April 20, 2014

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Lorain woman imports a new Easter tradition

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Every year when she was a child, Magdalena Cruz piled her arms full of sand at the beach near her home in El Salvador. Just before Good Friday, she would carry the sand to the main road where she, her family and her neighbors arranged it into designs on the ground, which stretched far down Read More…

Lorain Police: Assault victim may be meeting alleged attacker

LORAIN — A 17-year-old Lorain boy who police said was sexually assaulted two years ago may have been meeting with and texting his alleged attacker as recently as last fall, police said. Detectives from the Lorain Police Department have a search warrant to look through the teenager’s phones for evidence of contact between the boy Read More…

Man who allegedly ran from police arrested

LORAIN – A Lorain man who ran off and evaded arrest after a traffic stop on Sunday was not as lucky on Tuesday when he tried to run from officers again, police said. Landon Davis, 18, was charged with obstructing official business, no driver’s license and improper display on plates at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read More…

Roommate in custody after man injured in stabbing

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LORAIN — One man was sent to the hospital and another was taken into custody after a reported stabbing on Tuesday that might have been instigated by a simple request for quiet. About 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a fight broke out between two men in a house on the corner of West 12th Street and Oberlin Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of car break-ins

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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…

Firelands school board sets hearing over custodian’s firing

SOUTH AMHERST — This June may mark the end of years of legal battles and discord between a middle school custodian and his employer, the Firelands school district. At a Firelands school board meeting Monday, board members approved a June 2 date for a hearing to consider terminating the contract of Matthew Galloway. Galloway worked Read More…

Elyria man charged with beating up girlfriend, firing shots near police

Bryan Copeland

ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man had a few drinks, beat up his girlfriend and fired shots near police officers before hiding out in his house early Saturday. Bryan Copeland Jr., 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault, two counts of assault, two counts of aggravated menacing, having weapons under disability and Read More…

Lorain police start outreach meetings with block watches

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LORAIN — This week marked the start of what Lorain police Sgt. Mike Failing hopes will be a new beginning for block watch members and police in Lorain. On Thursday, block watch members from the east side flooded Longfellow Middle School for the first of several meetings with police to discuss creating a better connection Read More…

ODOT to start seeking bids on 49th Street bridge project in Elyria

ELYRIA – With the construction season quickly approaching, the Ohio Department of Transportation is making the final steps toward a project that they think could cut back on accidents and increase accessibility and tourism in Elyria. At a press conference Thursday, ODOT District 3 Deputy Director Allen Biehl announced that the department will be putting Read More…

Suspected gunman arrested in Westlake shooting

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WESTLAKE – The suspect who fired shots at an accounting firm on Center Ridge Road has been found. Robert Godwin, 74, of Cleveland was arrested on Wednesday on firearms-related charges at his home in Cleveland. Police believe Godwin is the gunman who fired two shots at Home Savings & Loan on 30700 Center Ridge Road, Read More…