October 9, 2015


UPDATED: Driver identified in fatal New Russia Township crash

NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP — An Oberlin woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash on Oberlin Road early Thursday morning. Nichole Springer, 34, of State Route 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 2:53 a.m. on Oberlin Road, just south of Russia Road. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Read More…

VIDEO: Alcorn talks Week 4 of the high school football season


Tim Alcorn of WEOL 930-AM talks with Bruce Bishop about the matchups and key players on this week’s high school football schedule.

Four arrested in Lorain prostitution sting

LORAIN — A prostitution sting led to the arrest of four women Tuesday, according to police reports. Kathryn Avalos, 45, of the 200 block of West Eighth Street, Audrey Ireland, 51, homeless, Rosalie Rivera, 26, of the 700 block of West 23rd Street and Theresa Uyek, 44, of the 300 block of Arizona Avenue, were Read More…

Apple Festival traffic detours begin in downtown Elyria

At 10 a.m. today, the following streets will be closed to vehicles in preparation for the 2015 Apple Festival: Court Street (bank traffic only) between Broad and Third streets; Middle Avenue between Broad and Third streets; and Second Street between Middle Avenue and Court Street. Two-way traffic will be allowed on Second Street between East Read More…

Avon Lake man charged with stalking of teenage girl

Joseph Simko

AVON LAKE — A 57-year-old man was arrested and charged with felony stalking after an encounter with a teenage girl. Joseph Simko was being held in Lorain County Jail on the charge in lieu of a $50,000 cash or surety bond, according to a news release issued by police. Simko is accused of chasing a Read More…

Elyria, Lorain districts work to pin down enrollment numbers

Evan Goodenow and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram The race is on across the Lorain and Elyria school districts to find students who have yet to show up for classes as school officials aim to determine if absent students are truant or not enrolled. Each year, both districts — the two largest in the county and Read More…


Elyria beats Shaw 33-0 Elyria Catholic beats Mogadore 26-18 Midview beats Amherst 49-10 Firelands beat Vermilion 27-0 Columbia beats Northwestern 34-30 Avon beats North Olmsted in 41-40 in OT(3) Avon Lake beats Westlake 35-14 Berea-Midpark beats N. Ridgeville 41-21 Olmsted Falls beats Lakewood 35-10 Dalton beats Clearview 13-12 Black River beats Crestview 21-0 Lorain beats Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram high school football, Week 3

Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin gets a 35 yd gain in the 1st quarter vs Aquinas (Aquinas #35 Andrew George, #26 Nathan Rich, #34 Carlos Howell).

Live Blog Lorain County High School Football Week 3  

Lorain’s Rivas to host Accidental Comedy Fest this weekend

Whether it was the burning river or disappointing sports teams, Cleveland has been a popular target of comedians for decades. Instead of laughing at the city, national comedians will be laughing with Northeast Ohioans at the fourth annual Accidental Comedy Fest, which takes place today through Sunday at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood. This year’s Read More…

Escapee remains free from facility


ELYRIA — Escaped prisoner William Donofrio remained at large late Monday night. Donofrio ran away from the Lorain/Medina Community-Based Correctional Facility, 9892 Murray Ridge Road, about 7 p.m. Sunday, Don Nickerson, facility operations director, said Sunday. A police radio transmission Monday said Donofrio may have been driving a green 2002 Buick and staying with a Read More…