July 4, 2015

Elyria
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About Brad Dicken

Brad Dicken is the senior writer for the Chronicle-Telegram. He covers courts and county government, and has been with the Chronicle since 2001. He can be reached at 329-7147 or BDicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Fine’s attorneys continue push to get Kentucky confession tossed

Albert Fine

ELYRIA — Accused killer Albert Fine’s lawyers continued to push Wednesday to throw out a confession their client gave while being held in a Kentucky jail as he awaited extradition to Ohio. Attorney Kenneth Ortner told Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers that his client suffered from “psychological issues” and that Lorain police shouldn’t Read More…

Supreme Court seeks compliance before Burge law license reinstatement

The Ohio Supreme Court has told former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge that it won’t consider his request to have his law license reinstated until he complies with the terms of the court order that suspended his license. The court automatically suspended Burge’s law license in April after a jury found him guilty Read More…

Co-conspirator describes shooting at trial

Williams-trial-Jackson-SLID

ELYRIA — Jordan Williams smashed out the driver’s side window of Antonio Spraggins’ borrowed Chevrolet Equinox and fired three shots, two men who were with Williams the night Spraggins died testified Tuesday in Williams’ murder trial. But Andre Jackson, who took a plea deal in the case and is serving 18 years in prison, and Read More…

Sister charged with helping mother move body of Rachele Tyburski

Hannah Tyburski

ELYRIA — An Oberlin College student has been indicted on charges she helped move her older sister’s body after their mother allegedly killed her. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said police don’t believe Hannah Tyburski, 19, had anything to do with the actual killing of 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski, whose partially nude body was found dumped Read More…

Jury seated in Elyria murder trial

Jordan Williams

ELYRIA — The murder trial of the alleged gunman in the 2014 shooting death of Antonio Spraggins began Monday with the jury selection. Jordan Williams, 26, could get life in prison if convicted of firing the fatal shots that claimed Spraggins’ life. Elyria police have said Spraggins was last seen Jan. 5, 2014, playing pool Read More…

Lawsuit over personal seat licenses refiled against Browns

ELYRIA — A lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns over personal seat licenses that was dropped earlier this year was filed again Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Eric Zagrans, the lawyer representing several fans who owned the licenses, said the lawsuit was dismissed in March a day after it was first filed so he Read More…

Bribery added to list of charges against parole officer

ELYRIA — A veteran state parole officer accused of trafficking in drugs is facing new charges for allegedly bribing and threatening a victim in the case. Michael Hoover, 50, was arrested Wednesday at his Grafton Township home on charges of intimidation, tampering with evidence and two counts of bribery, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino wrote Read More…

Lorain man charged after allegedly stalking detective

Edward Klingel

ELYRIA — A Lorain man is facing charges he threatened to kill police officers in a Facebook post and had particular information about a Lorain police detective who had investigated him. Edward Klingel, 36, was indicted this week on the rarely used charge of making a terroristic threat. That’s in addition to charges of inciting Read More…

Bribery charges added against parole officer

ELYRIA – The state parole officer accused of trafficking in drugs was arrested again on Wednesday for allegedly trying to bribe a victim in the case. Elyria police reported in a news release that Michael Hoover was charged with intimidation, tampering with evidence and two counts of bribery, “Hoover attempted to get the victim to Read More…

Ex-firefighter charged, accused of faked emergency calls (AUDIO)

Dean Evans

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A former South Amherst auxiliary firefighter is facing criminal charges for allegedly calling 911 to report a fake fire at the New Russia Township Hall in April. Dean Evans, who has been charged with inducing panic and making false alarms in Oberlin Municipal Court, told Lorain County sheriff’s deputies that he Read More…