October 2, 2014

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Suspect sought for robbing Elyria bar

ELYRIA – Police are looking for a man who they say entered an Elyria bar, pulled out a handgun and stole money from the bartender early Thursday. The 28-year-old bartender said she was working at Settle Inn, 703 Lake Ave., around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man came into the bar. She told police he Read More…

Oberlin College gets technology grant

oberlin college

OBERLIN — Equipped with a nearly half-million-dollar grant, Oberlin College science professors are on the hunt for an updated “super computer” that will allow them to study everything from plant DNA to black holes. In late August, the college received a grant worth more than $486,000 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a supercomputer Read More…

Woman hits parked car, flips SUV

LORAIN – A woman told police she couldn’t see part of the road Tuesday morning when she hit a parked car and flipped her car over in the road. Ganeene McCall, 22, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on the 1300 block of West 11th Street around 8 a.m. Tuesday when she told police a Read More…

Coroner: Man died from injuries sustained from falling down trash chute

Cory Barron

A 22-year-old whose body was found in a Lorain County landfill in July died from injuries he sustained from falling down a trash chute, according to a report from the Lorain County Coroner’s office Tuesday. The body of Cory Barron, 22, was found at the landfill on July 22, three days after he was reported Read More…

Wellington football coach resigns amid investigation

WELLINGTON — A high school assistant football coach resigned last week following an unspecified incident. Police are investigating former Wellington High School football coach Kenneth Rochester, said Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett. Police are not releasing information on the incident that sparked it, but Barrett said Rochester has not been charged. Wellington Schools Superintendent John Read More…

Amherst moves forward on mixed-use developments

AMHERST — Amherst City Council on Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would expand mixed-use developments in the city, which officials said could bring in more commerce. If the ordinance takes effect, any property owner could apply to build both residential and commercial buildings on their land, with some stipulations. “This would Read More…

Authorities: Hit-skip driver identified

The Ohio Highway Patrol has charged a woman they say hit a sheriff’s deputy with her car and drove away last week, according to Ohio State troopers. Catharine Smith, 57, of North Ridgeville was charged Monday with failure to maintain a clear distance ahead and leaving the scene of an injury crash. A tip led Read More…

Lorain man accused of attacking girlfriend, running from police

Otis Slaughter

LORAIN – A Lorain man, who may have forced his way into his girlfriend’s house and assaulted her, fled from police early Sunday morning, according to a police report. Otis Slaughter, 46, was charged with aggravated burglary, domestic violence, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and escape around 4 a.m. Sunday after police say he forced Read More…

Oberlin College dedicates Knowlton Athletic Complex

Natalie Winkelfoos, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Oberlin College, left, and Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov are welcomed onto Bailey Field by Oberlin College field hockey players during the dedication ceremony.

OBERLIN — A new athletic facility that opened at Oberlin College on Saturday may mean more community involvement, officials said. The college held a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. The $12 million facility, funded by an $8 million donation from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation and private donors, was built Read More…

Girl finds loaded 9 mm handgun in bushes

LORAIN – A 14-year-old girl was playing outside on Thursday afternoon when she looked in a bush by her back yard and found a loaded 9mm handgun. Around 3:15 p.m. Thursday police arrived at the girl’s house on the 1600 block of East 30th Street after the girl’s father called the police station. The father, Read More…