February 7, 2016

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Oberlin's Justin Smith (1) and Brookside's Devin Houdenshell (30) attempt to retrieve a lose ball on Friday Jan. 22, 2015. Brian J. Smith/Chronicle

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Elyria mulls dropping lien on property that was site of fatal fire

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ELYRIA — There is a pending sale of the property on Skylark Court where a home caught fire in 2015, killing an Elyria woman, and the city is willing to walk away from thousands in demolition costs if it results in a new homeowner. Janet Kemerling, 68, died in the Jan. 18, 2015, fire. Kemerling Read More…

Elyria police investigating vehicle theft, crash

ELYRIA — Elyria police are searching for four men they say stole a car and crashed it into another car. Officers said the car traveled through two yards on the 600 block of Calann Drive at 3:36 p.m, Thursday and eventually crashed into a car in a driveway. When the car stopped, neighbors said four Read More…

Westlake police seek woman who ran up $5,000 bill on stolen credit card

Westlake police say this woman used a stolen credit card to make more than $5,000 in purchases.

WESTLAKE — Police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to run up more than $5,000 in charges. According to a news release, a woman dining at the Yard House on Union Street had her wallet stolen from her purse Dec. 18. Police said a credit card from the wallet was Read More…

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Sheffield Lake man killed in Bainbridge Township crash

A Sheffield Lake man has been identified as the victim of a car accident yesterday in Bainbridge Township. Luz Alberto Mendoza, 50, was killed in the accident involving a pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Mendoza was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Bainbridge Township Police say the accident happened at 12:50 p.m. on U.S. Route Read More…

Two injured, one cited after truck hits bus

A bus from Midway Baptist Church was struck by a pickup truck on West Avenue on Wednesday.

ELYRIA — A bus transporting children from Midway Baptist Church was hit by a pickup at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The bus was stopped in the 1100 block of West Avenue to drop a child off and was hit on the rear right side. Nicholas Squire, 29, of Elyria, was driving the pickup and Read More…

Police arrest woman following fender bender with allegedly stolen car

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Lorain police investigate a a car in an accident at the Dairy Mart at East Erie and Colorado avenues on Jan. 21.

LORAIN — An 18-year-old woman was arrested after a traffic accident at Dairy Mart at the intersection of East Erie and Colorado avenues. According to the Lorain County Jail, Cheyanne Witter of Lorain was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Lorain police said they recovered the Read More…

Jury finds man guilty of murder in roommate’s death

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Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski | The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — A jury found Ryan Raider guilty Wednesday of murder and felonious assault charges for fatally shooting his roommate, Brandon Smith, once in the head over what prosecutors described as his desire to win the affections of Smith’s girlfriend. The jury cleared Raider, who stood stone Read More…