September 19, 2014


Popular concert series coming to Lorain

LORAIN — For those about to rock, head to Black River Landing in May. The venue is the new host of the Rockin’ on the River concert series, which runs from Memorial Day through September. About 18 concerts are planned, said promoter Bob Earley, of Falls River Concerts. Thirteen will involve bands covering acts popular Read More…

Cedar Point’s Mantis Take 2: A floorless coaster


Cedar Point will transform its Mantis stand-up roller coaster into a sit-down floorless ride for the 2015 season. According to a release from Bryan Edwards, the park’s marketing manager, the re-configured ride will re-open under the new name “Rougarou,” which park officials said is the name of a “terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore.” A Read More…

UPDATE: Circle K robbery suspect identified

A man suspected of robbing Circle K on Thursday afternoon is taken into custody. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Update 6:38 p.m.: EATON TWP — The suspect in the robbery of the Circle K, 35000 Royalton Road, has been identified. Joseph Nelson, 27, of the 10300 block of Hawk Road, Columbia Station, has been charged with aggravated robbery. Police responded at 2:46 p.m. today to the store and a North Ridgeville police officer stopped Nelson Read More…

Grafton man charged in Elyria fatal shooting

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ELYRIA — Homicide suspect Jeremy Diestler is due in Elyria Municipal Court today. Diestler is accused of fatally shooting Matthew Stinson in Stinson’s 424 Wesley Ave., apartment building where police were called at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday. The apartment complex is off Cleveland Street near state Route 57. Stinson, 25, was found dead in the apartment Read More…

2014 Elyria Apple Festival schedule

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Friday, Sept. 19 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Around the square Concessions and crafts surrounding the square 11:30 a.m.: WOBL — on the Square 12:30 p.m.: Elyria High Marching Band — on the Square 2 p.m.: Open Door Marching Band — on the Square 3 p.m.: Ritch Underwood — Gazebo 2 p.m.: Brad the Magician Read More…

Two in custody for questioning in connection with Elyria homicide

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GRAFTON – Two men are in custody for questioning in connection with an Elyria homicide. Elyria police and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a search warrant Thursday morning at 1014 Novak Road, Grafton. “We executed a search warrant and two men were taken into custody for questioning,” Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino Read More…

High School Football: Week 4 Updates and Scores


Week 4 of high school football starts a day early, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Sept. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A momentous event in the United Kingdom’s history  After 300 years together, the voters of Scotland have their chance to decide whether they should split from England, leave the U.K., and become an independent country or remain Read More…

Man arrested, woman sought after car theft, pursuit, hit-and-run

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EATON TWP. — A stolen car, a police pursuit and a hit-and-run Wednesday morning ended with a deputy being struck by a car, one man arrested and one woman still being sought. Benjamin Tripphahn, 30, was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property about 10 a.m. near Island Road in Read More…

Prescription drug turn-in day Sept. 27

A county prescription drug roundup in April collected more than 2,000 pounds of old medications. BRAD DICKEN/CHRONICLE

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force will hold a prescription drug turn-in day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. The effort among the Drug Task Force and local police departments provides an opportunity for residents to dispose of outdated or no longer needed medications. Residents are asked to remove prescription labels, and Read More…