July 24, 2014

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UPDATED: Two injured in Route 83 head-on crash

Life Flight was called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on State Route 83 Tuesday morning.

  NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A 79-year-old woman and 62-year-old man were injured in a head-on crash on state Route 83 Tuesday morning. The woman driving the Chevy Oldsmobile Alero was traveling northbound over the railroad overpass on Route 83 at about 10:30 a.m. when she crossed left of center, colliding with a GMC Sierra truck Read More…

Avon crime watch: Woman reports money scam outside Kohls

Avon police Monday, Aug. 19 2:55 p.m. – 35900 block Detroit Road, a woman told police she met a woman at the Commons by Kohls, who found a wallet with $100,000 in it and she said she wanted to split the money with her. The suspect told the woman to meet her back at the Read More…

Avon Lake crime watch: Woman slapped in face with piece of pizza

Avon Lake police Thursday, Aug. 22 11:46 a.m. – 600 block Moore Road, theft of tires and oil from storage shed. Friday, Aug. 23 1:13 p.m. – 31900 block Walker Road, report of a woman wearing a hospital gown who walked out of Giant Eagle. Police were unable to locate the woman. 6:52 p.m. – Read More…

Two Lorain bar owners fight city to keep their businesses

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LORAIN – Closing time was approaching at Gil’s International Lounge early Saturday and everyone was having a good time. About 15 people sat at the bar while about 20 sat at tables socializing and flirting. Another 15 swayed to recorded hip-hop music on the dance floor. Then trouble started. Around 1:55 a.m., a man in Read More…

Vermilion crime watch: Police find online loan company to be fraud

Friday, Aug. 23 7:32 p.m. – 600 block Highbridge Road, a woman said she was the victim of fraud after she applied for a loan online and started making financial transactions toward the loan. Police investigated and found that the company was a fraud. Saturday, Aug. 24 4:25 a.m. – 700 block Main St., a Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Boy, 15, allegedly writes threats to girl’s father on Facebook

Elyria police Friday, Aug. 30 9:09 a.m. – Police Department, 18 West Ave., a man said a 15-year-old boy who is a classmate of his 15-year-old daughter at Elyria High School wrote a Facebook message to him saying the boy had beaten his daughter in the past and planned to kill her. The girl told Read More…

Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment draws thousands to Put-in-Bay

The ships represented the US and British during the re-enactment.

Flags reading, “Don’t give up the ship,” hung high with Ohio pride as boats drifted off the shores of South Bass Island early Monday morning for the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. The famous words, attributed to dying U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Lawerance aboard the USS Chesapeake and written on a battle Read More…

Passenger warned about driver in fatal Eaton Twp. crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol and Eaton Township Fire Department respond to a single car crash that killed two men last night on North Reed Road in Eaton Township.  CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

EATON TWP – A brother of fatal crash victim Paul D. Sonego said he repeatedly warned him not to ride with fellow fatal crash victim Timothy Keating. Mark Sonego said Keating, who crashed his 1965 Chrysler New Yorker around 8:15 p.m. Sunday on North Reed Road with Paul Sonego riding along, had a “death wish.” Read More…

Charles Vernon “Harley Charlie” Archie

Charles Vernon “Harley Charlie” Archie, 65, of New Mexico and formerly of Lorain, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Specialty Hospital of Lorain, after a long illness. He was born in Ironton on May 1, 1948, to the late William and Dora Archie. He attended Clearview High School and then entered the U.S. Army Read More…

Christine Starnes

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Christine Starnes (nee Freeman), 88, of Amherst Township, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Kingston of Vermilion, following a brief illness. Christine was born March 7, 1925 in Wise, Virginia, moving to South Amherst in 1957. In 1979, she moved to Amherst Township, where she has made her home since. She devoted her life Read More…