August 30, 2014

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Indians Notes: Michael Bourn activated, takes roster spot of Nyjer Morgan

Michael Bourn (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — The Indians will get their center fielder back for the first time this year, but it comes at the expense of one of their most productive players since the start of the season. Michael Bourn was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and is expected to make his debut tonight against the Tigers. Read More…

Indians: Cold postpones series opener with Tigers

DETROIT — An early season Central Division showdown in Motown will have to wait until tonight. The opener of a three-game series between the Indians and Tigers was postponed Tuesday because of cold weather at Comerica Park. Snow fell during the morning hours, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees for much of the day. The Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of car break-ins

Mark Streets

ELYRIA – A man who police suspect of breaking into over 100 cars in a month was caught last week when police say he broke into a house in Elyria. Mark Streets, 40, was charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction of official business, receiving stolen property and burglary after being arrested at about Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria workers investigating cause of sinkhole

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ELYRIA — A resident discovered an about 4-by-6-foot sinkhole at the intersection of Blaine and Chase streets about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. City crews quickly covered it with a metal slab but not before using green dye and underground cameras to see whether a leak may have caused it. Crews were still trying to figure out Read More…

UPDATED: RITA extends deadline to file because of website problems

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ELYRIA — With its website bogged down and often inaccessible under an onslaught of last-minute taxpayers trying to file their returns, the Regional Income Tax Agency on Tuesday extended its filing deadline. The agency, which serves municipalities across Northeast Ohio, said in a news release that it won’t assess penalties or interest for those filing Read More…

Tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

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BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people gathered at the Read More…

Reward offered for information on Elyria fugitive

Joseph Stevenson

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of an Elyria fugitive. Joseph Stevenson, 26, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Elyria police for aggravated burglary, domestic violence and unlawful restraint. Stevenson allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment through an unlocked door on Oct. 23, and Read More…

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

Judge Timothy Black

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights. Cincinnati-based Judge Timothy Black ordered attorneys Read More…

James Osborne says Heather Koon acted on her own in day care sex abuse case

James Osborne

ELYRIA — Convicted sex offender James Osborne’s attorney wrote in a court filing Monday that his client’s fiancee acted on her own when she allegedly sexually abused children at the day care centers where she worked. “The Defendant will offer evidence that Co-Defendant Heather Koon perpetrated these crimes of her own volition without the complicity Read More…

Court clerk’s spouse pleads guilty to drug charges

Julio Osorio

ELYRIA — The husband of a former Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk of courts who has been convicted of stealing from the court system pleaded guilty Monday to drug charges. Julio Osorio, 27, is expected to receive seven years in prison when he is sentenced later this year on charges of possession of drugs, two Read More…