April 19, 2014

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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…

Fire displaces Elyria family of 7

ELYRIA — A family of seven was forced out of its rented home Saturday by a fire that broke out in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was reported about 12:15 p.m. to Elyria firefighters, who responded to a two-story house at 1617 Lake Ave., said Elyria Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. He said the family Read More…

Driver injured in high-speed crash improving

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 88-year-old driver critically injured in a high-speed March 17 crash has had his medical condition upgraded. Nursing supervisor personnel at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland said Saturday night that Frank Cimino, of Avon, was listed in serious condition. Cimino was driving a 2006 Buick Lucerne that slammed into the rear of Read More…

Alert neighbors help get break-in suspects in Elyria

Jeffery Perkins

ELYRIA — When residents in Elyria saw their neighbor’s house being broken into, they snapped into action, chasing the suspects down the street until police could arrest them. Timothy Strawderman, 18, of Elyria, was charged with burglary, theft and a warrant for failure to appear in court about 3 p.m. Saturday at 994 N. Abbe Read More…

Suspect in custody after shots fired in Elyria backyard

An Elyria police detective talks to a 17 year-old being held for questioning on 12th Street in Elyria after shots were fired at people sitting on a porch on Friday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police have a teenager in custody after shots were fired in a backyard Friday afternoon. Witnesses told police that a group of people was sitting in a backyard in the area of 12th Street and West Avenue when a male entered the backyard with a gun. The male started yelling at the group Read More…

Food truck to serve lunch on Thursdays in downtown Elyria

STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The KRAV Food Truck set up for business in the parking lot off Court Street, between the old County Court House and the Lorain County Justice Center, on Thursday. The truck, based in Avon Lake, specializes in Mediterranean food made from scratch prepared by Chef Todd Berry. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More…