April 25, 2014

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Update: Man in custody at scene of Camden Twp. fire

camden twp fire

Update 2:15 p.m.: Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody at the scene of structure fire in Camden Township. A fire was reported at about 12:35 p.m. on Gifford Road just north of Route 20. The Camden Township Fire Department arrived on the scene to find an outbuilding on the property fully engulfed. Read More…

Driver changing tire hit by passing car, critically injured

WELLINGTON – A man who pulled over to change his tire Tuesday was hit by a passing car and thrown 25 feet off the road. Daniel Calala, 57, of Wellington was taken by Lifeflight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. He remained in critical condition on Thursday. About 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Read More…

North Ridgeville’s man alleged threat against school wasn’t first incident

Nicholas Hinton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A North Ridgeville man arrested March 21 for threatening violence at North Ridgeville High School via his Instagram account was expelled during his senior year for a similar threat, court records show. A copy of a search warrant, filed Wednesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, said Nicholas Hinton, 19, told officers Read More…

Alcohol likely factor in fatal motorcycle crash

An Ohio Highway Patrolman investigates the scene of a double fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a Chevrolet Equinox on Grafton Road in Grafton Township on April 6. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON TWP. — Alcohol may have contributed to the deaths of a Columbia Station couple killed in an April 6 head-on crash. Motorcyclist Robert Willis Jr. had a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent when he went left of center and struck a Chevrolet Equinox in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile north Read More…

Man sentenced for trying to bribe jail guard

Palmer

ELYRIA — Maurice Palmer was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for trying to bribe a Lorain County Jail guard to smuggle marijuana into the jail. Palmer’s sentence also encompasses two other unrelated drug cases. He pleaded guilty in all three cases earlier this month. Palmer, 24, was arrested in February after trying to Read More…

North Olmsted officer released from hospital

Jack Justice, an off-duty North Olmsted police officer critically injured in a March 1 crash on Station Road in Liverpool Township, was released this week from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a Metro nursing supervisor said Wednesday. The 43-year-old Justice, a Liverpool Township resident and 14-year officer, was struck north of Grafton Road. Police said Read More…

Lorain man gets six years in drug bust

Richard Burroughs

ELYRIA — A Lorain man arrested in November as part of a countywide crackdown on heroin in the aftermath of a string of overdoses was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. Richard Burroughs, 38, pleaded guilty to drug charges in March in a bench trial before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers. Burroughs Read More…

Garfield Heights man charged with assaulting officer

LORAIN — A man who had a seizure, then regained consciousness and punched a police officer in the face earlier this month, was on the synthetic drug bath salts at the time, a police report said. Sonny Sykes, 28, of Garfield Heights, was charged with assaulting a police officer Tuesday after an incident April 11, Read More…

Elyria man reports assault, robbery by two unknown men

ELYRIA – An Elyria man who thought he was being followed early Wednesday morning had his fears confirmed when two men approached him from behind, punched him in the head and stole his phone. Connor Murphy, 20, was walking northbound on the 300 block of Furnace Street at about 2 a.m. when he heard something Read More…

Elyria C-Supermarket robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA – Three men armed with guns threatened a customer and employees at a local supermarket Tuesday night before robbing the store and escaping on foot. Three black men walked into C-Supermarket on 1227 Lake Ave. at about 1o p.m. Tuesday, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and two handguns, according to Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…