December 20, 2014


Columbia Station woman dies in crash

COLUMBIA STATION — A Columbia Station woman was killed when she crashed into a tree while driving southbound on Columbia West River Road north of Plainview Court about 7:25 p.m. Thursday, police said. A witness driving behind Jeanne McClellan said McClellan failed to negotiate a curve and collided with a guardrail and tree, said Trooper Read More…

Photos: Christmas lights and decorations


At this time every year, residents across Lorain County light up their yards to celebrate the holidays. Share your photos for our gallery by emailing them to, or posting them to our Facebook wall. Be sure to include where the photo was taken.

Police believe driver intentionally crashed into house


ELYRIA — A man who drove into a house with his child’s mother in the car Tuesday was charged after police believe he intentionally caused the crash. Jeffrey Thomas, 36, was charged with felonious assault Wednesday, in addition to a reckless operation charge that police gave Thomas on Tuesday. Thomas was driving from a store Read More…

Police seeking suspect in Elyria Circle K robbery

ELYRIA – A man who walked into an Elyria Circle K wearing a ski mask early Wednesday took money from the register before running from the scene, according to police. At 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, police were notified by an alert signal that there was an issue at Circle K, 515 N. Abbe Road. They arrived Read More…

Police investigate shots fired, possible felonious assault

LORAIN — A report of shots fired Tuesday on Garden Avenue led to a police investigation. Based on a description of a car possibly involved in the incident as well as other information, police and the Lorain City SWAT team went to a house in the 600 block of 13th Street to look for the Read More…

Former pastor of St. Mary’s in Elyria dies

The Rev. Edward Pevec

Auxiliary Bishop the Rev. Edward Pevec, who had ties to Elyria, died Sunday, according to the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Pevec, 89, served the Catholic Church for more than 60 years, according to a Monday news release from Paul Tayek, a diocese spokesman. Pevec was pastor of St. Mary Church in Elyria from 1950 to Read More…

Lorain blotter: 2 residents report apartments burglarized

Lorain Police

Lorain police 9:06 p.m. Dec. 13 — 1600 block E. 29th St., residents of two apartments said their homes were burglarized. One of the residents said her front door was kicked in and all of her Christmas presents for her children and a microwave, worth a combined $443, were stolen. Police said they didn’t process Read More…

North Olmsted teen reports assault, car theft in Elyria

ELYRIA — A North Olmsted juvenile was knocked unconscious and had his vehicle stolen Sunday. According to a police report, Ty Malinak, 17, was meeting a friend, identified only as Jumarr, in the area of Wilkes Villa about 1 a.m. and was allegedly told by Jumarr to park his car in the parking lot and Read More…

Father, son charged with shooting gun during night of drinking


LORAIN – A father and son who repeatedly shot a handgun on Saturday night during a night of drinking were arrested on multiple charges. Joseph Boyette, 51, was charged with using weapons while intoxicated, inducing panic, discharging firearms, obstructing official business and assault on a police officer for his alleged actions during the incident. His Read More…

Dead puppies, malnourished dog found in Lorain home

LORAIN — Two dead puppies and an undernourished dog were found at a home at 469 Colorado Ave., about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, according to police Officer Rick Broz’s report. Broz said he assisted Denise Willis, a Lorain County humane officer, investigating a cruelty to animals complaint made by a neighbor. The decomposing puppies were found Read More…