May 22, 2015


Burglar arrested after resident’s father confronts him


LORAIN — Police captured an alleged burglar Thursday night after the father of a homeowner confronted him for breaking into his daughter’s home. At around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, police were sent to the 1900 block of West 11th Street for a reported burglary in progress. According to Robert Reinhart, who lives next door to his Read More…

Lorain man arrested, accused of shooting at sister


LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after his sister told police he shot at her while her young children were in the home. At 5:09 p.m. Thursday, police were sent to the 1200 block of Wes Sixth Street for a shooting. Police met with Courtney Smarr, 27, who told police her brother, Dustin Young, Read More…

Lorain man added to U.S. Marshals’ Dangerous Dozen list


A Lorain man has been added to U.S. Marshals’ latest “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list. Bruce McElroy, 31, of Lorain is wanted for a sex offender registration violation. McElroy has a long criminal history of violent charges, according to Marshals. Also new to this month’s list are David Murray, a Mansfield-area fugitive wanted for probation violation Read More…

Ohio Turnpike expected to see record revenue this year

BEREA — Toll increases will help the Ohio Turnpike see record revenue of about $270 million this year. Turnpike officials reported Thursday that a 10-percent toll increase to start the year, combined with traffic running higher than projected, will generate about $250 million in tolls. And money from service plaza concessions and other sources will Read More…

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Browns notes: K Phil Dawson, team preparing for ‘Pineapple Express’

BEREA – Kicker Phil Dawson started worrying Monday morning about the weather for Sunday’s game in Oakland. “Everyone around here, they turn me off because I’m the weatherman, but I’ve been telling ’em this is going to be a pretty extreme challenge,” he said Thursday. They’re listening now. The Bay Area was dumped on Wednesday, Read More…

Girls swimming preview: EC struggling with roster depth, but not confidence


Elyria Catholic’s swimming program has overcome many obstacles to reach a high level of success since its inception in 1998-99, but this season will provide one of the stiffest tests to date. Depth is at a premium. The Panthers have only 12 girls and six boys, which is believed to be their lowest turnout ever. Read More…

Browns defenders say recent games are a good start


BEREA — Seven sacks of Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Eight turnovers forced against the Steelers. A combined 112 rushing yards allowed. The D-word (dominant) has been used to describe the Cleveland D (defense) the last two weeks, and those involved believe it’s just the beginning. “Something special is building,” defensive end Frostee Rucker said. “We’ve Read More…

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Lorain woman’s killing

ELYRIA — Albert Fine will face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in the June 28 slaying of his girlfriend, Catherine “Kat” Hoholski, inside the Lorain apartment the couple shared. Fine, 30, has been indicted on two counts each of aggravated murder and murder, two counts of abuse of a Read More…

Future of Midview athletics will be in hands of voters


EATON TWP. — Midview High School’s basketball practice Thursday was somber after news that school-sponsored sports and extracurricular activities such as choir and band will be on the chopping block unless a levy passes during the school year. Among those who may be affected is 6-foot-6 junior basketball player Jack Duffner, who might consider transferring Read More…