August 23, 2014

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Identity of SUV driver in Lorain crash released

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LORAIN — The name of the woman injured in a crash at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday was released by police Tuesday. Mary Lewis, 72, of the 700 block of Grantwood Avenue in Sheffield Lake, was in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a Read More…

Man charged with having inappropriate images of children

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ELYRIA – An Elyria man was arrested on Tuesday morning after he was seen with inappropriate images involving children, according to police. Doug Kushen, 44, of Elyria, was charged with three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, one count of possessing criminal tools, one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and two counts Read More…

Two men charged with robbing Vermilion man

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man who was jumped, beaten and robbed early Monday morning, made a desperate attempt to call 911 before one of his attackers smashed his phone. Raheem Nelson, 18, and Tyler Guignette, 18, both from Elyria, were charged with robbery about 3:30 a.m. Monday, only 30 minutes after a Vermilion man told Read More…

Motorcyclist remains in critical condition after crash

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LORAIN — A motorcyclist critically injured in a Saturday crash remained in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday night, according to a nursing supervisor. Scot Donohue 45, of the 2100 block of Garfield Avenue in Lorain, was injured in a crash at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street about Read More…

Blotter: Resident reports locked vehicle burglarized overnight

Lorain police Saturday Aug. 9 9:54 a.m. — 2200 block Lorain Drive, a resident said someone burglarized her locked vehicle overnight, stealing $700 in cash and 50 Xanax pills. Police said the interior of the vehicle was ransacked, and there were smeared fingerprints on the hatch, but no signs of forced entry. The resident said Read More…

Teenager severely beaten while leaving Corn Festival

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating a weekend attack of a local teen that left him with injuries serious enough he may require plastic surgery, according to his father. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday as a 16-year-old walked home along Center Ridge Road from the city’s Corn Festival, according to his father, Read More…

UPDATED: Metro Parks Ranger injured in Monday crash

CARLISLE TWP. — Lorain County Metro Parks Ranger Sander Sanchez sustained minor injuries about 4:05 p.m. Monday when deputies said a car pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Oberlin-Elyria and Russia roads. “It was just a failure-to-yield incident,” said Deputy Dan Strohsack of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the crash. Read More…

Avon Lake daycare worker checked after lightning scare

AVON LAKE — A day care center worker was transported to University Hospitals Avon Health Center after being shocked by a lightning strike near her vehicle Monday afternoon. According to Avon fire Capt. David Swope, who provided mutual aid to the Avon Lake Fire Department, a 25-year old woman was taken to the emergency room Read More…

UPDATED: Sheffield Lake man charged with embezzling from Medical Mutual

A Sheffield Lake man has been charged in U.S. District Court with allegedly embezzling $2.9 million from Medical Mutual while working as a manager for the insurance company. Joseph Satava III, 69, was charged by way of information with one count of theft or embezzlement in connection with health care. An information bypasses the grand Read More…

Identities unavailable for crash victims

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LORAIN — The conditions of the two people critically injured when a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle collided at Kansas Avenue and E Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday could not be ascertained Sunday. Police Lt. Alan Cornwell, head of the Traffic Services Division, wouldn’t release the victims’ names, according to an email from Officer Kyle Read More…