September 23, 2014

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Lorain police investigating report of man attempting to lure children

LORAIN – Police are investigating after reports that a man was attempting to lure children into his vehicle. A woman told police that her juvenile daughter came home at about 3 p.m. Tuesday and said that she was near West 18th Street and Hamilton when a man asked her to come to his vehicle, according Read More…

Elyria man killed in single-vehicle crash

An Elyria man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning. Harold Brown, 31, was driving a 1999 Volvo southbound on West River Road, north of Russia Road, at 1:32 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a small curve, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The vehicle traveled off Read More…

Police arrest man accused of dangling infant out of car window

Robert Starr

LORAIN — A man accused of dangling his infant child out of the window of a moving car was arrested on Tuesday. Robert Starr, 21, of Lorain, was wanted by police after he allegedly drove down the road holding his 5-month-old son out of a window of the car during a dispute with the infant’s Read More…

Man sought in connection with Elyria armed robberies

Williams

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect. Darrell Williams, 21, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Elyria Police Department in three separate armed robberies. Williams allegedly robbed individuals on Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 19 in Elyria, according to a release from the Read More…

Two suspects sought after shooting at Circle K

Update 1:30 p.m.: Elyria Police have identified the shooting victim as Richard Tainter, 43, of Elyria. He was in good condition on Thursday afternoon at MetroHealth, according to a hospital spokesman. ELYRIA — Two suspects remain at-large after a shooting at Circle K early Thursday. A male clerk at Circle K, 515 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Read More…

2 Lorain streets to be closed for road work

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LORAIN — The city of Lorain has announced two construction-related road closings. Longbrook Road will be closed between Kolbe Road and Yorktown Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for road maintenance work. South Lakeview Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Osborne Avenue to Allison Avenue for a road improvement project. The Read More…

Cedar Point announces permanent closing of roller coaster

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Cedar Point announced that one of its steel scream machines will close permanently. Mantis, which was billed the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996, will shut down permanently at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, according to a press release from the park. Mantis has provided Read More…

Lorain police: Woman threatened with sawed-off shotgun

Lorain Police

Lorain police Thursday, Aug. 21 9:51 a.m. — 2100 block Homewood Drive, an employee saw a man and woman enter a dressing room with almost $1,300 worth of merchandise and try to leave the store wearing it. Friday, Aug. 22 4 a.m. — 300 block E. 31st St., a man woke up to find his Read More…

Globe Avenue in Lorain to be closed for several weeks

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Globe Avenue from East 32nd Street to East 28th Street in Lorain is closed to through traffic as of 7 a.m. Monday. The closure is expected to last until 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Local traffic will only be maintained in the northbound direction during this time.

Tip leads to arrest of wanted sex offender

Dana Woods

An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a fugitive sex offender who was just added to the “Agonizing 8” list on Thursday. Dana Woods, 47, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 8 a.m. Friday at a residence on the 400 block of West 11th Street in Elyria, Read More…