July 30, 2015

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10 things to know, Wednesday, July 29

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Turkish strikes vex Islamic State plan Ankara’s air campaign against IS militants and Kurdish forces creates a conundrum for Obama, who is leading the fight against one of those targets while relying heavily on the other. 2. Read More…

Cleveland woman killed in Route 2 rollover

AMHERST — A Cleveland woman was killed after the car she was riding in flipped over on state Route 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Corrine Sherels, 69, of 149th Street in Cleveland, was transported from the crash to University Hospital Amherst where she died from her injuries, an Ohio Highway Patrol report said. State troopers said Read More…

Lorain vote fraud suit casts wide scope; 27 voters could be challenged

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Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging his loss in the Democratic Party primary will focus on where as many as 27 voters lived when they cast ballots in May. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski on Tuesday rejected a request from attorney Corey Colombo, who represents Ryan Horn, the man who defeated Flores Read More…

Burge taking steps to get suspended law license back

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge doesn’t believe his law license should have been suspended, but he has complied with an order from the Ohio Supreme Court that he complete several hours of legal training. The Supreme Court suspended Burge’s license in April after a jury found him guilty of three felony counts Read More…

Three Lorain County communities make Ohio’s safest cities list

Three Lorain County communities were ranked among Ohio’s 50 “Safest Cities” by the latest annual survey of Safewise, a Salt Lake City-based company that offers consumer advice and help in choosing home security systems. North Ridgeville ranked 20th, Sheffield Lake came in 34th and Vermilion ranked 37th in the 2015 report, released this week. The Read More…

Car plows into Amherst Township house; mother of two killed

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AMHERST TWP. – A wife and mother was killed this morning when a car careened into a Leavitt Road home while she was sitting on the couch with three children nearby. Debra Majkut, 34, died at the scene, said Lt. Carlos Smith, commander of the Elyria Highway Patrol post. Her sons, Jacob Majkut, 12, and Read More…

Erie County deputy who gave Vermilion captain ‘a break’ is disciplined (VIDEO)

Video courtesy Erie County Sheriff’s Office/Sandusky Register The Erie County Sheriff’s deputy who pulled over Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer for driving without a valid license earlier this month has been suspended for three days. Deputy Matthew Heery was found to have violated several departmental policies, including giving Reinheimer a break because he was a Read More…

Hundreds turn out for vigil for Sidney Heidrick

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A community that barely knew the family of Sidney Heidrick is now forever connected to them by a tragic death that hundreds memorialized Tuesday night at Shell Cove Park. Sidney, 4, was missing for less than 24 hours when his body was pulled Saturday afternoon from Lake Erie after he had wandered Read More…

Lake County authorities say woman was killed by suspect in shooting, attempted rape

CLEVELAND — A woman found dead in her home was slain by the same man who shot another woman in a nearby park and tried to rape a 14-year-old girl, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, was armed with a rifle when he was arrested Monday after a shootout with SWAT team members at Read More…

Shuttle service available, encouraged for vigil for Sidney

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SHEFFIELD LAKE – Police are asking residents attending an 8 p.m. vigil for Sidney Heidrick tonight to park at the Shoreway Shopping Center and take a free shuttle to Shell Cove Park, 4855 Lake Road. Police Chief Tony Campo said shuttle services will begin at 7 p.m. and police want anyone driving to the vigil Read More…