August 23, 2014

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Trooper slightly injured in two-vehicle crash

EATON TWP. — A trooper with the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol was briefly hospitalized after his cruiser and another vehicle collided at state Routes 82 and 83 on Friday evening. Trooper Jeff Boris, 28, was responding to a call of an unresponsive motorist about 7:15 p.m. and driving eastbound on state Route Read More…

Defense attorneys given info in murder case

Tristen Belfiore

ELYRIA — Prosecutors have agreed to turn over police reports and witness interviews to attorneys representing accused killer Tristen Belfiore and his family before a hearing in which they intend to move the case against the 17-year-old to the adult criminal justice system. But the information will only be provided to the lawyers, who won’t Read More…

Lorain County Sheriff K-9 dies at deputy’s home

Karma, a Lorain County Sheriff's Office K-9, died Thursday. PHOTO BY LORAIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Karma, a K-9 that only had been with the force for a year, was found dead Thursday morning. Sheriff’s Capt. Jack Hammond said even in her short tenure, she had become like family. Karma was found dead from an apparent heart attack in the home of her handler, Lorain County sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Mead. The Read More…

Avon Lake secretary resigns after credit card misuse

AVON LAKE — A city employee resigned after it was discovered she was misusing a city-issued credit card. Elizabeth Gedeon, who worked as Mayor Greg Zilka’s secretary since he took office in January 2012, was using a city credit card for personal purchases. Zilka said Gedeon did not break any laws, but she did violate Read More…

Coroner says victim of four-wheeler crash had drugs in system

CARLISLE TWP. — A man who died in a four-wheeler crash two months ago was found to have drugs and alcohol in his system at the time of his death, according to a report released this week. Timothy Zmuginsky, 34, was killed June 8 in his backyard at 12446 Indian Hollow Road after he crashed Read More…

Police seek man who robbed Lorain store at knifepoint

The man at right is suspected of robbing the Lorain Cigarette Outlet at knife point. PROVIDED PHOTO

LORAIN – A man who held up a store clerk at knifepoint and threatened to kill her this week is still at large, according to Lorain police. Around 7 p.m. Monday, a white man with dark hair in his 30s walked into Lorain Cigarette Outlet at 5245 Oberlin Ave. and wandered around the store until Read More…

Sheriff’s office investigating Fuel Mart break-in

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The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in during the early morning hours Sunday at the Fuel Mart, 430 Oberlin-Elyria Road in Carlisle Township. Surveillance video shows the suspect, a white male wearing a dark color jacket and light color sweatpants, stealing numerous cartons of cigarettes from the business. Anyone who can identify the Read More…

Police make 3 more arrests in drug trafficking investigation

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Three more people were arrested Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization in Lorain County — making for a total of 24 arrests since last week. Megan Foky, 19, of Elyria, and Joshua McDaniel, 30, of Elyria, were both charged with conspiracy to traffic heroin on Wednesday. Foky was arrested Read More…

Former Shopway to reopen

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ELYRIA — The Lake Avenue building that housed a business that was shuttered by police after they say the operators were selling synthetic marijuana and running a food-stamp fraud operation will soon reopen under a new name and new management. The owner of the Shopway building at Lake Avenue and Furnace Street has signed a Read More…

Lorain blotter: Driver with suspended license arrested on outstanding warrant

Lorain Police

Lorain police 10:13 p.m. Aug. 5— Leavitt Road approaching Meister Road, Gary Knapp, 37, 800 block W. 11th St., arrested on an outstanding child support warrant and cited for driving with a suspended license, no tail lights, driving with fictitious plates and without registration. Police said they stopped Knapp on a motorcycle that didn’t have Read More…