October 13, 2015


2 dead in hostage standoff in Avon

AVON — Two men are dead in a domestic dispute in a home at 3341 Sandy Lane. Police responded to a shots-fired call about 2:50 p.m. and found a man fatally shot at the home, said Police Chief Richard Bosley. The man is believed to have been killed by another man who later fatally shot Read More…

UPDATE 4:45 P.M.: Hostage standoff in Avon, boy removed from home

AVON — At 4:45 p.m., a standoff between a man and police in which several shots were fired about 2:50 p.m. at a home in the 3300 block of Sandy Lane ended. The Lorain County SWAT Team entered the home and removed a small boy unharmed. The boy appeared calm and was taken by relatives. The Read More…

UPDATED: South Amherst out $500K, two village employees out of job

State Auditor Dave Yost said Friday during a press conference at the Amherst Public Library that two people in his office were fired and one was demoted for failing to perform work that would have identified theft of money from the village of South Amherst. Former South Amherst Clerk/Treasurer Kim Green was indicted in May Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram high school football, Week 3

Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin gets a 35 yd gain in the 1st quarter vs Aquinas (Aquinas #35 Andrew George, #26 Nathan Rich, #34 Carlos Howell).

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LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram high school football, week 2


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UPDATED: Fine pleads not guilty to all charges at arraignment

Michael Fine appears in Lorain County Common Pleas Court to plead not guilty Thursday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Former attorney Michael W. Fine sat silently with arms crossed in court Thursday during arraignment proceedings, waiting for his turn to step before Judge John Miraldi. Fine, 58, accused of hypnotizing female clients for sexual gratification, pleaded not guilty in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas to all charges against him. He Read More…

Commissioners vote to shutter Golden Acres; closing still subject to state approval

ELYRIA – The Lorain County commissioners voted this morning to shutter the county-run Golden Acres Nursing home. The closure, which still must be approved by the state, will likely take place before Thanksgiving, county Administrator Jim Cordes said. The decision is a financial one because the home has been losing hundreds of thousands of dollars Read More…

Police seek robber of Elyria BP station


ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…

Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race; results could be overturned


ELYRIA — A county judge has agreed to throw out nine votes in the controversial 2nd Ward City Council Democratic primary race in Lorain, enough to potentially overturn the results that saw incumbent Dennis Flores defeated by challenger Ryan Horn. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski ruled Tuesday that six provisional ballots and three Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…