July 28, 2014

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Man could face death if convicted of killing family

LEBANON — A man accused of fatally stabbing his wife and setting their house on fire, killing his four children, was indicted Friday on aggravated murder charges. Michel Veillette, 34, faces the death penalty if convicted of killing his family. He was indicted on five counts of aggravated murder and other charges related to the Read More…

Prosecutor rebuffs account of microwave death

DAYTON — A prosecutor on Friday countered a claim that someone other than the mother may be responsible for killing a month-old baby girl who authorities say was burned in a microwave oven. In a court filing seeking to have China Arnold held without bond pending a retrial, Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor David Franceschelli called Read More…

Lorain notebook: Feb. 16

Lorain officials want city employees to be more specific when it comes to their purchase orders. Whether filling out orders for pens or heavy equipment, Safety Service Director Robert Gilchrist said the need for detailed requests is something city departments must take seriously. “It’s not about seeing a red flag,” he said. “It’s about being Read More…

Sheffield blotter: Feb. 16

Sheffield police Wednesday, Feb. 6 4 a.m. — 5000 block Abbe Road, Yvonne Williams, 38, W. 23rd St., Lorain, charged with fraud. Thursday, Feb. 7 12:36 a.m. — Abbe Road, Colin Kaspirek, 61, Sterling Road, Lorain, charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and weaving. 2 p.m. — 5000 block Detroit Road, vehicle stolen. 7:59 Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — Cutts could get death

 CANTON — A former police officer who tearfully told jurors he accidentally killed his pregnant lover and their unborn baby has been convicted of their murders and faces a possible death sentence.    Bobby Cutts Jr., who sobbed when testifying that he killed Jessie Davis with a blow to the throat during a disagreement and Read More…

TRAFFIC UPDATE — Traffic moving again on SR 2

State Route 2 is back open after being momentarily shutdown Friday morning between state routes 254 and 611. Sheffield Village police responded to the non-injury accident around 10:30 a.m. when a truck struck a semi-trailer. Traffic was backed up by the crash, but is now moving again.

BREAKING NEWS — Cutts guilty

  CANTON— A former police officer who tearfully told jurors he accidentally killed his pregnant lover and her unborn baby has been convicted of their murders and faces a possible death sentence.    Bobby Cutts, Jr. who sobbed when testifying that he killed Jessie Davis with a blow to the throat during a disagreement and dumped Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — Cutts jury reaches verdict

   CANTON — A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a former police officer accused of killing his pregnant lover and their unborn child.    Bobby Cutts Jr. could receive a death sentence if convicted of aggravated murder in the deaths of Jessie Davis and her near full-term fetus.    Cutts testified Read More…

Lorain building official declares innocence

LORAIN — Bill Desvari, the city’s embattled chief building official, said Thursday he has no idea what led to him being suspended and escorted out of City Hall last week. He said Lorain police officers conducting a criminal investigation that centers on him haven’t talked to him yet. “All I was told was to leave Read More…

Teen cited for running red light after seven-car pileup on Rt. 57

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old girl who police say caused a seven-car crash Wednesday was cited for running a red light, police said. Police said six people were taken to the hospital, all with minor injuries, after Melissa Mathews of Grafton traveled through a red light at state Route 57 and Cleveland Street. Mathews’ Honda Accord  Read More…