July 23, 2014

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‘Riot’ hearing put on hold

Questions surround arrests at Red Parrot in Lorain last month Defense attorney Michael Camera (left) accepted a continuance Thursday. See video footage from the arraignment here. LORAIN — In front of a packed courtroom, Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell Jr. agreed to give a little more time to determine if the charges filed by Read More…

Judge unseals Open Door suit

ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery has unsealed a lawsuit accusing the Church of the Open Door and the private school it runs of ignoring complaints of sexual abuse at the school. Rothgery  Rothgery took the rare step last month of sealing the file because of concerns that the victim’s name would be Read More…

Brave new Endeavour

North Ridgeville grad now piloting space shuttle Hobaugh now. Pioneers of space exploration John Glenn and Neil Armstrong both called Ohio home, but now a North Ridgeville High School graduate is the one putting Ohio — and Lorain County — in the spotlight. Astronaut Charles Hobaugh, who graduated from North Ridgeville High School in 1980, Read More…

Teacher helps inspect for launch damage

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Schoolteacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan helped operate a 100-foot robot arm and extension boom in a hunt for damage on her first full day in orbit Thursday, as NASA said foam insulation may have hit the space shuttle at launch. Nine pieces of foam insulation broke off Endeavour’s fuel tank during liftoff Wednesday Read More…

Police blotter, Aug. 10, 2007

County sheriff Wednesday, Aug. 8 7:14 a.m. – 43000 block Dellefield Road, laptop computer, cell phone, computer cables, wireless network card and other miscellaneous personal items reported stolen from vehicle. 10:01 a.m. – 4300 block Elyria Ave., purse reported stolen from church. 11:14 a.m. – 3600 block Albany Ave., aluminum siding and scrap metal reported Read More…

Man injured in fall from cliff

SHEFFIELD LAKE —A man was transported to EMH Regional Medical Center on Thursday night after falling off a cliff near Cove Beach Avenue in Sheffield Lake. The unidentified man, who fell around 8:30 p.m., was “pretty banged up” according to Sheffield Lake police, however his identity, and the circumstances surrounding the incident were unavailable at Read More…

Woman alleges harassment by Lorain officer

Previous sex claims still being looked into; attorney plans suit LORAIN — Another woman has come forward alleging she was sexually harassed for years by a Lorain police officer currently being investigated for having a sexual relationship with another woman while on duty. Attorney Michael Duff, who said he plans on filing a lawsuit against Read More…

Ohio storms trigger tornado warnings

Black River High School suffers roof damage An umbrella barely keeps a pedestrian dry as she crosses Middle Avenue.  GRAFTON — Severe weather swept through the southern portion of the county Thursday afternoon without causing any major damage. In Ashland County, the roof of Black River High School was blown off, according to sheriff’s Capt. Read More…

Judge decries lack of support

Wants officials to reconsider family court plan ELYRIA — Domestic Relations Judge David Basinski questioned Thursday whether politics prompted the county commissioners to yank their support for merging the county’s Probate and Domestic Relations courts into a single Family Court last week. “I don’t know if there’s somebody out there who wants this job in Read More…

Coop owner faces charges

Host of suspected cockfight could face jail time and fine ELYRIA — A Lorain man who police suspect hosted a cockfight last month turned himself in Thursday morning. Rosario  Felix Rosario, 83, showed up at the county jail about 11 a.m. accompanied by an attorney, sheriff’s Capt. Richard Resendez said. He was released shortly thereafter Read More…