April 16, 2014

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Man indicted in fatal McDonald’s shooting

ELYRIA — Terry Little was a day shy of his 20th birthday when police say he walked into the McDonald’s on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain and shot Lewis Turner to death.

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Now a county grand jury has indicted Little for the July 30 shooting that police say was the culmination of a long-running feud between the two men. Little remains in the county jail.

Turner died from the gunshot wound to the chest.

Little could face life in prison if convicted of the aggravated murder, felonious assault and other charges he now faces.

Woman sues, claims sexual harrassment

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman is suing her former employer, saying she was sexually harassed and forced to pay for more than $39,000 worth of toner she ordered for the company.

According to Alexandra Petranyi’s lawsuit, she worked at Custom Chrome Plating Inc. in Grafton as the company’s office manager from January 2004 through February 2007, when she was forced to resign.

The lawsuit accuses Jon Wright, the company’s president, of making unwanted sexual advances including kissing, hugs and touching as well as comments about her body. He also allegedly told her how often he has sexual relations with his wife.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, also said that while working for the company in 2005, she purchased $39,176 worth of toner as part of her duties, but was told in October 2006 that she was responsible for paying off the debt. Wright is accused of taking the amount through payroll deductions.

The lawsuit asks for more than $25,000 in damages.

— from staff reports