October 24, 2014


Wellington police buy 18 body cameras

WELLINGTON — A growing trend in police departments across Lorain County has reached Wellington. This week, Wellington police Sgt. in Charge Jeff Shelton ordered 18 body cameras for each officer in the police force, including part-time officers. “It’s a new fad and we’re seeing that it’s safer for officers,” Shelton said. Each officer will wear Read More…

Cleaning aged ceiling, high walls unearth rare finds at Oberlin museum

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OBERLIN — One hundred years of dirt concealed hidden treasures, sprawled across the ceiling of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. This summer, the art museum finally embarked on a project leaders have discussed for more than a decade: Cleaning the ceiling for the first time since the museum was built in 1917. Read More…

Convicted burglar faces more break-in charges

Benjermen Krugman

ELYRIA — It seems the punishment didn’t stick for an Elyria man imprisoned last year for multiple break-ins around Elyria. On Tuesday, the man was found trying to leave a home he had just broken into that morning, police said. Benjermen Krugman, 28, was charged with burglary about 3 a.m. Tuesday after police found him Read More…

Police say suspect cut man, then himself

Elyria police officers respond to Ninth Street in Elyria, where a man said he was attacked by a knife-wielding man Monday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A man called police Monday morning to say that he had just stabbed another man and cut himself with a knife, police said. About 10 a.m., police responded to a house in the 300 block of Ninth Street where they found a man sitting on the front porch of a house with a Read More…

Oberlin police to get body cameras

OBERLIN — New cameras issued to Oberlin police will allow the department to gather more evidence with the press of a button. Starting this week and next, each patrol officer in Oberlin will be issued their own video and audio system in the form of a small black camera that they’ll be able to attach Read More…

Lorain men arrested in connection with home invasion

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LORAIN – Early Sunday was a scene of horror for one couple in Lorain after two men broke into their house, tied up one victim and then fired shots at responding officers, according to Lorain police. Allen Wooten, 28, of Sheffield Township and Jonathan Smith Jr., 31, of Elyria were charged with aggravated burglary, felonious Read More…

Keystone student overcomes devastating prognosis to walk, talk again after crash

At the end of a therapy session, Kyle and his mother, Wendy, sit

In early fall, Wendy Murray sat on the edge of her son’s hospital bed, light streaming in from the curtains, her hands clasped tightly around those of her son, Kyle Delligatti. Pictures of a 17-year-old boy are scattered across the walls, detailing the life of someone who was by all accounts, a good kid: a Read More…

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LaGrange community comes together to support friend


LAGRANGE — The mass of people who showed up to the LaGrange Community Park in late September, their skin, hair and clothing temporarily dyed a mess of different colors, made something very clear: One teenager can inspire a lot of hope. The crowd had joined to support their friend, neighbor and community member, Kyle Delligatti, Read More…

Man arrested in robbery at Elyria bar

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ELYRIA – A man who police say robbed an Elyria bar last week was caught on Thursday morning. Mister Roger McGee II, 25, was charged with aggravated robbery around 11:40 a.m. Thursday at his parents’ home on the 600 block of Fulton Avenue. Police started searching for a suspect after a bartender at Settle Inn, Read More…

Customer charged with stealing from barbershop

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – After barber shop owners noticed money missing each weekend, police set up surveillance cameras and caught a regular at the shop taking the cash, police said. William Kondratuk, 55, was charged with breaking and entering and theft on Saturday morning after police caught him stealing money from Ron’s Northview Barbershop on 34958 Read More…