October 22, 2014

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Lorain County unemployment up slightly

Lorain County unemployment was up slightly in December, according to numbers released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. December unemployment for the county was 8.8 percent, up from 8.6 percent in November. Unemployment in December 2009 for the county was 9.4 percent. In Elyria, unemployment was up a tick in Read More…

Fugitive of the Week found overnight at Elyria home

Harris

The U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive of the Week was picked up overnight by Elyria police, according to Deputy Tony Keffer. Keffer, U.S. Marshals Service task force coordinator for Lorain County, said Jason Harris, 33, was arrested without incident about 7 last night at a home in the 400 block of Winckles Street. Harris, who was Read More…

9 Autumn Aegis residents moved after water line break overnight

LORAIN — Nine residents at Autumn Aegis Retirement Community were forced from their apartments over night by a “major water leak” caused by a water line break, according to the Lorain Fire Department. Firefighters were called to Suite 8 at the facility, 1130 Tower Blvd., a little after 4 a.m. The water was shut off Read More…

Police piecing together fight, stabbing at Vic’s Nightclub

ELYRIA — Police still are trying to piece together an incident early Sunday at Vic’s Nightclub in which three men were stabbed. Police said none of the victims were cooperative when questioned in the hospital Sunday, but a bouncer said the stabbings occurred after a large fight broke out just before 4 a.m. Several people Read More…

Family of alleged robber accused of threats

Phillips

LORAIN — Police said two women were threatened with violence Saturday by the mother, grandmother and friends of a man who allegedly robbed them at gunpoint. The women called police Saturday after allegedly receiving calls from the grandmother of Montell Phillips, 24, the man who was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon Friday Read More…

Woman was refused medical help for 4 days after striking head, police say

ELYRIA — A North Abbe Road woman was refused medical attention for four days by a man after a seizure caused her to fall and strike her forehead on a bathroom floor. The woman told police she wasn’t feeling well during the early morning hours of Wednesday and had her injury after she walked into Read More…

Lorain bartender arrested, police say she was serving after hours

Bearer

LORAIN — A Lorain woman was charged with obstructing official business after police believe she was serving beverages after hours at the bar she worked at. Luann Bearer, 33, was booked at the Lorain city jail. Police were doing after-hours checks of Lorain bars at 2:55 this morning when they stopped at Pali’s, at Colorado Read More…

Police: Lorain man Life Flighted after being stabbed by girlfriend’s ex

LORAIN — A Lorain man had to be Life Flighted to a Cleveland hospital after he was stabbed this weekend. Eric Seitz, 20, was a patient at MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available. Police officers met up with Seitz at the Mercy hospital ER, where he was being treated for multiple lacerations, Read More…

Vermilion woman charged after dog is found frozen to death

Hayslett

VERMILION — A woman was charged with cruelty to animals after one of her two dogs froze to death after being left outside overnight. When police arrived at 291 Morton Road, they found the dog, a 2- to 3-year-old shih tzu, dead after apparently freezing to death, Vermilion police said. Owner Sandy Hayslett, 38, told Read More…

Small garage fire in Elyria does big damage to contents

ELRYIA — A small garage fire Saturday afternoon did big damage to the contents, Elyria fire Capt. Robert Donofrio said. The fire department was called just before 3 p.m. to 912 Salem Ave. It took about 15 minutes for 18 firefighters to put out the blaze, Donofrio said. Homeowner Ken Machor had removed the fuel Read More…