August 28, 2015

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Power lifter recovering from crash

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Daniel Wohleber was only a teenager when he broke a world record and deadlifted more than 900 pounds. That’s how his niece, Deborah Akin, remembers him, and that’s one of the first thoughts she had when she learned her now-54-year-old uncle was barely able to move in a hospital bed in Cleveland last week. A Read More…

Link explored between man’s assault, murder suspects

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Police are investigating whether there is a link between a slaying in Brighton Township last week and an assault that occurred a few hours earlier in Wellington. A man reported being assaulted inside his apartment in the Walden Apartment complex in Wellington just before midnight Aug. 2, according to Wellington Police Chief Read More…

Family remembers woman killed in crash as devoted mom

AMHERST — Sitting in her living room, watching her children play, was exactly where Debra Majkut liked to be on a weekday morning. From that spot, she could watch her sons, Jacob, 12, and Jaxon, 5 months, whom she and her husband James tried for more than a decade to conceive. It was the perfect Read More…

Assistant to Ridgeville city engineer faces a third DUI charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A city official was charged last week after he crashed his car, fled the scene and was found later with a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, according to police. Randy Speidel, assistant to the city engineer, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, assured clear distance and Read More…

Deputies: Man shot before Brighton home set ablaze

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BRIGHTON TWP. — A man was shot at least once before his body and home were burned in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Sheriff’s officials. An Elyria break-in the same day led police to identify the three men — including two teens — whom they believe are responsible for the murder. Bishop Howard, 18, Read More…

Arrests made in Brighton Township fire; news conference scheduled

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BRIGHTON TWP. – Three men have been charged after a Brighton Township man was found dead in his burning house Tuesday morning. Information about the arrests is sketchy, but more details are expected to be released at a 2 p.m. press conference today. The arrests relate to the fire and the death of 45-year-old Eric Read More…

Elyria officer faces drunken driving charge

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ELYRIA — An off-duty Elyria police officer may have been intoxicated when he drove his car off the road into a ditch at an intersection near Wellington on Monday evening, authorities said. Charles McArthur, 27, a patrolman with the Elyria Police Department, was charged Wednesday with failure to control and operating a vehicle intoxicated following Read More…

UPDATED: Man found dead after Brighton Twp. house fire

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By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman BRIGHTON TWP. — Tom Zaffer said he would’ve sold the farmhouse he and his wife own at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road, but their son loved living there. On Tuesday, Eric Zaffer died in the home in a fire authorities have deemed suspicious. The home included stables for about a dozen Read More…

Hyde stepping down from Wellington council

WELLINGTON — Longtime Councilman Jeff Hyde is stepping down after 10 years with the village. Hyde turned in his resignation letter to the city last week, saying that he plans to leave the position at the end of December in order to spend more time with his family. “I have been wanting for quite some Read More…

New Wellington middle school building ahead of schedule

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WELLINGTON — The construction of McCormick Middle School is finishing strong, despite getting a late start. Construction is progressing so well, in fact, that school officials say it will open a month earlier than planned. Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock said the district plans to open the building and move students in around Thanksgiving break Read More…