October 1, 2014

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Woman convicted in murder-for-hire

Donna Moonda faces death penalty for hiring lover to kill her husband on turnpike Joe Milicia  The Associated Press AKRON — After the guilty verdicts were read, a pile of crumpled tissue lay on the defense table, not enough to dry the tears of the Pennsylvania woman who plotted her husband’s murder, then coldly watched Read More…

Firefighter charged in triple slaying

CLEVELAND — Aggravated murder charges were filed Friday against a city firefighter in the shooting deaths of three people in what police said was an apparent dispute over fireworks at a Fourth of July party at his neighbor’s house. Terrance Hough Jr., 35, a 12-year veteran of the force, was jailed to await an initial Read More…

Arrests made in package scare

COLUMBUS — After watching news reports of a rash of suspicious package scares around Columbus on Thursday, two people decided to leave their own, gift-wrapped box outside an Ohio Department of Education building downtown, creating one more case for bomb squad officers, police said. Andrew Luhring, 19, of Columbus, and Domonick Dunn, 16, of Tiffin, Read More…

Patrol, police set up DUI checkpoints

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Fourth of July may have been a one-day celebration of independence for some, but the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol approached this weekend as if the gala were still going on. On Friday, the patrol set up a sobriety checkpoint designed to deter drinking and driving, said post commander Read More…

Off the Beat 07/07/07

The right place, the right time Jerry Hughes of Lorain had a stellar day Friday. While playing a casual skins game with his bowling buddies at Cherry Ridge Golf Club in Elyria, Hughes hit the first hole-in-one of his life. Hughes was nearly speechless when his friends signaled the ball was in the hole of Read More…

Monteleone spared jail

Ex-Elyria councilman gets probation for fondling underage workers ELYRIA — Former Elyria Councilman Joseph Monteleone was placed on three years probation Friday — spared the possibility of prison by a county judge who said his crimes didn’t warrant it. But Monteleone, who was found guilty in May of asking underage girls to have sex and Read More…

Dog-Gone? Owner selling Ohio’s last Dog ‘n Suds

Ilene Hampton has run drive-in for 46 years SHEFFIELD TWP. — After nearly half a century, Ilene Hampton is hanging up her carhop uniform. Hampton is looking to sell her beloved Dog ’n Suds, the drive-in on North Ridge Road that she’s run for 46 years. The drive-in — which specializes in Coney hot dogs Read More…

Church members get extra $540K

Settlement now more than $1M in suit over misspent funds at St. Clement ELYRIA — Just three weeks after a group of dissident congregates from an Avon church won a lawsuit against another group of former church leaders, a county judge on Friday awarded the group an additional $540,379 for attorney fees and litigation expenses. Read More…

Man charged with assault on pregnant woman

ELYRIA — A 28-year-old registered sex offender from Florida was charged with felonious assault on June 28 after kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and assaulting her repeatedly, a sheriff’s report said. Angel Tamayo was arrested near the Elyria Motel on Oberlin-Elyria Road, where he and his 18-year-old girlfriend had been renting a room Read More…

Police: Former officer attacked husband

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A retired Cleveland police sergeant was arrested Thursday after attacking her husband, a Cleveland police captain, at their Huntington Township home during an argument over money, a Lorain County sheriff deputy’s report said. Patricia McAndrew, 59, was charged with domestic violence. McAndrew’s husband, Timothy McAndrew, 58, called deputies to their Stewart Road Read More…