August 29, 2014

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911 tapes released in Fenik shooting, suspect still at large

ELYRIA TWP. — Gunshot victim Jared Fenik remained critically wounded and his shooter remained at large Thursday night. Detective Sgt. Josh Croston of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that police have no motive or suspect but continue to pursue leads. “The right one just hasn’t come across yet,” he said. Fenik was shot Read More…

Halftime update: Browns 17, Bills 10

CLEVELAND – The Browns showed their resilience yet again with an inspired second quarter that gave them a 17-10 lead over the Bills at halftime. Playing without starting quarterback Brian Hoyer, who’s out with a right knee injury, the Browns (2-2) scored 17 straight points to recover from an early 10-0 deficit. Punt returner Travis Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman threatens to kick officer who asks for her name

Tuesday, Oct. 1: 8:15 p.m. — 100 block Ridge Circle, a woman said her purse was stolen from her car. 11:15 p.m. — 1300 block East Ave., a woman said her live-in partner grabbed her and slapped her in the face. Wednesday, Oct. 2: 10:25 a.m. — 600 block Hilliard Road, a woman said someone Read More…

Lorain blotter: Residents report menacing, theft, threats

The following information was taken from Lorain police reports: Oct. 1: 8:46 a.m. – 4400 block of Maple Road – A resident said their house alarm went off and when they went home, items were missing from their house. 7:00 p.m. – 2600 block of Oberlin Ave. – A man said he was at George Read More…

Browns pregame update: QB Brandon Weeden active, will back up Brian Hoyer

CLEVELAND – Brandon Weeden is active for tonight’s nationally televised game against the Bills and will back up Brian Hoyer. Jason Campbell, who was No. 2 the first four weeks, is inactive. Hoyer is looking to become the first Browns quarterback to start his career 3-0 since the team joined the NFL in 1950. He’s Read More…

5 school districts hoping to get piece of $250 million state grant

Five local school districts are hoping the strengths they can bring together in a partnership will give them the edge over other districts vying for a piece of a highly competitive $250 million state grant. A product of the latest biennial budget and designed to jumpstart the minds of educators who – but for lack Read More…

‘Amherst Sandstone Capital of the World’ sign being relocated

Amherst Mayor David Taylor doesn't want to return this "Amherst: Sandstone Capital of the World" sign in front of City Hall. COURTESY PHOTO

AMHERST – An ongoing debate over a sign — which has been both an historical marker and a recent point of contention — reached a turning point this week. In a meeting with “Save Our Sign” activists Joan Rosenbusch and Matt Nahorn, Amherst Mayor David Taylor said that he would not return the “Amherst Sandstone Read More…

Woman chased with sword case, pushed down stairs over cell phone

OBERLIN – A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and disrupting public service after a woman told police that he chased her with a sword case and pushed her down the stairs. Police received a 911 call from a woman in the 100 block of North Park Street at 7:23 Read More…

Browns vs. Bills: Points of interest, numbers and a prediction for tonight’s game

THREE-POINT STANCE (Three points of interest in today’s game) IMMOVABLE OBJECT? The Browns have been full of surprises this year — quarterback Brian Hoyer, tight end Jordan Cameron, the Trent Richardson trade — and the run defense ranks among the biggest. After years and years of futility, the Browns have finally proved capable of stopping Read More…

Semi flips on turnpike Thursday

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A flatbed semi-truck carrying rolls of steel flipped on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) eastbound entrance from Route 57 recently. There was one victim — the driver of the semi — who was transported to the hospital because of back injuries, according to authorities. No other cars were involved. An Ohio State trooper on scene said Read More…