September 19, 2014


Lorain man jailed for hitting man with vehicle

Willie Lee

LORAIN — A Lorain driver is serving a 29-day sentence for hitting a man with the vehicle he was driving across from Richard’s Premier Lounge, 2062 E. 28th St., about 12:10 a.m. Sunday. Pedestrian Michael Hargrove said he was knocked to the ground and bruised his hip and thigh after being struck by the passenger Read More…

Elyria teen charged in Lorain burglary

LORAIN — A 17-year-old Elyria youth is accused of trying to burglarize George’s Hook and Gun, 5150 W. Erie Ave., about 2:55 a.m. Tuesday. Three teenagers were on the roof when officers arrived, a police report said. The teens jumped off the roof and ran to a nearby boat storage yard, where officers caught the Read More…

Fight over car turns violent

Javier Blas

LORAIN — Javier Blas, 57, of Lorain, was charged with felonious assault about 9:45 p.m. Friday after he got into a fight with 32-year-old Obed Sanchez. Officers arrived at Blas’ home in the 1700 block of East 33rd Street to find Sanchez with several scratches on the side of his stomach. Sanchez told police he Read More…

UPDATED: Highway Patrol: Driver jumps in front of semi, sets self on fire

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — A man who jumped in front of a tractor-trailer truck before lighting himself on fire Monday morning was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Hugo Ramos, 28, of Cleveland, was driving westbound on state Route 20 with three children in the car about 10:45 a.m. Monday when he pulled off the Read More…

Photos: North Ridgeville Skunk Festival 2014

Rosie, a skunk from Schuylkill Haven, Pa., wore a sombrero for t

The annual North Ridgeville Skunk Festival was held on Saturday afternoon. The popular event draws skunks and their owners from all over, and features races and a costume contest.

Elyria blotter: Man charged with theft from J.C Penney

Elyria Police

Elyria police Thursday, Sept. 11 12:01 a.m. — 1800 block Middle Ave., a man who told police he got drunk and then passed out at his own birthday party awoke to find an envelope containing $400 cash was missing. The man said friends who came to the party brought people he didn’t know. Friday, Sept. Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident reports seeing 2 men flattening vehicle’s tires

Lorain Police

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 12 1:09 a.m. — Lorain City Hall, a man told police he gave a .40-caliber pistol he owned to his ex-girlfriend for protection when the couple broke up. When the woman decided to give the gun back to him Friday, she handed the man the case the gun was supposed to Read More…

Elyria woman hospitalized after crash on Route 10

A driver was transported to the hospital after flipping a car on Route 10. ANNA MERRIMAN/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria woman was hospitalized Sunday evening after she tried to switch lanes and instead flipped her car off the road. Carol Hebberts, 56, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland about 10 p.m. Sunday after a crash on state Route 10 west of Durkee Road. According to a preliminary report Read More…

Two women taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash

Crews are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Baumhart and Middle Ridge roads in South Amherst. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Two women were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Baumhart and Middle Ridge roads at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. According to officials at the scene, the driver of a Toyota Sienna heading westbound on Middle Ridge Road failed to yield at the intersection, striking the passenger side of Ford Read More…

Elyria man charged with heroin possession

Lamar Capers

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested Wednesday morning with seven bags of heroin and more than $500 in cash. Lamar Capers, 32, was charged with possession of heroin and four counts of trafficking drugs about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after police made two controlled drug buys from Capers in spring and early summer. Police went Read More…