September 21, 2014

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Oberlin College dedicates Knowlton Athletic Complex

OBERLIN — A new athletic facility that opened at Oberlin College on Saturday may mean more community involvement, officials said. The college held a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. The $12 million facility, funded by an $8 million donation from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation and private donors, was built Read More…

Girl finds loaded 9 mm handgun in bushes

LORAIN – A 14-year-old girl was playing outside on Thursday afternoon when she looked in a bush by her back yard and found a loaded 9mm handgun. Around 3:15 p.m. Thursday police arrived at the girl’s house on the 1600 block of East 30th Street after the girl’s father called the police station. The father, Read More…

Man who set himself on fire indicted on murder charges

State troopers take measurements at the scene of the incident on Rt. 20 on Monday after a man lit himself on fire. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CLEVELAND — A man who allegedly murdered his ex-wife in Cleveland, drove their three children to Lorain County and tried to commit suicide was indicted on the murder charges Thursday. Hugo Ramos, 28, of Cleveland, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, murder, felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children on Thursday after police Read More…

Man arrested, woman sought after car theft, pursuit, hit-and-run

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EATON TWP. — A stolen car, a police pursuit and a hit-and-run Wednesday morning ended with a deputy being struck by a car, one man arrested and one woman still being sought. Benjamin Tripphahn, 30, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property about 10 a.m. near Island Road in Read More…

Wellington delays decision on new police chief

WELLINGTON — Two members of Lorain County law enforcement are vying for the police chief position in Wellington, but residents might have to wait another month before a decision is made. Interim Police Chief Michael Barrett is competing for the job with Detective Donald Barker of the Lorain County Drug Task Force. Both men submitted Read More…

UPDATED: Deputy injured during pursuit of car theft suspect

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EATON TWP. — A Lorain County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a passing car during a pursuit for a suspected car thief Wednesday morning. At about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received a report that a vehicle had been stolen in GraftonTownship sometime overnight. Later that morning, at about 9 a.m., the sheriff’s office Read More…

UPDATED: Indiana man accused of stabbing wife found in Ohio

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AMHERST TWP — After a woman was stabbed in her Indiana home Tuesday evening, her husband fled the scene, ditched his car and turned up more than 200 miles away in Amherst Township the next morning. Abundio Lozano, 35, was pulled over traveling east on the Ohio Turnpike in Amherst Township early Wednesday after the Read More…

Pleasant talk with neighbor belied suicide attempt, dead woman in apartment

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CLEVELAND — Neighbors say Hugo Ramos was “calm and collected” when he left a west Cleveland apartment with three children Monday morning. He departed hours before a woman was found dead in the same apartment. Ramos — a suspect in her death — attempted to commit suicide on a Pittsfield Township highway on Monday, authorities Read More…

UPDATED: Man who set himself on fire connected to homicide

State troopers take measurements at the scene of the incident on Rt. 20 on Monday after a man lit himself on fire. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CLEVELAND – Authorities suspect – although they won’t say with certainty – that the three children found in a car with homicide suspect Hugo Ramos on Monday belonged to him and a woman found murdered in a Cleveland home, police said. Ramos, 28, was driving the children on Route 20 Monday morning when he pulled Read More…

Woman claims she was held captive by boyfriend

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LORAIN — A handwritten plea to a neighbor on Friday led police to a woman who said she had been held captive by her boyfriend for months. Wayne Collins Jr., 42, was charged with violating a temporary protection order, domestic violence and kidnapping late Friday at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 4500 block of Oakhill Read More…