October 26, 2014

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Five Elyria Catholic students charged with vandalism

ELYRIA — Sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning, five students from Elyria Catholic High School spray-painted obscene images on driveways, threw eggs at a house and left bologna on the hood of a car, according to Elyria police. Three 15-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys were charged with vandalism Sunday after three Elyria residents — Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man says tenant stole car parts from garage

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:48 p.m. Oct. 15 — 100 block S. Abbe Road, a man told police he leased his garage to help pay for his rent. He told police the person he leased the garage to stole four Corvette rims and a Chevrolet engine from inside the garage. Sunday, Oct. 12 6:45 p.m. — 200 Read More…

Lorain blotter: Girlfriend accused of brandishing scissors during argument

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:44 p.m. Oct. 14 — 1300 block W. 18th St., a man said his girlfriend pointed a pair of scissors at him, spat in his face and pulled his necklace off during an argument. Tuesday, Oct 14 2:18 a.m. — 1200 block W. Eighth St., a woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed her Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain police identify body found in woods

body found slide

LORAIN — Police have identified a body found in the woods in Lorain on Wednesday as that of Rebecca Jean Newsome, 44, of Lorain. Police received a call about 2 p.m. Wednesday from two city workers who said they saw a body in the woods off Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue. Officers and Lorain County Read More…

Elyria man still barred from having children until child support paid

Asim Taylor

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Elyria man who has been barred from having any more children until he pays off child support for the children he’s already had. The decision, handed down last week without explanation, leaves in place the order governing Asim Taylor’s reproductive future Read More…

Lorain police find unidentified body in woods

A Lorain police officer points into the woods Wednesday on Fillmore just off Colorado Avenue. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Police scoured the area near Colorado Avenue for hours Wednesday afternoon after a tip that they’d find a body. And they did. About 2 p.m., Lorain police arrived at Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue where a passer-by had reported seeing a body, Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said. Officers investigated an area of Read More…

UPDATED: Student admits to taking BB gun to Clearview High School

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A brief lockdown occurred at Clearview High School about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a student said another student was carrying a pistol. The pistol turned out to be a BB gun, according to a news release from Capt. James Drozdowski of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Principal Jessica Tafe said in an Read More…

Second-grader reports attempted luring

ELYRIA – A second-grade student from Windsor Elementary School was walking home from school Friday when a stranger asked her if she wanted candy, according to police. The 7-year-old girl told police she was walking from the elementary school on Windsor Drive to her home on the 700 block of Thornwood Boulevard around 3 p.m. Read More…

Man allegedly attempted to lure elderly woman in Lorain

LORAIN – Police are looking for a man suspected of attempting to lure an elderly woman into his vehicle. An elderly resident told police she was walking in the area of Washington Avenue and West 10th Street on Monday when a male approached her. The male showed her some money and attempted to pull her Read More…

Appeals court upholds Grafton police chief’s 2012 firing

Lonnie Carroll

ELYRIA — The 9th District Court of Appeals has upheld a county judge’s decision that backed the August 2012 firing of then-Grafton Police Chief Lonnie Carroll. Carroll had challenged his termination, which village officials repeatedly have refused to give a reason for, arguing that state law requires that a cause must be given to justify Read More…