September 4, 2015

Elyria
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Woman killed at railroad crossing

EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road near Capel Road and state Route 82 about 6 p.m. today. Four witnesses said the woman, who hasn’t been identified, stopped the car she was driving on the tracks, according Read More…

Three-vehicle crash kills Elyria man

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A three-vehicle crash killed an Elyria man and injured two other local residents, despite all of them wearing their seat belts. Hubert H. Vaughan, 48, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Vaughan was driving a 2001 Ford Focus east on U.S. Read More…

Elyria police campaign targets drunken driving

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ELYRIA — Elyria Police Department efforts to combat drunken driving will pick up starting today with thanks to a $44,000 federal traffic safety grant. The national enforcement Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs today through Sept. 7. Locally, it will mean more Elyria police on the streets and upcoming checkpoints to look for Read More…

Vermilion police captain could face training, further suspension after traffic stop

VERMILION — A 13-day suspension and a leadership training course could be in the future for a Vermilion police captain who was found driving with a suspended license last month. Earlier this week Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung, Mayor Eileen Bulan and Law Director Ken Stumphauzer joined in a disciplinary hearing with police Capt. Michael Read More…

Man acquitted of murder; found guilty of reckless homicide

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ELYRIA — Antonio Robles was acquitted Thursday of murder and felonious assault charges, but found guilty of reckless homicide in the 2013 shooting death of DeAndre McDowell. Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny, who heard the case instead of a jury, said while announcing his verdict that police and prosecutors didn’t have sufficient evidence to prove that Read More…

North Ridgeville Police stop nets men in U.S. illegally

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two men are facing deportation after a traffic stop by police Wednesday afternoon that ended in authorities learning both men were in the country illegally. Both suspects were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents by police. The men were identified by North Ridgeville police as Mario Bonilla, 36, who was living Read More…

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…