September 3, 2014

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Mansfield shooting leaves two dead

EPWORTH, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty Mansfield city police officer was one of two dead and his older brother was in custody following a shooting early Wednesday in rural Richland County in central Ohio, authorities said. Brian Evans, 37, a 14-year veteran of the Mansfield police force, was found dead after 1 a.m. by officers Read More…

Fire displaces family of 10 in Lorain

LORAIN — A family of 10 had to find another place to sleep Christmas night after an unattended stove caught fire at a West 30th Street residence. Capt. Dennis Livchak said two electric stove burners were left on at the home on the 2100 block of West 30th Street while the family was out, sparking Read More…

Elyria Catholic coach on road to recovery

ELYRIA — Desiree Gillespie’s Christmas was filled with joy thanks to the love of her friends, family and a new pup she named Lucky. But things looked very bleak Nov. 27, when the then-24-year-old experienced a stroke on the left side of her brain. Just before Thanksgiving, the freshman volleyball coach at Elyria Catholic High Read More…

Man says he was mugged in elevator

ELYRIA — A man told police he was attacked in an elevator early Monday after visiting a friend at an East Avenue apartment building. William Marcum, 39, said that as soon as the elevator doors closed, two men inside jumped him, took his shoes, frisked his pants pockets and took $100 in cash, according to Read More…

Gunman holds up beverage store

LORAIN — A man armed with what looked like a police-issue handgun made off Monday afternoon with $417, a drive-through beverage store clerk told police. A thin black man wearing a black ski mask, jeans and a Carhartt coat waved a semi-automatic gun at clerks about 1:30 p.m. at Rashke Drive Thru Beverage, 2133 E. Read More…

Man charged in Lorain burglary

LORAIN — Police say a burglar wrestled a disabled woman to the ground early Christmas morning after kicking his way into her West 21st Street home. Edward L. Perry, 52, of Lorain, was charged with aggravated burglary and was taken to the county jail. The homeowner, Rose Ferguson, 54, heard banging on the door about Read More…

Blotter: Dec. 25

Lorain police Monday, Dec. 24 6:30 a.m. – 1400 block W. 24th St., stereo equipment stolen. 5 p.m. – CVS Pharmacy, Meister Road, tires slashed on four vehicles. 5:35 p.m. – 1900 block E. 28th St., unwanted man. 6:30 p.m. – 5700 block Gargasz Drive, identity theft. 7:45 p.m. – 1600 block E. 31st St., Read More…

Cavs 96, Heat 82: A ho-hum holiday win for a struggling team

 CLEVELAND — Merry Christmas, ABC! In a nationally televised game that featured two of the most disappointing teams in the NBA, the Cavaliers did enough things right in the second half — and the Miami Heat did more than enough things wrong — to register a 96-82 victory Tuesday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. Oh, Read More…

Cavaliers notes: LeBron supports lineup switch

 CLEVELAND — LeBron James knows enough about basketball to realize a slight lineup change isn’t going to cure everything that’s wrong with the Cavaliers. Cleveland coach Mike Brown moved Larry Hughes back into the starting point guard spot and brought Daniel Gibson off the bench Tuesday against the Miami Heat. It was the first time Read More…

Scott Petrak: Two sides to Browns’ playoff fate

 We won’t know the playoff fate of the Browns until the Colts-Titans game is decided late Sunday night. With the Colts on cruise control and set to rest their stars for at least a half — Tennessee is a four-point favorite — the Browns are at best a 50-50 bet to reach the postseason. Whatever Read More…