July 28, 2014

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Police called to gas station believe caller was impersonating officer

LORAIN — Police in Lorain responded to a confusing situation yesterday morning but ultimately determined no one was in distress. They do, however, believe that someone was making false alarms and impersonating a police officer. Officers were called to the Valero gas station at 3050 Leavitt Road about 4:20 a.m. for a report of a Read More…

Elyria man says he found ‘big gun,’ accidentally shot himself

ELYRIA — An Elyria man apparently shot himself early this morning with a gun he said he found in the area of Bell Avenue, according to a police report. Elyria police were called to EMH Regional Medical Center about 6:20 this morning for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The man, Nathaniel Read More…

Lydia Nord charged with aggravated murder

CLEVELAND — Lydia Nord, a member of a the prominent Lorain County family of the same name, paid a $500,000 cash bond in full Monday after being arraigned on aggravated murder and two counts of felonious assault in relation to the death of a 25-year-old Warrensville Heights man who was stabbed to death in the Read More…

Cleveland casino developer wants to narrow Cuyahoga River

CLEVELAND — The developer of a casino in Cleveland wants to slim down the city’s river shipping lanes to make room for more parking. The idea emerged in talks between the casino company controlled by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the Army Corps of Engineers. The military branch controls navigable waterways. The casino company has Read More…

Time Warner offering credit for last night’s outage

Time Warner customers who were greeted with frozen screens when the tuned in for their Monday night prime-time TV lineup can receive a credit for the outage — but they need to contact the cable company. According to a Time Warner analyst, the credit varies, depending on a particular customer’s cable package and the length Read More…

Police log for Nov. 9, 2010

Lorain police Friday, Nov. 5 2:40 p.m. – 4300 block Leavitt Road, Tajua Lewis, 19, of Lorain, charged with the theft of three shirts from Walmart. 11:31 p.m. – 1900 E. 37th St., a man reported someone entered and rifled through his Ford Explorer and stole the vehicle’s key. Saturday, Nov. 6 12:28 p.m. – Read More…

Defense wants jury to see dorm room

ELYRIA — Attorneys for a former Oberlin College foot­ball player fac­ing trial on a charge of sex­ual battery want jurors to see a dormi­tory room where an attack on a fel­low student allegedly occurred, according to court documents filed Monday in Common Pleas Court. Cassius Harris, now 25, of Chicago, is accused of attack­ing a Read More…

NASCAR: Was Jimmie Johnson’s crew change a good move or desperate?

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By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press The dust was still settling Monday at Texas Motor Speed­way, where Jimmie Johnson lost the championship lead for the first time in five years — on the same day his crew was benched in the middle of the race. Hendrick Motorsports moved swiftly to help Johnson, who suffered through Read More…

Two Lorain men charged after traffic stop

LORAIN — Two men are facing charges after a DUI stop Saturday morning. Ivan Cordova, 36, of Lorain, was charged with DWI with an alcohol/drug level 0.17 or higher, driving while intoxicated, driving under revocation or suspension, failure to signal turn and left of center. Passenger Jamie Cordova, 22, of North Ridgeville, was charged with Read More…

$350K worth of marijuana seized in turnpike traffic stop

Ohio Highway Patrol K-9 unit Johnny, keeps watch on the 69 pounds of marijuana seized during a routine traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike. Three men were arrested. The marijuana was valued at nearly $350,000.

AMHERST TWP. — Two Californian bounty hunters and an Illinois man are facing felony drug charges after State Highway Patrol troopers seized 69 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, valued at nearly $350,000 during a traffic stop Friday morning on the turnpike. Troopers stopped a 2010 GMC Yukon with Illinois registration for a marked-lanes violation at about Read More…