February 9, 2016


Listen: Girlfriend of fatally shot man tells dispatchers roommate was ‘messing with a gun’

Ryan Raider

AVON — The girlfriend of Brandon Smith, the man who police said was fatally shot by his roommate Saturday night, frantically pleaded with a 911 dispatcher to send rescue crews during the nearly eight-minute-long phone call. She said Smith, 29, and his roommate Ryan Raider, 25, who has been charged with Smith’s death, were drinking Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Rob Chudzinski calls halftime adjustments “overrated”

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski talks to his coaches in the press box Sunday (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA – The Browns have been outscored 55-3 in the second half of their three losses, including 24-0 by the Lions on Sunday. A lack of halftime adjustments isn’t the problem, according to first-year coach Rob Chudzinski. “There’s really not a lot of adjustments. You do things as the game goes on,” he said. “So Read More…

Man charged with kidnapping uses infant child as ‘human shield’


LORAIN – A man who allegedly hit his fiancée on Saturday later barricaded himself in his house with her three young children. Jose Sanchez, 35, was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, kidnapping and domestic violence at his house at 2630 Lexington Ave. in Lorain early Saturday morning. The incident began on Read More…

MAP: Portion of East Erie Avenue will be closed Tuesday


LORAIN — If you travel eastbound on East Erie Avenue, expect to take a detour Tuesday. East Erie Avenue between Michigan Avenue and Mississippi Avenue will be closed in the eastbound lane on Tuesday Oct. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The detour will be Michigan Avenue to Cleveland Boulevard to Mississippi Avenue back Read More…

Lorain County Drug Task Force set prescription drug turn-in day


The Lorain County Drug Task Force and its participating departments will be holding a prescription drug turn-in day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Residents can dispose medications that are outdated or they no longer need without the drugs entering the water supply or being diverted by unintended users. No personal information will Read More…

8-year-old uses birthday to collect donations of shoes for children

amy shoes

CAMDEN TWP — A little girl with a big heart celebrated her eighth birthday Sunday. In lieu of gifts, 115 pairs of used shoes in good condition were donated at Amy Gerber’s party held at the Camden Township Recycling Center. About 55 friends and relatives of the Gerber family — 40 adults and 15 children Read More…

Veterans from all branches come together for reunion at Black River Landing

Veterans Reunion

LORAIN — Algie Nelson’s reason for showing up at Saturday’s inaugural Lorain County Welcome Home All Veterans Reunion was simple. “Camaraderie,” Nelson answered emphatically with a big smile. A Marine combat infantry veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the current Afghanistan war, Nelson returned to his native Elyria after retirement as a Norfolk, Va., police Read More…

Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

Bride Sarah Nagy, right, begins to cry as she is escorted by her father, Scott, down the aisle during her wedding ceremony at First Lutheran Church in Strongsville. University Hospital sent a medical team along with Scott, who is bound to his bed, and the ambulance ride to the church was donated by Physicians Medical Transport. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, John Kuntz)

CLEVELAND — A terminally ill Ohio man who arrived at his daughter’s wedding by ambulance gave her away, from a hospital gurney. Guests cried and clapped as Scott Nagy took part in daughter Sarah’s wedding Saturday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strongsville, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. A volunteer team of medical professionals Read More…

Lady Antebellum’s concert in Cleveland rescheduled


Country group Lady Antebellum has canceled its Cleveland concert, scheduled for Nov. 17 at Quicken Loans Arena, according to a news release from the venue. According to Lady Antebellum’s website, the tour has been rescheduled because of the release of the group’s new album. Lady Antebellum will now play May 31 at Blossom Music Center, Read More…

Terence J. Fink


Terence J. Fink, 59, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Terry was the owner of Pinebrook Golf Club in Grafton. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (nee Flynn); dear father of Matthew Munroe; brother of Laura Lee Soto (Joe); nephew of Sister Laura Marie Smith O.P.; brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle to many. He Read More…