November 26, 2014

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Cub Scouts explore Ohio Highway Patrol post

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EATON TWP. — Cub Scouts, drawn in by the lights and sirens of patrol cars and the opportunity to try on police gear, flocked Tuesday to the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol as part of a community outreach collaboration between the patrol and local scout troops. It was the second time that the Read More…

Green Acres property closer to development

OBERLIN — The city and contractors have been looking to the public for ideas on how to improve the plans for a future medium- to low-income housing development on the old Green Acres orphanage property. The Community Builders, a Boston-based nonprofit overseeing the property’s development, has reached out to Oberlin residents for input on design Read More…

Man charged in connection with Elyria car thefts

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ELYRIA – A recent rash of thefts out of cars has been linked back to at least three teenagers who say they’ve broken into over 75 unlocked cars in the past few weeks, according to police. Tyshaun Capers, 18, was charged with receiving stolen property on Thursday after police linked him to a series of Read More…

Wellington mayor, Council plan to appoint police chief next week

WELLINGTON — After whittling down 14 applicants to five interviewees Monday evening, Wellington Village Council members and the mayor plan to appoint a new police chief in a week. In an executive session Monday evening, Wellington Village Council members and Mayor Barbara O’Keefe interviewed five potential candidates from around Lorain County and surrounding towns and Read More…

Heroin abuse increasingly affecting children, experts say

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ELYRIA — A drug problem sweeping through the country is gripping children starting at 12 — and in some cases, 10 years old. That was one of the focuses of a talk at Elyria High School on Wednesday evening when experts discussed the heroin epidemic that has killed more than 60 people a year in Read More…

Man allegedly threatened paramedics with bow

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CAMDEN TWP. — A man with a medical condition threatened paramedics with a compound bow when they tried to take his injured mother to a hospital. Josh Sheppard, 25, was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house in the 18000 block of Baird Road after he threatened paramedics with a compound bow, Read More…

UPDATE Police: 3-year-old critical after accidental shooting

LORAIN — A 3-year-old girl remained hospitalized Monday after her 4-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the head while they were playing about 10 a.m. Sunday, police said. Officers were called to 1320 W. 28th St., after a call from Angelica Melendez saying her 3-year-old daughter was bleeding profusely after being shot by her son. Read More…

No cause found for Oberlin garage fire

OBERLIN — The cause of a fire that burned through a public works building and destroyed six city trucks in February will remain a mystery. The Oberlin Fire Department has closed the investigation into an early morning fire that burned through a garage on Hillcreek Drive and destroyed the six city garbage and recycling trucks Read More…

Driver charged in Route 18 crash

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A truck driver has been charged in a crash that trapped a car between two trucks Tuesday morning. Joseph Corns, 60, of Barberton was charged with assured clear distance after he hit a truck and a car at Indian Hollow Road and state Route 18 around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. Read More…

Woman allegedly drove car through apartment during dispute

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LORAIN — A series of feuds culminated Thursday when one woman drove her car through the front door of another woman’s apartment, police said. Ashley Mays, 31, of Elyria was charged with felonious assault, vandalism, criminal damaging, aggressive trespassing, leaving the scene, driving with a suspended license and failure to control about 10 a.m. Thursday. Read More…