September 22, 2014

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UPDATED: Fire engulfs garage in North Ridgeville

From Chestnut Ridge Rd., firefighters could be seen actively working on putting out a fire on Friday night, Sept. 20 in North Ridgeville.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A fire at a residential automotive workshop on Friday night had firefighters on the scene for nearly three hours, as they worked to battle an aggressive blaze. The North Ridgeville Fire Department was sent to 36844 Chestnut Ridge Road at 9:47 p.m. Friday after witnesses saw flames shooting from the automotive workshop behind Read More…

Amherst students make classmate’s dream come true

Homecoming

AMHERST — It was there under the bright Friday night lights at Amherst football stadium where screaming teenagers were crammed into the stands. That was the time and the place — the moment — Amherst High School students could prove what they would be remembered for long after the last snap of the football that Read More…

Police search for suspect in armed robbery at Circle K

ELYRIA – A man robbed Circle K on Broad Street late Thursday after walking in wearing a ski mask and brandishing a knife, police said. Police said the incident started at 10:46 p.m. Thursday when the man, holding a pocket knife and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans, came into the store and in Read More…

Discussion of blockbuster trade continues — Pro Bowler Joe Thomas says no one is safe, coach Rob Chudzinski responds to Mike Holmgren’s criticism, ex-teammate Scott Fujita says Trent Richardson was late for treatments

BEREA — Left tackle Joe Thomas has been to six Pro Bowls in six years and is widely considered the best player on the Browns. He said Friday he wouldn’t be stunned if he’s traded. “That’s the way it is in the NFL. Nobody on any team is untouchable … if somebody’s willing to give Read More…

Police: Gang member found in motel with drugs, cash

Eric Echols

LORAIN – The Lorain-based gang, M.O.B., had been relatively quiet in the recent past until Thursday afternoon when police said they found a gang member often called “E. Money” in a Lorain motel with drugs, scales and over $200 in cash. Eric Echols, a convicted felon and member of the gang “Members of Blood,” alternatively Read More…

High school football: Week 4 Football scores

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The majority of the Week 4 football games were played Saturday, after heavy rain and lightning moved through the area Friday night. Here are the final scores. Saturday games: Lorain 76, Warrensville Heights  6 Columbia 49, Firelands 8 Black River 36, Lutheran West 30 Brookside 44, Brooklyn 22 Elyria 44, Valley Forge 6 Avon 52, Lakewood 7 Read More…

Woman who managed online prostitution ring pleads guilty

An Avon Lake woman who helped run an online prostitution ring out of an Elyria rental house has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking and drug trafficking. Ashley Onysko, 23, could receive a federal prison sentence when she is sentenced next year. Still awaiting trial is the alleged Read More…

Browns Notes: RB Willis McGahee practices, will play; coach Rob Chudzinski reiterates starting QB will be decided on a weekly basis

BEREA — Running back Willis McGahee practiced with the Browns for the first time this morning and will play Sunday in Minnesota. McGahee, who has 8,097 career rushing yards, passed a physical Thursday and was signed, a day after running back Trent Richardson was traded to Indianapolis. McGahee’s last game was in November for Denver Read More…

Small-town Ohio police chief invites online fans to fest

An Ohio police chief who invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s community festival this weekend expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up. Brimfield Township Chief David Oliver started the department’s Facebook page more than three years ago in the hopes of reaching a few hundred people in Read More…

LCCC arsonist indicted for theft

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ELYRIA— Drew Manns, who pleaded guilty Monday to starting a 2009 fire that caused more than $8.4 million in damage to Lorain County Community College, has been indicted for theft. The new charge stems from Manns withdrawing $7,750 from a bank account controlled by his mother,Wanda Campolo, in July. Campolo contacted police and prosecutors to Read More…