September 4, 2015

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LaGrange man sentenced for failing to disclose AIDS

ELYRIA — A LaGrange man who failed to disclose to a sexual partner that he has AIDS was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service. Nicholas Cerreto, 35, pleaded no contest to a felonious assault charge in July. Under Ohio law, it is illegal not to tell a sexual Read More…

Lorain man charged with assault after alleged beating

Steven Rozsos

LORAIN — A city man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and then forcing her to eat dog food has been charged with assault. Steven Rozsos, 36, of the 500 block of Oberlin Avenue, was arrested Friday at 9896 Murray Ridge Road in Elyria, according to a police report. On Aug. 22, police said they responded Read More…

Troopers: Driver in fatal crash had marijuana in system

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The 23-year-old driver who drove her car into a home on Leavitt Road killing a young mother inside tested positive for marijuana, according to the State Highway Patrol. A blood sample was obtained from Adrianna M. Young shortly after the July 28 crash that left Debra Majkut, 34, dead. Majkut, a mother of two, was Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

David Six

ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Former attorney indicted in hypnosis case

Michael Fine

ELYRIA — The former Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing his female clients for his sexual gratification has been criminally charged in a 29-count secret indictment that was unsealed Friday after he turned himself in at the Lorain County Jail. Michael W. Fine, 58, is charged with rape, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, attempted Read More…

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…