October 2, 2014


Suspect arrested in arson at Ely School


An Elyria man has been arrested for allegedly setting a garbage bin fire at Ely School. Elyria police were dispatched to Ely School, 312 Gulf Road, at 9 p.m. Sunday for a report of the fire. Three witnesses told police that they saw a shirtless white male and what appeared to be a pregnant female Read More…

Ohio State Highway Patrol leading best looking cruiser contest


Update: As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ohio has 18,100 votes, followed by West Virginia with 16,971 votes and North Carolina with 4,622 votes. Voting ends at midnight Pacific Time. Update: As of 8 a.m. Friday, Ohio has 14,257 votes, followed by West Virginia with 11,601 and North Carolina with 4,457. The competition runs until Tuesday. Read More…

Man killed in ATV crash

A man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash Sunday night. Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 12446 Indian Hollow Road in Carlisle Township for a report of an unresponsive 34-year-old man who had crashed a four-wheeler in a field, according to a release from the sheriff’s department. Once on scene, deputies and the Read More…

Live Stream: Lorain County celebrates Independence Day

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There are several Independence Day events scheduled around Lorain County. Follow our stream below for photos and other updates from these events. If you’re on Twitter, use #CT4th and your pictures and commentary will appear on the stream.   #CT4th Tweets

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.