March 3, 2015

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Elyria man who spat blood at officers gets probation

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who spit blood at officers while being booked by Elyria police was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Jordan Sand, 21, pleaded guilty late last year to charges of assault, obstructing official business, harassment with a bodily substance and criminal damaging in connection with the July 2014 incident after Read More…

Police Blotter: Man accused of stealing girlfriend’s car

Elyria police Saturday, Feb. 7 12:55 a.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., Rodger Simmons Jr., 31, same address, arrested and charged with making false alarms and two counts of telephone harassment. Police said Simmons twice called 911 requesting paramedics respond to homes on Ironwood Court for medical emergencies on Feb. 4. In one case, police Read More…

Lake Avenue business closes again

The closed former Shopway Foodmart on Lake Avenue in Elyria has been closed and is listed for sale. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Less than six months after opening under new management, the business at 175 Lake Ave. that was rebranded as Popsway has closed. A “for sale’’ has been posted on the exterior of the building. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said he doesn’t know how long the business has been shuttered. Police only recently have Read More…

Woman injured in crash with box truck

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A 24-year-old Amherst driver, who police aren’t identifying, was seriously injured in a crash at the intersection of Baumhart Road and Terminal Drive about 12:05 p.m. Monday, police said. The woman was southbound on Baumhart in a 2014 Ford Focus, according to a news release from police Officer Kyle Gelenius of the Police Department’s Traffic Read More…

Lorain police seek suspect in Subway robbery

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LORAIN — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Subway on Sunday. According to Lorain police Detective Jason Orellano, a white or Hispanic man with dark hair and a dark winter coat and hat entered Subway, 3360 Oberlin Ave., shortly before 5 p.m., pulled out a knife and robbed the clerk. Orellano said Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame selects 44th class

The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame selected its 44th class Monday night. The 2015 inductees are Elyria High football’s Jon Burger, longtime Elyria West coach Billy Joe Hewitt, Pioneers football brothers Donald and Doug Jones, Elyria High track speedster Rodney Moore, Elyria Catholic two-sport star Brent Petrus and the 2002 Elyria High softball team. Multitalented Read More…

1,300 attend annual Pete Soto Chili Cook-Off

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ELYRIA — More than 1,300 officers from across northern Ohio gathered at Lorain County Community College on Saturday for the fifth annual Pete Soto Chili Cook-Off. Departments from Lorain County, Franklin County and Cleveland brought homemade chili to the college in an effort to raise money for the Lorain County Blue Foundation, which supports officers Read More…

Police arrest suspect in Elyria Speedway robbery

Johnnie McCormick

ELYRIA — Police arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery of a Speedway gas station. Johnie L. McCormick, 30, of Lucile Drive, Elyria, was found by detectives at a residence on Fairwood Boulevard. McCormick was arrested at 4 p.m. Friday and charged with aggravated robbery According to police, about 2:25 a.m. Friday, the Speedway Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria starts strong to grab NOC tournament lead

GARFIELD HTS. — If wrestling enthusiasts weren’t fans of Elyria after the Pioneers clinched a Division I dual team state tournament berth earlier in the week, now might be a good time to jump on the bandwagon. Especially after Friday’s performance at the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament. The Pioneers head into today’s action with a Read More…

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

A man posing as a fraud detective has been calling Lorain County residents, asking for their family’s personal information, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. A man calling himself Frank Shapiro ,”fraud detective of Lorain County Sheriff Office,” has been calling residents, asking for the personal information of one of their relatives, according to Read More…