June 30, 2016

Elyria
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Two in custody after car chase

ELYRIA — Two men have been arrested after a high speed chase through Elyria culminating in a car crash. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at the intersection of Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and started to pursue it. The car continued “at a high Read More…

Fugitive surrenders to authorities after brief pursuit

ELYRIA — A fugitive turned himself in to authorities Monday after a brief pursuit by Elyria police and the U.S. marshals. Timothy Darr, 32, was wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, weapons under disability, tampering with records and drug possession charges, according to Marshal Anne Murphy. Darr was briefly listed as Read More…

Inmates taken to hospital for drug effects

ELYRIA — Two Lorain County Jail inmates, including one already facing charges for trafficking in drugs at the jail, were taken to the hospital early Thursday after they were found to be high on drugs. Jail Administrator Andy Laubenthal said the men, Eric King and Benjamin Krugman, did not overdose on fentanyl or another form Read More…

Man sought after Beech Avenue incident

LORAIN – Police arrested a Lorain man Thursday after he interfered with their attempts to arrest another man on a warrant at a Beech Avenue residence. Montell Johnson, 37, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and having weapons under disability. Lorain Police Capt. Roger Watkins said police saw Christopher Chapman who Read More…

Mahoning County Sheriff seeks body scanner after jail fentanyl overdoses

YOUNGSTOWN — A northeast Ohio sheriff’s office is asking county officials to buy a $200,000 body scanner after two inmates recently overdosed on fentanyl smuggled into the county jail by a third inmate. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the administrator for the Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown told county commissioners Thursday that the jail “dodged Read More…

In setback for gun enthusiasts, federal appeals court upholds California concealed weapons law

SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of California gun enthusiasts hoping to legally carry concealed weapons for personal protection were dealt a setback when a federal appeals court upheld a state law requiring applicants to show a good reason beyond simple safety. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Americans don’t have a constitutional Read More…

Valley City bicyclist critically hurt after being struck by car in Columbia Township

COLUMBIA TWP. — A bicyclist was critically injured after being struck by a car Thursday evening on a stretch of winding country road. Rodney Harms, 64, of Valley City, was traveling south on state Route 252 shortly before 7:30 p.m. when an Oldsmobile sedan driven by Bradley Denington, 20, of Spencer, struck him just south Read More…

Avon couple indicted on drug trafficking charges

ELYRIA — An Avon man whose arrest on child abuse charges led police to a drug trafficking operation has been indicted along with his girlfriend. Michael Garcia, 33, is charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, endangering children, having weapons under disability and trafficking in drugs. Brittney Hopkins, 26, is charged with trafficking in drugs. Garcia Read More…

Former Lorain Service Director Gilchrist pleads guilty to drug charges

ELYRIA — Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony marijuana possession charge as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that saw an additional drug trafficking charge against him dropped. It’s actually the second time Gilchrist has taken the same plea for the charges stemming from his Oct. 23, 2014, Read More…

Judge to man: No more kids until you pay support

ELYRIA — Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther has banned another man convicted of failing to pay child support from having more children while he’s on probation. Walther made headlines in 2013 when he imposed a similar procreation ban on Asim Taylor for failing to pay nearly $100,000 in child support to his four children. Read More…