July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain County spending $750,000 for 911 Center

ELYRIA — Lorain County is spending $750,000 to buy a new home for the county’s 911 Center. The roughly 15,000-square-foot building, which served as offices for Equity Trust Co. before the company consolidated its operations in Westlake in 2012, will replace the 911 Center on Gateway Boulevard. County 911 Director Tracy Slagle said she was Read More…

LCCC firestarter pleads guilty to mailed anthrax hoax

The Elyria man serving prison time for setting fire to Lorain County Community College in 2009 has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal charges accusing him of sending a white powdery substance he claimed was anthrax to Summit County government offices. Drew Manns, 32, entered the plea to charges of mailing threatening communication and sending false Read More…

Pair arrested after Lorain bank robbery

Two suspects have been arrested after a bank robbery Tuesday in Lorain. Police said Craig Kunch, 50, of Lorain, entered the Chase Bank at 2232 Fairless Drive at 3:43 p.m. and passed a note to a teller saying he was armed and demanding money. “Someone noticed that the man was acting strange and that the Read More…

Avon Lake woman has wallet stolen at Crocker Park

WESTLAKE — An Avon Lake woman had her wallet stolen while at Bar Louie in Crocker Park on Saturday afternoon, and more than $4,000 in charges were made on her accounts. According to a news release from the Westlake police, the woman’s wallet was removed from her purse between 5 p.m. and 5:43 p.m. After that, three Read More…

Investigators cast wide net in nightclub shooting investigation

ORLANDO, Fla. — Shot in the leg and lying in a mix of blood and water on a bathroom floor, Patience Carter heard gunman Omar Mateen dial 911 from just a few feet away. The American-born son of an Afghan immigrant, Mateen told the person on the other end he wanted America to stop bombing Read More…

Investigation into Orlando mass murder turns to shooter’s wife

RODEO, California — She was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots who left an arranged marriage only to find love with a man who committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S history. Little by little, details have begun to emerge about 30-year-old Noor Zahi Salman, who grew up in the small suburb Read More…

Hearing continues in resentencing of Olympian Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled on his stumps in a South African courtroom Wednesday as part of his defense team’s argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced. Defense lawyer Barry Roux asked Pistorius to Read More…

Pair arrested after car, foot pursuit

ELYRIA — Two men were taken into custody after a car chase and brief foot pursuit involving police Tuesday morning. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said shortly before 8 a.m. an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and pursued it. The car continued at a Read More…

Pedestrian struck, killed on West River Road

ELYRIA — A man was hospitalized Tuesday after he was hit by a motor vehicle on West River Road North near Applebee’s. Juan Torres Jr., 43, of Elyria, was crossing the street when he was struck by an adult woman driving a blue Ford Fiesta. Torres was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and Read More…

Burglars hit a second Lorain jewelry store

LORAIN – A downtown jewelry store was burglarized Sunday, the second on Broadway in less than a month. Police Lt. Ed Super said five suspects who remain unidentified drove a van into the side of Marzavas and Son Swiss-American Jewelers at 800 Broadway. “By running the van into the side of the building, they smashed Read More…