December 21, 2014

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Hit-run victim, driver facing charges

LORAIN — A teen pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run crash is facing charges in the Oct. 17 incident. Elianna Rodriguez, 17, is charged with underage consumption, walking in the roadway and walking in the roadway while impaired. The driver, Angel Renta, 42, was charged with fleeing the scene and no lighted headlights. The charges came Read More…

Still no sign of missing Lorain man

Aaron Zimmerman’s missing persons information. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

A search party launched Sunday to find a missing Lorain man yielded no results, but searchers refuse to give up hope. Thirty-five people split into groups and spent six hours searching woods and neighborhoods around Lorain and Elyria, looking for 26-year-old Aaron Zimmerman, who went missing Nov. 14. Zimmerman left his Camden Avenue home, where Read More…

High winds expected today

A cold front moving through Lorain County today may bring dangerously high winds this afternoon, officials said. The Cleveland branch of the National Weather Service is issuing a high-wind warning 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, said Frank Kieltyka, a Weather Service spokesman. Kieltyka said winds in Lorain County could reach 50 mph to 60 Read More…

Cuts ahead as Wellington district faces shortfall

WELLINGTON — School officials are taking a hard look at spending in their effort to make budget cuts and bring the district out of debt over the next couple of months. According to Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan, the district has 120 days to write plan which it will present to the state regarding how Read More…

Wellington superintendent announces resignation

John Nolan

WELLINGTON — John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons. Nolan, 65, announced his resignation from his position as superintendent of Wellington Schools last week, two years before his contract is up. “I can’t give 100 percent any more,” Nolan said, adding that he won’t Read More…

LaGrange man accused of slicing dog’s throat

Joel Ruth

LAGRANGE — A frantic 911 call from a woman who said her husband flipped out led police to a house in LaGrange where they found pools of blood and a dog buried in a shallow grave Thursday evening. Joel R. Ruth, 50, of Railroad Street in LaGrange, was charged with animal cruelty and aggravated menacing Read More…

Lorain mainstay Driscol’s Music Company closes

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LORAIN — The end of a 73-year era is marked by a white piece of paper taped to a door. Driscol’s Music Company has closed and the sign on the front door directs would-be customers to the former owner’s small instrument repair business in Sheffield Lake. “It breaks my heart to have to do this,” Read More…

Elyria man accused of producing counterfeit money

Ricky Londo

ELYRIA – Police say they found a printer used to make counterfeit bills and a wad of fake money in an Elyria man’s apartment Tuesday. Ricky Londo, 22, was charged with forgery and possession of criminal tools Tuesday after police searched his apartment on the 200 block of 5th Street. Officers went to Londo’s apartment after Read More…

Two arrested during investigation into ‘pink heroin’

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ELYRIA — Elyria police arrested two people during an investigation into potentially dangerous “pink heroin,” which has been found in Lorain County in recent weeks. Ulysses Ogletree, 33, of Elyria was charged with trafficking and possession of fentanyl — a drug five times more potent than heroin — about 12:15 p.m. Friday as he was Read More…

Police seek suspects in robbery of pizza deliveryman

LORAIN — Police were looking for two men who held a pizza deliveryman at gunpoint and stole pizza, hot wings and money before running from a house Monday. Taylor Havanchak, a deliveryman for Happy’s Pizza on Oberlin Avenue, told police that a caller who said his name was “Nevada White” ordered two large pizzas and Read More…