September 30, 2014

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UPDATED: Student brawls mar Lorain homecoming event

When several fights broke out at Lakeview Park during the annual

LORAIN — Some students got too fired up at Thursday’s fourth annual Lorain Schools Homecoming Bonfire at Lakeview Park. Police said a brawl broke out about 7:50 p.m. No one was seriously injured. Five juvenile girls were cited for disorderly conduct and aggravated riot and Sierra Wiley, 18, of the 600 block of West 18th Read More…

Career criminal gets life for 3 1980s LA killings

Samuel Little

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Little has a rap sheet across half the continental U.S. but has little time in prison to show for it. That changed Thursday. Little, 74, was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s during the crack cocaine scourge, Read More…

Children removed from squalor home, now in relatives’ custody

LORAIN — Two children removed from a Lorain home after being found by police in appalling conditions are in the custody of relatives. Officers went to the home in the 1500 block of East 29th Street late Friday in response to a domestic dispute complaint and found a 7-month-old boy and 2-year-old boy in conditions they Read More…

Middleburg Heights teen killed in I-71 crash

A Middleburg Heights teen was killed after her vehicle broke down on Interstate 71 Wednesday morning. Renee Ondrejech, 18, was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Passat northbound at 5:10 a.m. near Medina Township when her car experienced mechanical problems and became disabled in the right lane of Interstate 71, according to a release from the Ohio Read More…

Coroner: Homicide victim was shot with two guns

Matthew Stinson

ELYRIA — Matthew Stinson was shot multiple times with two weapons, Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans said Tuesday. Stinson, 25, was shot and killed Sept. 17 in a hallway at the Wesley Avenue apartment building where he lived. Evans said that Stinson appears to have been shot with both a rifle and a handgun, although Read More…

Blotter: Son charged with violating protection order against mother

Lorain police Sunday, Sept. 21 12:27 a.m. — 1300 block Meister Road, police arrived at a house on a domestic violence call to find one man pinning another against a window. The men told police they were just drunk and it was a “family squabble,” according to the report. 1:30 p.m. — 400 block W. Read More…

Five escape after minivan catches fire

SHEFFIELD — Five people narrowly escaped serious injuries when the minivan they were in on East River Road caught fire about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday. The 2003 Dodge Caravan was southbound on East River near James Day Park and the Colorado Avenue intersection when the fire began. The two men, two women and a small child Read More…

Former Westlake teacher receives life sentence in rape

Joseph Scherma

CLEVELAND — A former Westlake High School English teacher was sentenced to life in prison for the rape of two boys, ages 9 and 12, who are his relatives. Joseph Scherma, 67, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to two counts each of rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition and to three counts of disseminating material harmful Read More…

Woman hits parked car, flips SUV

LORAIN – A woman told police she couldn’t see part of the road Tuesday morning when she hit a parked car and flipped her car over in the road. Ganeene McCall, 22, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on the 1300 block of West 11th Street around 8 a.m. Tuesday when she told police a Read More…

Wellington football coach resigns amid investigation

WELLINGTON — A high school assistant football coach resigned last week following an unspecified incident. Police are investigating former Wellington High School football coach Kenneth Rochester, said Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett. Police are not releasing information on the incident that sparked it, but Barrett said Rochester has not been charged. Wellington Schools Superintendent John Read More…