February 28, 2015

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Oberlin Schools hires minority recruiter to broaden diversity

Gloria Buxton

OBERLIN — A former assistant middle school principal has returned to Oberlin Schools to promote racial diversity within the district as the new minority recruiter. Gloria Buxton, a former teacher and Langston Middle School assistant principal, was hired back to the district in January to work on hiring and mentoring minority staff, according to Superintendent Read More…

North Ridgeville Police determine no fault in snow dump

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — City officials and the police have decided no one is at fault after a snow plow pushed a heap of snow off of a bridge onto a passing car Sunday. A North Ridgeville driver was plowing straight across the Avon Belden Road bridge about 4:30 p.m. Sunday when some of the excess Read More…

Man accused of sending explicit photos terminated from Big Brothers & Big Sisters

John Alferio

AMHERST TWP. — A former day care tutor, who was charged Tuesday with exchanging sexually explicit photographs with a 12-year-old boy, was also a former volunteer with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lorain County. John Alferio, 20, was charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor and child endangering Tuesday morning at his home on Read More…

Footprints in snow lead police to Elyria Subway robbery suspects

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ELYRIA – An Elyria Subway was robbed twice in two weeks, and on Sunday, footprints through the snow led police to the suspects. Jason Pence, 33, of Elyria was charged with two counts of robbery at about 2:30 a.m. Monday at his relative’s house on the 1100 block of Garden Street after police believe he Read More…

Some on Oberlin Council seek 67 percent raise

OBERLIN — Council members may see a significant pay increase — about 67 percent — if re-elected next year. At a meeting last month, Council members passed an ordinance in a 4-3 vote that would give Council members their highest raise in more than 15 years, said Financial Director Sal Talarico. Under the ordinance, all Read More…

Former tutor, college student accused of exchanging explicit photos with boy

John Alferio

AMHERST TWP. — A former day care tutor and early education student was arrested Tuesday because police say he was exchanging sexually explicit photographs with a 12-year-old Coshocton boy. John Alferio, 20, was charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor and child endangering Tuesday at his home in the 400 block of Berry Ridge Drive. Read More…

Summons issued for suspect in dog hanging

LORAIN — A man suspected of hanging his Neapolitan mastiff Saturday told police he killed the dog because he didn’t want to take care of it any more, police said. John Wayne Daughney, 36, of the 3100 block of Cromwell Drive, was issued a summons at his home about 4 p.m. Tuesday for killing or Read More…

Lorain County communities battle winter storm’s aftermath

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A powerful combination of snow and high winds left drifts in streets and pulled city workers out of their beds early Monday as communities across the northern part of Lorain County worked to combat Sunday night’s storms. The problems were far from over Monday afternoon when Allied Waste delayed its trash pickup, a downed power Read More…

Lorain police find dog hanged from truck door

LORAIN — Police responded to a possible animal cruelty call to find what one officer described as a “horrible” scene Saturday night: a dead dog, hanged by a choke chain from the door of a tractor-trailer truck. About 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police received an anonymous tip that a dog was tied to a tree in Read More…

Plow truck on Avon Belden Road bridge dumps snow on car

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man was driving on the highway with his two young children Sunday when his car was partially crushed by a heap of snow dumped from a plow on the bridge above, police said. Robert Morgan was driving westbound on state Route 10 with his fiancee, his 1-year-old son and his Read More…