August 28, 2014

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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

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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…

Police find crack, heroin on burglary suspect

Robert Simmons

AMHERST – A man who police say ran from a house after a burglary was found with a bag of crack and a bag of heroin. Robert Simmons, 34, was charged with burglary, possessing criminal tools, possession of heroin, possession of crack, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday Read More…

Oberlin listed 6th among best Midwest colleges by Forbes

OBERLIN — Being named one of the best colleges in the Midwest is an achievement by any college’s standards, but for Oberlin, the focus is less on national rankings and more on student accomplishments, college leaders say. This week, Forbes Magazine named Oberlin College the sixth-best college in the Midwest for 2014, comparing it using Read More…

Police: Members of suspected heroin trafficking organization arrested

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LORAIN – The breakup of a Lorain County drug ring this week led to seven arrests and the largest amount of heroin police have ever seized in Lorain. On Wednesday police arrested seven members of a suspected “heroin trafficking organization” in Lorain County and seized over a kilo of heroin in the process, according to Read More…

Bill would increase the number of addicts physicians could treat

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A key aspect of battling the growing heroin epidemic may lie in treating those already suffering from addiction. At least that’s the approach The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act aims to take. The act, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., last week and co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, would Read More…

Vermilion takes ownership of former museum property

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VERMILION — It’s been a long three years but on Wednesday, Vermilion finally took ownership of an old museum that they plan to re-establish as a public lakefront property. The property of the former Inland Seas Maritime Museum, which sits on the waterfront near the end of Main Street in Vermilion, closed in 2012. The Read More…