October 31, 2014

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First Lutheran Church service moved

First Lutheran Church in Lorain will hold its Sunday worship service at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 647 Reid Ave., on the corner of 7th Street and Reid Avenue. The service was moved because of the gas leak near Admiral King Elementary. The scheduled will remain the same, with Sunday School beginning at 9 Read More…

Store owner seeks identity of attempted break-in suspect

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The owner of a firearms supply shop is asking for help identifying a man caught on video attempting to break into the store.  The owner says an individual attempted to break into GG Supply — a firearm supply store located at 2596 North Ridge Road — at 1 a.m. Thursday. The incident was caught on surveillance Read More…

‘Outdoor Option’ donates elk meat to Second Harvest

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Residents across Lorain County will benefit from a television show’s donation to a local food bank. “The Outdoor Option,” a hunting and fishing television program hosted by Dan, Shannon and Danny Reaser of Elyria, has donated almost 200 pounds of ground elk meat to the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. “This donation Read More…

Westlake area fugitive arrested in Arkansas

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A local man who was listed on the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s most dangerous sexual offender list was arrested in Arkansas. William Waters III, 38, was arrested by U.S. Marshals from Arkansas at 4:30 p.m. Thursday near the airport in Ft. Smith, Ark., according to a release from the task force. Waters was Read More…

Columbia Gas customers warned of phone scam

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Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers of a telephone scam that has surfaced in several areas of Ohio in the past few days. The scam apparently targets both individual customers as well as small businesses, according to a press release from the company. A caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas informs the Read More…

Ohio E-ZPass customers warned about email scam

Ohio E-ZPass customers may receive this email, which the Turnpike Commission is warning is a scam. PHOTO PROVIDED

Once again, Ohio E-ZPass customers are being warned of an email scam. The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission sent out a notice on Wednesday advising the public, including its 150,000 E-ZPass customers, not to open or respond to another wave of bogus emails asking for money. The commission issued a warning about a similar email Read More…

Middleburg Heights teen killed in I-71 crash

A Middleburg Heights teen was killed after her vehicle broke down on Interstate 71 Wednesday morning. Renee Ondrejech, 18, was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Passat northbound at 5:10 a.m. near Medina Township when her car experienced mechanical problems and became disabled in the right lane of Interstate 71, according to a release from the Ohio Read More…

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…