August 3, 2015

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Texas authorities release more jail video in Bland case

HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland’s three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said Tuesday that such conspiracy theories — including one that Bland’s mug shot was taken after her death — have prompted death threats Read More…

Cleveland woman killed in Route 2 rollover

AMHERST — A Cleveland woman was killed after the car she was riding in flipped over on state Route 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Corrine Sherels, 69, of 149th Street in Cleveland, was transported from the crash to University Hospital Amherst where she died from her injuries, an Ohio Highway Patrol report said. State troopers said Read More…

Burge taking steps to get suspended law license back

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge doesn’t believe his law license should have been suspended, but he has complied with an order from the Ohio Supreme Court that he complete several hours of legal training. The Supreme Court suspended Burge’s license in April after a jury found him guilty of three felony counts Read More…

Three Lorain County communities make Ohio’s safest cities list

Three Lorain County communities were ranked among Ohio’s 50 “Safest Cities” by the latest annual survey of Safewise, a Salt Lake City-based company that offers consumer advice and help in choosing home security systems. North Ridgeville ranked 20th, Sheffield Lake came in 34th and Vermilion ranked 37th in the 2015 report, released this week. The Read More…

Erie County deputy who gave Vermilion captain ‘a break’ is disciplined (VIDEO)

Video courtesy Erie County Sheriff’s Office/Sandusky Register The Erie County Sheriff’s deputy who pulled over Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer for driving without a valid license earlier this month has been suspended for three days. Deputy Matthew Heery was found to have violated several departmental policies, including giving Reinheimer a break because he was a Read More…

Lake County authorities say woman was killed by suspect in shooting, attempted rape

CLEVELAND — A woman found dead in her home was slain by the same man who shot another woman in a nearby park and tried to rape a 14-year-old girl, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, was armed with a rifle when he was arrested Monday after a shootout with SWAT team members at Read More…

Former legislator mulls options after theft conviction, removal from office

PORT CLINTON — A former northern Ohio lawmaker who was convicted of theft and consequently removed from office immediately says he’s disappointed in the verdict and will consider his legal options. Republican Steve Kraus of Sandusky was accused of stealing antiques and other items from a home while doing work as an auctioneer. After 11 Read More…

Woman accused of aiding New York prison escape in court for arraignment

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A northern New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run is due in court Tuesday for arraignment. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after the Read More…

Elyria police engage in unusual pursuit (VIDEO)

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Graham Ley, 34, suspected of vandalism and riding recklessly, was arrested after a brief, low-speed pursuit by police about 4:45 p.m. Elyria police responded to a complaint of a man in a motorized wheelchair keying a car at 401 Cleveland St., according to police. Ley was being held this morning in Lorain County Jail in Read More…

Vermilion police captain on leave after DUS charge

Video courtesy Erie County Sheriff’s Office/Sandusky Register VERMILION — Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer has been placed on leave after he was caught allegedly driving with a suspended license earlier this month. Reinheimer was stopped on state Route 61 in Berlin Township by Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Heery about 5:30 p.m. July 20 after Read More…