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Lorain man charged with rape of 4-year-old girl

Easton

LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested overnight and charged with the rape of a 4-year-old girl. According to a police report, Shawn Easton II, 19, was arrested. Police were called to 19th Court about 6:20 p.m. on a rape complaint. Police arrived and were greeted by a neighbor, who said the victim, a 4-year-old Read More…

Power back on in Grafton; Lorain area also saw morning outage

Ohio Edison and the village of Grafton shut down electricity today to about 1,100 customers within the village limits in a scheduled outage and power was restored by 3 p.m. An unrelated outage from about 6 to 8:45 a.m. that is being blamed on a blown transformer affected power to about 3,000 residents in Columbia Read More…

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?

Johnson

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…