September 19, 2014


Man who set himself on fire indicted on murder charges

State troopers take measurements at the scene of the incident on Rt. 20 on Monday after a man lit himself on fire. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CLEVELAND — A man who allegedly murdered his ex-wife in Cleveland, drove their three children to Lorain County and tried to commit suicide was indicted on the murder charges Thursday. Hugo Ramos, 28, of Cleveland, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, murder, felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children on Thursday after police Read More…

Lorain blotter: Student says teen punched her in classroom

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Lorain police 12:45 p.m. Sept. 15 — Lorain High School annex, 2321 Fairless Drive, a 16-year-old boy, 2100 block Colorado Ave., arrested and charged with domestic violence. A 17-year-old student, who has an 8-month-old daughter with the boy, said he slapped her and punched her in the mouth in a classroom. Police said the boy Read More…

Suspect in Dollar General attempted robbery remains at large

SHEFFIELD TWP — A man accused of attempting to rob the Dollar General at 200 Sheffield Centre remained at large early this morning. Police responded to the store off Lake and North Ridge roads at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from Sgt. Todd Weegmann of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. He said Read More…

Elyria blotter: Pregnant woman alleges boyfriend punched her

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Elyria police Sunday, Sept 14 9 p.m. — 500 block Princeton Ave., a woman said the tires of her car were slashed while it was parked on Prospect Street. Monday, Sept. 15 8:25 a.m. — 300 block Bell Ave., a man who leased his property to a couple said they have not paid rent for Read More…

UPDATE: Circle K robbery suspect identified

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EATON TWP. — Joseph Nelson is due to appear in Elyria Municipal Court today after sheriff’s deputies say he robbed a Circle K on Thursday afternoon. Nelson, 27, of the 10300 block of Hawk Road in Columbia Station, was charged with aggravated robbery and was being held at the Lorain County Jail without bond. The Read More…

UPDATED: Grafton man charged in Elyria fatal shooting

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ELYRIA — Homicide suspect Jeremy Diestler is due in Elyria Municipal Court today. Diestler is accused of fatally shooting Matthew Stinson in Stinson’s 424 Wesley Ave., apartment building where police were called at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday. The apartment complex is off Cleveland Street near state Route 57. Stinson, 25, was found dead in the apartment Read More…

Two in custody for questioning in connection with Elyria homicide

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GRAFTON – Two men are in custody for questioning in connection with an Elyria homicide. Elyria police and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a search warrant Thursday morning at 1014 Novak Road, Grafton. “We executed a search warrant and two men were taken into custody for questioning,” Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino Read More…

Man arrested, woman sought after car theft, pursuit, hit-and-run

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EATON TWP. — A stolen car, a police pursuit and a hit-and-run Wednesday morning ended with a deputy being struck by a car, one man arrested and one woman still being sought. Benjamin Tripphahn, 30, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property about 10 a.m. near Island Road in Read More…

UPDATED: One confirmed dead in shooting at Elyria apartment

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ELYRIA — The killer or killers of a 25-year-old Elyria man fatally shot Wednesday remained at large early Thursday. The victim was identified as Matthew Stinson by his brother, Brian Stinson. Court records show a Matthew Stinson living in the apartment at 424 Wesley Ave., where police responded at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday after reports of Read More…

Dump truck overturns on Columbia Station property

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COLUMBIA STATION – A dump truck driver was taken to the hospital after his truck overturned. Jason Webb, of Berea-based Fabrizi Trucking and Paving, was dumping dirt at 26697 Sprague Road for property owners Mark and Tiffany Goebel at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred. Tiffany Goebel was outside when she heard a Read More…