November 24, 2014

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Friend of Oberlin student who fell pleads not guilty

OBERLIN — A 20-year-old Oberlin College student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of criminal trespassing in connection with an accident Friday night at the Oberlin College Facilities Building where another student plunged 30 to 35 feet after falling off a platform on top of the building into a pit. Dylan Reid, of Chicago, Read More…

Elyria man accused of beating girlfriend, hurting 1-year-old

ELYRIA — A man allegedly beat his girlfriend and injured a 1-year-old child during a domestic dispute in a car on Sunday. Around 9:38 p.m., police responding to an assault call on 12th Street found Robert Martin, 31, of Elyria, walking toward them holding the baby, who had blood dripping down its face. In a Read More…

Oberlin Fire Department receives $54,000 federal grant

OBERLIN — Members of Congress today announced a federal award of $54,117 to the Oberlin Fire Department for operations and safety. Eligible uses for the grant money are training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities. The funding was made available through the Department of Homeland Read More…

Man says he shot at four males who attacked him

ELYRIA — An Elyria man said he shot at four males who jumped him overnight. Police were called to the man’s Berwick Court home about 9:45 p.m. after the man’s girlfriend called to report she’d heard shots fired outside. Albert Goldsmith, 49, who has a concealed-carry permit, also contacted a dispatcher to report the shots Read More…

Teen arrested after taking knife to EHS, threatening to stab another student

ELYRIA — A 16-year-old Elyria boy was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated menacing after threatening to stab another student at Elyria High School yesterday. A principal called police about 8:30 a.m. after he was contacted by a teacher to inform him that a 16-year-old student was not taking his Ohio Graduation Test Read More…

Woman reports ex for threatening YouTube video

LORAIN — A woman reported on Monday that an ex-boyfriend made a YouTube video in which he threatens to kill her live-in boyfriend assault their 2-year-old daughter. The woman and her boyfriend found the video online, and it contained her boyfriend’s name in the title. The woman told police she “has been having problems” with Read More…

$1 million worth of marijuana seized in turnpike stop

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ELYRIA TWP. — A man from Colorado is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 188 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at nearly $1 million, during a traffic stop yesterday. Troopers stopped a 2011 GMC Yukon for a marked lanes violation eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike east of the Interstate Read More…

Lorain Council discusses building’s zoning

LORAIN — City Council held a public hearing Monday to discuss rezoning a Broadway storefront property from a woodworking only use to a general business use. The 7,100-square-foot property at 2601 Broadway was recently rezoned to permit woodworking and the use of industrial glues for a potential buyer who was a cabinetry maker. The property Read More…

Court backs partial appeal in rape case

ELYRIA — The 9th District Court of Appeals has ordered a county judge to re-examine a request for post-conviction relief filed by a Grafton Township roofer convicted of rape, domestic violence and kidnapping in 2008. But the appeals court also upheld the conviction of Thomas Kiley and the five-year sentence handed down by Lorain County Read More…

‘Fugitive of the Week’ accused of taking girlfriend’s son

ELYRIA — Police are looking for help finding Gregory Johnson, 42, who is accused of taking the 7-year-old son of his girlfriend and threatening to harm him, police said. The boy was found unharmed later in the day at the Cleveland Greyhound station. Police were called about 2:15 a.m. Monday to 450 Bell Ave., where Read More…