April 21, 2015

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Cleveland fugitive arrested in Lorain

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LORAIN — A man wanted in Cleveland for allegedly raping a coworker in October was arrested Wednesday in Lorain, according to the U.S. Marshals of Northern Ohio. Lloyd Casada was charged with rape and kidnapping Wednesday on the 700 block of Broadway. He was listed as the fugitive of the week by the Northern Ohio Read More…

Police: South Lorain robberies down after 4 arrested

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LORAIN — Police say South Lorain burglaries have decreased sharply since the arrest of four people in late January and early this month. Acting police spokesman and Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert said no burglaries have been reported the last two weeks. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it go that long,” said Sivert, an officer Read More…

Chronicle staffers finalists for AP awards

ELYRIA — The Chronicle-Telegram and its staff have been named finalists for 17 awards in the annual Associated Press Media Editors’ contest. The awards are for work done in 2014 and the winners will be announced at an Associated Press meeting in May. The Chronicle competed against other papers in the state of similar size. Read More…

Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame to induct 6

Make it six for year seven. The Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame will induct six at its seventh enshrinement April 17. The ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators meet at Midview. The inductees: Herman Hudnell, Oberlin (1939) A 1937 Class B state champ in Read More…

Elyria Blotter: Feb. 21, 2015

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Elyria Police Thursday, Feb. 19 2:12 p.m. — 600 block Midway Blvd., criminal damaging to a hotel room after the owner of Red Roof Inn observed a large bay window; two TV controls; and a mirror were damaged, along with burnt cigarettes scattered throughout the room. The owner attempted to contact the person who rented Read More…

Mobile home fire caused by faulty cord

Flames erupt Wednesday night from a mobile home at 107 Eagle Circle. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — A fire that swept through the mobile home at 107 Eagle Circle in the Pikewood Manor mobile home park near Midway Mall on Wednesday was caused by the failure of an extension cord that was used to power a heat tape terminating under the unit. Heat tapes are used to prevent water pipes Read More…

High school roundup: EC’s McCaffrey fifth at district swim meet

CLEVELAND — The Elyria Catholic boys swim team finished in 13th place with 61 points in the Division II district meet at Cleveland State University. Kevin McCaffrey took fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke and seventh place in the 200 individual medlay. The girls finished in 14th place with 49 points. Jacqueline Lester took sixth Read More…

2 men killed in head-on Penfield Township crash

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PENFIELD TWP. — Two men died following a head-on crash that also sent a woman to the hospital Friday afternoon. Richard Forgues, 64, of Barberton, and William Bihn, 49, of York Township in Medina County, died at the scene, according to the Lorain County coroner’s office. Rhonda Forgues, 59, also of Barberton, had to be Read More…

Elyria High marching band arrives in Florida

Some members of the Elyria High School Pioneer Marching Band pose as they arrive in Florida. COURTESY DEBBIE WARDEN

The journey started just after 6 p.m. Thursday. But the Elyria High School Pioneer Marching Band has finally made it to sunny Florida. Nearly 100 members of the band are traveling to Florida to march in the Ft. Myers Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade, which has been hailed as the largest night parade in Read More…

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…