September 19, 2014

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Vermilion man killed riding bicycle in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Vermilion man was hit and killed while riding his bicycle in Florida yesterday afternoon, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Raymond T. Kohler, 68, who also maintains an address in Florida, was riding southbound in a grassy area along U.S. 98 when he was struck. He was struck by a Read More…

Man calls police, admits to 2½-year-old rape

LORAIN — Police were contacted by a man last night who wanted to turn himself in for a rape he says he committed more than two years ago. An officer was sent to Circle K on Broadway in Sheffield Township about 7 p.m. to talk with the man. The man, who is 42, told police Read More…

Elyria man says he was stabbed on Second Street

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was stabbed early yesterday morning, according to a police report. Andre McClendon, 18, told officers he was walking west on Second Street in front of 507 Second St. when he was approached from behind and stabbed in the upper right shoulder. He said the assailant, who was wearing a black Read More…

Elyria man with lengthy record arrested twice overnight

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested twice overnight, the second time briefly attempting to flee on foot. Christopher Howse, 19, who is well known to local law enforcement as a reputed member of the M.A. Zone, an Elyria street gang, is facing multiple charges. His charges include separate counts of driving under suspension, a Read More…

Report released on Jan. 2010 plane crash that killed four

The National Transportation and Safety Board has released a report on the Jan. 18, 2010, plane crash that killed four people, including Vermilion-area inventor Don Brown. The crash of the MU-2B plane, which is made by Mitsubishi, came when the pilot was making the second attempt to land the plane at the Lorain County Regional Read More…

Fire strikes old Holiday Inn

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — A fire in a first-floor room at the Inn of Elyria caused damage to nearly the entire north wing of the hotel Monday night. The fire likely began by the window of the vacant room, either through a lamp or heating/air conditioning unit in the wall, but spread to much of the room Read More…

Pole knocked over, traffic jammed on Route 10

GRAFTON — Traffic was snarled on state Route 10 for nearly two hours Monday night after a light pole was struck and then crashed into the two westbound lanes. The driver who struck the pole located near the state Route 57 ramp told a state trooper she wasn’t sure why she veered off the right Read More…

Police: Man fired gun in apartment, neighbor nearly hit

Parker

LORAIN — A Sheffield Township man is facing charges after he allegedly fired a gun in his girlfriend’s apartment, sending a bullet through the ceiling of another unit and nearly striking a neighbor. Calvin Parker Jr., 28, is in the Lorain City Jail facing charges of improperly discharging weapons in a home, felonious assault with Read More…

Police log for Jan. 3, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Dec. 31 10:59 p.m. — East 31st Street and Oakwood Drive, Daniel Calderas, 34, of Lorain, charged with driving under suspension and possession of schedule III drugs after a traffic stop. 3:08 p.m. — 2800 block of Utica Ave., theft of copper. Saturday, Jan. 1 2:11 a.m. — 1100 block W. 19th Read More…

Police log for Jan. 1, 2011

Elyria police Thursday, Dec. 30 10:10 a.m. – Tan City, 661 Chestnut Commons Drive, 645-pound storage bucket stolen. 5:17 p.m. – Walmart, 1000 Chestnut Commons Drive, Tania Koutsopoulos, 29, 1800 block Middle Ave., charged with theft of three toys. 9:15 p.m. – 200 block Hilliard Road, a man returned home to find his side door Read More…