February 27, 2015

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Photos: Pets, children enjoy snowfall


Winter has officially arrived in Lorain County, bringing with it cold weather and the year’s first snowfall. We asked readers to share their photos of their pets and children playing in the snow. Submit your photos by emailing them to readerphotos@chroniclet.com, or by sharing them on our Facebook wall.

Amherst Township house fire under investigation

AMHERST TWP. – Officials are investigating the cause of a fire early this morning. A passerby called the Fire Department at 12:16 a.m. to report a structure fire at 7880 Quarry Road in Amherst Township. When firefighters arrived on scene, there was heavy fire showing from the back of the two-story wood-frame house, Amherst Fire Read More…

Most-read web stories of 2014


Every December, The Chronicle-Telegram staff reviews the year, and tries to pinpoint which stories were the biggest or the best. The newsroom vote results in a top-10 list. The stories the staff deems “big” aren’t always the top 10 most read stories on our website. In fact, only two stories made both lists. While our Read More…

I-90 eastbound closed because of car fire


Interstate 90 Eastbound was closed west of Route 611 in Avon because of a truck fire on Friday morning. The road reopened just before 1 p.m., according to ODOT. According to the Avon Fire Department, no one is injured. @YourChronicle here’s a short video of the truck fire on i90 in Avon. #fire http://t.co/ZSGu2RcJLH — Read More…

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…