September 23, 2014

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Woodford Avenue substation catches on fire

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ELYRIA — Firefighters and officials from Ohio Edison responded to the scene of a fire at the Woodford Avenue Substation in Elyria this afternoon. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. at the substation near 175 Woodford. First responders reported that the substation was “majorly arching” and had exploded. The fire was still burning but Read More…

Multiple reports of gunfire, shattered windows overnight in Lorain

LORAIN — Police in Lorain were busy responding to multiple reports of gunfire shattering windows overnight, according to reports. Lorain police Sgt. Mark Carpentiere said he didn’t know if the incidents are related but said “we’re looking into that possibly.” Police confiscated a pellet gun used in one incident and found a bullet in another, Read More…

Sheffield Lake man charged after biting, kicking officers

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A Sheffield Lake man is facing multiple charges after he reportedly kicked and bit officers who were trying to subdue him yesterday afternoon. Aaron Stead, 31, is charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and assault on police officers. Officers were called to the Erie Shore Landings apartment complex at 5115 Lake Read More…

Patient LifeFlighted from I-90 crash

AVON — At least one person was LifeFlighted following a crash on Interstate 90 in Avon. The accident, which occurred a little after 3:30 p.m. on I-90 westbound east of state Route 611, involved two vehicles, both of which sustained heavy damage. A teal Ford Escort involved in the crash was an unoccupied disabled vehicle Read More…

Man reportedly destroyed father’s home, fought with officers

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BROWNHELM TWP. — An Elyria man was arrested last night after he reportedly broke into his father’s home and destroyed it, assaulted his father and later fought with jail officers who were arresting him. Leland Ives, 32, has been charged with criminal damaging, vandalism, breaking and entering, aggravated burglary, domestic violence and obstructing official business. Read More…

Man LifeFlighted after being burned in Lorain fire

LORAIN — A Lorain man had to be LifeFlighted after he was injured in a house fire early today. According to firefighters, Scott Pataky, 35, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was released from the hospital this morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Firefighters were called to 2315 W. 13th St. about Read More…

Man accused of raping 4-year-old pleads not guilty by insanity

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ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Lorain man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Shawn Easton II has a history of mental illness, wrote his attorney, David Nehr, in court documents. Nehr also wrote that Easton is not competent to stand trial. Easton is accused of sexually assaulting the Read More…

Police, firefighters respond to fire at Lake Avenue Allstate office

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ELYRIA — Police and firefighters are investigating a fire at the Allstate Insurance office at 811 Lake Ave. The fire was called in by a passerby about 8 a.m. The caller reported seeing a broken window and fire inside the building. Firefighters called police to the scene, saying the fire may have been an arson. Read More…

Police log for Dec. 28, 2010

Lorain police Friday, Dec 24 6:50 p.m. 400 block Iowa Avenue, a man reported that his drunken neighbor repeatedly pushed her way into his home and knocked things to the floor while demanding a cigarette. Saturday, Dec 25 12:18 a.m. — Reid Avenue, a man was reportedly found lying on the ground with a gash Read More…

9 people escape Elyria duplex fire

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ELYRIA — Nine people were able to escape a small house fire this morning in Elyria but will now have to find somewhere else to stay. Firefighters responded to 308 Ninth St. about 8 this morning after receiving reports of smoke visible in the area of the 800 block of Middle Avenue. Smoke was clearly Read More…