February 9, 2016


Minor earthquake hits below Lake Erie, no injuries

CLEVELAND — A minor earthquake has struck below Lake Erie with no injuries or damages reported. The 3.2 magnitude quake that hit around 3:48 a.m. today was felt by northeastern Ohio residents in Painesville, Mentor and Fairport Harbor east of Cleveland. Mike Hansen of the state’s Ohio Seismic Network says quakes in that area of Read More…

Cleveland 8-year-old found safe after Amber Alert

Kevin Criss Jr.

An Amber Alert for a missing Cleveland boy has been canceled. According to Cleveland police, Kevin Criss Jr. and his father, Kevin Criss, were found on Cleveland Road in Huron by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Huron police. Kevin, 8, was in good health and unharmed. Kevin Criss Sr. was arrested.

Columbia Station home a total loss after fire overnight

COLUMBIA STATION — A house that was under construction in Columbia Station is a total loss after a fire overnight. Fire Chief Ray Anthony said his department was called to 27305 Royalton Road at 1:41 a.m. They arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters got the fire under control within about 45 Read More…

Former Elyria communications technician arrested for theft in office after items come up missing

Nicholas Cerreto

A former communications technician for the city of Elyria has been charged with theft and theft in office after more than $18,000 in city property was found at his home. According to a news release from Elyria police, Nicholas L. Cerreto, 33, was arrested after a search at his LaGrange home Friday. During a routine Read More…

Trailer fire sends family of five to the hospital

ELYRIA — A trailer fire overnight sent a family of five to the hospital. Elyria firefighters were called to 122 Pennsylvania Ave., in the Colonial Oaks mobile home park, at 3:34 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell. They found the trailer totally engulfed in flames. All five family members got out of the home Read More…

ASA U18 state tournament: Locals fall just short as Swarm wins title


ELYRIA — Dagmar Smith of Black River finally got the offense going with a two-run, sixth-inning single Sunday night. But for Smith and the U18 MC Madness Black team, it wasn’t enough. Madness Black couldn’t score again as it tried to fight out of the losers bracket of the ASA state tournament under the lights Read More…

NSA state championships: Elyria all-stars can’t catch up


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the players in the U12 Class B final at the NSA Ohio State Championships, the title game may have felt like just another Sunday at the ballpark. After all, it was the third time in four weekends that Elyria and MC Madness were doing battle to see which team would take Read More…

Justin Masterson gets Sox to hit into four double plays as Tribe ties for first


CHICAGO — What do Indians outfielders look forward to when Justin Masterson pitches? Certainly not catching fly balls or chasing extra-base hits around the warning track. On a good day, Tribe outfielders can relax and play video games or read the latest issue of DuPont REGISTRY. That’s how it was Sunday, as Masterson threw a Read More…

Magnolia’s Justin Baum blossoms during rainy half marathon


COLUMBIA STATION — The competition was much more ramped up for Sunday’s eighth annual Columbia Station Half Marathon and Inline Skate. A steady, midrace downpour helped the top five finishers push across faster marks than last year’s winning time of 1:26:11 by Pemberville’s Corey Johnson. Magnolia’s Justin Baum led the way, winning the 13.1-mile race Read More…

Photo gallery: Lorain International Festival parade