April 19, 2014

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Early voting for May 6 primary begins today

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Early voting begins today in Ohio. The Lorain County Board of Elections will extend office hours for the next month. Elections board Director Paul Adams said the in-person office hours have been set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Board offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8 a.m. to Read More…

Too many extension cords in bedroom blamed for Lorain fire

LORAIN — Overloaded extension cords are blamed for a fire called in at 12:24 a.m. Sunday at 2805 W. 40th St. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said firefighters needed about eight minutes to contain the small fire that ignited in a bedroom in the one-floor, single-family wood-frame home. Burls said homeowner Terry Brestovansky told firefighters after Read More…

Restarting furnace sparks fire at Lorain apartment complex

LORAIN — A fire called in at 9:43 p.m. Sunday in the utility room of an apartment complex at 3190 Fulton Road caused minor damage. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls said after a previous fire, gas had been shut off to the furnace and clothes dryer. In restarting the furnace, a gas valve to the Read More…

Elyria blotter: Two women arrested after fight

Elyria Police

Elyria Police 2:50 a.m. March 29 — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, Holly Heitche, 22, and Miranda Mills, 21, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Mills told police that her “live-in half unit,” Heitche, punched and scratched her because she was upset that Mills was talking to her brother. Heitche told police that Mills Read More…

Three adults charged after fight

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Children Services was called to a home after all of the adults were arrested for a fight between a mother and her pregnant daughter. Lorain County sheriff’s deputies were sent to an apartment on Berkshire Lane on Monday for a domestic violence complaint. Deputies said Aletha Nichols, 41, accused her Read More…

Man, 67, charged with exposing self

EATON TWP. — A man was charged with indecent exposure after his neighbors accused him of pulling his genitals out of his pants and “jumping up and down” in the yard. The man, 67-year-old Joseph Plata, was arrested after an investigation March 23. Plata’s neighbors said they’ve had ongoing problems with Plata, who they said Read More…

Teen charged in knife incident at Roll Arena

ELYRIA — When police were called to Roll Arena on Cleveland Street on Friday night for a reported stabbing, officers found a 15-year-old boy carrying two pocket knives. Police said no one was stabbed, but the boy allegedly threatened roller skaters at the rink with one of the pocket knives. He was arrested and charged Read More…

Lorain police investigate vacant house break-in

LORAIN — Police chased a group of boys on foot Thursday through the woods in Lorain after a man told police he saw the boys breaking into a vacant house. Around 7:15 p.m. Thursday, police arrived at 2056 Stonepath St., where a man told police a group of boys were breaking into an empty house Read More…

Health department: More than 1,100 vaccines ruined by faulty fridge

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By Chelsea Miller and Melissa Linebrink OBERLIN — Records obtained by the Ohio Department of Health indicate that Kidz First Pediatrics of Oberlin kept vaccines at improper temperatures for at least two days in October 2011. And, during that time, at least 1,123 doses of vaccines were affected by the bad temperatures, the Ohio Department Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man tells police he was ‘jumped’ because he’s gay

Lorain Police

Lorain police 9:27 p.m. March 28 — 1400 block Cooper Foster Park Road, a highly intoxicated man told police he “got jumped” by a group of unknown people while walking in Lorain because he is gay. Police said the man had no visible injuries, although he complained that the left side of his face was Read More…