August 30, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
71°F
 

4-H teen donates proceeds to friend

WELLINGTON — The auctioneers at the Lorain County Junior Fair Auction normally speak quickly — rapidly running through a series of 4-H members who lead their animals to be sold to business people around the county. But when they got to Savannah Smith on Saturday morning, they paused. “Normally we don’t do this,” auctioneer Andy Read More…

Groups provide safe sleep tools

ELYRIA — Six days ago, Amanda Hatfield gave birth via an emergency cesarean section to a set of twins — a boy, Seth, and a girl she named Helanedria — a nod to other women in the baby’s life. Thursday, surviving on just three hours of sleep, the 22-year-old mother and her partner, Seth Luck, Read More…

Firefighters soon to carry cribs on calls

ELYRIA — Stuffed somewhere between massive fire hoses and emergency extrication equipment, the Elyria Fire Department soon will start carrying infant pack-and-play cribs as it crisscrosses the city on emergency calls. Not your typical piece of fire apparatus, the baby items are intended for the homes where parents using unsafe sleep practices are running the Read More…

Riding in her sister’s honor

WELLINGTON — Wearing a tank top, jean shorts and cowboy boots, Erin Hostal walked through Barn 15 of the Lorain County Fair, home to the junior fair horses with her horse Della at her side. “Horse coming through!” Erin announced as she passed between the walkway leading out to the round pen where she allowed Read More…

Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Former attorney indicted

ELYRIA — The former Sheffield attorney accused of hypnotizing his female clients for his sexual gratification has been criminally charged in a 29-count secret indictment that was unsealed Friday after he turned himself in at the Lorain County Jail. Michael W. Fine, 58, is charged with rape, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, attempted Read More…

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Cleveland Schools security officer arrested on child porn charge

ELYRIA – A Cleveland school security officer and another man were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, according to Elyria police. Brian Sanner, 24, a school security officer with the Cleveland Schools, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering Read More…