October 22, 2014

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Driver crashes into North Ridgeville police car at crash scene

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NORTH OLMSTED – North Ridgeville police who were helping control traffic after a fatal car crash Monday evening were involved in another crash when a 21-year-old man drove into one of the parked police cars. Around 11 p.m., a driver got on the Lorain Road entry ramp to go eastbound on state Route 10. The Read More…

Man turns self in for Lorain hit-and-run

LORAIN – A Lorain man who may have hit a 17-year-old girl with his car before fleeing the scene Friday turned himself into police Monday. The man has not been charged and police are still investigating the crash that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday. A driver in a red Honda Civic going westbound on East Read More…

Man wanted for escape allegedly attempts to evade police again

Bruce Johnson

ELYRIA – A man with a warrant for escape tried to evade police again Sunday when he ran from officers, jumped into the Black River and swam for a moment before he was caught. Bruce Johnson, 24, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and an escape warrant from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

2 men hospitalized after 2-car crash in Brighton Twp.

BRIGHTON TWP — A two-car crash early Saturday afternoon sent two men to the hospital. About 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Kenneth Boggs, 54, of Stark County, was driving a Ford Focus northbound on Quarry Road near Garfield Road when he failed to yield at the intersection, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. His car was hit Read More…

UPDATED: Questions surround Lorain woman’s death

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LORAIN — Police interviewed 20 people and searched four homes around Lorain this week, looking for evidence that could help determine how and when a Lorain woman died. Police found the body of 44-year-old Rebecca Jean Newsome a few feet into the woods off Fillmore Avenue between Colorado Avenue and Randall Street about 2 p.m. Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain Horizon Science Academy students sent home

Horizon Science Academy in Lorain closed early Friday after school officials learned a teacher there flew on the same plane as an Ebola patient. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Nationwide fear over the Ebola virus reached Lorain on Friday when a downtown charter school was evacuated because of a possible connection to an airplane that carried an Ebola patient from Cleveland this week. On Friday, a teacher at Horizon Science Academy in Lorain was notified by Frontier Airlines that she had traveled Read More…

Five Elyria Catholic students charged with vandalism

ELYRIA — Sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning, five students from Elyria Catholic High School spray-painted obscene images on driveways, threw eggs at a house and left bologna on the hood of a car, according to Elyria police. Three 15-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys were charged with vandalism Sunday after three Elyria residents — Read More…

UPDATED: Gas leak still affecting Admiral King Elementary

LORAIN — An unknown gas still seeped into Admiral King Elementary School on Thursday. About 350 students were evacuated from the school after gas was detected at the school Sept. 30, when the school was closed and the students moved to other schools. School, fire department and Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain police identify body found in woods

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LORAIN — Police have identified a body found in the woods in Lorain on Wednesday as that of Rebecca Jean Newsome, 44, of Lorain. Police received a call about 2 p.m. Wednesday from two city workers who said they saw a body in the woods off Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue. Officers and Lorain County Read More…

Lorain police find unidentified body in woods

A Lorain police officer points into the woods Wednesday on Fillmore just off Colorado Avenue. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Police scoured the area near Colorado Avenue for hours Wednesday afternoon after a tip that they’d find a body. And they did. About 2 p.m., Lorain police arrived at Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue where a passer-by had reported seeing a body, Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said. Officers investigated an area of Read More…