August 28, 2015

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BLOTTER: July 22, 2012

Elyria police Saturday, July 21 2:50 a.m. – 100 block Lake Ave., Bradley A. Watkins, 24,  Elyria, charged with criminal endangering after allegedly punching out a window at the D & M Mart following a fight in the parking lot. 3:29 a.m. – 400 block Clinton Avenue, theft of keys reported. Sheriff’s office Sunday, July Read More…

Fundraiser planned for injured woman

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Plans are under way for a fundraiser to help with hefty medical bills amassed by a Columbia Station woman when she and her pony were seriously injured May 30 when the woman’s horse-drawn wagon was rear-ended by a car. “We hope to have a couple hundred people,” Laura Mould-Walker said Friday. “This Read More…

Police: Man arrested for holding second man captive over drug debt

Whiteman

LORAIN — An Olmsted Falls man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly held a man captive for not paying him for a prior drug deal. At 8:57 p.m. Thursday, police met with Jason Miranda, 28, of Lorain who said he received a phone call from his friend who was being held captive. The friend, Geraldo Read More…

Put-in-Bay’s Perry monument to open early for Fourth of July

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PUT-IN-BAY — A Lake Erie landmark on an island in Ohio has undergone a three-year renovation and is reopening ahead of schedule for Independence Day. The 350-foot tall Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island has had repairs made to its observation deck and elevator. The monument built nearly 100 years ago Read More…

Local fireworks and Fourth of July activities

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Avon The city will have a fireworks show after Wednesday night’s Lake Erie Crushers game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. at All-Pro Freight Stadium. There will be a pregame party 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The tailgate party and buffet-style meal is $12 per person in advance and $15 day-of-the-game. Tickets for the party and Read More…

Vermilion K-9 Andy remembered as loyal dog who loved to work

VERMILION — They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For former K-9 handler Amherst police Sgt. Mark Cawthon that saying is true. For 14 years, Cawthon trained police dogs Hans, Bandit and Csar. Cawthon formed a strong bond with each of the animals, but when an unexpected illness took the lives of Bandit, Read More…

Man charged with robbing gas station

Cheeseborough

LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after police said he robbed a cashier at Pure Gas Inc. At 9:26 a.m. Friday, an off-duty policeman reported what he said was a robbery in progress. According to a police report, a man ran out of a Pure Gas station on East Erie Avenue with a handful Read More…

N.R. parish’s founding pastor retiring at 75

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For years, the scenario for an aging priest was akin to that of an old cowboy. “They died with their boots on,” the Rev. Richard Gonser said with a smile. The longtime priest and founding pastor of St. Julie Billiart Church won’t be among them. Even though Gonser, whose vitality belies his Read More…

Man gets 34 years for crash that devastated Tomasheski family

ELYRIA — Gerald Wetherbee Jr. was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison for killing Tammy Tomasheski and her 11-year-old son, Tommy Tomasheski, in a June 2011 car crash that also critically injured her husband, Tom Tomasheski, and the couple’s daughter, Danielle. The prison term was two years shy of the 36-year maximum sentence that Read More…

Ex-Judge Lilly pays fine, says it was late because she didn’t know about it

Former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Paulette Lilly on Friday paid fines and costs totaling $4,633.15 for violating campaign rules during her March bid to win a fresh judicial term. Lilly’s payments had been due June 15, but she missed the deadline, prompting the Ohio Supreme Court to order her to explain why she shouldn’t Read More…