March 28, 2015

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Collection bag stolen from Avon church

AVON — An unidentified man stole a church collection bag Sunday from Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The crime occurred after Sunday Mass shortly before 1 p.m., according to a dispatch log entry at the Avon Police Department. The department wouldn’t release a police narrative of the incident, saying it is still an active investigation, but Read More…

Elyria man charged after pair of crashes

Passersby look at the aftermath of a hit-skip crash on Wednesday afternoon on Third Street in Elyria. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A city man with a history of driving violations faces more charges after being accused of drunken driving and leaving the scene of two accidents about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Jonathan Struhar was arrested near his home in the 100 block of Wurst Court between Broad and Second streets, police said. The arrest occurred Read More…

Elyria to open warming shelter

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St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, will open its warming shelter at 9 p.m. today through 8 a.m. Wednesday, and again at 9 p.m. Wednesday through 8 a.m. Thursday. Organizers are considering adding additional days depending on weather conditions.

Live Stream: Paczki Posse delivers pastries to Lorain County residents

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Follow our live stream as chief photographer Bruce Bishop and his paczki posse deliver paczkis to Lorain County residents for Fat Tuesday. Participate in our Paczki Day by posting on our Facebook wall, using #PaczkiPosse on Twitter, commenting in the chat window or calling (440) 329-7157. #paczkiposse Tweets

Vermilion woman facing drug charges

VERMILION — A woman who was accused of peddling prescription medication in her neighborhood was indicted on trafficking charges Monday, according to police. Vickie Stever, 35, was indicted on charges of trafficking drugs after police launched an investigation into her activity around her neighborhood during the fall. Police first received a few calls about Stever Read More…

Suspects sought in Lorain shooting

LORAIN – Police are looking for one or more suspects who were involved in the shooting of a 36-year-old man outside his house Sunday. Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Montell Johnson, 36, was shot outside his home on the 2100 block of Beech Ave., according to police. Johnson was brought to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he Read More…

Blowing snow leaves chaos across Lorain County, Ohio

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Blowing snow led to whiteout conditions across Ohio on Saturday, causing numerous accidents and pileups that shut down interstates. At least three people were killed in separate afternoon crashes on the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 71, while a wave of heavy snow limited visibility at the Columbus airport and forced all flights to be grounded Read More…

Shelter from freezing temperatures available

A temporary homeless shelter is being reopened in the gymnasium at St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave. in Elyria, due to the bitter cold. The shelter opens at 3 p.m. today and closes 9 a.m. Monday, Pete Aldrich, a St. Mary parishioner who will oversee the shelter, said Thursday. Elyria doesn’t have a homeless shelter and Read More…

Elyria opens temporary homeless shelter

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A temporary homeless shelter is being reopened in the gymnasium at St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave. in Elyria, due to the bitter cold. The shelter opens at 3 p.m. Saturday and closes at 9 a.m. Monday, Pete Aldrich, a St. Mary parishioner who will oversee the shelter, said Thursday. Elyria doesn’t have a homeless shelter Read More…

Elyria High marching band headed to Florida

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In one week, the Elyria High School Pioneer Marching Band will set off for Florida on a band trip that will include marching in the Ft. Myers Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade, which has been hailed as the largest night parade in the southeast. Students will not have to face bitter cold temperatures next Read More…