April 23, 2014

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Amherst Township shop owner arrested for sexual imposition against customer

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AMHERST TWP. — The owner of Farmer Boy Market was arrested yesterday for sexual imposition, according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Ibrahim Labbad, 62, of Westlake, was taken to the Lorain County Jail. According to the report, deputies were called to the store about 8:20 p.m. by a 26-year-old customer. She Read More…

14-year-old charged in fatal shooting of friend at sleepover

COLUMBUS — Authorities have charged a 14-year-old Columbus boy in the fatal shooting of his friend during a sleepover earlier this month. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the child was charged Thursday with delinquency counts of reckless homicide in the death of 14-year-old Noah McGuire on July 5. Court filings say it happened during a Read More…

Cleveland woman accused of killing her fiance by poisoning him with antifreeze 6 years ago

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland woman who coaches youth baseball has been accused of killing the father of their two children by poisoning his iced tea with antifreeze six years ago. The Plain Dealer reports that 34-year-old Holly McFeeture was indicted earlier this week. Prosecutors say she killed her fiance, Matthew Podolak, by putting antifreeze in Read More…

Father charged after 10-year-old crashes SUV into house

LANCASTER, Ohio — Police in central Ohio say a father faces a charge of endangering children after his 10-year-old daughter got behind the wheel of an SUV and crashed it into a home. Lancaster police reported that the man said he was teaching his daughter to drive when she lost control of the SUV Monday Read More…

Linda’s Lassie Baton and Drum Corp reunites after disbanding in 1976

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Thirty-six years ago, after one last parade in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Linda Brown said goodbye to her group of baton twirlers, drummers and marchers when the Linda’s Lassies Baton and Drum Corp disbanded after 14 years. Since then, Brown, who is well known in the community as the chairwoman of the Apple Festival Read More…

Oberlin writer pens reimagining of Chinese epic

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OBERLIN — Growing up, Pauline Chen devoured Jane Austen and Mary Stewart novels. It wasn’t until college that she learned about — and read — the Chinese literary classic, “Hong Lou Meng,” often translated as “Dream of the Red Chamber.” Chen, who taught film at Oberlin College, was captivated by a love triangle between a Read More…

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

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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…