April 19, 2015

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Suspects arrested for Salem Ave. break-in

Dajon Markees Deen

ELYRIA — A man and a teenager were arrested in connection with the Friday break-in of a home on Salem Avenue. A 17-year-old boy was charged with burglary and theft of a firearm Tuesday. The next day, Dajon Markees Deen, 20, was charged with burglary for the same incident. Police believe the two broke into Read More…

Amherst man pushes his pluck, becomes first cited for too many chickens

AMHERST — For Timothy Scholl, it was two chickens too many. On March 30, Scholl became the first Amherst resident to get a citation for owning too many chickens on his property after police checked his yard and found six chickens in a coop outside. According to Amherst codified ordinance, someone living on less than Read More…

Patriots tight end Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, looked to his right and pursed his lips after the Read More…

Newly-released video shows police officer ramming robbery suspect

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. The man survived the Feb. 19 crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. The video released Tuesday and Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court suspends Burge’s law license

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge prepares to give his closing statement to the jury during his trial Wednesday at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the law license of Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge. The court order came a day after Burge sent Gov. John Kasich a letter of resignation, which will take effect Monday. “It’s something that I expected,” Burge said Wednesday after the order was handed down Read More…

Burge submits letter of resignation as judge

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge has tendered his resignation effective next Monday. Burge’s resignation comes less than a week after he was convicted of tampering with records and falsification for problems with financial disclosure forms he was required to file with the Ohio Supreme Court. The discrepancies centered on the judge’s Read More…

Westlake runaway found Monday in Toledo

WESTLAKE – Missing teenager Domenic Dover was found in Toledo by the Toledo Police Department around 6 p.m. Monday. According to a press release issued by Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner, Westlake Police picked Dover up and transported him to MetroHealth because he had admitted to recent drug and alcohol use. From there Dover was Read More…

Fatal crash victim identified as Amherst man

AMHERST — A 22-year-old Amherst man died Sunday morning after he apparently lost control of his 2001 Honda Civic and slammed into a tree on North Main Street. The driver was identified as Eric Young of Milan Avenue. Fire department and police reports were unavailable Sunday and police Lt. Dan Makruski said he didn’t know Read More…

Kittens fatally shot, left in driveway

SHEFFIELD TWP — Kathy Meade said she and her husband made a gruesome discovery in the driveway of her home at 4535 Dunton Road about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Meade said they were returning from a weeklong trip to South Carolina when they found four kittens fatally shot in and around a box next to the Read More…

Police seek two in Salem Avenue burglary

ELYRIA – Police are searching for two suspects who attempted to burglarize a home on Salem Avenue this afternoon. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the two men, who burglarized a house in the 800 block of Salem Avenue, tried to make off with a large gun safe. A neighbor noticed the men’s activity and Read More…