July 23, 2014

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Medina woman killed in Grafton Township crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A one-car crash killed a 25-year-old Medina woman in Grafton Township early Saturday. Corrine Reid, 25, of Medina, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound on Cowley Road about 2 a.m. when she drove off the right side of the road, according to a release from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Her vehicle Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man arrested after allegedly attempting to return stolen items

Elyria Police

Elyria police Thursday, July 17 3:20 p.m. — 1000 block Chestnut Commons, Wal-Mart, Nicholas Dial, 21, 4000 block Hollyview Drive, Vermilion, was arrested for theft after a loss-prevention officer observed him in the sporting goods section taking fishing items and concealing them in his pocket. Dial allegedly walked out of the store without paying. The Read More…

Avon Lake woman indicted in 2011 husband’s death

Jeane Harrington

ELYRIA — Jeane Harrington has been indicted on murder and felonious assault charges for the 2011 death of her husband, Michael Gabel. Harrington, 56, was served with the secret indictment Friday evening, according to Lorain County Jail officials. The new charges will head off a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday in Avon Lake Municipal Court Read More…

Police: 911 call to Lake County originated in Lorain County

A man who called Perry Village police Friday morning to say that he’d stabbed his mother to death may have made the call from Lorain County. At 10:10 a.m. Friday, Perry Village police received a call from a man who said his mother had “taken something” from him and that he’d stabbed her to death Read More…

3 family members charged in drug ring

Thomas Mack

ELYRIA — Three family members have been indicted in connection with a heroin and cocaine trafficking operation that Elyria police broke up in May. Jason Mack, 40, faces charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of criminal tools, trafficking in heroin and cocaine, possession of heroin and cocaine, conspiracy and possession of Read More…

Lorain gas station to keep liquor permit

The Sunoco at 2436 Broadway in Lorain, formerly known as Liberty Gas, was the site of a shooting in which Herman Seagers was killed on Jan. 1, 2013. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Sunoco gas station at 2436 Broadway is keeping its liquor permit. The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control has rejected Lorain officials objections to renewing the permit. “The division finds that the Lorain City Council was unable to present sufficient evidence to show that the applicant is unfit to engage Read More…

Woman says she was forced to rob pizza shop

LORAIN — A woman who said she was being forced to rob a pizza shop last week handed a knife over to the employee and waited in the restaurant for police to arrive. Katlyn Tomsco, 20, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon at 10:45 a.m. July 11 at East of Chicago Pizza, Read More…

Elyria man bluffs would-be robber

ELYRIA — When a suspect tried to rob a man with a box cutter blade Thursday, the man put his hand in his pocket, pretended to have a gun and threatened the suspect back, police said. About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Ronald Reynolds told police he was with his girlfriend at a motel near Midway Mall Read More…

Prosecutors appeal judge’s DUI decision

ELYRIA — Prosecutors on Thursday appealed a decision by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi to throw out a specification that would have led to additional mandatory prison time for a repeat DUI offender facing a felony drunken driving charge. Miraldi concluded the specification, which requires a mandatory prison term of one to five Read More…

Body found in Lorain building identified

LORAIN — The body of a homeless man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday has been identified. John Fonseca, 56, is believed to have died from natural causes, Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans said Thursday. Evans said there were no signs of trauma on Fonseca, whom he Read More…