August 1, 2014

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Human remains found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

  PENINSULA (AP) — Hikers found a jawbone in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park and searchers then found additional human remains including a partial skull. The discovery of the human remains and clothing was under investigation Tuesday as a possible homicide in the park located between Cleveland and Akron. The investigation involves the National Park Read More…

Two prison guards on leave during suicide probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — State prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself. Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek suspects in break-in

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North Ridgeville police are looking for two men who broke into a service station Saturday. Police say the two males broke into A&C Tire service station, 39745 Center Ridge Road, at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Greg Petek said the men stole alcohol and Black and Mild cigarettes from the store, but no money was taken. Read More…

Driver arrested on suspicion of drug use was carrying bottle of friend’s urine

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OBERLIN – A man, who was carrying a bottle of his friend’s urine, was arrested on the suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs, police said. Gregory Bramwell, 36, of Amherst, was arrested and charged operating a vehicle under the influence, driving under suspension and obstructing official business after a traffic stop around Read More…

Elyria blotter: Police say man walking across railroad tracks carrying 2 BB guns

Friday, Sept. 6 7 p.m. – Woodford Avenue, Reuben Triplett, 19, was arrested for trespassing and obstructing official business when police found him walking across the railroad tracks, carrying two BB guns. Triplett ran from police when they tried to question him. 5 p.m.  - 1000 block East Avenue, a woman said that when she Read More…

Vermilion crime watch: Several residents report items stolen

Vermilion police Monday, Aug. 26 3:18 p.m. – 4700 block Frederick Drive, a man said someone stole his boat motor while he was away Tuesday, Aug. 27 8:06 a.m. – 600 block Vermilion Road, a man reported someone broke into and entered a business. Wednesday, Aug. 28 1:41 p.m. – 4600 block Mapleview Drive, a Read More…

Woman found dead in Elyria residence

ELYRIA – Police don’t suspect foul play in the death of a woman Tuesday. The 52-year-old female was found at about 7 a.m. at 134 Denison Ave., according to Elyria police Lt. Bill Pelko. “It doesn’t look like foul play,” Pelko said. Police are still investigating. Autospy and toxicology results are pending.

Work on Ford Road bridge to start at 3 a.m. Wednesday

The Ford Road bridge construction in Elyria is seen Monday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – The work will be loud and will be done during the early morning hours Wednesday, but city officials said the commotion will be worth it because the Ford Road bridge project will move closer to completion. City Engineer Tim Ujvari said the incessant beeps from the caravan of cement trucks as it snake Read More…

Wellington wants to clean up or demolish house

The village of Wellington contends the house at 139 S. Mill St. constitutes a public nuisance. CHELSEA MILLER/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON – The village is seeking to clean up or get rid of a property on South Mill Street. The home, at 139 S. Mill St., is in violation of the village’s ordinances that constitute a public nuisance because it is out of repair, not structurally sound and serves as a home for rodents, insects Read More…

Avon City Council OKs plans for $34 million middle school

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AVON – City Council approved plans for a new middle school during its meeting Monday night. Superintendent Mike Laub said construction now can begin on the 160,000-square-foot facility. Plans for the $34 million building were released to the public in May and include two academic wings with learning labs and a cafeteria, gymnasium and administrative Read More…