August 28, 2015


Vermilion police investigate railroad track death, suspect suicide

VERMILION — Police are investigating a man fatally struck by a train at the Grand Street crossing early Monday morning. Police say a man was at Rudy’s Bar and Grill and distraught over personal issues. He then went to the crossing, sat cross-legged on the tracks and put his hands over his head. He was struck by Read More…

Man arrested for misconduct during Westlake hotel evacuation

Jonathan Simpson

WESTLAKE — A Tennessee man is currently in the Westlake City Jail awaiting a bond hearing after his arrest overnight for misconduct during a hotel evacuation for a bomb threat. Jonathan Simpson, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was allegedly refusing to move away from Westlake Fire trucks and firefighters as they investigated a bomb threat at the Courtyard Read More…

Police: Home invader killed


Anna Merriman and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — A man was shot and killed after he allegedly invaded a home in Lorain on Tuesday afternoon and assaulted the man living inside, according to Lorain police. Glenn Smith Jr., 34, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain on Tuesday. Police Read More…

Westlake police seek attempted robbery suspect


WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man who tried to rob the BP station at the corner of Detroit and Columbia roads Tuesday night. The man, as seen in surveillance photos, walked into the station around 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, claimed he had a gun and demanded the cash in the register. The clerk said he didn’t Read More…

Some of your photos from last night’s storm


Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

Amber Alert canceled after boy found with mother in Elyria

ELYRIA — An Amber Alert for a missing Lakewood boy has been canceled after he was found at an Elyria motel. James Gibson Jr., 7, was found safely with his mother, Dawn Gibson, 43, at the Super 8 Motel on Lorain Boulevard at 5:22 a.m., according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino. The Amber Alert was Read More…

Machete-wielding man arrested in Elyria

ELYRIA — A man police said was wielding a machete while in a motorized chair was arrested at gunpoint about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Graham Ley, 34, of the 200 block of Howe Street, was charged with aggravated menacing and theft, according to police Officer Admir Muminovic’s report. Virginia Tipton, a clerk at C Supermarket, 1227 Read More…

UPDATED: One extracted, two flown after Grafton Township head-on collision


GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — A woman was extricated, and she and another man were flown to area hospitals following a head-on collision on State Route 83 early Friday morning. Rescue workers were called out to 83 just south of Law Road around 6:30 a.m. for reports of a head-on collision. Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio State Highway Read More…

Three men arrested in Brighton Twp. slaying


BRIGHTON TWP. — Homicide victim Eric Zaffer was shot before his home at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road was set on fire Tuesday, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Thursday. They said a same-day break-in at the Elyria Country Club led them to the suspects. Ryan Crews, 21, and Bishop Howard, 18, each of the 200 block Read More…

GOP debate in Cleveland: Protesters gather outside Quicken Loans Arena

Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Protesters outside Quicken Loans Arena aren’t fans of the ideas being espoused inside during tonight’s Republican debates. Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, told a large crowd that it’s time to shine a spotlight on how out of touch the Republican Party is. “This Read More…