February 14, 2016

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Authorities continue search for three men escaped from Orange County jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Unlike similar brazen escapes where inmates fled remote prisons into rural areas, the three men who broke out of a Southern California lockup escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange County — where hundreds of officers are centering the search. The investigation was focused on suburban communities where the men Read More…

Hot yoga founder ordered to pay damages in harassment suit

LOS ANGELES — The founder of a popular hot yoga method on Monday was ordered to pay more than $900,000 to a lawyer who said she was fired for investigating allegations of sexual harassment against the guru. A Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Choudhury to pay the attorney $924,500 in compensatory damages after finding he Read More…

Plea deal rejected for former Lorain Service Director Gilchrist

ELYRIA — Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist will have to go on trial next month on marijuana charges if he hopes to avoid a felony conviction after a county judge Monday rejected a request to place the former public official in a drug treatment program. Gilchrist and his attorney, Michael Stepanik, had hoped that Read More…

Elyria police investigating vehicle theft, crash

ELYRIA — Elyria police are searching for four men they say stole a car and crashed it into another car. Officers said the car traveled through two yards on the 600 block of Calann Drive at 3:36 p.m, Thursday and eventually crashed into a car in a driveway. When the car stopped, neighbors said four Read More…

Westlake police seek woman who ran up $5,000 bill on stolen credit card

Westlake police say this woman used a stolen credit card to make more than $5,000 in purchases.

WESTLAKE — Police are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to run up more than $5,000 in charges. According to a news release, a woman dining at the Yard House on Union Street had her wallet stolen from her purse Dec. 18. Police said a credit card from the wallet was Read More…

Authorities piecing together daring Southern California jail escape

LOS ANGELES — It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets. But this wasn’t a Hollywood movie; it was a real-life breakout that left authorities struggling to find three escapees — one an alleged killer — Read More…

Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers finally heads to trial

BOSTON — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufactured a defective cigarette knowing it could have made a Read More…

Captain’s dismissal is upheld

VERMILION — The firing of the Vermilion Police Department’s second-highest ranking officer has been upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission, which concluded Capt. Michael Reinheimer’s dismissal was proper and validated because Reinheimer did not dispute the majority of testimony presented against him. Mayor Eileen Bulan, who fired Reinheimer on Nov. 17, said in a Read More…

Two men critical after Thursday crash

HENRIETTA TWP. —Two people were injured in a car accident at 3:22 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Route 113 and Baumhart Road. Ohio State Highway Patrol says David Orosz, 73, of Amherst, and Jason Schutt, 41, of Richfield, were the drivers in the two vehicle crash. No passengers were in either car. Troopers Read More…

Sheffield Lake man killed in Bainbridge Township crash

A Sheffield Lake man has been identified as the victim of a car accident yesterday in Bainbridge Township. Luz Alberto Mendoza, 50, was killed in the accident involving a pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Mendoza was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Bainbridge Township Police say the accident happened at 12:50 p.m. on U.S. Route Read More…