June 29, 2016

Elyria
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About Brad Dicken

Brad Dicken is the senior writer for the Chronicle-Telegram. He covers courts and county government, and has been with the Chronicle since 2001. He can be reached at 329-7147 or BDicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Cleveland getting ready to host the Grand Old Party

  CLEVELAND — Balloons will fall in Quicken Loans Arena after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech on a stage now being built for the Republican National Convention next month. “It’s where Mr. Trump will speak and he will deliver his address and his vision to the world … of how Read More…

Killer gets 18 years to life in prison

ELYRIA — The gunman who shot and killed Adam McNeal during a drug robbery last year was sentenced Monday to 18 years to life in prison. Terence Nevins, 20, received the same sentence as the two other men involved in the botched robbery at the Colonial Oaks mobile home community. Both Deshun Jackson and William Read More…

Lorain County is getting grayer

  ELYRIA — Lorain County’s population is getting older, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of county residents 19 or younger has dropped over the past quarter-century as the population 65 and older has grown in size. The median age of people living in the county has gone up as well. Read More…

2 lawyers charged with obstruction after saying black man crashed their car

ELYRIA — Two lawyers who practice in Lorain County are facing criminal charges for allegedly blaming a black man, who police later determined didn’t exist, for a car crash they were involved in earlier this month. Elyria police were called to East Avenue and Fourth Street about 1:15 a.m. June 9 for a report of a Read More…

UPDATED: Homemade curtain, blanket could help crack Amy Mihaljevic case

BAY VILLAGE — Investigators believe a homemade curtain and a store-bought blanket may be key pieces of evidence to help crack the case of the kidnapping and slaying of Amy Mihaljevic in 1989. Former FBI Agent Phil Torsney said during a news conference Thursday morning that the two items were found about 1,000 feet from Read More…

BREAKING: Investigators believe curtain, blanket could help crack Amy Mihaljevic case

BAY VILLAGE — Investigators believe a homemade curtain and a store bought blanket may be the key pieces of evidence that help crack the kidnapping and murder of Amy Mihaljevic in 1989. Former FBI Agent Phil Torsney said during a news conference this morning that the two items were found around 1,000 feet from where Read More…

Richardson convicted in rape of 12-year-old girl

ELYRIA — A jury convicted Demetrius Richardson of rape Wednesday for having sex with a 12-year-old girl despite his insistence that he didn’t know her true age. Jurors deliberated a little more than an hour Tuesday before breaking for the day. They discussed the case for about an hour Wednesday before deciding on the guilty Read More…

County commissioners will approve Grafton annexation — because they have to

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners will have little choice but to approve the annexation of a narrow strip of land from Eaton Township to Grafton when they meet to discuss the issue July 5, Commissioner Ted Kalo said Wednesday. “It’s an automatic thing,” Kalo said. “We have to approve it.” Eaton Township has vehemently opposed Read More…

Jury deliberating Richardson’s fate in rape trial

ELYRIA — Demetrius Richardson admitted he had sex with a 12-year-old girl when he took the stand in his own defense Tuesday during the second day of his rape trial. But the 26-year-old also said he believed the girl when she said she was 19 or 20 years old because of what he knew about Read More…

Former doctor sentenced again to probation

ELYRIA — A former doctor who was convicted of groping women in his office received probation again during a second sentencing hearing. Somnath Roy, 51, already has completed probation, so the hearing Monday before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski was simply a housekeeping matter to clean up the paperwork in the case, defense Read More…