May 28, 2015

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Suspect in Elyria ambush caught (VIDEO)

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ELYRIA — A third suspect and the one police labeled the “primary aggressor” in an assault last month was taken into custody early Wednesday, police said. Michael Nichols, 27, was charged with felonious assault about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he called Elyria police and told them he was there. Read More…

Authorities seek at-large suspect in Elyria ambush beating (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — A surveillance video depicting a random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two of three Cleveland men suspected in the attack earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and 5. Police and U.S. marshals Read More…

Change in traffic pattern blamed for increase in wrecks on Route 57

ELYRIA — Construction and a new traffic light in a heavily traveled section of Lorain Boulevard may be to blame after the number of traffic accidents in the area tripled in just a week. Last week troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to six crashes on state Route 57 near Griswold Road after a Read More…

Special Olympics participants get chance to shine

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ELYRIA — For Evey Rodgers, the red tape that marked the finish line was less captivating than the roaring encouragement from the sidelines. The Murray Ridge student stopped halfway through the race Tuesday morning and threw one hand in the air, emphatically waving at the audience — her mother, teacher and other family members — Read More…

Police arrest two in Middle Avenue beating; one remains at large

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ELYRIA – A surveillance video depicting a particularly brutal random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two out of three Cleveland men involved earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and May 5. Police and the U.S. Read More…

Green Acres development plan tabled indefinitely

OBERLIN — A long-debated proposal for a housing development at the old Green Acres property may be no more. At a City Council meeting Monday, members voted in a 5-1 decision to indefinitely table a proposal to build medium- to low-income housing at the site of the old Green Acres Orphanage. Only Councilwoman Sharon Pearson Read More…

1,405 receive degrees from Lorain County Community College

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ELYRIA — Erin O’Quinn stepped across the stage and threw out a sideways grin Saturday morning as she clutched her diploma. It was the grin of a woman who had just earned her third degree at Lorain County Community College and it was followed by a two-armed fist pump. “She’s a professional student,” her mother, Read More…

Teen dies a week after Camden Township crash

CAMDEN TWP. — A Wellington teenager who was hospitalized after a car crash last week died Saturday at the hospital. Leigha Hostal, 19, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition following a car crash in Camden Township on May 10, but died at the hospital Saturday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Read More…

Avon officials weigh discipline for firefighter

AVON — The Avon mayor and fire chief are deciding whether to discipline a firefighter who was found guilty of violating a temporary protection order last year. Mayor Bryan Jensen said he plans to meet with Fire Chief Frank Root and Law Director John Gasior on Monday to go over the case of Dennis Danczak, Read More…

Law enforcement officers salute the fallen

Members of the Avon Lake police offer a rifle salute on the Route 6 bridge in Vermilion for the Lorain County Police Memorial Service on May 14. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Louise Palermo was 5 when her father, Deputy John Palermo, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Palmero, now a parent herself, has carried the memory of that loss for a half a century. On Thursday, she addressed a crowd of police officers and some of their family members for the Read More…