July 25, 2014


Construction to close 2 Lorain streets


LORAIN — Two streets in Lorain will close for several weeks for road work. West 11th Street from King to Oberlin avenues will be closed to through traffic 6 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Only local eastbound traffic will be maintained. Beginning Thursday, Sixth Street between Oberlin and Washington avenues will close to Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident cited for public indecency

Lorain Police

Lorain police 8:58 p.m. July 13 — 1800 block E. 33rd St., Ramon Cruz, 87, same address, cited for public indecency. Neighbors said Cruz masturbated on his front porch across the street from them. Cruz denied the accusation. Friday, July 11 4:19 p.m. — West 21st Street and Ashland Avenue, Yato Segun, 57, 2100 block Read More…

Escaped Sheffield Lake prisoner turns self in

Jeremy Frey

An escaped Sheffield Lake prisoner turned himself in on Tuesday morning. Jeremy Frey turned himself in to his attorney’s office, according to Sheffield Lake Police Chief Tony Campo. Frey escaped from custody on Friday while being treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was being held at the Sheffield Lake City Jail on Read More…

Lorain man accused of punching neighbor

Christopher Shreve

LORAIN — A man accused of involvement in a brief standoff with police about midnight Sunday faces charges. Christopher Shreve is accused of refusing to let police into his home in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, according to a police report. Police said they were attempting to question Shreve about accusations that he choked Read More…

VIDEO: Cleveland’s Innerbelt bridge demolished

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Ohio Department of Transportation officials demolish the former Innerbelt bridge in Cleveland on Saturday. The I-90 bridge opened to traffic Aug. 15, 1959, as the widest bridge in Ohio, carrying four lanes of traffic in each direction. It stood 128 feet tall, 116 feet wide and 5,078 feet long, according to the ODOT website. ODOT Read More…

Sheffield Lake police seek escapee

Jeremy Frey

SHEFFIELD LAKE – Police are searching for a prisoner who escape from custody Friday while being treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. Jeremy Frey was being held at the Sheffield Lake City Jail on a felony domestic violence charge when he complained that he felt ill and was taken to the hospital for Read More…

Elyria blotter: Police investigate incident at softball game

Elyria Police

Elyria police 8:31 p.m. July 10 — 1000 block Foster Ave., a fight ensued after a softball game, causing a husband and wife to drive to the Elyria Police Department to fill out a statement. The man stated that he was ejected from a softball game because he questioned a call of an umpire. As Read More…

Sheriff sergeant pleads not guilty to assault

Donald McCurry

ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s Sgt. Donald McCurry pleaded not guilty Thursday to felonious assault during his first court appearance in the case. McCurry, 48, is accused of attacking Joe Reiger outside the McCurry family’s Island Road home in Eaton Township on Aug. 12, 2013. Reiger has said he was visiting McCurry’s adult daughter, Ashley Read More…

Elyria man allegedly spit blood on officer

Jordan Sand

ELYRIA — A city man beaten by a Lorain County Jail guard in 2012 is in trouble with the law again. Jordan Sand is accused of spitting blood at a police officer while being booked at the Police Department on Thursday morning, according to police Lt. Jason Cunningham. A police report was unavailable Thursday night, Read More…

Youth theater to debut musical production of ‘Peter Pan’

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ELYRIA — Budding thespians want to take an audience to Neverland in their rendition of “Peter Pan.’’ It’s a story many are familiar with, but this summer the youngsters of the Lorain County Children’s Pioneer Theatre learned the in and outs of it while putting together a production of “Peter Pan Jr.’’ at Lorain County Read More…