February 6, 2016


Suspected gunman arrested in Westlake shooting


WESTLAKE – The suspect who fired shots at an accounting firm on Center Ridge Road has been found. Robert Godwin, 74, of Cleveland was arrested on Wednesday on firearms-related charges at his home in Cleveland. Police believe Godwin is the gunman who fired two shots at Home Savings & Loan on 30700 Center Ridge Road, Read More…

Lawyer: Pa. stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not a problem student or outcast like those who have been involved in other school violence across the country, and was “like a deer in the headlights” hours after the attack, frightened and depressed, his attorney Read More…

Cavs to play preseason game in Brazil

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, shoots against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 Read More…

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show with David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. Colbert says in a statement: Read More…

More evidence revealed against suspects in fatal shooting

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ELYRIA — One of the two men facing murder and felonious assault charges for the Jan. 5 shooting death of Antonio Spraggins broke the window of Spraggins’ Chevrolet Equinox before opening fire, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday. When police interviewed Jordan Williams after he was arrested a few days after the shooting, officers observed Read More…

Elyria man admits to robbing 3 banks

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man has been indicted on armed robbery charges after he admitted to robbing three banks since November. Jonathon Schubert, 29, is charged with use of a firearm during a violent crime and two counts of bank robbery by force after he admitted to police that he robbed banks in Sheffield, Cleveland Read More…

Avon man indicted on federal charges in bank robberies, bomb threat

Police take into custody the man suspected of robbing Dollar Bank on Monday morning. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

An Avon man has been indicted in federal court on charges he robbed two Lorain County banks, including one incident when he allegedly called in a fake bomb threat to Elyria High School before the robbery. Brett Benson, 40, faces two counts of bank robbery and a single count of making a bomb threat. The Read More…

Columbia Station couple remembered at vigil

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COLUMBIA STATION — Motorcycle crash victims Jolene and Robert Willis Jr. died doing what they loved. Friends and family of the Willises at a Wednesday memorial said the couple loved to ride and were frequently on the go. “I always referred to them as a couple of matches,” said Robert Willis Sr., father of Robert Read More…

Convicted heroin dealer faces federal charges

Siaerres Noble

Federal prosecutors have charged an Elyria man with selling fentanyl to an Elyria woman who later died from a drug overdose after using the powerful painkiller. Siarres “Sizzle” Noble, 29, already had pleaded guilty in state court to drug trafficking, drug possession and other charges in the same November timeframe that is covered in the Read More…

Elyria denying most residents’ claims for pothole damage

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ELYRIA — As if hitting a pothole, feeling her tire pop and sliding into a pole as a result was not bad enough, Miranda Taylor said she received a $3,868 repair estimate for her 2009 Toyota Corolla Sport. The 21-year-old said that is like asking her to come up with a million dollars. The broken Read More…