October 21, 2014

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Driving instructor charged with sexual imposition after lesson with teen

Brent Mitchell

WELLINGTON TOWNSHIP — A man employed by an area driving school has been charged following an incident in which he allegedly had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old student. Brent Mitchell, 66, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of sexual imposition by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, according to a sheriff’s news release. According to Read More…

19 more indicted in alleged drug ring

Nineteen more people were indicted Friday in connection with Wayne Norris’ alleged drug operation. Norris, 27, of Elyria, has been charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, possession of criminal tools and two counts each of conspiracy and permitting drug abuse. On Friday, Dennis Covey Jr., 35, Read More…

Year sentence given for pizzeria break-in

Max Torgerson

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for a botched break-in in which he left a trail of evidence, including stolen lasagna, between the Oberlin pizzeria he stole from and his house. Max Torgerson, 25, had pleaded guilty in August to a single count of breaking and entering in Read More…

High School Football: Week 6 Updates and Scores

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It’s hard to believe the high school football season is halfway over. But there’s still plenty of football left to play, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s Week 6 scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own Read More…

Woman critically injured in crash

ELYRIA — A 64-year-old woman was critically injured in a three-vehicle crash near Lowe’s about 4:50 p.m. Thursday. Fire and police reports were unavailable Thursday night, but Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president, said the woman was hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. De la Porte didn’t identify the woman, who he Read More…

Driver who crashed into pole tells police he may have blacked out

LORAIN – A man who veered off the road and hit a telephone pole early Thursday told police he hadn’t eaten all day and may have blacked out. Donald Lewyckyj, 65, was driving eastbound on West Erie Avenue near Frankie Drive around 3 a.m. Thursday when he went off the left side of the road, Read More…

Lorain pair charged with cocaine trafficking

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LORAIN — Responding to tips from neighbors, police said they searched a house in the 1400 block of F Street about 10 a.m. Wednesday and found about 8 ounces of cocaine and $20,000 in cash. Residents Larry Hamilton, 51, and Cherise Armstrong, 30, were arrested and charged with drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, possession of Read More…

Man critically injured after falling off ladder

WELLINGTON — A homeowner was critically injured after a fall at his home at 45430 Peck Wadsworth Road about 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fire Chief Michael Wetherbee. The man, who Wetherbee said was in his 60s, fell 15 to 20 feet off a ladder. He was initially knocked out by the fall but regained Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman charged with theft at Wal-Mart

Elyria Police

Elyria police Tuesday, Sept. 30 5:45 a.m. — 800 block Boston Ave., a man left his house to go to work and when he returned, his computer was missing. Midnight — 600 block Middle Ave., a student at Elyria Catholic High School left her phone plugged into the wall and when she returned, it was Read More…

Lorain blotter: Store manager charged with threatening customer

Lorain Police

Lorain police 3:26 p.m. Sept. 27 — Convenient Mart, 2221 E. 42nd St., Faiz Salti, 31, Independence, arrested and charged with aggravated menacing. A customer said Salti, the store manager, knocked his hat off and threatened to kill him after the customer said Salti overcharged him. Police said store surveillance confirmed the customer’s story. Friday, Read More…