July 26, 2014

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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…

Lorain man charged after domestic dispute, gunshot

Morgan Geiger

By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN – An early morning domestic dispute ended in a gunshot and three people fleeing Thursday. Morgan Geiger, 34, was charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm within city limits, having weapons under disability, violation of a temporary protection order and obstructing official business around midnight on the 1100 Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain shooting suspect arrested

Morgan Geiger

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of firing a gun during a domestic dispute around midnight. Morgan Geiger was arrested and charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and obstructing official business. Geiger, of the 2600 block of Reeves Avenue, was being held at the Lorain City Jail early this morning. Read More…

Avon Lake woman accused of killing her husband in ’11 appears in court

Jeane Harrington, accused of killing her husband in 2011, appears in video arraignment from Lorain County Jail at the Avon Lake Municipal Court on Wednesday.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Before Michael Gabel was killed in 2011, Jeane Harrington told a parishioner at a church she worked at that she had a “surefire way” to kill her husband, Avon Lake Prosecutor John Reulbach Jr. said Wednesday. “She told the person, who is available for trial, that she would wrap Saran Wrap around Read More…

Man allegedly breaks into ex-girlfriend’s house

ELYRIA — Police said a man punched in his ex-girlfriend’s dining room window, cooked a few pot pies in the oven and fell asleep on her bed where officers found him Tuesday. Damarcus Moore, 25, was charged with burglary about 10 p.m. at his ex-girlfriend’s house in the 1100 block of Melvyn Lane. After receiving Read More…