December 21, 2014

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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


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


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

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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


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…

University Hospitals Elyria, Mayor Holly Brinda accept Ice Bucket Challenge

From left, Fran Gardner/VP, General Counsel; Dave Cook/COO; Mayor Holly Brinda of Elyria; Don Sheldon/President and Brian Hoagland/Chairman of the Board, UH Elyria Medical Center participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. PHOTO COURTESY OF UH-ELYRIA

The Ice Bucket Challenge is continuing to make the rounds on the Internet as participants raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The premise of the social media-driven initiative is to invite people to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads and then challenge others to Read More…

Photos: Lorain County students head back to school

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Summer is drawing to a close as children around Lorain County head back to school, and we’ve asked parents to share their “First Day of School” photos. Submit your photos by posting them to our Facebook wall, tweeting them at us or emailing them to We’ll include them in the gallery below.

Westlake man, 22, accused of stabbing parents

Robert Jaworski

A Westlake man sustained life-threatening injuries after he and his wife were stabbed by their son Monday night, according to police. Police received a 911 hang-up call from 27965 Southbridge Drive at 10:18 p.m. Monday. A callback by dispatch revealed that two residents had been stabbed by their son, Robert Jaworski, 22, according to a Read More…

Reward offered for Westlake area fugitive

William Waters III

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a Westlake area fugitive. William Waters III, 38, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Westlake Police Department for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Waters allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with two minors under the Read More…