February 9, 2016

Elyria
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Police: Man sought for stabbing brother

    ELYRIA – A 53-year-old Elyria man is wanted by police following a stabbing at 3 p.m. Monday on Brunswick Drive.   According to police reports, brothers David and Daniel Derouchie, both 53, got into an argument regarding who pays more bills and, during the argument, Daniel Derouchie threatened to kill David Derouchie and Read More…

Police: Man torched house to get back at divorcing wife

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BRIGHTON TWP. — The owner of a Brighton Township home that went up in flames Friday has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting the blaze. Lorain County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said the investigation into the fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road determined that the blaze had been deliberately set by David Read More…

Ex-girlfriend says in affidavit Johnny Manziel hit her hard in ear, caused loss of hearing

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley’s affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking Read More…

2 arrested after man shot early Sunday

ELYRIA — Arrests have been made after a Sunday morning shooting at a Third Street residence. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to 416 Third St. about 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

Wellington woman injured in Pitts Road crash Sunday

WELLINGTON — A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a single-car crash Sunday night on Pitts Road. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Elyse Kurianowicz, 25, of Wellington, was driving northbound on Pitts Road north of Peck Wadsworth Road when her car, a 2002 Ford Focus, swerved off the left side Read More…

BREAKING: Elyria police investigating 3rd Street shooting

ELYRIA – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday at a 3rd Street residence. Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the 416 3rd Street around 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

North Ridgeville crash probe continues

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are continuing their investigation into an accident early Thursday that left a Lakewood man trapped behind the wheel of a mangled car for several hours before rescuers freed him. Investigating officers are waiting to talk with Moussa Saliba, 24, of Lakewood, to learn more details of what led to the crash, Read More…

Police: Woman’s identity stolen; cell phones bought

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WESTLAKE – Police are investigating how a suspect obtained a woman’s personal information and then purchased four cell phones using her name. According to police, the woman received a $639 bill in the mail on Jan. 30 documenting the purchase of the cell phones through a fake Verizon account opened in her name. The phones Read More…

Police organizations squabble over proposed use-of-force guidelines

WASHINGTON — A dispute is erupting among police organizations over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, amid national outrage over questionable shootings. Groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers are pushing back against proposals announced last week by the Police Executive Research Forum, a leading Washington-based research group, Read More…

UPDATED: Raider receives mandatory 18-to-life prison sentence in fatal shooting of roommate

A picture of Brandon Smith and his son Ryder Smith is shown during the sentencing of Ryan Raider, background. Raider was sentenced to 18 years to life for killing Smith.

ELYRIA — Ryan Raider sat with his eyes downcast as the family of Brandon Smith, the man he fatally shot in the head in 2013, called him a coward and a traitor just before he was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Raider, 27, declined to make a statement before Lorain County Common Read More…