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Friends say shooting suspect was off medications

Theresa and Art Scott, of Wellington, who were friends of accused gunman Travis Stidham,  speak Tuesday outside Stidham’s LaGrange Township home. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Brad Dicken, Bruce Bishop and Kiera Manion-Fischer, The Chronicle-Telegram LAGRANGE TWP. — There was only the rustle of leaves before Travis Stidham started coming toward the Lorain County sheriff’s deputies who had surrounded his Stable Drive home on Monday night and opened fire with a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol, according to investigators. When the gunfire erupted, Read More…

Sheriff’s deputy shooting timeline

7:08 p.m. — Lorain County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers receive a call from the mother of Travis Stidham. She reports her son has shot his dog, cat and television and has barricaded himself inside his home at 375 Stable Drive in LaGrange Township. 7:15 p.m. — Deputies dispatched to house. 7:55 p.m. — Deputies arrive at Read More…

Incident dredges painful memories for former deputy shot in 2000

Former sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Hadaway, now a law enforcement instructor at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. (CT photo by Cindy Leise.)

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A former sheriff’s sergeant who survived a shotgun blast in the line of duty 11 years ago said he is thinking of Deputy Charles Crausaz, who is recovering after being shot Monday night by a man who later took his own life. “I’m sure he feels fortunate to be alive,” said Shawn Read More…

Gun shop sees increased traffic from customers seeking safety

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GRAFTON — The shooting of a sheriff’s deputy in LaGrange Township on Monday night was the last straw for Dee and Dennis Telzerow of Pittsfield Township, who purchased a handgun Tuesday at Bullseye Firearms. All in all, about 20 brand-new customers visited the gun shop on Tuesday compared with one or two unfamiliar customers on Read More…

Sheriff’s deputy upgraded to fair condition following shooting

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Brad Dicken, Adam Wright and Bruce Bishop, The Chronicle-Telegram LAGRANGE TWP. — A man suspected of shooting a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy committed suicide as a police helicopter spotlighted his position in a farm field along state Route 301 and police closed in. The death of 42-year-old Travis Stidham ended a nearly two-hour manhunt after Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone’s closing flurry finishes Western Reserve

LAGRANGE — Things were looking bleak for Keystone on Saturday night. With star forward Caleb Schillace on the bench with four fouls, visiting Western Reserve rebounded from a seven-point halftime deficit with a 16-2 third-quarter surge, and led by eight with just 3:32 remaining. But behind Schillace, who scored nine of his 11 points in Read More…

Police log for Dec. 9, 2011

County sheriff Saturday, Dec. 3 11:53 a.m. — 9800 block Murray Ridge Road, Ronald Johnson, 28, Elyria, charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in drugs and conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility. He had been picked up and taken to the Lorain County Jail on a separate warrant. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Read More…

Wrestling preview: Twin brothers from Keystone have state championship dreams

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Each has climbed the podium twice in Columbus during the first three years of their high school wrestling careers. Each has tasted bitter postseason disappointment in one of those seasons. They have similar builds and have always wrestled within a weight class of each other. They earned their 100th career wins within a week of Read More…

Police log for Dec. 2, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Nov. 29 11:06 a.m. — 1200 block East River Road, a woman reported two unauthorized transfers of $5,000 from her savings account to her checking account, then an unauthorized check cashed using her information. 1:40 p.m. — Midway Mall, Tara Neal, 29, Lorain, charged with robbery and possessing criminal tools for allegedly Read More…

Police log for Nov. 25, 2011

LaGrange police Wednesday, Nov. 16 4:50 p.m. — First Merit Bank, a woman was bothering customers and told to leave the property. Sunday, Nov. 20 4:30 p.m. — Keywood Boulevard, a disassembled grill was found. It was the same grill reported stolen by a resident of the 120 block of Harvest Court on Nov. 19. Read More…