April 16, 2014

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Elyria workers investigating cause of sinkhole

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Blaine and Chase streets. CHELSEA MILLER/CHRONICLE

Elyria city workers were on the scene of a sinkhole Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Chase and Blaine streets. The hole is about 4-5 feet in diameter and about 6 feet deep. The city engineer’s department was investigating the source of a leak believed to have caused the sinkhole.

Lorain man arrested after woman found unresponsive

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A 34-year-old man was arrested after police found his girlfriend unresponsive on the basement floor after he allegedly choked her until she had difficulty breathing. The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Varney, was flown to Metro Health Medical Center for severe injuries, but a hospital spokeswoman did not have a record of her. Police said Read More…

Woman’s birthday party turns violent

LORAIN — Police arrested several men who were allegedly involved in a large fight in which a 47-year-old woman was assaulted during a family cookout for her birthday. The woman, Lola Gonzalez, was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of East 30th Street and Toledo Avenue at 3:23 p.m. April 6, according to Read More…

Lorain man faces domestic violence charges

LORAIN — A man is facing felonious assault and domestic violence charges after his live-in girlfriend was treated at the hospital for serious injuries. Police were called to the couple’s home on Euclid Avenue at 10:17 a.m. Friday after the woman, Sarah Smart, 31, reported that she had been assaulted. Police arrived at a home Read More…

Cleveland post office only one open late for tax day

Locals who have waited to mail and complete their income taxes are going to have a bit longer of a drive to get them postmarked in time. The Elyria post office won’t be open late to accept returns, nor will any other in Lorain County. Rather, those who need to get that machine stamp on Read More…

Three face charges in alleged theft from Victoria’s Secret

ELYRIA — Within 30 minutes Thursday, police arrested two adults and one juvenile on theft charges in connection with an alleged theft of clothing from the Victoria Secret store inside Midway Mall. At 6:37 p.m. Thursday, Elyria police arrested Aaron M. Jones, 20, and Kenyatta M. Grove, 18, both of Cleveland, in or near the Read More…

Man hospitalized after crashing motorbike during jump

LORAIN — A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he crashed his motorbike while doing a jump around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance officials. The accident occurred about 1,000 feet behind 3990 Globe Ave., near the East 36th Street intersection by a water tower, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. Read More…

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A city man is accused of beating and choking his girlfriend Saturday. Timothy Loyer, 33, of the 800 block of Highland Park, was arrested and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. The woman, who was seriously injured, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a report that police refused Read More…

Attic fire damages house in Lorain

LORAIN — An attic fire around 5:05 p.m. Sunday at 1246 North Ridge Road caused no injuries but did about $5,000 in property damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak. A homeowner said he was installing drywall when the fire broke out on a dresser. Livchak said the man threw water on the dresser Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Elyria Catholic comfortable at Progressive Field, gives Highland big league beatdown

Elyria Catholic second baseman Christian Stanziano tags out Highland's Zac Melchiorre attempting to steal Sunday during the Panthers' 12-2 win at Progressive Field. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Progressive Field has tamed many a baseball team during its time on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Not Elyria Catholic. Playing for the second year in a row in the Cleveland Indians Hardball Classic, the Panthers once again rose to the occasion in another easy win. On Sunday, it came at the Read More…