September 4, 2015


Shot fired at Lorain home in what resident says is family dispute

LORAIN — A car pulled up to a house on Dewitt Street and one shot was fired Tuesday afternoon, according to sheriff’s office reports. At 5:07 p.m., two callers reported the sound of gunfire at 607 Dewitt St. The callers said they saw a silver BMW and a tan-and-black SUV driving away, according to Lorain Read More…

Truck crashes into Lorain store


LORAIN — A pickup plowed into Cooper Deli & Groceries on Cooper Foster Park Road on Monday, crumbling a brick wall, shattering glass and demolishing shelves and products inside. The truck’s driver, Eric Beiswenger of Lorain, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and failure to control, according to a booking officer Read More…

Intent at issue as Robles’ murder trial opens

Antonio Robles’ murder trial began Monday at Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria.

ELYRIA — DeAndre McDowell died from a bullet fired from a gun in the hands of Antonio Robles, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at the start of Robles’ murder trial Monday. But the question at the heart of the bench trial before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny is whether Robles meant to kill the 17-year-old McDowell, Read More…

Truck plows into Lorain grocery store

Workers try to remove a truck from the Cooper Deli on Cooper Foster Road in Lorain on Monday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A pickup truck plowed into Cooper Deli & Groceries, 1408 Cooper Foster Park Road, around 12:30 p.m. Monday. No one was injured during the crash and the driver refused medical treatment. Lorain Police did not yet release the name of the driver but said drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor Read More…

Man charged with public indecency after incident at Highview Park

Cody Broyles

LORAIN – A man accused of committing a sex act near a park where children were playing told police he was only thinking of his girlfriend at the time, according to a police report. Cody Broyles, 22, was charged with public indecency Saturday evening after a man near Highview Park told police he saw Broyles Read More…

Pot issue has enough signatures for ballot

LORAIN — Whether people are for legalizing marijuana in Ohio or not, at least now they’ll get the chance to vote on it. That was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer upon learning that the ResponsibleOhio group backing legalization had gathered about 320,000 signatures statewide, more than enough to qualify the issue Read More…

Police: Home invader killed


Anna Merriman and Lisa Roberson The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — A man was shot and killed after he allegedly invaded a home in Lorain on Tuesday afternoon and assaulted the man living inside, according to Lorain police. Glenn Smith Jr., 34, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain on Tuesday. Police Read More…

Police: Lorain shooting appears to be self-defense

Glenn Smith Jr.

LORAIN – A man was shot to death after he allegedly invaded a home in Lorain Tuesday afternoon and assaulted the resident inside, according to Lorain police. Glenn Smith Jr., 34, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain Tuesday. Police responded to a house on 1921 East 40th St. around Read More…

Some of your photos from last night’s storm


Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

Police decry prisoner’s early release


ELYRIA — The Lorain police union Tuesday condemned Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski for his decision Monday to grant early release from prison to a man who shot at Lorain police officers in 2004. Officer Tim Thompson, vice president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3, warned that Betleski would be responsible Read More…