February 13, 2016


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 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…