August 21, 2014

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Police: Man fatally shot after altercation in Elyria

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ELYRIA – A man was fatally shot following an altercation with 30 people last night, according to police. Officers were called to the 1100 block of Garden Street at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of subjects pounding on the front door of a house, according to Capt. Chris Costantino. While officers were en route, Read More…

UPDATED: Missing 9-year-old boy found


A 9-year-old boy who was reported missing early Tuesday morning was found unharmed later in the day. Owen Pressnell was found shortly after 1 p.m. on Villanova Circle, Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Owen had been reported missing at about 8 a.m. Costantino said Owen had had an argument with his parents the night Read More…

Boil alert issued in village of Grafton

A water main break on Route 57 in Grafton prompted a boil alert for the village north of and including Novak Road. The alert was issued at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and will be in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Any water that will be used for drinking, cooking, making prepared drinks or brushing teeth should Read More…

Woman wanted for alleged food stamp theft

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A former manager of a Westlake group home is accused of stealing food stamps from the home’s residents. Shawuan Telfair, 28, of Cleveland, used the Ohio Direction Cards of three developmentally disabled male residents to make purchases totaling $749 that were not for those residents, according to Capt. Guy Turner. Telfair was dismissed from her Read More…

Ky. man accused of kidnapping teen faces federal charges

A man accused of kidnapping a Sheffield Township teen is now facing federal charges. On Monday, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Shawn Bivens, 33, according to a news release from the FBI. Bivens was arrested on May 8 in Vanceburg, Ky., after a 14-year-old girl was found hiding in a trailer he was Read More…

Cambridge Avenue intersection closed for road work


The intersection of Cambridge Avenue and Skyline Drive in Lorain will be closed beginning July 1 for road work. The intersection will be too narrow to maintain traffic while the area is under construction. The closure is expected to last about seven days, weather permitting.

Domestic violence call results in standoff with Lorain police

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LORAIN — A two-hour standoff stemming from a domestic violence call ended without incident early Monday. Lorain police responded to a domestic violence complaint at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Redbud Place, according to Capt. Roger Watkins. Upon arrival, Amanda Kackert, 29, told officers her live-in boyfriend, Daniel Keith Duncan, had Read More…

Woman charged after driving vehicle into pond

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A woman escaped serious injury after driving into a pond on Thursday night. Damitia Bailey, 39, of North Royalton, was driving a 2004 Buick station wagon eastbound on Route 10 at about 10 p.m. when she drove off the south side of the roadway just west of Route 83, according to Lt. Travis Hughes with Read More…

Johnny Manziel drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters. PHOTO PROVIDED

Johnny Manziel has been drafted in yet another sport – this time, basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters held their eighth annual player draft today, and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was among the athletes drafted. “We like to think outside the box with our draft, so we look at all different kinds of athletes that could Read More…

What you need to know for Elyria’s fireworks celebration

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Elyria is preparing to hold an Independence Day fireworks celebration for the first time since 2008. Elyria’s 2014 Salute to America: The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. on July 2 at WestPark, 1200 Foster Ave. The park will open to the public at 4 p.m., with Read More…