May 28, 2015


No injuries, woman cited after car crashed into convenience store

A car drove into the front of the Convenient Food Mart on West Ridge Road on Sunday. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — No one was injured when a driver crashed into the entrance of the Convenient Food Mart, 8703 West Ridge Road, about 5 p.m. Sunday. Witness Charles Holland said he was across the street in the Marco’s Pizza parking lot, 8653 West Ridge Road, when he saw driver Beth Gnandt make a left turn Read More…

Conduct at stop, altered citation led to trooper investigation

Fired Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Tammy Soto told investigators she knew there was a “50-50” chance that Lorain police Officer Bill Lachner was drunk when he was stopped driving the wrong way on the highway in September. Soto, however, didn’t initially perform sobriety tests on Lachner, instead opting to give Lachner — a co-worker of Read More…

2 women charged after crash, ER ruckus

LORAIN — Two Lorain women were charged early Thursday at a hospital emergency room after their vehicles were damaged in a crash earlier that morning. The series of events began when police responded to an incident in the 1000 block of West 21st Street about 3:30 a.m. Thursday involving a 2008 red Lincoln MKZ driven Read More…

Grafton Mayor charged with drunken driving ‘extremely embarrassed’


GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting apologized for her Saturday drunken driving arrest. “I am without a doubt extremely embarrassed, and I’m deeply sorry,” said Flanigan, who faces drunken driving, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident charges. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Read More…