July 30, 2014


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…

Lorain officials say Roverfest was success

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LORAIN — The largest crowd Black River Landing has ever seen — about 15,000 people — poured into the venue on Saturday from across the state for Roverfest, an annual Cleveland-based concert.
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Lorain blotter: Resident reports theft of $10,000 worth of items

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:16 p.m. July 23 — 4000 block Meadow Lane, a man reported that when he arrived home he found his home in disarray and more than $10,270 worth of items were reported missing, including two televisions; a digital camera; cash; jewelry; two Grey safe boxes; and a Swiss-style knife. Neighbors witnessed the burglary Read More…

Bedford Heights man found guilty of raping 11-year-old

John Williams

ELYRIA — A Bedford Heights man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Friday after a Lorain County jury found him guilty of two counts of rape. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery handed down the sentence for 47-year-old John Williams after the jury returned its verdict following a two-day trial. Lorain Read More…

University of Akron fraternity brothers sentenced for hazing Grafton man

AKRON — Five University of Akron fraternity brothers were sentenced this week for a January hazing incident, which left a Grafton man hospitalized. According to the Akron Municipal Court record, four of the men received varying levels of probation and community service after pleading guilty to hazing and assault charges. Rinaldo Allen Jr., 21, of Read More…

Man accused of domestic violence, abduction

Terron Groves

ELYRIA — A man is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and then kidnapping a man to escape around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Eagles Club, 1255 Lowell St., according to a police report. Amanda Klein said she pulled into the lot to meet her parents for dinner and Read More…

Invacare second quarter results disappoint; stock price falls


ELYRIA — Weak sales domestically and in Asia brought down strong returns in the European market for Invacare during the second quarter, according to outgoing company President and CEO Gerald Blouch on Thursday. “Invacare’s businesses outside of Europe are under pressure, and we are not pleased with the second quarter’s consolidated financial results,” said Blouch, Read More…

Sheriff’s Office seeks school supply donations during fair

lorain county sheriff

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is aiming to “Cram the Cruiser” with school supplies during the Lorain County Fair. Throughout fair week, a patrol car will be parked at the Sheriff’s headquarters, located just inside the main gate on the fairgrounds. Fair visitors are encouraged to bring school supplies, including No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, Read More…