November 29, 2014

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County to charge sex offenders to register

ELYRIA – It`s going to start costing money to be a registered sex offender in Lorain County. The county commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution that will allow Sheriff Phil Stammitti to charge sex offenders to register with the county – something they`re required by law to do. It will cost Tier III sex offenders Read More…

Wilson loses two more appeals

Convicted killer Daniel Wilson is running out of ways to avoid execution on Wednesday. The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed two appeals Wilson had filed arguing that his death sentence was improperly imposed after he was convicted for the 1991 murder of Carol Lutz. The state`s highest court also rejected Wilson`s request for a Read More…

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s death

ELYRIA – A Columbia Station man accused of letting his wife bleed to death after she “exited” a moving car he was driving has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges. John Biszantz, 34, was arraigned Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on the charges, which also include reckless homicide, domestic violence, Read More…

Spitzer: Chrysler’s closures would put business under

ELYRIA – The Spitzer Auto Group may have to seek bankruptcy protection for its seven Chrysler dealerships that the automaker wants to sever franchise ties with, according to the company`s attorney. The seven dealerships targeted by Chrysler, including Spitzer Autoworld Sheffield, are sitting on nearly $15 million in unsold new car inventory, said Anthony Giardini, Read More…

Charges dropped in party beating, more serious charges possible

ELYRIA – Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped misdemeanor assault charges against two Elyria High School students who had pleaded no contest to beating two fellow students at a garage party in March. But Elyria City Prosecutor Jay Grunda said he plans to review the medical records of the two victims because he believes the injuries they Read More…

Elyria man has CCW permit

ELYRIA – A 56-year-old man with a possible mental illness who told police that three-legged dwarves were breaking into his home had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to Lorain County Sheriff`s Office records. The man told police, who took 11 guns along with knives, swords and ammunition from his Bond Street home Read More…

Firefighters got OT so new truck could appear in Elyria parade

ELYRIA – The Elyria Fire Department paid $286.08 in overtime so two firefighters could drive the city`s new ladder truck in the city`s Memorial Day parade. That decision doesn`t sit well with Dean Marks, president of the firefighters union. “We would hope it would be going to man stations and protect the residents,” he said. Read More…

Convicted killer asks for delay

Convicted killer Daniel Wilson has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to delay his execution, set for June 3, while he continues to fight his legal battles. The state`s highest court has already rejected one such request from Wilson, who was sentenced to death for the 1991 murder of Carol Lutz. Wilson, who doesn`t deny killing Read More…

Arby`s safe taken, two charged

AMHERST – Thieves made off with a safe that police say weighed between 400 and 500 pounds when they broke into the Arby`s on Cooper Foster Park Road last week. Police tracked the safe to a hatchback car parked in Lorain and arrested two men on charges of grand theft and breaking and entering. The Read More…

Zulus roll out of Elyria

ELYRIA – The Lorain County Zulus Motorcycle Club has closed down its downtown Elyria clubhouse. The Zulus` decision to leave the 579 Broad St. clubhouse could end Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will`s efforts to have the building boarded up for the next year. Will said with the club leaving, the problems will likely disappear as Read More…