September 22, 2014


Oberlin College student says he was robbed in dorm

Dominic Taylor

OBERLIN — A college student who was robbed in his dorm room on Tuesday afternoon chased the suspects a block down the street where they turned and assaulted him, according to police. Dominic Taylor, 20, of Oberlin, was charged with aggravated robbery. Police are still looking for a suspected accomplice. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman finds obscenities painted on bedroom wall

Lorain Police

Lorain police 6:35 p.m. Sept. 8 — 800 block Brownell Ave., a woman said she found an obscenity and obscene drawings spray-painted on her bedroom wall. The woman’s father, who said he was released from the Lorain City Jail at 4 p.m., said he returned home at 5:30 p.m. but went out and left the Read More…

Bicyclist injured in crash released from hospital

Eric Glenn, the Lorain bicyclist injured in an Aug. 29 hit-and-run crash, has been released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Wednesday. Glenn, 39, was struck while riding on West 20th Street. The driver of the sport utility vehicle that struck Glenn remained at large early this morning.

Man involved in Amherst stabbing out of hospital

Steven Bullard, the Amherst Township man who said he was stabbed by his girlfriend in his trailer park home Sept. 2, has been released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Wednesday. Neighbors told The Chronicle-Telegram that Bullard told them he was stabbed by his girlfriend, Monica Freedman, during a robbery attempt. Read More…

Man wanted on charges in multiple Ohio cities

Antonio Reed

A man who’s wanted across northeast Ohio on fraud and domestic violence charges has a criminal connection to Lorain County. Antonio Charles Reed, 22, of Shaker Heights is wanted by the North Ridgeville Police Department on a forgery warrant that was issued in January. However, Reed’s alleged offenses don’t stop in Lorain County. The US Read More…

Police arrest man accused of dangling infant out of car window

Robert Starr

LORAIN — A man accused of dangling his infant child out of the window of a moving car was arrested on Tuesday. Robert Starr, 21, of Lorain, was wanted by police after he allegedly drove down the road holding his 5-month-old son out of a window of the car during a dispute with the infant’s Read More…

Witness ‘emotionally exhausted’ during first day of capital murder trial

Austin Diaz listens during the first day of his capital murder trial Tuesday at the Lorain County Justice Center. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The first day of Austin Diaz’s capital aggravated murder trial came to a brief halt Tuesday when a key prosecution witness refused to continue testifying. Jose Torres had taken the stand to testify about witnessing Diaz and co-defendant Clarence Adams, who has already been convicted and is serving a prison sentence of 23 Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man faces drug charges after traffic stop

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:58 a.m. Sept. 6 — 1500 block Broadway, Thomas Yarsa, 64, 300 block W. 15th St., arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for a driving on the sidewalk and for a stop sign violation. Police said they spotted Yarsa driving erratically, including driving over a curb Read More…

Amherst girl, 4, dies week after pool accident


AMHERST — A 4-year-old girl died a week after falling into her family’s backyard pool. Addison Kuhlman died Monday morning, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, which has not released specific details pertaining to her death. The Amherst Fire Department responded to 522 Seaton Court about noon Aug. 31 after receiving a report Read More…

Burger King employee stops alleged would-be robber

Jeremy Taylor

ELYRIA — A Burger King employee snapped into action Tuesday when he stopped a former employee from robbing the restaurant at knifepoint. Jeremy Taylor, 35, was charged with aggravated robbery early Tuesday after he tried to rob the Burger King at 827 Cleveland St. with a knife. Charlotte Keenan, a manager, told police she was Read More…