July 6, 2015

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Cloned dog owner might be sex slave suspect

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who made news around the world when she had five pups cloned from her beloved pit bull Booger looked very familiar to some who saw her picture: She may be the same woman who 31 years earlier was accused of abducting a Mormon missionary in England, handcuffing him to Read More…

New video phone helps Patrol talk to the deaf

ELYRIA — The future has come to Lorain County. OK, so maybe not the future a la robots and whatnot, but a perfect futuristic landscape in Hollywood always includes a video phone, and there’s one at the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. The goal of the phone is to make it easier for Read More…

Former Elyrian killed in W.Va. crash

ELYRIA — A former Elyria High School student was killed in a crash Tuesday near his West Virginia home, and his grieving mother is angry that he was ever allowed behind the wheel. Edward Ewing Jr., 25, of Jane Lew, W.Va., died almost instantly when his Pontiac minivan hit a tree and flipped on its Read More…

Lorain man: Bar acquaintance raped me

LORAIN — A 35-year-old Lorain man said he was raped by another man who gave him a ride from a bar Friday night, according to a Lorain police report. The victim told police the suspect was white, heavyset, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, and bald with a Read More…

Landlord: Evicted tenants lived in filth

LORAIN — A landlord told police Friday that he fears for the safety of a 5- or 6-year-old child in a family he recently evicted that also keeps exotic animals and lives in filthy conditions. The property owner went to clean up the home after the former tenants left and found it so flea-infested that Read More…

Two motorcyclists die in separate crashes in Medina County

MEDINA — Two crashes involving motorcycles Friday afternoon in Medina County left two motorists dead, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The first happened at 12:55 p.m. in Wadsworth Township, killing Melvyn L. Rager Jr., 49, of Marshallville. Rager lost control of his 2002 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle on a curve and was struck by Meredith Read More…

N. Olmsted boy drowns in Lake Erie

BAY VILLAGE — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died after a Lake Erie swimming accident. A Cuyahoga County coroner spokesman said Zachary Haberek of North Olmsted was pronounced dead Friday night at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Zachary was in the water with a friend at Columbia Park near Cleveland when he went under. The Read More…

BLOTTER: Aug. 10, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, Aug. 7 2:09 p.m. — 100 block Sunset Court, 1995 Pontiac Transport stolen. 2:45 p.m. — 600 block S. Abbe Road, a woman said a stranger entered her apartment and fondled her breast. 5:25 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., Michael Stump, 29, Elyria, charged with possession of Schedule I drugs. 6 Read More…

Prosecution: Burge in-law heard Rivera`s threats

ELYRIA — Murder suspect Ruben Rivera told the brother-in-law of the judge set to hear his case that he was planning to have a key witness eliminated, according to court documents filed by prosecutors on Friday. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Tony Cillo wrote that Rivera told a corrections officer in the Lorain County Jail that Read More…

Off the beat: Aug. 9, 2008

Almost all eights for newborn Friday The number 8 holds little significance to the Sauer family of Elyria, but maybe the newest addition to the family is trying to change things. Aiden Michael Sauer, born at EMH Regional Medical Center Friday also known as 08/08/08, came into the world weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Parents Read More…