May 5, 2016

Elyria
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Lawyers say meds to blame for Veterans Service Commission board member’s erratic behavior

ELYRIA — Lawyers for the Lorain County Veterans Service Commission board member, whose fellow members are trying to have him remove because of his “abusive, demeaning and confrontational” behavior, blamed his change in attitude on an anti-seizure medication he was taking in court documents filed last week. Robert Mackin no longer is taking the medication, Read More…

Avon Lake woman found guilty of killing husband

ELYRIA — It took a jury just two hours of deliberation Monday to return a guilty verdict against Jeane Harrington on murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges for killing her estranged husband, Michael Gabel. Harrington, 58, was lead out of the courtroom in handcuffs after Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers ordered Read More…

Former Lorain City Council candidate charged with receiving stolen property

LORAIN — A former City Council candidate was arrested Sunday and charged with receiving stolen property and failure to have a license plate. Police said Christopher Olejko, 48, of the 300 block of Indiana Avenue, was driving down Washington Avenue at 12:25 p.m. and was pulled over near West 10th Street for not having any front Read More…

Lorain teen pleads guilty in death of friend in car crash

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old driver who was behind the wheel during a car crash last year that killed his best friend admitted Monday to misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide and criminal damaging during an appearance in Lorain County Juvenile Court. Zachary Goodin had faced a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the case before Read More…

Flores questions housing court updates

LORAIN — City Council made plans Monday night to take a closer look at the city’s housing court, especially when it comes to the way Judge Chris Cook updates the body. Councilman Dennis Flores, D- 2nd Ward, said he feels the updates Council receives are not detailed enough. “One of the reasons I bring it Read More…

Coroner says death of Amherst man struck by train was accidental

AMHERST — The death of an Amherst man who was struck by a train early Monday was an accident, according to the county coroner. “At this point we have not ruled, but there is no reason to believe that this was anything but an accident,” Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Read More…

Pedestrian apparently struck, killed by train in Amherst

AMHERST — A pedestrian was apparently struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train early Sunday morning. Amherst police were called to the tracks between South Main Street and Milan Avenue around 4:36 a.m. Sunday. Once there, they found a man, later identified as Jeffrey Gula, 28, of Amherst, with injuries consistent to being struck by Read More…

UPDATED: Three in custody following Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA – Three people are in custody following a shootout on Garden Street this morning, but police aren’t releasing the names of those arrested until they can determine whether they were actually involved in the exchange of gunfire. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured in the shootout, which took place just Read More…

Witness: Gabel talked suicide

ELYRIA — Michael Gabel once said that if he were to kill himself it would be by wrapping plastic wrap around his face, a former co-worker told jurors Friday in the murder trial of Gabel’s wife, Jeane Harrington. Dan Walker testified that although Gabel, whom he described as “the most miserable man on the planet,” Read More…

Twilight Boutique owners get federal sentences

A Grafton Township couple has been sentenced to federal prison for selling illegal synthetic marijuana at a chain of “head shops” they operated throughout Ohio and a shop in New York. Sean Lightner, 41, was given a three-year prison sentence in the case, while Sherry Lightner, 40, was given two years behind bars during their Read More…