August 4, 2015

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Westlake detective indicted

WESTLAKE — A Westlake police detective was indicted last week for using excessive force on a suspect and then trying to cover up the incident, according to a press release from the state attorney’s office. Robert Toth, 48, a 23-year-veteran of the Westlake Police Department, was placed on unpaid administrative leave from the position after Read More…

More than a year after crash, Kyle walks to receive diploma

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Kyle Delligatti didn’t move when his name was called. From his place in a wheelchair just off to the side of the graduation stage, he sat for a beat before moving his hands slowly to the arm rests and pushing himself upward. An aide helped him stand — offering support until he was firmly on Read More…

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Rain doesn’t dampen Lorain International Festival

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LORAIN — Heavy rains and wind cleared out Black River Landing during the annual International Festival early Saturday afternoon. But Lorain residents couldn’t stay away for long. “When the weather slowed down, Lorain showed up,” Don Nickerson, Lorain International Association president, said Saturday evening, referring to the crowd that showed up for the final hours Read More…

Trail of spilled diesel fuel leads through Lorain, Erie counties

VERMILION — A diesel spill found in Amherst on Saturday stretched through four townships and into two counties. Tom Kelley, Director of Lorain County Emergency Management, and members of the Vermilion Fire Department were called to Mill Hollow in Vermilion after a driver noticed the spill in Amherst and followed it to Vermilion, according to Read More…

Oberlin department veteran selected to be new fire chief

OBERLIN — The city has chosen a 20-year veteran of the Oberlin Fire Department to become chief this summer. Robert Hanmer, a battalion chief with the Oberlin Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Carlisle Township Fire Department, was chosen Thursday by City Manager Eric Norenberg to be Oberlin’s next fire chief. He will take Read More…

Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents

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AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

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…