April 20, 2014

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Lorain County residents can have documents destroyed at shred day

A shred day and food drive will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Collection Center parking lot, 540 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. LorainCounty residents can bring documents to the site to have them shredded for free on-site. There is a limit of five boxes or five blue grocery bags per vehicle. Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle

PITTSFIELD TWP. – A Wellington man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Wednesday morning. John Sobieski, 71, of the 17000 block of Pitts Road, was walking on Hughes Road west of state Route 58 at about 7:30 a.m. when a 2009 Dodge Ram traveling eastbound hit him. CentralLorainCountyEMS transported Sobieski to MercyAllenHospital in Oberlin, Read More…

Reward offered for information on Elyria fugitive

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of an Elyria fugitive. Joseph Stevenson, 26, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Elyria police for aggravated burglary, domestic violence and unlawful restraint. Stevenson allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment through an unlocked door on Oct. 23, and Read More…

Flood warning in effect for Black River

A flood warning is in effect for the Black River in Elyria, according to the National Weather Service. As of 11 a.m. Friday, the Black River stage was 10.5 feet; flood stage is 9.5 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast, according to the weather service. The weather service predicts the river Read More…

FBI seeks identity of man suspected of sexually exploiting child

The FBI is seeking help identifying this man, who is suspected of sexually exploiting a child. (COURTESY FBI)

The FBI is asking the public to help identify an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children first recorded photographs and videos of the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child in November 2012, according to a Read More…

Westlake police say fire set by family member during domestic dispute

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WESTLAKE – Police say a garage fire was intentionally set Wednesday morning after a domestic dispute between family members. A 59-year-old Savannah Parkway resident called police at 8:31 a.m. to report a dispute with a family member. When officers arrived, they found an attached garage on fire. The family member, a 28-year-old Lakewood man, is Read More…

Task force arrests man wanted for questioning in murder

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The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a fugitive who is wanted for questioning in the murder of a Lorain man. David Morales, 29, was arrested at 8 a.m. today on Delaware Avenue in Lorain, according to a release from the task force. He was wanted for a parole violation in Ohio Read More…

WEATHER UPDATES: Lorain County under Level 2 snow emergency

A City of Elyria snow plow treats Middle Avenue on Wednesday morning. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Update (1:50 p.m.): First Energy is reporting most of the power has been restored in Lorain County. There are currently 331 customers without power, according to the company’s website. ————————————————————– Update (1 p.m.): The Lorain County Court Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court divisions will be closing at 2 p.m. ————————————————————— Update (12:15 p.m.): Lorain County Common Pleas Read More…

MAP: Locations of Lorain County fish frys

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The Lenten season begins on March 5, Ash Wednesday, and continues until Holy Thursday on April 17. Throughout Lent, many non-profit organizations hold Lenten meals, including fish frys and pierogi dinners. Use the map below to find dates, times and locations for these Lenten meals. Unless otherwise noted, the listing is for a fish fry. Read More…

Missing Westlake woman returns home

Jewell Gartin

The Westlake woman who was reported missing this morning has returned home. Jewell Gartin returned home earlier this afternoon after a medical appointment and a lunch with a friend, Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner said. Turner said Gartin made arrangements for these trips without telling her daughter, who then reported her missing. —————– ORIGINAL STORY —————– Read More…