July 28, 2014


Suspect who fled after traffic stop arrested

Tyrell Horton

ELYRIA – A man who led police on a high-speed car chase following a routine traffic stop on Tuesday evening was taken into custody and charged for the incident on Thursday. Tyrell Horton, 25, was charged with failure to comply and reckless operation at about 10:15 a.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Lorain Boulevard Read More…

Spencer man to receive Carnegie medal for saving car crash victims

Shane Robinson

A man who saved the lives of two people when he pulled them out of a burning car in September will receive a national Carnegie medal for his act. Shane Robinson of Spencer will join a list of heroic recipients when he receives the Carnegie medal today. This year, Robinson is one of 22 people Read More…

Dispute leads to stabbing in Lorain

Valerie Hough

LORAIN — After an argument Thursday night, police said an intoxicated woman stabbed a homeless man who had been staying over in her house. Valerie Hough, 60, was charged with felonious assault about 10 p.m. Thursday at her apartment on the 1800 block of Homewood Drive after she stabbed James Chambers, 56, who had been Read More…

Police: Bomb threat suspect wanted to go back to prison

Matthew McClain

ELYRIA — A man who was arrested on Monday for threatening multiple times to blow up stores in and around Midway Mall had been convicted of a similar crime before and told officers he wanted to go back to prison, according to police. Matthew McClain, 30, a homeless Elyria man, was charged with three counts Read More…

Keystone teen critically injured in February crash now able to communicate

Kyle Delligatti

Last month, Shane Delligatti used a dry-erase board to ask his son a question. For the first time in the three months that the family had tried to communicate with him, 17-year-old Kyle Delligatti read the question and responded. “It was very emotional. It brought a tear to my eye,” Shane Delligatti said, remembering the Read More…

‘Music man’ Paul Driscol Jr. succumbs to cancer

Paul Driscol Jr.

LORAIN — To Lorain County he was a staple — bringing in and supporting a love of music in the community — but to his family, Paul Driscol Jr. was much more. Driscol, 80, a native Lorain resident and longtime president of the Driscol Music Company in Lorain, died Saturday evening after a battle with Read More…

Autopsy finds Keystone senior died from caffeine overdose

Logan Stiner

LAGRANGE — Logan Stiner, a popular student and wrestler, was in his final week at Keystone High School when he suddenly collapsed in his home May 27. A month after his death, an autopsy answered the pressing question of what killed him. It was pure caffeine. The 18-year-old Stiner was found about 11 a.m. May Read More…

UPDATED: Man taken into custody after standoff in Eaton Township

The Lorain County Sheriff SWAT is on the scene of a standoff in Eaton Township. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Neighbors said they saw a man yelling on his front lawn with his 10-month-old son before he locked himself and his son inside their home for nearly six hours. Multiple police departments, police dogs and an armored vehicle waited for hours outside the man’s house in the 12500 block of Eaton Boulevard Read More…

Man, 71, allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted saleswoman

Dennis Connone

LORAIN – An elderly man who allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a saleswoman in December was arrested for the incident on Wednesday. Dennis Connone, 71, was charged with two counts of sexual battery on Wednesday after police investigated an incident from December. According to police, a saleswoman agreed to meet Connone at his house on Read More…

Three juveniles held in connection with possible arson

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ELYRIA —Three teenagers are facing charges in connection with a suspected arson Monday that destroyed a vacant house, a car and a motorcycle. Sheriff’s deputies took three boys — ages 13, 14 and 15 — into custody Tuesday. Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said deputies were looking for a possible fourth suspect. The vacant house, at 9372 Fowl Road, burst into flames about Read More…