July 28, 2014

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13-year-old charged with attempted rape, burglary

ELYRIA — A 13-year-old boy who was found breaking into cars and sending explicit text messages from a stolen phone was charged after he broke into a teenager’s room this week and tried to sexually assault her, according to police. He was charged with attempted rape and burglary Tuesday at his home on the 600 Read More…

Police: Cleveland concertgoer may have fallen down trash chute

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An investigation into a body found Tuesday in the Lorain County Landfill has yielded a possible explanation for Cory Barron’s death: The 22-year-old may have fallen through a garbage chute after a concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland. A manager at the Lorain County Landfill called police Tuesday after workers found Barron’s body around noon. Read More…

Lorain prepares for Roverfest concert

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LORAIN — A Saturday concert that will host one of the largest crowds Lorain has seen in years may also bring increased exposure, commerce and tourism, according to some city officials. Roverfest, an annual concert series hosted by Cleveland radio show Rover’s Morning Glory, will be staged at the Black River Landing on Saturday in Read More…

UPDATED: Body found in landfill is missing 22-year-old

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — The search for a concertgoer from Fremont who went missing from Progressive Field on Friday ended when his body was discovered Tuesday afternoon at the Lorain County landfill. Cory Barron, 22, was found dead about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in a dump truck that had completed a route in Cleveland earlier Read More…

Girl says teen boy climbed through bedroom window

ELYRIA – A girl woke up early Tuesday to a teenager climbing through her bedroom window. A 17-year-old girl told police she was asleep in her house on the 600 block of Delaware Avenue around 5 a.m. Tuesday when she was awakened by a teenager climbing through her window. She told police the teen was Read More…

Drug-treatment program with Lorain County roots expanding statewide

A program with roots in Lorain County that aims to combat the growing number of heroin deaths is expanding statewide. On Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched a 20-minute training video online to teach police across the state how to use Narcan — also called naloxone — which is a synthetic narcotic that revives Read More…

Police: 911 call to Lake County originated in Lorain County

A man who called Perry Village police Friday morning to say that he’d stabbed his mother to death may have made the call from Lorain County. At 10:10 a.m. Friday, Perry Village police received a call from a man who said his mother had “taken something” from him and that he’d stabbed her to death Read More…

UPDATED: Driver injured after crashing into house

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GRAFTON – A medical condition may have caused a 48-year-old man to drive off the road and into a house Thursday morning. Nicholas Hill, 48, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries after he crashed his pickup truck into a house on the 2500 block of Grafton Road around 7:30 a.m. Read More…

Award-winning mathematician to work with Oberlin Schools

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OBERLIN — Years of research, two Emmy awards and extensive experience in the Cleveland Schools have made scientist and mathematician George Viebranz knowledgeable about the intricacies of Ohio’s public education system. This year, Viebranz is coming to the Oberlin City School District to take on what he believes will be his final challenge — working Read More…

Oberlin Schools to put 1-mill levy on ballot

OBERLIN — After funding setbacks and years of planning, the Oberlin school district is starting to make the first major steps toward a facility renovation and consolidation project. The school board voted Tuesday to put a 1-mill continuous levy on the November ballot that would raise about $180,000 yearly for building facilities, maintaining buses and Read More…