May 27, 2015

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Police called for altercation involving Cavs player

WESTLAKE — Police were called to an altercation near Crocker Park involving a Cavs player Wednesday morning. A woman called 911 at 9:37 a.m. to report that a man and woman were fighting by a sport utility vehicle on the side of Crocker Road near Hilliard Boulevard. Police went to the scene and information was Read More…

Judge denies former commissioner Ross’ bid for early prison release

ELYRIA — Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny has denied former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross’ bid for early release from prison. Ross, 51, is serving a nine-year prison sentence on public corruption charges that include taking kickbacks totaling $582,783 for steering county business to Elyria businessman Larry Jones, who took a plea deal in the case Read More…

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ program promotes parental vigilance

Items that could be used for hiding drugs are on display at the "Hidden in Plain Sight" program at Brookside High School. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — The items in your child’s room may look like products any teenager would have. But the Hidden in Plain Sight program at Brookside High School on Tuesday showed how everything from highlighters to lipstick containers can be transformed into drug paraphernalia. The program, sponsored by the Bath and Copley Township police departments, which Read More…

Police arrest man suspected in Smitty’s break-in

Kenneth Lane

ELYRIA — A man whom police believe broke into Smitty’s Place on May 6 and stole money and a check from Mayor Holly Brinda’s re-election campaign, was arrested Tuesday morning. Kenneth Lane, 28, of East Avenue, Elyria, was charged with breaking and entering. The restaurant was broken into hours after Brinda held her primary election Read More…

30 drug distribution ring suspects indicted

ELYRIA — A grand jury has indicted 30 people whom prosecutors contend were involved in a drug distribution ring police believe was responsible for bringing kilograms worth of cocaine into Lorain County. The drug ring was led by Travis Milton, 33, Elyria, and Jarvis Burns, 34, Sheffield Lake, according to police, who used wiretaps and Read More…

Sheffield council working to toss unconstitutional ordinance

SHEFFIELD — The village is in the process of changing an unconstitutional ordinance that previously allowed police to arrest individuals who refused to identify themselves during encounters with police. Village Council heard a first reading Monday night of an ordinance to repeal a section of the codified ordinance that says no one can willfully refuse Read More…

Mississippi city mourns two policemen killed in weekend shooting

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday. Red roses decorated a chain-link fence Sunday near the spot where officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were killed, and worshippers remembered the Read More…

LCCC firestarter charged with sending powder to Summit County offices

Drew Manns

Drew Manns, the Elyria man serving prison time for setting fire to Lorain County Community College, has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of sending a white powdery substance he claimed was anthrax to Summit County government offices. Manns, 31, is charged with two counts each of making threatening communications and sending false information Read More…

Ex-South Amherst clerk is jailed

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SOUTH AMHERST — Former South Amherst Clerk/Treasurer Kim Green has been indicted on theft, theft in office and tampering with records charges for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from the village. Green, who resigned last month, was arrested at her home Friday morning, South Amherst police Lt. Michael Frazier said. She was being held in Read More…

Former commissioner seeks early release from prison

Michael Ross

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross has asked to be released early from the nine-year prison term he is serving on public corruption charges. Ross, 51, is scheduled to be released from prison in November 2018. In his request for early release, filed Friday, Ross wrote that he has accepted responsibility for his Read More…