July 30, 2014

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Water main break closes stretch of West Bridge Street

West Bridge Street between Water Street and West River Road North has been closed until further notice. Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka said there is a sewer main break either beneath the bridge that spans the Black River or beside it. The bridge has been closed to all traffic as a result. A timetable for Read More…

UPDATED: Two transported by helicopter after I-90 crash

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SHEFFIELD — One man was in critical condition and another in fair condition late Tuesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after a car crossed the median on Interstate 90 near state Route 611 and hit another car head-on Tuesday morning. Kevin Mchue, 25, of Cleveland, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on Read More…

Man facing charges in jealousy beating

Matthew Mahon

LORAIN — A man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in a jealous rage has been charged with felonious assault. Matthew Mahon was arrested Monday. Mahon attacked David Vorell as he lay in bed with Jacqueline Lipps, according to a police report. The assault occurred in the home Lipps and Mahon shared in the Read More…

Lorain man charged with stabbing cousin

Devonte Pamplin

LORAIN — A city man accused of stabbing his cousin during a July 13 fight has been charged with felonious assault. Devonte Pamplin, 18, was arrested Monday. He is accused of stabbing 20-year-old Jodeci Daniels during a fight in Pamplin’s home in the 1500 block of East 29th Street. Daniels, whose aunt said he suffered Read More…

Former substitute teacher gets 5 years in child porn case

ELYRIA — Former Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools substitute teacher William Emery was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for child pornography, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach. Emery, who last worked for the district in the 2010-11 school year, pleaded guilty in May to charges of distributing child Read More…

Driver hospitalized after one-vehicle crash

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An unidentified man was critically injured in a car crash at state Route 57 and Midway Boulevard in Elyria about 7:20 p.m. Monday. The man was driving south on Route 57 and failed to negotiate a curve onto Midway near the Lowe’s hardware store, fire Capt. Kevin Szabo said. The Kia sedan the man was Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged with threatening woman

Elyria Police

Elyria police Sunday, July 27 6:49 a.m. — 1100 block Melvyn Lane, a woman said she had just ended a relationship with a man and soon after, she looked out of a window and saw someone throwing rocks at her house. 10:25 a.m. — 200 block Fairlawn Drive, a woman said she woke up and Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man overdoses after allegedly using heroin in gas station parking lot

Lorain Police

Lorain police 9:41 p.m. July 26— Raceway Gas, 3040 Oberlin Ave., Dillon McCarthy, 23, 36000 block Chestnut Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, arrested and charged with permitting drug use in a motor vehicle. Logan Pinter, 22, 32000 block Chestnut Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, arrested and charged with possession of heroin. Police officer Brent Payne said he Read More…

Indians’ Carlos Santana named American League Player of the Week

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Carlos Santana could not be much hotter. Too bad the same can’t be said for his team. The Cleveland Indians, who open an eight-game homestand tonight against the Seattle Mariners, are coming off a 10-3 win over the Royals on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, that was just their second win in their last eight games. Read More…

Elyria blotter: 14-year-old arrested after altercation at hotel

Elyria Police

Elyria police 12:16 a.m. July 27 — Red Roof Inn, 621 Midway Blvd., a 14-year-old Wakeman girl arrested and charged with domestic violence. The stepmother and father of the girl said she assaulted them. Police said they witnessed the girl screaming and punching and kicking furniture in the room. They said the girl then threatened Read More…