May 22, 2015

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Hearing set for convicted Avon firefighter

AVON — A pre-disciplinary hearing is to be held next week in regards to Avon firefighter Dennis Danczak, who was convicted of violating a temporary protection order last year. The hearing is to include a city labor negotiator, the finance director and a member of the human resources department who will review the court case Read More…

Four arrested for heroin trafficking, characterized as ‘mid-level’ dealers

Luis Ramirez

LORAIN – Four “mid-level” heroin dealers were arrested following a two-month investigation Thursday morning. Luis Ramirez, 26, Luciano Mercado, 31, Quinnton Bray, 26 and Amanda Thomas, 21, were charged in connection with a drug trafficking operation out of a house Thomas rents on the 4300 block of Camden Avenue. Police started the investigation around two Read More…

JVS teacher under investigation resigns

B6 color mug mike kekic

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Lorain County Joint Vocational School teacher resigned Thursday evening. Michael Kekic, a science teacher who has worked with the school less than a year, was barred from school grounds Feb. 4 while an investigation was conducted into his employment, according to a letter sent from JVS Deputy Superintendent Jerry Pavlik to Read More…

Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Suspect in Elyria ambush caught (VIDEO)

beating surveillance film

ELYRIA — A third suspect and the one police labeled the “primary aggressor” in an assault last month was taken into custody early Wednesday, police said. Michael Nichols, 27, was charged with felonious assault about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he called Elyria police and told them he was there. Read More…

Authorities seek at-large suspect in Elyria ambush beating (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — A surveillance video depicting a random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two of three Cleveland men suspected in the attack earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and 5. Police and U.S. marshals Read More…

Change in traffic pattern blamed for increase in wrecks on Route 57

ELYRIA — Construction and a new traffic light in a heavily traveled section of Lorain Boulevard may be to blame after the number of traffic accidents in the area tripled in just a week. Last week troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to six crashes on state Route 57 near Griswold Road after a Read More…

Special Olympics participants get chance to shine

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ELYRIA — For Evey Rodgers, the red tape that marked the finish line was less captivating than the roaring encouragement from the sidelines. The Murray Ridge student stopped halfway through the race Tuesday morning and threw one hand in the air, emphatically waving at the audience — her mother, teacher and other family members — Read More…

Police arrest two in Middle Avenue beating; one remains at large

James Currie

ELYRIA – A surveillance video depicting a particularly brutal random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two out of three Cleveland men involved earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and May 5. Police and the U.S. Read More…

Green Acres development plan tabled indefinitely

OBERLIN — A long-debated proposal for a housing development at the old Green Acres property may be no more. At a City Council meeting Monday, members voted in a 5-1 decision to indefinitely table a proposal to build medium- to low-income housing at the site of the old Green Acres Orphanage. Only Councilwoman Sharon Pearson Read More…