February 8, 2016


UPDATED: Two Lorain residents killed in train crash


EATON TWP. — Dan Draeger said he was shocked when the car in front of him drove through the railroad crossing at the intersection of Avon Belden Road (state Route 83) and Capel Road about 5:10 p.m. Thursday. Draeger said driver Jawad Al-Nimer slowed down but went through the crossing despite the gates being down, Read More…

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ROUNDUP: July 22, 2012

Catalytic converters stolen at dealership ELYRIA — Eight vehicles were reported damaged last week at two car dealerships on East Broad Street, according to police reports released Saturday. Seven catalytic converters valued at $1,500 each were cut off and stolen from Nick Abraham Ford at 1115 E. Broad Street sometime between Sunday and Monday, according Read More…

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


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


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


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


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…