August 30, 2015

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Machete-wielding man arrested in Elyria

ELYRIA — A man police said was wielding a machete while in a motorized chair was arrested at gunpoint about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Graham Ley, 34, of the 200 block of Howe Street, was charged with aggravated menacing and theft, according to police Officer Admir Muminovic’s report. Virginia Tipton, a clerk at C Supermarket, 1227 Read More…

Rumors of violence scuttle EHS class reunion

ELYRIA — A rumor that originated on Facebook forced the cancellation of the Elyria High School Class of 2005 reunion that was set for Friday night at Wolfey’s Bistro and Bar. After months of planning, the 10-year reunion was supposed to be a night of fun and celebration with classmates from near and far reminiscing. Read More…

Parole officer indicted on drug, intimidation charges

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ELYRIA – The state parole officer accused of selling drugs and trying to intimidate a victim in the case has been indicted. Michael Hoover, 51, is accused of dealing the anti-anxiety drugs Xanax and lorazepam as well as prescription painkillers oxycodone, vicodin and fentanyl. Lorain County law enforcement has been especially concerned about fentanyl, which Read More…

Elyria officer faces drunken driving charge

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ELYRIA — An off-duty Elyria police officer may have been intoxicated when he drove his car off the road into a ditch at an intersection near Wellington on Monday evening, authorities said. Charles McArthur, 27, a patrolman with the Elyria Police Department, was charged Wednesday with failure to control and operating a vehicle intoxicated following Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/28/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what’s going on so you don’t have to take someone else’s word for it. Have you ever heard about an issue/story/current event from a friend, not really look into it yourself, then repeat what your friend said to a third party and you were completely Read More…

Elyria police engage in unusual pursuit (VIDEO)

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Graham Ley, 34, suspected of vandalism and riding recklessly, was arrested after a brief, low-speed pursuit by police about 4:45 p.m. Elyria police responded to a complaint of a man in a motorized wheelchair keying a car at 401 Cleveland St., according to police. Ley was being held this morning in Lorain County Jail in Read More…

Police: Help us ID this break-in suspect

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Elyria police are turning to the public to help identify a man who broke into Eastern Heights Middle School last month and slipped away before he could be arrested. A security camera at the school, located at 528 Garford Ave., caught the unidentified man in the act. On June 25, the man broke a window Read More…

Two more men charged after Tuesday drug raids at Lorain markets

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LORAIN — Two more men have been charged with felony drug trafficking after a Tuesday raid of two convenience stores. Ziyad Hirbawi, 54, and Khalid Altemimi, 51, both were charged after synthetic marijuana was found in the 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave. Hirbawi is the store owner. Altemimi is one of his employees. The 611 Read More…

Police raid two stores in Lorain

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LORAIN — Police on Tuesday raided two convenience stores whose owners are accused of selling synthetic marijuana that led to multiple overdoses over the past 11 days. Elyria and Lorain police and the Lorain County Drug Task Force searched Lorain Deli, 2225 W. 21st St., and 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., starting around 10:30 a.m. Read More…

Elyria man treated and released after shooting

LifeCare, Elyria Police and fire load a male into an ambulance after a reported shooting at an apartment complex at Oberlin and South Maple in Elyria. The male was transported from West Avenue, a short distance from the scene. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was treated and released from the hospital Monday after being shot during a confrontation near Oberlin Town Homes. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said 32-year-old Justy Ballard Jr., who also goes by the name “T-Rex,” was wounded in the shooting, which took place shortly before officers were sent to the Read More…