September 2, 2014

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Cleveland Pops Orchestra plays superhero-themed music at Ely Square

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ELYRIA — Twelve-year-old Michael Derrick knows Batman — he’s his middle school science teacher. Michael and his family made the half-hour drive from Rocky River to Ely Square on Saturday to see a concert as his teacher and other volunteers dressed up as comic book characters in the unique pairing of superheroes and classical music Read More…

U.S. senator seeks national caffeine powder ban after Keystone student’s death

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The story of 18-year-old Logan Stiner, who died from a caffeine powder overdose just days before his high school graduation, first rocked the small town of LaGrange — and then the country. After Stiner’s death in May, Brian Balser, an attorney for the Stiner family, started working to have caffeine powder banned nationwide. He’s received Read More…

Hope remains after fire destroys Lorain church

A "Make A Wish Teddy" was placed near the church on Friday.

LORAIN — Stained glass windows are shattered and the roof that stood for almost a century is caved in, but inside the historic First Evangelical Lutheran Church a hand-carved piece of the original 90-year-old altar still stands. It’s one of the few remnants from a fire that burned through the church Thursday morning, taking with Read More…

Man accused of filming his daughter showering

VERMILION – A man who may have set up a camera system to watch his daughter showering denied any knowledge of the crime, according to police. The 50-year-old Vermilion man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, was charged with voyeurism on Thursday at his home after his wife found Read More…

UPDATED: Sinkhole closes Route 511 in Rochester

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ROCHESTER — It looks small, but a sinkhole forming underneath state Route 511 is causing big problems in Rochester. On Tuesday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation met with village officials in Rochester regarding the sinkhole that developed underneath Route 511 between Griggs and Bursley roads. Rochester Mayor Kathy Frombaugh said ODOT first noticed Read More…

Florida man wandering Elyria streets charged with groping

Gary Roche

Correction: Gary Roche is still being held at Lorain County Jail. This story originally indicated that Roche had been released on bond.  ELYRIA — A mumbling man with a criminal past was arrested early Sunday after he groped one woman and tried to solicit sexual acts from another, police said. Gary Roche, 47, of Bradenton, Read More…

Man charged after 3-year-old son found wandering in Lorain

LORAIN — A man who left his 3-year-old child with the child’s ailing, sleeping grandmother was frantic when he returned from his neighbor’s house and found the child missing Saturday. After a search through the house and neighborhood, police found the child and charged the father, 21-year-old Hector Sanchez, with child endangerment Saturday. Police arrived Read More…

Homeowner faces drug charge after break-in

ELYRIA — A home break-in and a quick capture of the suspects led police to another investigation Thursday when they found a marijuana-growing operation inside the home that was broken into. Corey Phillips, 35, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession Monday after police said they found marijuana inside his home on the 400 block of Read More…

Lorain man charged after shooting at bonfire

Michael Esper

LORAIN – A man bleeding on the ground from a gunshot wound, a missing suspect and differing accounts of what happened were all that remained from an early morning gathering between friends on Saturday. A few hours after the incident, Michael Esper, 28, of Lorain, turned himself into police and was charged with felonious assault. Read More…

Owner of vacant house discovers sex assault video on phone

Kanyatta Ethraim

LORAIN — A homeowner cleaning out an empty rental house last week came across a video on a phone that depicted the harrowing scene of an attempted sexual assault. Two months after the video was filmed, Kenyatta Ephraim, 20, was charged Friday with attempted rape for the incident. Police have put out an arrest warrant Read More…