August 1, 2014


Photos: Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival

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The annual Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival was held over the weekend in downtown Wellington.

Man charged with punching deputy

Jeffrey Shaffer

COLUMBIA STATION — Police said a man who was causing a disturbance on a four-wheeler Sunday morning later punched a sheriff’s deputy. Jeffrey Shaffer, 25, was charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest about 10 a.m. Sunday after he punched a police officer in the chest, according to a report. A Lorain Read More…

Victim of fatal crash was headed home from wedding

Corrine Reid, left, poses with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine was killed in a single-car crash in Grafton Township early Saturday. PHOTO PROVIDED

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two who was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Read More…

Elyria police investigating claim ‘officer’ demanded money

ELYRIA — Police are investigating an incident after a woman told officers that a Lorain police officer called her home, demanding money for an outstanding warrant. At about 4 p.m. Thursday, a woman arrived home to the 200 block of Oberlin Road and listened to her answering machine. On the machine, she heard a message Read More…

No injuries after SUV hits Lorain building

Police responded to a crash scene on Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain after an SUV hit a building and drove through the wall of Center For Hearing Care and Legends Salon on Friday afternoon. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Businesses in the 1610 block of Cooper Foster Road were forced to close Friday after a Ford SUV slammed into a building. According to the Lorain Fire Department, about 2:50 p.m., a vehicle crashed into a professional/commercial building at 1618 Cooper Foster Road. The Lorain County auditor’s website states the property is owned Read More…

Avon mayor says bridge will be done by school’s start

AVON — Officials said they still expect the Riegelsberger Road bridge to open before school starts in August. Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said weather has delayed the project, but it should still open by the end of August. Jensen said the bridge is being replaced, the road will be widened with a turn lane added, Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man arrested after allegedly attempting to return stolen items

Elyria Police

Elyria police Thursday, July 17 3:20 p.m. — 1000 block Chestnut Commons, Wal-Mart, Nicholas Dial, 21, 4000 block Hollyview Drive, Vermilion, was arrested for theft after a loss-prevention officer observed him in the sporting goods section taking fishing items and concealing them in his pocket. Dial allegedly walked out of the store without paying. The Read More…

FDA issues warning after teen dies from caffeine overdose

Logan Stiner

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of a LaGrange teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Logan Stiner, 18, died May 27 after consuming it. Stiner left school early Read More…

Correction: LaFlavour concert set for July 27 at Ely Square


The Elyria Summer Concert Series featuring LaFlavour is at 6 p.m. next Sunday, July 27, at Ely Square. An article in Friday’s Accent section listed the incorrect date. Pick up Friday’s paper or check out the e-edition to read more about the show.

Lorain gas station to keep liquor permit

The Sunoco at 2436 Broadway in Lorain, formerly known as Liberty Gas, was the site of a shooting in which Herman Seagers was killed on Jan. 1, 2013. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Sunoco gas station at 2436 Broadway is keeping its liquor permit. The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control has rejected Lorain officials objections to renewing the permit. “The division finds that the Lorain City Council was unable to present sufficient evidence to show that the applicant is unfit to engage Read More…