May 30, 2016

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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.

UPDATED: Gas leak causes traffic snarl on Route 57 in Elyria

ELYRIA — Damage to a gas line near state Route 57 caused a leak, shut down a section of the road and forced a nearby cancer center to reschedule some of its patients Friday. The road was reopened with some delays about 1:15 p.m. The leak started about 11 a.m. Friday when construction crews working Read More…

‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star visits Wellington

WELLINGTON — Fifth-grader Cameron Sherwood took off from school and accompanied his mother on the almost five-hour drive from their home in Smithport, Pa., to Wellington on Thursday. It was all to see his hero, Leland Chapman, a main player in the reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” Chapman came to sign photos and Read More…

UPDATED: Fire strikes Oberlin house for second time in 10 days

OBERLIN — Just a week after a fire forced an Oberlin woman from her home, workers showed up at the house Thursday to find another fire burning outside. The second fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when a work crew arrived at the house on the 13600 block of West Road to find flames Read More…

Artrageous encourages people to get up, sing, dance

ELYRIA — The performance art troupe Artrageous swept the stage at Lorain County Community College on Wednesday afternoon. But among a series of dance and song numbers, the group had a singular message for the high school students who came to watch. “If you have dreams … keep chipping away at them, little by little,” Read More…

Brew Kettle buys more land in Amherst

AMHERST — A Strongsville brewery that is working on a location in Amherst bought additional land in the city, according to the Lorain County auditor’s office. In late August, owners of the Brew Kettle bought land at 360 Cleveland Ave. along with two plots adjacent to it for $165,000. The three plots make up the Read More…

Police setting up ‘Lorain County CSI’

LORAIN — Police are looking to social media as a way to bring multiple departments together to combat crime around Lorain County. On Tuesday, Lorain police unveiled their plans for a Facebook page where every law enforcement department from around the county can post videos or photos of suspects in crimes from shoplifting to more Read More…

Lorain residents report shots fired early Tuesday morning

LORAIN – Both Washington and Reid Avenue residents were awakened Tuesday morning to the sound of gunshots, according to a police report. But when police arrived, all that was left were a few spent shell casings. Officers responded to block around 11th Street and Washington Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call. More Read More…

New Elyria police officer dies of cancer

ELYRIA — An Elyria police patrolman died Saturday after a battle with cancer, according to statements from the Elyria Police Department. Joseph Sulin, 29, was sworn in as a patrolman with the department March 16 and died Saturday from “an aggressive cancer,” according to the Elyria Police Department Facebook page. Sulin and his wife, Christie, Read More…

Vermilion fire under investigation; one dead

VERMILION — Don Bias had just set up his tree swing Sunday afternoon. It had been a present from one of his close sisters that weekend. Monday morning, it still hung outside of Bias’ Jefferson Street home, but now it was charred from a fire that raged through the one-story house Monday morning, destroying the Read More…

Elyria veteran beneficiary of Home Depot Foundation grant

ELYRIA — Ron Graham’s walls still bear the spattered mold spots and water marks from a hot water tank malfunction years ago. His roof is sinking from a temporary patch job, and fading square marks on the wood floor are a reminder of tile that was ripped up years ago. But for the first time, Read More…