October 31, 2014


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 readerphotos@chroniclet.com. 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…

Man charged with attempted murder in Lorain shooting

Emmanuel Rodrigeuz

LORAIN – A Lorain man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his uncle during a fight about a stolen radio. Louis Rodriguez, 48, of the 400 block of West 15th Street in Lorain, called police at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report that his nephew, identified as Emmanuel Rodriguez, 30, was threatening Read More…

Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle

WELLINGTON — A Wellington man was taken to the hospital after he walked into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle, according to police. At about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Fred Brown, 77, of West Salem, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet truck southbound on state Route 58 near North Main Street when Steve Majcher, 55, Read More…

High school soccer games moved because of weather

The Division III boys soccer semifinal game between Lake Ridge and Elyria Catholic, originally set for tonight at Elyria Catholic, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran West High School. The Division III boys soccer semifinal game between Columbia and Oberlin has been moved to 7 tonight at Lutheran West. The Division III Read More…

Assisted living facility administrator charged with stealing residents’ medication


An assisted living facility executive has been accused of stealing pain medication from elderly residents. Christina Melaragno, 41, of Gates Mills, was arrested Tuesday at the Gardens of Westlake, 27569 Detroit Road, Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner said. Melaragno is the executive administrator of the facility, and the former director of nursing. Police have received Read More…

Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits to give presentation tonight

Chris Page, Amy Cobb, and Karlo Zuzic make up Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits, a top paranormal research team. COURTESY PHOTO

Just in time for Halloween, one of Ohio’s top paranormal teams will visit Elyria to talk about studying the afterlife. The Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits will hold a presentation from 6-8 p.m. today at the Elyria Central Library, 320 Washington Ave. The team will discuss how to do research in the field, the equipment Read More…

Man allegedly attempted to lure elderly woman in Lorain

LORAIN – Police are looking for a man suspected of attempting to lure an elderly woman into his vehicle. An elderly resident told police she was walking in the area of Washington Avenue and West 10th Street on Monday when a male approached her. The male showed her some money and attempted to pull her Read More…

Lorain area fugitive added to Dangerous Dozen list

Ledail Scott

A Lorain area fugitive is among three new additions to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen.” Ledail Scott, 24, is wanted for failure to appear on charges of burglary, robbery and weapons. The charges stem from a home invasion, according to the task force. Scott was arrested once before by the task Read More…

Lorain County 2014 trick-or-treat times


The Lorain County Community Alliance has set the Lorain County trick-or-treat time as 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. The alliance picked Thursday to avoid safety conflicts with many local high school football games on Friday night. According to AAA, Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians. “Add to that the increase in outside Read More…