December 17, 2014


Admiral King Elementary to reopen Jan. 5

Admiral King Elementary students leave school at Washington Elementary in Lorain on Oct. 6. Admiral King will reopen on Jan. 5, months after a leaking gas well was discovered. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN – Admiral King Elementary students will start the new year in their old school. All students and staff will be returning to Admiral King Elementary after winter break on Jan. 5, according to Superintendent Tom Tucker. Students were removed from the school when a natural gas leak was detected Sept. 30, and have been attending Read More…

Vote for Elyria’s Kevin Vough for Ohio wrestling athlete of the week

Kevin Vough

Elyria High School wrestler Kevin Vough has been nominated in the first week of JJHuddle’s Ohio High School Athlete Athlete Team of the Week contest. The sophomore won the Walsh Ironman title on Saturday. Vough (285 pounds) pinned Tate Orndorff of University (Wash.) to become the first Ironman champion in school history. Vote for Vough online Read More…

Cleveland men charged with stealing packages off porches

package thieves

Two Cleveland men are accused of stealing several packages off porches in Westlake. A Stonehedge Drive resident called police at about 12:05 p.m. Wednesday to report seeing the passenger of a black Cadillac steal a parcel off a neighbor’s porch, according to Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner. Westlake and North Olmsted police responded, and a Read More…

Reward offered in Oberlin apartment arson

Fire officials have determine that an October fire on East College Street in Oberlin was intentionally set. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

A fire that damaged an Oberlin apartment in October was intentionally set, and the person responsible is being sought, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Investigators have evidence that points to arson as the cause of a fire at 203 E. College St. in Oberlin on Oct. 24. The fire started just before 7:30 Read More…

Westlake police seek shoplifting suspects

Police are seeking the identities of these two suspects accused of shoplifting from Giant Eagle. COURTESY WESTLAKE POLICE

WESTLAKE — Police are searching for two suspects who stole $831 worth of baby formula from Giant Eagle on Detroit Road. The shoplifting occurred at 9 a.m. Nov. 30, according to Capt. Guy Turner. Anyone who can identify the suspects is asked to call police at (440) 871-3311.

Girlfriend charged in shooting death of Elyria man

Nicole Villegas

ELYRIA – A woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of her live-in boyfriend. Nicole Villegas, 31, was arrested at 6 p.m. Monday in conjunction with the Nov. 24 shooting death of Lamar Capers, police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Capers was found dead in the driveway outside 635 Lowell St. at 2:18 a.m. An Read More…

Elyria shooting victim identified

Lamar Capers

ELYRIA – An Elyria man killed early Monday morning died from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Lamar Capers, 32, was found dead in the driveway outside 635 Lowell St. at 2:18 a.m. Monday. Capers lived in the upstairs apartment at that address, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. An autopsy Read More…

H.S. Football semifinals: Ticket details for Avon, Midview rematch


The Division II, Region 4 semifinal game features a rematch of two powerhouse Lorain County West Shore Conference teams. Midview is undefeated heading into the game, and Avon’s only loss came at the hands of Midview, 49-42, in an exciting Week 5 showdown. AM 930 WEOL will be re-broadcasting the Week 5 Avon/Midview game at Read More…

Photos: Readers share 2014 Halloween costumes

Hunter, 2, makes an adorable Scooby Doo.

We asked readers to show off their Halloween costumes. Around the county, children and adults alike are dressing up in funny, scary, creative and cute costumes. Share your photos with us by posting them to our Facebook wall, Tweeting them to us or emailing them to Be sure to include the names and ages of anyone pictured.

Highway Patrol seizes 28 pounds of marijuana on Ohio Turnpike

Troopers seized 28 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike Thursday. PHOTO PROVIDED

Two California residents are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop in Lorain County. Joanna Garcia, 24, and J. Gildardo Herrera-Martinez, 42, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were stopped on the Ohio Turnpike at about noon on Thursday for following too closely, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers observed Read More…