August 28, 2015

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Motorcyclist injured in Pittsfield crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred this morning at the intersection of Route 20 and Quarry Road. According to Ohio State Patrol Trooper Josh Grimm, the accident happened around 7 a.m. when Christopher Hall, 28, of Elyria was struck by Derek Yurtz, 41, of Brunswick, who was driving an Read More…

Argentinian looks to Pope Francis to help get son off Texas death row

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero’s son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. “I’ve prayed so much for that young man from Cordoba,” she says Francis told her, referring to the hometown Read More…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy resigns after allegedly being robbed during solicitation

Christopher Cassell

ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after he was robbed Tuesday during a rendezvous with a woman he met on Craigslist and allegedly paid for sex. Christopher Cassell, 24, had worked as a part-time deputy since March, mostly handling courthouse security before his resignation Wednesday, sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. Cassell, who Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake man killed in Cleveland car wreck

CLEVELAND – Sometimes Aaron Maxwell would stay as long as 10 hours at the gym – but it wasn’t all about the fitness. Christopher Cox, a coach at Chu To Bo Judo in Avon remembers how his 20-year-old friend became a familiar face at the gym, spending hours helping gym goers train for marathons or Read More…

Girl’s guardians plead no contest

AVON LAKE — The brother of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in June with a 2-year-old she was babysitting pleaded no contest Tuesday to a persistent disorderly conduct charge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, as did the mother of the younger girl. Charles Gibson, who had custody of his sister, and Kaylyn Rogers had originally Read More…

UPDATED: Kasich names Michele Silva Arredondo to replace Burge as judge

Michele Silva Arredondo

ELYRIA — Michele Silva Arredondo will replace former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge, who resigned in April. Gov. John Kasich’s office announced the appointment Tuesday and said in a news release that Arredondo, a magistrate for county Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros, will take the bench next month. “I’m very honored to have Read More…

Scores of survivors speak at Colorado theater shooter’s sentencing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Scores of victims of James Holmes’ deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater, now free to vent their feelings before the judge, are denouncing the defense team, the legal process and the single juror who blocked a death sentence. Throughout Holmes’ three-month trial, if they were called to testify, survivors and family Read More…

Police looking at non-lethal alternatives to bullets

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they considered “non-lethal” weapons at their disposal, including pepper Read More…

Sentence overturned for former county commissioner — again

ELYRIA — For a second time, the Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals has overturned the prison sentence of former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross. Defense attorney Anthony Baker said that based on his calculations, Ross’ sentence will have to be cut from 9 years to 6½ years under the ruling handed down Monday. Ross, Read More…

Burge to challenge Rothgery for judgeship

Christopher Rothgery

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said Monday he will seek to return to the bench next year by challenging his former colleague, county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery. Both Burge and Rothgery pulled petitions Monday to run in the Democratic primary next year, county Board of Elections Director Paul Adams Read More…