November 24, 2014

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Live feed: Regional semifinal, Avon vs. Midview

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Midview and Avon face off tonight in the Division II regional semifinals. It’s expected to be an exciting game, as Midview is undefeated and Avon’s only loss came at the hands of Midview in Week 5. Read our preview stories here: Opposing coaches say Avon, Midview rematch too close to call  Eagles in unusual role Read More…

Elyria man pleads guilty to sex charge

ELYRIA — An Elyria man accused of pandering obscenity and sexually oriented matter involving a minor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a multi-count indictment before Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery. Doug Kushen, 44, was arrested and charged by Elyria police in August after a months-long joint investigation by Elyria police and the Internet Crimes Against Children, Read More…

Pair of men indicted on sex charges

Two men were indicted by a grand jury Thursday for separate and unrelated crimes involving sex with minors. Lorain resident Dalance Lake, 23, was indicted on three felony counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor after allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl. Elyria resident Darrell Grantham, 43, was indicted on felony Read More…

Lorain blotter: Tenant alleges landlord turned off electricity

Lorain Police

Lorain police Monday, Nov. 10 8:29 a.m. — 700 block E. 35th St., a resident said his landlord turned off his electricity and heat despite him not owing rent. Police said the landlord, who appeared drunk, denied shutting off the electricity, but police said the tenant’s apartment was cold and the lights didn’t work. Tuesday, Read More…

Elyria police: Woman charged with theft from department store

Elyria Police

Elyria police Tuesday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. — 4500 Midway Mall, JC Penney, a man told police he saw a woman take a watch out of the jewelry area of the store and put it in her pants before attempting to leave the store without paying. The woman, Payton Haskiell, 20, was stopped and charged Read More…

Coroner: Woman died of drug overdose

LORAIN — A woman whose body was found in the woods in Lorain last month died of a drug and alcohol overdose, according to Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans. Police found the body of Rebecca Jean Newsome, 44, of Lorain, a few feet into the woods off Fillmore Avenue between Colorado Avenue and Randall Street Read More…

Elyria man killed in Medina County crash

CHATHAM TWP. — A 33-year-old Elyria man died this morning in a single-car crash on state Route 83. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Blessed Lovejoy was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am northbound at 6:05 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He lost control while passing, drove Read More…

Sex offender charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend

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LORAIN — A convicted rapist and sex offender just released from prison Monday was jailed Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend said he threatened her. Karen Deskins said Ivan Barrios was released from prison Monday and immediately began calling her, according to police Officer Wesley Fordyce’s report. Deskins said she told Barrios not to call her, but Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man charged with DUI after near-crash with police car

Lorain Police

Lorain police 7:51 p.m. Nov. 9 — East 28th Street, Noe Escobar, 29, 300 block W. 27th St., arrested and charged with drunken driving, driving without a license and driving left of center. Police said Escobar nearly collided with an officer’s cruiser. They said he smelled of alcohol, failed a field sobriety test and failed Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged with drug possession after neighbor’s complaint

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:25 a.m. Nov. 8 — 6300 block S. Gateway Blvd., Andrew Thomas, 21, 100 block Blake St., arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A neighbor said Thomas accused her children of throwing broken CDs into his backyard. Police said they warned Thomas to Read More…