September 5, 2015

Elyria
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Shot fired at Lorain home in what resident says is family dispute

LORAIN — A car pulled up to a house on Dewitt Street and one shot was fired Tuesday afternoon, according to sheriff’s office reports. At 5:07 p.m., two callers reported the sound of gunfire at 607 Dewitt St. The callers said they saw a silver BMW and a tan-and-black SUV driving away, according to Lorain Read More…

Victim IDed in Vermilion train death; police say suicide

VERMILION – A man who died when he was hit by a train early Monday, has been identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Stahley, of Vermilion. Police said the man — identified Tuesday morning as Stahley — was at Rudy’s Bar and Grille and distraught about personal issues, according to a press release from the police department. Read More…

Vermilion police captain is back on the job

Video courtesy Erie County Sheriff’s Office/Sandusky Register VERMILION — Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer, who was placed on leave after he was found driving with a suspended driver’s license in July, returned to work Monday. He still could face additional sanctions, however, after a decision is made following a disciplinary hearing this week. Reinheimer was Read More…

Psychological evaluation sought for Warfel before bond reduction considered

Eric Warfel, 34, of Medina, listens to arguments Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. NICK GLUNT/CHRONICLE

MEDINA — A Medina father accused of leaving his daughter’s body in her crib for six weeks after she died will remain in the Medina County Jail until he completes a psychological evaluation. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier ruled Monday that Eric Warfel, 34, can ask again to have his bond reduced Read More…

Truck crashes into Lorain store

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LORAIN — A pickup plowed into Cooper Deli & Groceries on Cooper Foster Park Road on Monday, crumbling a brick wall, shattering glass and demolishing shelves and products inside. The truck’s driver, Eric Beiswenger of Lorain, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and failure to control, according to a booking officer Read More…

Elyria arrests net 21 drug suspects

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ELYRIA — Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a crackdown on what they say is a large-scale drug arrest operation meant to target alleged heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray, 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern Read More…

Intent at issue as Robles’ murder trial opens

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Antonio Robles’ murder trial began Monday at Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria.

ELYRIA — DeAndre McDowell died from a bullet fired from a gun in the hands of Antonio Robles, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at the start of Robles’ murder trial Monday. But the question at the heart of the bench trial before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny is whether Robles meant to kill the 17-year-old McDowell, Read More…

Supreme Court accepts resignation of attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted Michael W. Fine’s resignation from the practice of law. Fine had worked as an attorney out of Sheffield before his office was raided in November as part of an investigation into whether he had hypnotized female clients for his own sexual gratification. Fine has not been charged Read More…

Vermilion police investigate railroad track death, suspect suicide

VERMILION — Police are investigating a man fatally struck by a train at the Grand Street crossing early Monday morning. Police say a man was at Rudy’s Bar and Grill and distraught over personal issues. He then went to the crossing, sat cross-legged on the tracks and put his hands over his head. He was struck by Read More…

Truck plows into Lorain grocery store

Workers try to remove a truck from the Cooper Deli on Cooper Foster Road in Lorain on Monday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A pickup truck plowed into Cooper Deli & Groceries, 1408 Cooper Foster Park Road, around 12:30 p.m. Monday. No one was injured during the crash and the driver refused medical treatment. Lorain Police did not yet release the name of the driver but said drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor Read More…