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Newspaper box destroyed by firecracker

ELYRIA — An M-80 firecracker is suspected of being used to destroy a Chronicle-Telegram newspaper vending box early Friday.

Police received complaints about fireworks being set off in the 1100 block of Garden Street shortly after midnight Friday and when they arrived in the area, they found the newspaper vending box in pieces over an area extending many yards, reports said.

A woman said she saw two black males wearing white T-shirts near the newspaper box shortly before it was blown apart. The two men left the area in a white vehicle shortly before police arrived.


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