January 30, 2015

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Vandals damage Avon church

AVON — Vandals left satanic symbols on an Avon church recently. According to Avon police Cpt. Larry Fischbach, vandals damaged Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Road, soon after Christmas. In an email, Fischbach said two windows were broken, a brick wall was scrawled with “666” and “666 Sorry,” and “God is not real” was Read More…

Police identify victims of New Year’s Day shooting

Three men were injured during a shooting at the 4/40 Sports Lounge on East 28th Street in Lorain early Thursday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

LORAIN – Police have released the names of three men injured in shooting outside of a bar on New Year’s Day. Christian Fountain, 18, Dominique Worthy, 25, and Travis Jordan, 27, were all injured in a shooting inside 4/40 Sports Lounge, 2217 E. 28th St., early New Year’s Day. The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Jan Read More…

UPDATED: Suspect charged in Elyria murder takes plea deal

Todd Wells discusses his plea deal Wednesday with attorney Doug Merrill, right. BRAD DICKEN/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A jury was set to begin hearing the case against Todd Wells on murder and other charges in the July 1 slaying of Davion Strupe on Wednesday, but the 22-year-old instead took a plea bargain he had rejected just a day earlier. In exchange for prosecutors reducing a murder charge and agreeing to Read More…

North Ridgeville High briefly locked down after unauthorized student enters school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Students at North Ridgeville High School were confined to their classrooms for a short time Monday while officials searched for a student from another school district who entered the building without permission. The lockdown began shortly before 8 a.m. as classes were resuming for the first day following the district’s two-week Christmas Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man charged with attacking girlfriend

Lorain Police

Lorain police Friday, Jan. 2 11:37 p.m. — 4100 block Shore Drive, Theodore Aguayo, 27, same address, charged with domestic violence, but not arrested. Aguayo’s girlfriend, who police said was disheveled, said they argued and he threw her down, injuring her head, then picked her up by her hair and choked her. She said she Read More…

Lorain duo faces weapons charges

weapons-charges

LORAIN — Two men face gun charges after a report of gunfire outside the West 19th Court apartments at 2019 W. 19th Court about 7 p.m. Sunday. Police responded to the report of at least 10 gunshots fired, according to Officer Mark Pultrone’s report. Pultrone said he stopped a car leaving the area driven by Read More…

Wellington High track coach resigns amid investigation

WELLINGTON — A Wellington High School teacher and track coach resigned Monday in the midst of an investigation into his alleged relationship with a student. Nick Vaughn, 30, turned in his resignation Dec. 30 to the Wellington Schools Board of Education. After a short executive session, the board accepted the letter at a special meeting Read More…

Facebook post gets man sent back to jail

A Lorain man released early from a three-year prison sentence for killing an Elyria man in a car crash is fighting a Cuyahoga County judge’s order late last month that returned him to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. Ryan Fye was ordered back to prison after the family of William Fekete, who Read More…

Toddler found wandering in Lorain; couple charged

LORAIN — Two people face child endangerment charges after police said a 3-year-old boy left their home and was found standing at West 21st Street and Reeves Avenue about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Officer Mike Giddich said in a police report that the temperature was about 30 degrees with a mix of rain and snow when Read More…

Suspect arrested in ambulance theft

Donald Shay

ELYRIA – A man who stole an ambulance last month was arrested after he wandered into a factory looking for help. Donald Shay, 34, was charged with felony theft around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after police arrested him at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake. Elyria police have been looking for Shay ever since he Read More…