May 31, 2016

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Four arrests made in Garden Street shooting

ELYRIA — Four people were arrested after a shootout on Garden Street on Monday, but police still are sorting out their exact involvement in the incident and also are searching for others who may have been involved. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured in the shootout, which took place just before Read More…

Lawyers say meds to blame for Veterans Service Commission board member’s erratic behavior

ELYRIA — Lawyers for the Lorain County Veterans Service Commission board member, whose fellow members are trying to have him remove because of his “abusive, demeaning and confrontational” behavior, blamed his change in attitude on an anti-seizure medication he was taking in court documents filed last week. Robert Mackin no longer is taking the medication, Read More…

Avon Lake woman found guilty of killing husband

ELYRIA — It took a jury just two hours of deliberation Monday to return a guilty verdict against Jeane Harrington on murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges for killing her estranged husband, Michael Gabel. Harrington, 58, was lead out of the courtroom in handcuffs after Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers ordered Read More…

Lorain teen pleads guilty in death of friend in car crash

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old driver who was behind the wheel during a car crash last year that killed his best friend admitted Monday to misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide and criminal damaging during an appearance in Lorain County Juvenile Court. Zachary Goodin had faced a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the case before Read More…

UPDATED: Three in custody following Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA – Three people are in custody following a shootout on Garden Street this morning, but police aren’t releasing the names of those arrested until they can determine whether they were actually involved in the exchange of gunfire. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured in the shootout, which took place just Read More…

Witness: Gabel talked suicide

ELYRIA — Michael Gabel once said that if he were to kill himself it would be by wrapping plastic wrap around his face, a former co-worker told jurors Friday in the murder trial of Gabel’s wife, Jeane Harrington. Dan Walker testified that although Gabel, whom he described as “the most miserable man on the planet,” Read More…

Twilight Boutique owners get federal sentences

A Grafton Township couple has been sentenced to federal prison for selling illegal synthetic marijuana at a chain of “head shops” they operated throughout Ohio and a shop in New York. Sean Lightner, 41, was given a three-year prison sentence in the case, while Sherry Lightner, 40, was given two years behind bars during their Read More…

Two indicted in federal court on child porn charges

Two Elyria men, including a school security officer, have been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Brian Sanner, 25, who had worked security at a Cleveland elementary school, and David Six, 57, who has been described by authorities as Sanner’s romantic partner, originally were arrested on state child pornography charges after a raid on their Read More…

Lawsuit by former coroner over firing goes to federal court

The trial over former Lorain County Coroner Dr. Paul Matus’ lawsuit stemming from his 2013 firing as medical director of the county’s General Health District began Thursday in a federal courtroom in Cleveland. Matus’ lawsuit centers on the Board of Health’s decision to terminate his contract over concerns about his behavior while he was being Read More…

Witnesses say Gabel was not suicidal

ELYRIA — Despite his financial woes and troubled relationship with his wife, Jeane Harrington, Michael Gabel never talked about suicide, his friends and co-workers said Thursday during testimony in Harrington’s murder trial. Harrington, 58, is accused of shocking Gabel, 55, with a stun gun 20 times before suffocating him with plastic wrap and staging the Read More…