July 6, 2015

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South Amherst man dead in apparent suicide after standoff with police

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SOUTH AMHERST — A man was found dead in his bedroom Friday after barricading himself inside his house during a standoff with police. Members of the Lorain County SWAT team entered the home of Paul Busick, 36, about 5:30 p.m. Friday after a six-hour standoff to find Busick dead with a weapon nearby. The cause Read More…

Domestic incident leads to ongoing standoff in South Amherst

SOUTH AMHERST – A man fought with his wife and then barricaded himself in his home with guns Friday, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived at the West Main Street house in South Amherst around 11:15 a.m. Friday after the man’s wife called police. They met the woman nearby and she told Read More…

State Senate passes legislation allowing pharmacists to provide life-saving medication

AVON LAKE — A piece of legislation that would make it easier for people to obtain life-saving drugs like insulin in an emergency was passed Thursday by the Ohio Senate. Senate Bill 141 was prompted by the death of an Avon Lake man last year. Kevin Houdeshell, 36, was a diabetic whose prescription for insulin Read More…

Veteran Vermilion policeman disciplined for alcohol-related incident

VERMILION — A police officer who was found with a blood-alcohol content of 0.045 while working at a police shooting range last month was given a 10-day suspension and removed from his position as a student resource officer. Vermilion police Cpl. Dan Shupe underwent a predisciplinary hearing earlier this month regarding an incident in May Read More…

Lorain High athletes charged with graduation party assault

LORAIN —- Police say two former athletes from Lorain High School ganged up on and assaulted an 18-year-old at her graduation party Sunday morning. Devon Andrews, 19, and Marlena Guice, 18, were charged with assault in the alleged attack. Eliza Gonzalez, 18, told police Monday that she had been attacked at her graduation party over Read More…

Water service cut off, restored to Shoreway Motel, Trailer Park

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LORAIN — Residents of a Lorain motel slated for demolition and a mobile home park on the same property turned on their faucets Wednesday to find no water. The owner of the Shoreway Motel and Trailer Park at 3945 W. Erie Ave. was $3,600 in debt to the city, according to Safety Service Director Robert Read More…

Wellington to go dark — literally

WELLINGTON — The entire village is preparing for a three-hour power outage scheduled early Sunday morning. Power will be shut down in the village from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday while repair crews work on fixing two potential issues in the main energy feed line, according to a press release from the village. First Read More…

Oberlin schools planning November bond issue for new school building

OBERLIN — The Board of Education is forging ahead with plans for a pre-K through 12th grade building. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a 4.75-mill bond issue on the November ballot that would raise $16.75 million over the course of 37 years. The issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home Read More…

Oberlin winnows field of police, fire chief applicants

OBERLIN — The city has narrowed what was once a large pool of applicants for the fire and police chief positions to a handful of finalists. Over the weekend, City Manager Eric Norenberg said he completed a series of interviews to choose three finalists for the fire chief position and four for the police chief Read More…

Elyria man charged after Harwood Street standoff

ELYRIA – A man got into a fight with his wife and son before locking himself and his four children in the house and refusing to leave Monday evening. Leo Walker, 45, was charged with domestic violence, inducing panic and tampering with evidence around 8:45 p.m. Friday after an approximately 75-minute standoff with police at Read More…