September 1, 2014

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Teen suspect says goodbye to mother

WELLINGTON — Daniel Petric got to say goodbye Friday to the mother he stands accused of gunning down. The 16-year-old Wellington High School junior spent less than 15 minutes visiting Sue Petric’s remains at New Life Assembly of God after a county judge ordered that he be given a private viewing before visiting hours began Read More…

Bigamist released from jail

ELYRIA — James Bouyer doesn’t have three wives. He has two, according to court officials. Bouyer Elyria police couldn’t find any evidence to support allegations that Bouyer, whom county Domestic Relations Judge David Berta ordered jailed on contempt charges Tuesday after learning he had at least two wives, had a third wife. Bouyer, 62, denied Read More…

Fire burns Lorain family out of house

LORAIN — Cradling his yellow tabby cat in his arms, Andrew Yannucci could hardly speak Friday night as he surveyed the burned shell of his home on East 33rd Street. “I don’t know what to do,” he said, a spot of soot staining his cheek. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE A candle knocked from a window sill may Read More…

Two area murder defendants join death penalty challenge

ELYRIA — Two more accused killers are challenging the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process, claiming it’s cruel and unusual.Mike Duff, attorney for Kevin Kimbrough and Jason Charles, filed the motions Friday, saying the death penalty could only be administered “quickly and painlessly.” Courts — including the U.S. Supreme Court — have been reviewing Read More…

LCCAA offers winter heating help

LORAIN — Lorain County Community Action Agency will conduct the Winter Crisis Program through March 31, 2008, or until funds are exhausted. The program, which begins Nov. 1, is funded through the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Services.  Funds are available to assist those who meet specific criteria including an income eligibility requirement Read More…

Blotter: Oct. 27

County sheriff Tuesday, Sept. 23 5:45 p.m. – 4000 block Broadway, Sheffield Township, harassing phone call. 6:35 p.m. – 15600 block Wheeler Road, LaGrange Township, domestic dispute. 8:26 p.m. – Oberlin-Elyria Road and Cooper Avenue, Carlisle Township, Michelle Burke, 37, Oberlin, charged with driving under suspension, turn signal, obstructing official business and possession of cocaine. Read More…

Court frees man convicted for sex as teen

FORSYTH, Ga. — A former high school football star given 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager was freed Friday by Georgia’s highest court, which ruled that his sentence amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Genarlow Wilson spent two years behind bars in the case that led to widespread protests Read More…

11-year-old charged after death threat

LAGRANGE TWP. — A 9-year-old girl feared for her life when she was handed a threatening note at a Lakeview Court bus stop, according to a sheriff’s report. “Back off or I’ll kill you with a stick,” read the note, which had been penned the night before by an 11-year-old boy, according to the report. Read More…

Police: Angry lover wielded machete

ELYRIA — When his girlfriend refused to snuggle after sex, a Brandston Avenue man allegedly chased her around the house with a machete, according to an Elyria police report. The man denied threatening the woman earlier this week when interviewed by officers and asked them to escort her from the property, the report said. The Read More…

Monteleone fails to make court-ordered payments

ELYRIA — Former Elyria Councilman Joseph Monteleone has failed to pay a fine or make a donation to a domestic violence shelter that a judge had ordered him to make after he was convicted of asking underage girls for sex and fondling them at his pizza parlor. Monteleone Monteleone, 42, said only that he needed Read More…