September 23, 2014


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…

High School Football: Week 3 Updates and Scores

Elyria wide receiver Brandan Evanich dives to catch a ball while

It’s Week 3 of high school football, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tonight’s games: Read More…

Elyria police cite 4 for underage alcohol sales

ELYRIA – Police have cited four employees at local businesses for selling alcohol to underage buyers after conducting an underage alcohol compliance check this weekend. Employees at Pop’s Drive Thru on 249 Oberlin Road, Convenient Food Mart at 8703 West Ridge Road, Ten to Ten Drive Thru at 212 Cleveland St. and Ten to Ten Read More…