August 31, 2015

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Subway pitchman Jared pleads guilty; will pay restitution, faces sentence of 5 to 12 1/2 years

INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange trysts with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate. Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations Read More…

Police raid Lorain Deli for second time this summer

LORAIN — Police raided Lorain Deli for the second time this summer, finding 200 grams of a substance officers believe to be Spice. Members of the Lorain and Elyria narcotics unit entered Lorain Deli, 2225 W. 21st St., about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a search warrant for the store, Sgt. Tom Nimon said. Read More…

Elyria Police staffing shortages mean no high school resource officer

Staffing shortages in the Elyria Police Department will result in Elyria High School no longer having a dedicated school resource officer. Until this year, an officer worked the school beat as a primary responsibility, but with fewer officers on the police roster a decision has been made to make the job a part-time position for Read More…

Lawyers give closing arguments in Robles trial; judge to announce verdict today

ELYRIA — Antonio Robles meant to kill DeAndre McDowell, Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Sherry Glass said Wednesday during closing arguments in Robles’ murder trial. “What is more purposeful than pulling the trigger of a firearm?” Glass asked Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny, who will decide the case instead of a jury. Robles, Glass contended, was upset Read More…

Teen denies role in Carlisle Township homicide

ELYRIA — A 14-year-old boy charged in connection with the slaying of a 61-year-old man inside his Carlisle Township home last month denied the accusations against him during his arraignment Wednesday in Juvenile Court. The 14-year-old is facing juvenile counts of murder, three counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence in connection Read More…

Intervention granted for Elyria firefighter who stole cleaning supplies

ELYRIA — The former Elyria firefighter who resigned after stealing cleaning supplies from the Fire Department has been granted intervention in lieu of conviction. Jeffrey Castle, 54, entered guilty pleas to charges of theft and theft in office during an appearance Wednesday before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers, but the charges against him Read More…

12-year-old admits to crimes during disappearance with toddler

ELYRIA — A 12-year-old girl has admitted to committing several crimes when she vanished with a 2-year-old she was baby-sitting earlier this summer to have sexual relations with an Elyria man. The girl made the admissions to inducing panic, unlawful restraint and violating the terms of her probation in an earlier case during an appearance Read More…

Cleveland man guilty in wife’s death

A Cuyahoga County jury has found a Cleveland man who fatally stabbed his ex-wife in Cleveland before setting himself on fire on a Lorain County road guilty of aggravated murder and other charges. Joe Frolik, a spokesman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, said 29-year-old Hugo Ramos will face a life prison term when he Read More…

Man claims self defense in Lorain shooting; no charges filed

LORAIN – A Lorain man contends he shot his landlord in self defense on Sunday. Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said Wednesday that no charges have been filed. He said police were called to 934 W. 14th St. at 4:23 a.m. regarding a shooting. Around the same time, Samuel Robertson IV, 37, also called police Read More…

UPDATED: 14-year-old charged in Carlisle Township murder

CARLISLE TWP. – Deputies on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the July 17 death of a 61-year-old man in his house on Midvale Drive. Deputies found evidence connected to the homicide in the river behind a home at 299 Greenview Drive, Carlisle Township — the same house where a suspect tied to a later Read More…