram Avon Lake resident John Keyse- Walker practiced law for 32 years, but he harbored dreams of writing a book — dreams that were always placed on the back burner because of his busy practice. I turns out Walker, 59, is a natural novelist. He won the 2015 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Lisa Roberson The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA — An independent candidate vying for the third time to be the next mayor is sure to shake up November’s general election. After Tuesday, either Mayor Holly Brinda or former Mayor Bill Grace will advance as the Democratic nominee for the general election. The winner of the upcoming primary will face Republican Garry Gibbs and independent TimQuinn, who entered the race Friday. Anna Merriman The Chronicle- Telegram OBERLIN — College sophomore Benjamin Biffis stood in the back of a crowd of students Friday, a red felt square of solidarity pinned to his shirt. The square stood as a reminder of students at Canadian universities who are coping with rising tuition costs. That’s an experience not lost on students at Oberlin College. On Friday afternoon, a group of students held an “ occuparty.” They gathered outside the Cox Administration Building with songs and spoken word to KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Oberlin College students staged a sit- in at the Cox Administration Building on Oberlin College’s campus Friday afternoon. The students are protesting a proposed $ 2,500 tuition hike next year. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE A. J. Jones, 5, of Elyria, gives Thor a high- five at Atlas Cinema on Friday. A. J., dressed as Flash, successfully picked up Thor’s hammer. Melissa Linebrink The Chronicle- Telegram ELYRIA— Superhero characters from Marvel comic books made an appearance Friday at Midway Mall’s Atlas Cinemas as part of the city’s annual Superhero Weekend. With the premiere of “ The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it was an evening Pharoah Hernandez, 3, and his mom, Christine Delgado, wouldn’t forget. Pharoah, dressed as his favorite superhero, Batman, smiled as Iron Man and Captain America appeared before his very eyes inside the theater. “ He loves superheroes,” Delgado said of her little boy. But, the truth was, Friday’s date wasn’t just for Pharoah. It was for his mom, too. “ I follow ‘ The Avengers,’ so this is an excuse for me to see the movie too,” she said. While Pharoah and Delgado waited with anticipation to see the 7: 05 p. m. screening, Larry W. Schuman, an employee of Lorain Work/ Activity Center recreation department at Murray Ridge, took vacation time to bring two ‘ Occuparty’ protest Oberlin students conduct sit- in to oppose tuition increase Heroes assemble at ‘ Avengers’ premiere Elyria’s Elywood wildflower walk is Sunday afternoon The 33rd annual spring wildflower walk will be in Cascade’s Elywood Park at 2 p. m. Sunday. The free walk to find and identify spring wildflowers in the park is sponsored by the Friends of Cascade Park and this year for the first time is being co- sponsored by the Lorain County Historical Society. Metro parks naturalist Grant Thompson will lead the walk and identify the flowers. Those attending the 45- minute walk will meet at the Hickories, the Historical Society headquarters on Washington Avenue and walk to Elywood Park. Free refreshments will be served at the Hickories after the walk. Olive Street RR crossing to close for repairs From 7 a. m. Monday through Friday, Olive Street in Elyria at the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks will be closed by the railroad for repairs. Through traffic will be prohibited. Avon traffic delays expected today in two locales Drivers should expect traffic delays in two parts of Avon today. Starting at 9 a. m., an auction will be taking place adjacent to Miller Nature Preserve on state Route 83. This section of Route 83 could be congested, and the city suggests avoiding the area if possible. In addition, CEI will be working at Chester and Nagel roads. There could be delays in that area between 7 a. m. and 4 p. m. — from staff reports NEWS OF NOTE See ASSEMBLE, A2 See PROTEST, A2 “ The alternative to raising revenue is cutting costs. Doing so could certainly affect the quality of the education Oberlin’s provides …” Marvin Krislov, Oberlin College president “ It takes away from my schoolwork. I’mconstantly stressing about money.” Benjamin Biffis, Oberlin College sophomore ELECTION 2015 Independent Quinn joins Elyria’s race for mayor Quinn See RACE, A2 Avon Lake writer wins novel award See NOVEL, A2

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