August 3, 2015

Elyria
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Motorcycle rider killed on state Route 113

HENRIETTA TWP. — A Parma Heights man died when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup Saturday evening on state Route 113 near Gifford Road. The Ohio Highway Patrol stated Jorge L. Perez, 41, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Read More…

Missing boy’s body found

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Four-year-old Sidney Heidrick was missing for less than 24 hours when his body was found Saturday afternoon. Despite efforts to find the boy alive, divers pulled his body from Lake Erie a short distance from his grandparents’ Lake Road house, where he was last seen alive about 4:30 p.m. Friday. Sidney was Read More…

Body of missing boy found

Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring said despite the work of the FBI, Homeland Security and responders from the Wellington, Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Richfield police and fire departments, the worst-case scenario occurred. Bring said the body of Sidney Heidrick, 4, was found in the lake about halfway between his grandparents’ home on Lake Road Read More…

Search continues for missing boy, 4

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Search crews continued to look for Sydney Heidrick, 4, late Friday after he was reported missing from his grandparents’ home at 4845 Lake Road. Sydney, who weighs approximately 48 pounds, was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. with law enforcement arriving at the residence by 5:30 p.m. Helicopters, police dogs. the United States Read More…

Texas authorities say evidence points to Bland suicide in jail

HEMPSTEAD, Texas — While Sandra Bland’s family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have taken her own life, authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself. Marks around the neck of Bland, 28, neck were consistent with suicide by hanging, Waller County prosecutor Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Wellington man faces federal child porn charges

Ryan P. Reynolds

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

Accused Charleston shooter faces new federal charges — including hate crimes

WASHINGTON — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion. The prosecution, particularly on hate crimes, has been expected since the June 17 shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Read More…

Road rage leads to fourth OVI arrest for Sheffield Lake woman

Pamela Oakley

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A repeat drunken driving offender was arrested over the weekend following a road rage incident, police said. Pamela Oakley, 48, 225 Mariner’s Watch, was arrested and issued citations for operating a vehicle impaired, following too closely and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. According to a police report, this is Oakley’s fourth Read More…

Parole board denies killer mom’s release request

The Ohio Parole Board has denied a request to release an Elyria woman who killed her 2-year-old son 25 years ago. The decision is the second time the board has rejected a parole attempt from Renee Patterson, 53, who is serving 20 years to life in prison for the killing after she was convicted of Read More…