February 11, 2016


CORRECTIONS: Jan. 1, 2014

A division of the Ohio Liquor Control Board has not yet made a decision about whether to renew the Lorain Cotton Club’s liquor license after a hearing was held Nov. 26 regarding the issue. Lorain police said they continue to object to the renewal of the license, especially after five arrests at the club early Read More…

Fire burns house in Grafton Township


GRAFTON TWP. — Thick plumes of gray smoke billowed from behind a tree line at state Route 303, where firefighters worked to contain a blaze called in at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were called to a home at 38201 state Route 303 about a half-mile west of Chamberlain Road. Both the house and a camper Read More…

Heavy snowfall predicted for New Year’s Day

Snow falls in Elyria just in time for New Year's Eve. Heavy snowfall is predicted for New Year's Day. KARIE SPAETZEL/CHRONICLE

Those traveling for the New Year’s holiday may be in store for some heavy snow – as much as 5 to 9 inches, according to predictions from the National Weather Service in Cleveland. New Year’s holiday travelers may see heavy snow — as much as 5 to 9 inches, according to predictions from the National Read More…

Purses, chairs banned from Cleveland New Year’s Eve celebration

Drew Carey

Cleveland is hosting the first Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve on Public Square tonight. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. on Public Square in downtown Cleveland. It is free and will include food trucks, a beer garden, live ice sculpting, fireworks and live entertainment, including the midnight countdown by Drew Carey. A security check Read More…

Two arrested in series of home burglaries


LORAIN — Police made two arrests Friday of men they suspect are responsible for a series of home burglaries around Lorain and Amherst. Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, police charged Shaun Kay, 29, and Christopher Harrold, 27, of Lorain, with aggravated burglary following reports of about 10 burglaries and attempted burglaries around Lorain in December. Police Read More…

2nd Democrat plans to enter race for Ohio governor

Democratic Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune talks with supporters after he announced he will run for Ohio governor on Monday. (AP Photo/ The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cara Owsley)

CINCINNATI — A longtime Cincinnati-area officeholder announced Monday plans to run for Ohio governor, setting up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune said he’s been hearing a desire, “an appetite, if you will,” from rank-and-file Democrats for a choice in the May 6 primary. Cuyahoga County Executive Read More…

Ohio man admits raping children, killing 2 women

Elias Acevedo is shown during his pretrial hearing on Dec. 2 in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND — A sex offender accused of killing two women more than 15 years ago and raping children pleaded guilty on Monday to hundreds of charges, crying when some of his surviving victims addressed him. “I’m not a monster. I feel a lot of remorse,” Elias Acevedo said in the hushed courtroom as some of Read More…

Barrels, speed signs added along I-90 stretch

A series of crashes involving up to 40 vehicles during snow squalls shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 east of Cleveland on Dec. 24. (AP Photo/News-Herald, Jeff Forman)

PAINESVILLE — Authorities are adding construction barrels and radar speed-check signs along part of Interstate 90 east of Cleveland after a pileup temporarily shut down the eastbound highway for more than 10 miles last week. The speed limit in the area is 55 mph, and the State Highway Patrol has said vehicle speed in wintry, Read More…

New Vermilion mayor, judge sworn in


Judge W. Zack Dolyk, left, shakes the hand of Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan after he took the oath of office Monday night at the Vermilion Municipal Court. Before taking his oath of office, Dolyk swore Bulan into office.  

Vermilion crime: Suspect arrested for trespassing at vacant house

Vermilion police Monday, Dec. 16 4:07 a.m. — Intersection of Edgewater Drive and Delamere Road, an officer conducting vacant house checks saw foot prints leading to a vacant house. A suspect was later arrested for criminal damaging and trespassing. 9:47 a.m. — 200 block Aldrich Road, police saw footprints and drag marks near a house Read More…