December 19, 2014

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Dead puppies, malnourished dog found in Lorain home

LORAIN — Two dead puppies and an undernourished dog were found at a home at 469 Colorado Ave., about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, according to police Officer Rick Broz’s report. Broz said he assisted Denise Willis, a Lorain County humane officer, investigating a cruelty to animals complaint made by a neighbor. The decomposing puppies were found Read More…

Elyria blotter: 17-year-old cited for allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend

Elyria Police

Elyria Police Tuesday, Dec. 9 7:40 a.m. — Elyria Police Department, 18 West Ave., a woman said her car parked overnight in her driveway in the 400 block of Oakdale Circle was burglarized, with her purse and stereo speakers stolen. She said the car doors don’t lock. 9:24 a.m. — Elyria Ford, 1115 E. Broad Read More…

Judge denies convicted killer’s appeal for new trial

Alfred Cleveland

A federal judge has again rejected convicted killer Alfred Cleveland’s efforts to win a new trial for the 1991 killing of Marsha Blakely in Lorain. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary wrote that he found the trial testimony of the key witness in the case, William Avery Jr., to be “reliable,” although Avery has recanted that Read More…

Grafton man sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for 2013 standoff

ELYRIA — A Grafton man was sentenced Friday to three years and six months in prison for an August 2013 standoff. Kelly Boros, 43, barricaded himself inside a shed behind his father’s Robson Road home with a shotgun when deputies came to serve him with several arrest warrants. Boros surrendered peacefully about 17 hours after Read More…

Lorain man sentenced for stealing 57 identities

A Lorain man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for stealing the identities of 57 people and using them to file fake tax returns and to open prepaid debit cards in their names. In total, Brent Willis claimed $121,061 in false income tax returns, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Read More…

Driver with medical issue ‘very critical’

ELYRIA TWP. — A woman driving to her son’s basketball game Thursday suffered a medical emergency before crashing her car into a house, authorities said. Eugenia Chidsey, 45, of West Salem was in “very critical condition” at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Friday evening, a nursing supervisor said. She was driving to her son’s game Read More…

Wellington man pleads to robbery

James Wingard

ELYRIA — A Wellington man who robbed the LorMet Community Credit Union in the village pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery and tampering with evidence. James Wingard, 48, could receive prison time when he is sentenced next year. Investigators have said Wingard walked into the credit union about 10:15 a.m. July 12 and appeared to ask Read More…

Testimony reveals man urged fiancee to film herself molesting children

osborne hearing slide

By Anna Merriman and Brad Dicken Chronicle-Telegram Staff ELYRIA — A probation violation hearing for convicted sex offender James Osborne on Thursday revealed graphic details about a series of incidents last year during which Osborne allegedly convinced his fiancée, Heather Koon, to molest children at the day cares where she worked. Lorain County Common Pleas Read More…

UPDATED: Search near Cascade Park ends safely

The Lorain County Swift Water Rescue team broke up into threes teams to search after a call came in about a possible jumper off the Lake Avenue bridge in Elyria. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A search of Cascade Park by Fire Department Water Rescue Team members Thursday night was called off after the man they were looking for was found unharmed outside the park. At 7:32 p.m., a woman called police and said she thought a man in a hooded sweatshirt may have jumped from the Lake Read More…

Cleveland men charged with stealing packages off porches

package thieves

Two Cleveland men are accused of stealing several packages off porches in Westlake. A Stonehedge Drive resident called police at about 12:05 p.m. Wednesday to report seeing the passenger of a black Cadillac steal a parcel off a neighbor’s porch, according to Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner. Westlake and North Olmsted police responded, and a Read More…