December 18, 2014

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Sheriff’s office investigating Columbia Station bank robbery

COLUMBIA STATION – Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a person wearing a ski mask and glasses who robbed a bank on Monday. At 10:51 a.m. Monday, a man wearing a ski mask and sunglasses entered Fifth Third Bank on 26700 Royalton Road. The man didn’t show a weapon or threaten tellers but did ask for Read More…

Woman tells police boyfriend chased her, children

LORAIN – After an argument with her boyfriend Monday, a woman told police her boyfriend chased her in his car as she drove her children to school. Police were looking for Anthony Boone, 35, of Lorain on charges of domestic violence and endangering children after that call from his girlfriend, Sherrita Anderson. The incident started Read More…

Medical problems may be cause of crash into Lorain house

A truck crashed into a house in Lorain on Sunday afternoon. COURTESY OF JOYCE EARLY

LORAIN – A man with apparent medical problems who drove his truck into a house Sunday was taken to the hospital the same afternoon with serious injuries. Around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sean Thompson, 21, of Elyria, was driving westbound on West 21st Street when he lost control of his car and went off the left side Read More…

Man dies after shooting in Lorain

LORAIN — A man who was shot at an Oberlin Avenue apartment Saturday died from his injuries the next day, according to police. Steven Harrison Jr., 23, died Sunday after he was shot in an apartment at 4463 Oberlin Ave. Police were called to the apartment about 9 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call Read More…

Lorain motel, site of fatal shooting, faced code violations

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LORAIN — A motel where a pizza delivery driver was shot to death Monday had a list of safety violations filed against it but not enough to warrant a shutdown, authorities said. In October 2013, Lake Motel, 3917 W. Erie Ave., was cited by the Ohio fire marshal’s office for 16 code violations including faulty Read More…

Zero-Proof Mix-Off serves up tasty, non-alcoholic drinks

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ELYRIA — They might have driven home full and hyped up on creamy, peppermint-flavored drinks, but at least the attendees of Lorain County Community College’s annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off drove home safely. The mix-off, which celebrated its 13th year at the college Thursday evening, saw 22 competitors serving their tastiest homemade non-alcoholic concoctions as part of Read More…

Man charged with OVI after crashing into Lorain house

LORAIN – A man who police believe was high on opiates drove across Lakeview Park Wednesday and into a house. Sean Bearden, 30, of Vermilion was charged with OVI, driving under suspension and failure to control, according to Lorain Police. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Bearden was driving a Ford Focus westbound on West Erie Avenue Read More…

Lorain wants agency to look across county for drug treatment center site

LORAIN — The solution to Lorain County’s growing heroin problem likely won’t be found in East Lorain. In a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Lorain Zoning Board of Appeals rejected a variance request from Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (LCADA). If granted, the variance would have allowed LCADA, in conjunction with the Primary Purpose Read More…

Listen: Suspect in fatal shooting calls 911

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LORAIN — A whimpering 911 call from a man who claimed to have witnessed a shooting Monday evening launched police into an investigation that ultimately ended in the caller’s arrest for murder. On Wednesday, police released a 911 call from Benjamin Davis, 29, of Lorain, who called police Monday to report a murder. After Davis Read More…

UPDATED: Pizza delivery driver shot dead at Lorain motel

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LORAIN — Police said a Lorain father was working at one of his two jobs Monday evening, delivering pizza to a local motel, when he was shot and killed in a robbery. That same night the suspect, Benjamin Davis, 29, of G Street in Lorain, was found in Amherst and charged with aggravated murder, aggravated Read More…