February 10, 2016


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

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


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…

Conference set for Feb. 24 in dead-toddler case

A status conference has been scheduled in the criminal case of a Medina man accused of leaving his 20-month-old daughter’s body in a crib for more than a month. Attorneys in the case of Eric Warfel, along with the county prosecutor and Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier will meet at 1 p.m. Read More…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events and closings


In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, the post office, most government offices and many banks will be closed. Service will resume Tuesday. Trash pickup in Elyria will be delayed by a day, meaning those scheduled for pickup today will have their trash picked up Tuesday. Those who have trash pickup with Read More…

Plunging for a worthy cause


WELLINGTON — Sixty people took the plunge into 35-degree water for the Wellington Eagles Polar Bear Plunge at the home of Stanley and Tami Waite on Sunday. The event benefits the Landry Cole Foundation. Its namesake, a teenager in Wellington, is currently battling cancer, and funds are needed for an i-STAT machine, which will monitor Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball

Christy Legeza CT Photo January 8, 2016 - North Olmsted at Olmsted Falls - Olmsted Falls' Victor Hitterman drives the lane past North Olmsted's Josh Hufstetler (#0) and Andy Lucien (#41) for the score to end the 1st quarter.

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Black River graduate laid to rest after Orrville fatal shooting

Bob Finnan The Chronicle-Telegram Debbie Young, mother of slain Spencer Township resident Emily A. Young, made a heartfelt plea to the 300 in attendance Wednesday at Spencer United Methodist Church. “I ask that you do what you can to stop the violence,” she said. “So that her death was not in vain.” Police say Emily Read More…