September 2, 2014

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Two hurt in Route 57 crash

ELYRIA — The driver of a Ford F-150 was critically injured after an 8:30 p.m. crash Thursday with a Toyota Camry at the intersection of state Route 57 and Taylor Street. The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Herb de la Porte, vice president of LifeCare ambulance. De la Porte Read More…

About 30,000 Ohioans could see delay in tax returns

CLEVELAND — A tax-preparation glitch could delay the returns of an estimated 30,000 Ohioans by up to six weeks. The Plain Dealer reported the estimated number of affected Ohioans on Thursday. The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that the glitch will affect about 660,000 tax returns nationwide The IRS said that a problem with a Read More…

Elyria police to hold memorial ceremony for Sgt. Kerstetter tomorrow

ELYRIA — Elyria police officers will honor one of their own, lost in the line of duty three years ago. Friday marks the anniversary of Sgt. James Kerstetter’s death. Kerstetter, a 15-year veteran on the police force answered a night call March 15 about a man exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl when he was Read More…

Browns, Redskins ‘serious’ about signing TE Fred Davis, ESPN reports

The Browns and Redskins are “serious” about signing tight end Fred Davis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning. Davis, 27, has spent his entire five-year career with Washington but was allowed to hit the free-agent market Tuesday. Davis (6-foot-4, 247 pounds) would add an important piece on offense for the Browns. Coach Rob Chudzinski and Read More…

Man accused in dog’s fatal stabbing arrested

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AMHERST — Gerald D. Miller, 43, was arrested this morning for cruelty to companion animals, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and released on $1,000 bond. He is due in court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Oberlin Municipal Court. Miller is accused of stabbing to death a dog belonging to a neighbor of his Read More…

2 Lorain schools briefly under lockdown

LORAIN — Two Lorain schools were on lockdown this morning after reports of shots fired nearby but have now been taken out of lockdown. Superintendent Tom Tucker said General Johnnie Wilson Middle School and Washington Elementary School were placed on lockdown at the advice of Lorain police. That lockdown has since been lifted, according to Read More…

Trial under way for two Ohio football players accused of raping teen girl

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The trial of two Ohio high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl began as a contest between prosecutors insisting the girl was too drunk to consent to sex and defense attorneys portraying her as someone who was intoxicated but still in control of her actions. Testimony was scheduled to Read More…

Ohio Catholic leaders applaud new Pope Francis

YOUNGSTOWN — Catholic leaders in Ohio are praising the new pope from Argentina. Former Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was elected Wednesday and will be known as Francis, the first non-European pope since the Middle Ages. Bishop George Murry of Youngstown tells The Vindicator he’s pleased by the selection of a fellow Jesuit who’s not from Europe. Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin sees run end in Sweet 16

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CANTON — Oberlin’s first trip to the Sweet 16 in 12 years was anything but sweet Wednesday night at the Canton Memorial Field House for the Division III regional semifinal. The Phoenix, after holding both of their district tournament opponents to less than 30 percent shooting from the field, couldn’t stop LeBrae as they fell Read More…

Boys basketball: Outside shooting Oberlin’s downfall

CANTON — Oberlin coach Kurt Russell acknowledged after Wednesday night’s Division III regional semifinal at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse that the Phoenix will never be mistaken for a good outside shooting team. LaBrae knew it, schemed to force the Phoenix to shoot from the perimeter and the Vikings are moving on because of it. Jason Read More…