August 3, 2015


Cold case reopened: Lawyers say man was at bar when woman was murdered


ELYRIA — Bobbie New was in a local bar known as the Honky Tonk when Dorothy Spencer was shot in the head inside her Camden Township trailer in March 1976, defense attorneys for New, who was charged with murder in the cold case earlier this year, wrote in court documents filed Monday. Defense attorney Gerald Read More…

Deal near to repair growing Elyria sinkhole

Donald Conrad stands by a rapidly growing sinkhole in his yard on Washington Avenue in Elyria on Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Lisa Roberson and Adam Wright ELYRIA — The city and Ohio Edison appear to have reached a deal to fix a massive sinkhole that has been encroaching on an Elyria man’s home for the last several months. The sinkhole was discovered when Donald Conrad, who lives in a brick home on Washington Avenue with an Read More…

Photos: Trick-or-treat in Elyria

Local kids dressed in their Halloween garb and prowled the streets looking for candy Monday night.

Man accused in toddler’s death says girl fell

Luis Lopez enters the courtroom at the Elyria Municipal Court for his preliminary hearing. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — In an interview with an Elyria police detective, Luis Lopez said he tripped over a pair of shoes at the bottom of the stairs while holding 2-year-old Aaviana Payne, causing her to fall and hit her back and head on the floor, the day before her death, according to court testimony. Elyria police Read More…

Sign up today for Not-Forgotten Box


ELYRIA — Area families will another chance today to sign up for The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box campaign. Signups will be accepted 4 to 7 p.m. at the Elyria Salvation Army on 716 Broad St. The agency signed up 400 to 500 families during a three-day period last week, according to Salvation Army Maj. Bob Sears. Read More…

Revamped Moss’ unveiled for Food Network show


Robert Irvine, chef and star of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” was on hand at last night’s unveiling of the revamped Moss’ Prime Rib and Spaghetti House in Elyria.

Former mayor Victor Stewart Jr. dies at 85


ELYRIA — As he lay dying from pneumonia Saturday, ex-Mayor Victor Stewart Jr. cast an absentee ballot for his son, City Councilman Vic Stewart III, D-at large. “He saw it as a privilege to vote and he wanted to vote one last time,” Stewart’s son and Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart said as he fought Read More…

Police seek Cleveland man they say struck woman with car

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man is being sought by police after allegedly striking a woman with his car. Henry F. Davis, 40, was charged with felonious assault. Lacy Dean, 43, no address available, was taken to EMH Medical Center in Elyria with non-life threatening injuries after being struck around 3:45 p.m. in the 100 block Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic shuts down Wellington, wins program’s first district title

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic shut out Wellington on Saturday afternoon to win the first district championship in the history of its girls soccer program. The second-seeded Panthers (14-3-2) rolled over the top-seeded Dukes 4-0 in a Division III final moved from Wellington because of wet and muddy grounds. They advanced to their first Sweet Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake’s Norris, Avon’s Fasciana and Elyria Catholic’s Foisy make state

TIFFIN — Trevor Norris had fire, anger and disappointment in his eyes as he tried to absorb Saturday’s disappointing results at the Tiffin regional cross country championships. But first, there was some good news. The Avon Lake senior finished second overall to Maumee senior Willy Fink (15:50.53) with a time of 15:52.41. It was the Read More…