January 27, 2015

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Avon man suspected in Lakewood homicide

Police suspect an Avon man of murdering his former business partner before shooting himself at a Red Roof Inn Sunday, according to Lakewood police. Around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Lakewood police responded to the 2100 block of Eldred Avenue after receiving a tip that two gunshots were heard in the area, according to a press release. Read More…

Elyria man killed after vehicle goes airborne

LIVERPOOL TWP. — An Elyria man died early Saturday after his vehicle went airborne and crashed into two parked tractor-trailer trucks. Michael Setliff, 28, of Elyria was pronounced dead at the scene about 1:15 a.m. Saturday after his car went off the road and crashed into two trucks, according to a news release from the Read More…

Woman pleads guilty in fatal car crash

Danielle Grogg

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a crash that killed a passenger in the stolen SUV she was driving. Danielle Grogg, 33, entered guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless homicide, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, theft, driving under suspension and willful or wanton disregard for Read More…

Pair charged for second time in 2009 fatal shooting

murder-suspects

LORAIN — Two Lorain men have been charged for a second time in connection with the 2009 shooting death of Christopher Lundberg. Andrew Lorenzana and Avery Taylor, both 25, originally were charged with murder in the case, but those charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. The new round of charges against the two men Read More…

Lorain police blotter: Jan. 24, 2015

Lorain Police

Wednesday, Jan. 21 1:25 p.m. — Washington Elementary School, 1023 W. 23rd St., a man said he left his car with the keys in the ignition outside the school and it was stolen. At 2:08 p.m., police said he told them he found it in the parking lot at 1631 E. 30th St. He said Read More…

Former Elyria firefighter indicted on theft charges

Jeffrey Castle

ELYRIA — An Elyria firefighter who resigned after being accused of stealing cleaning supplies from the Fire Department has been indicted. Jeffrey Castle, 53, is charged with theft and theft in office, according to the indictment handed down this week. Castle resigned in November just hours before the city was due to hold a disciplinary Read More…

Cause of fatal Elyria fire believed accidental

ELYRIA — The cause of a fatal fire Sunday at 525 Skylark Court remains under investigation, but it is believed to be accidental. The fire killed 68-year-old Janet Kemerling and destroyed her home. Fire Marshal Carl Keith said Thursday that he is close to finishing a report on the fire but is still determining what Read More…

Vermilion bus driver fired for sleeping at the wheel

VERMILION — A veteran Vermilion school bus driver was fired from her job last week after an investigation of a Dec. 5 incident in which she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while transporting middle and high school students. Gwendolyn Howell, a bus driver for more than 20 years, was let go by the district Read More…

Lorain blotter: Jan. 21, 2015

Lorain Police

Lorain Police Friday, Jan. 16 10:33 p.m. — 1500 block Herbert Drive, two residents said their home was burglarized between 7 and 10:30 p.m., with a back window screen forced in. They said electronics and a wallet worth a combined $955 were stolen. 11:07 p.m. — 100 block E. 33rd St., a resident said two Read More…

Lorain man accused of stabbing another

Michael Thomascik

LORAIN — A Lorain man who police said has post traumatic stress disorder is accused of stabbing a man after flying into a rage at a home at 315 Kentucky Ave., about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said Michael Thomascik argued with his girlfriend, Tammy St. Clair, after being unable to fix a vaporizer, according to Read More…