November 23, 2014

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Mom donates to Not-Forgotten Box in honor of son overseas

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ELYRIA — Like many moms, Patricia Rice planned to spend money on her 21-year-old son Brian to give him a nice Christmas. But that was before the Navy corpsman got assigned to Okinawa for the next two years. Brian Rice’s Nov. 11 departure was made even more emotional because that was the date his grandfather, Read More…

U.S. Marshals track down fugitive in Middleburg Heights motel room

Kelly Boros

A Grafton man who held sheriff’s deputies at bay for 17 hours in August 2013 and had been sought by local authorities after failing to appear for sentencing on charges from that incident was arrested Thursday at a Middleburg Heights motel by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Kelly Boros, 43, was taken into custody Read More…

Agency seeks zoning variance for new recovery facility

LORAIN — Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services recently received $200,000 from the state to develop more housing for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The agency has found a second facility it hopes to be able to convert into a group home after efforts fell through on a different site. “We don’t Read More…

Grant to help upgrade Grafton’s Splash Station

GRAFTON — The village’s Splash Station at North Park is getting set to make another splash, thanks to a grant from the Ross Foundation Inc. The foundation, a charitable arm of Ross Environmental Services of Elyria, presented the village with $21,500 during Tuesday’s Village Council meeting. The money will be used to add water features Read More…

Keystone parents question elimination of Keycare system

LAGRANGE — The coldest night of the season didn’t appear to keep anyone away from Monday night’s Keystone Schools board of education meeting, where several in the audience of 80 to 100 people reacted to major budget cuts tied to the recent failure of an operating levy. A number of people who spoke during the Read More…

Passenger in Elyria car theft, crash sentenced

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ELYRIA — One of two people charged in connection with the 2013 theft of a car that later crashed into the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club was sentenced Friday. Robert Donaldson, 21, was sentenced by Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Miraldi to six months in jail and three years of intensive supervised Read More…

Elyria Twp. bank robber pleads guilty

Robert Gauna

A Bay Village man accused of robbing a Lorain National Bank branch in July pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday. Robert T. Gauna, 31, entered a guilty plea to a charge of bank robbery, according to Mike Tobin, public information officer for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Gauna Read More…

Keystone district to discuss cuts on Monday

LAGRANGE — The Keystone school board will meet Monday to discuss finalizing the first phase of planned cuts in the wake of a 5.95-mill operating levy’s Nov. 4 defeat. The issue would have generated $1.4 million annually and staved off cuts in teachers, elimination of advanced placement classes at the high school, reductions in secretarial Read More…

Former Lorain teacher sentenced on child pornography charges

A former teacher for the Lorain Schools was sentenced Thursday in federal court on child pornography charges. Edward Dembiec, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Adams to three years and four months in prison on a count of possession of child pornography, according to Mike Tobin, public information officer for the Office of Read More…

Jarelle Guice found guilty in 2012 police standoff

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ELYRIA — Jarelle Guice was found guilty on multiple counts of attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and other charges Wednesday stemming from a 2012 incident in which he was shot six times by police after firing on them during a tense standoff. Guice, 25, yelled an obscenity as county Common Pleas Judge Raymond Read More…