September 3, 2015

Elyria
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About Anna Merriman

Anna Merriman is the police reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram. She can be reached at 329-7245 or AMerriman@chroniclet.com.Follow her on Twitter.

Police seek robber of Elyria BP station

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ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…

4-H teen donates proceeds to friend

WELLINGTON — The auctioneers at the Lorain County Junior Fair Auction normally speak quickly — rapidly running through a series of 4-H members who lead their animals to be sold to business people around the county. But when they got to Savannah Smith on Saturday morning, they paused. “Normally we don’t do this,” auctioneer Andy Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

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ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

Cleveland Schools security officer arrested on child porn charge

ELYRIA – A Cleveland school security officer and another man were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, according to Elyria police. Brian Sanner, 24, a school security officer with the Cleveland Schools, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering Read More…

King, queen are crowned

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WELLINGTON — Traditional pageants celebrate everything from physical beauty to singing ability, but the Lorain County Fair Senior Citizen King and Queen Contest celebrates a generation. On Thursday, some members of that generation gathered at the front of the fairgrounds to watch Raymond Smith, 100, from The Northridge Health Center, and David Kauf, 88, from Read More…

Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…

Hidden Valley struts its stuff in parade

AMHERST TWP. — A small Amherst community got a big parade Saturday. In the early afternoon Saturday, firetrucks, LifeCare ambulances, an ice cream truck and a group of bicyclists lined up on Allendale Lane in the tightknit Amherst Township community of Hidden Valley for the second annual “Hidden Valley Fun Parade.” The parade is meant Read More…

Group protests outside of Lorain Planned Parenthood

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Protestors walk down Broadway in Lorain in protest of Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning, Aug. 22.

LORAIN — Outraged by a series of secretly recorded videos that claim to show Planned Parenthood executives offering to sell fetal body parts for medical research, members of Lorain County Right to Life took to the streets Saturday. About 30 anti-abortion protesters convened outside of the Planned Parenthood offices on East Ninth Street in Lorain Read More…

Vermilion police captain could face training, further suspension after traffic stop

VERMILION — A 13-day suspension and a leadership training course could be in the future for a Vermilion police captain who was found driving with a suspended license last month. Earlier this week Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung, Mayor Eileen Bulan and Law Director Ken Stumphauzer joined in a disciplinary hearing with police Capt. Michael Read More…