June 28, 2016

Elyria
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Illuminating a problem in Lorain

LORAIN — The city is considering imposing a special assessment on Lorain property owners to cover the cost of operating the city’s streetlights. The measure, introduced at Monday’s City Council meeting, would charge the equivalent of 0.88 mills in property taxes and collect roughly $675,000 per year, Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said. In a letter Read More…

Elyria officer placed on leave during investigation

ELYRIA — An Elyria police officer has been on paid administrative leave since May 13 while police complete an internal investigation that city officials said could result in criminal charges. Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely declined to discuss the specifics of what Officer Danielle Goscewski is suspected of, but he did confirm investigators are looking Read More…

Last suspect pleads guilty in fatal Colonial Oaks shooting

ELYRIA — The last man accused of involvement in a fatal shooting in a botched drug robbery pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated robbery charges during a court appearance Monday, a day before he was set to go on trial on more serious charges that were dropped as part of a plea deal. William Shepherd, Read More…

Fake Cleveland ‘cop’ arrested after altercation

ELYRIA — An Elyria man claiming to be a Cleveland police officer ended up in jail after an altercation with a bartender at a Broad Street bar led to the real police being called to the scene. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Taj Talkington, 22, was drinking and telling patrons at Boomers that he Read More…

Man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria man rammed the back of a parked Elyria police car while he was driving and texting Thursday, according to police. Elyria police Officer Ryan Conway had parked his cruiser in the 100 block of Cleveland Street shortly before 11 p.m. while he was dealing with a report of an unruly Read More…

Midview graduates celebrate places they’ll go

EATON TWP. — Before the Midview High School class of 2016 graduated, Midview Schools Board of Education President Tom Tomasheski took them back to kindergarten by reading Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting,” the book said. “So … get on your Read More…

Former Lorain Law Director Provenza has license suspended by Ohio Supreme Court

LORAIN — Former Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his law license, according to an agreement released by the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday. The suspension comes as Provenza is facing criminal charges stemming from an April traffic stop in Lorain in which police reported finding marijuana in his Read More…

Former high school trainer indicted on sex charge

ELYRIA — A former Keystone High School football personal trainer has been indicted for sexual battery for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female student at the school. Mark Febel, 44, was caught with the girl in a car in a local church parking lot by LaGrange police Dec. 12. At the time, Febel Read More…

Driver avoids jail time in friend’s death

ELYRIA — The pleas from the victim’s family Thursday were the only thing that spared Zachary Goodin a 90-day jail sentence for killing his best friend in a car crash last year during a disposition hearing before Lorain County Juvenile Court Judge Lisa Swenski. “I don’t want to see Zach have to do any jail Read More…

Police release sketch, seek tips on kidnapping suspect

ELYRIA — The FBI and Cleveland police have released a sketch of a person of interest that authorities want to talk to about a kidnapping in Cleveland last month and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. The sketch depicts a man who was spotted in the West 104th Street neighborhood in Cleveland on May Read More…