July 29, 2014

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Indians notes: Justin Masterson set to return for stretch run … but as a reliever

CLEVELAND — Indians ace Justin Masterson will pitch again before the regular season is complete, but it won’t be as a starter. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Masterson, who has been sidelined since Sept. 2 with a strained left oblique, will pitch out of the bullpen tonight or in the series opener at Minnesota Read More…

Police: Suicidal man creates uproar on Spruce Street

  ELYRIA – A suicidal man turned violent and threatened to fight 10 police officers late Monday evening. Tony Hale, 40, was charged with assault on a police officer, having weapons while intoxicated and two counts of intimidation. His father, Bobby Hale, 68, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and two counts of Read More…

10-vehicle pileup jams Cleveland morning commute

CLEVELAND — A 10-vehicle accident disrupted morning commuters in Cleveland. At least one vehicle overturned Tuesday morning, with a person trapped inside. There was no immediate report on the extent of any injuries. The crash scene was cleared up by 8:15 a.m., but backups continued for commuters using Interstate 90 eastbound into downtown Cleveland. The Read More…

Man sentenced to prison on gun charges

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A Lorain man has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison on federal gun charges. Jose Romero, 32, was arrested in March following raids on two South Lorain homes, including that of his grandmother, in which police seized 40 guns, including handguns, machine pistols and assault rifles. Police also confiscated cocaine, marijuana, heroin Read More…

Man runs after approaching car with handgun

ELYRIA — A man who allegedly knocked on the window of a stopped car while holding a handgun ran from the scene police before police arrived.  The incident happened at 12:22 a.m. Sunday when a 22 year-old Elyria woman said she was stopped in her car at the intersection of state Route 57 and Furnace Read More…

Police seize guns, drugs after break-in attempt

ELYRIA — A resident’s call to police about four men with guns trying to break into an apartment around 3:05 p.m. Sunday led to the seizure of drugs and a pistol. A .38 caliber revolver, ammunition, small amounts of crack cocaine and heroin and drug paraphernalia were seized from an apartment at 421 Foster Ave., Read More…

Police said man fired gun at girlfriend

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LORAIN — A Lorain man whom police said assaulted and shot at his girlfriend on Sunday was found hours later in their house with an arsenal of guns and a bulletproof vest. Nicholas Shaffer, 24, was charged with domestic violence and felonious assault on Sunday at the home he shared with his girlfriend on the Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Musical equipment stolen from church

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 22 9:13 a.m.—Liberty Baptist Church, 1017 Lake Ave., the church pastor said the church was burglarized with entry through an upstairs window. About $2,100 in musical equipment was stolen, the pastor said. 7:46 a.m.—200 block Crestview Drive, a resident said the front window of his locked car, parked overnight in his Read More…

Lorain Democrats warn 3 men to stick to party line

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LORAIN — Three Lorain Democrats have been warned they will be suspended from participating in party activities if they don’t stop backing non-Democratic candidates in Lorain City Council races. The three Democrats, Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, labor leader and precinct committeeman Joe Thayer and Lorain County AFL-CIO President Harry Williamson, were given 10 days Read More…

Court rules judge improperly acquitted Lorain man

Judge James Burge

ELYRIA — The Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals has ruled that Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge improperly acquitted a Lorain man of a rape charge during a trial last year. The man, Samuel Nieves, was convicted of gross sexual imposition during the trial, which Burge heard himself instead of a jury, and Read More…