August 23, 2014

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Storm delays school start by 4 days in Vermilion

VERMILION — A storm that drenched the hallways of Sailorway Middle School on Saturday interrupted a school district remodeling project and delayed the start of the school year in Vermilion by four days. Instead of starting on Aug. 26, students in the Vermilion school district will return to classes Sept. 2, said Vermilion Schools Superintendent Read More…

Police seek man who robbed Lorain store at knifepoint

The man at right is suspected of robbing the Lorain Cigarette Outlet at knife point. PROVIDED PHOTO

LORAIN – A man who held up a store clerk at knifepoint and threatened to kill her this week is still at large, according to Lorain police. Around 7 p.m. Monday, a white man with dark hair in his 30s walked into Lorain Cigarette Outlet at 5245 Oberlin Ave. and wandered around the store until Read More…

Police make 3 more arrests in drug trafficking investigation

3 more arrests

Three more people were arrested Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in Lorain County — making for a total of 24 arrests since last week. Megan Foky, 19, of Elyria, and Joshua McDaniel, 30, of Elyria, were both charged with conspiracy to traffic heroin on Wednesday. Foky was arrested Read More…

Police on the lookout for rock throwers

ELYRIA – Police are keeping an eye on Fuller Road after three people reported groups of people throwing rocks at their cars over the weekend. The first report came Friday when a person was driving on Fuller Road near Wilkes Villa around midnight when someone threw a rock at his car. The rock went through Read More…

Driver in I-90 head-on crash upgraded to fair condition

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE – One man has been released from the hospital and another is in fair condition following a head-on crash on Interstate 90 last week. The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. last week when Kevin Mchue, 25, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on I-90 near the French Creek Road overpass. According Read More…

Police arrest 14 more in connection with drug trafficking ring

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Officials made 14 more arrests in the past two days as part of an ongoing investigation into a Lorain County drug trafficking ring. All 14 were charged by Lorain and Elyria police and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office with conspiracy to traffic heroin on Monday and Tuesday: Christopher Alexander, 29, was arrested at his home Read More…

Vermilion Road reopens after train, truck crash

Norfolk Southern and other personnel examine the scene of a vehicle and train crash on Friday.  The train was shut down several hours after the accident as crews cleaned up. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

VERMILION – A well-trafficked road that was closed for almost five days following a truck and train crash on Friday finally reopened Tuesday morning. Around 11 a.m. Friday, a crash occurred between a truck carrying batteries and a train on Vermilion Road, spilling battery acid around the area of the crash and sending one man Read More…

Friends, family honor 25-year-old woman killed in I-90 crash

ELYRIA — To some, she was known as “Lollipop” — an homage to her bright red hair — to others simply “Kramer.” No matter what she was called, Kelly Kramer was well loved. On Monday evening, Kramer’s friends and family came en masse to her alma mater, Elyria Catholic High School, to honor the 25-year-old Read More…

Patrol: Medina woman not intoxicated or texting at time of fatal crash

Corrine Reid

GRAFTON TWP. — A woman who was fatally injured in a July car crash was not intoxicated or texting at the time of the crash, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Corrine Reid, 25, a mother of two from Medina, died in a one-vehicle crash on Cowley Road while driving home from a wedding July Read More…

Oft-arrested teen in custody as suspect in Lorain burglaries

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LORAIN — A teenager who admitted to 27 burglaries and was found driving a stolen car last year was arrested again Friday morning after he and another man broke into a South Lorain house, according to police. The 17-year-old Lorain boy was charged with burglary about 11 a.m. Friday at a house on the 2400 Read More…