July 30, 2014

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Girl alleges assault on school bus

LORAIN — A 12-year-old girl told Lorain police she was sexually assaulted by two teenage boys during a bus ride home. Police responded to Lorain Preparatory Academy on Thursday after the girl told Principal Patricia Jannuzzi that she had been held down in her bus seat by another female student on Feb. 8 while two Read More…

Off the beat: All but the names stays the same

Charlie and Beth Weil of Carlisle Township have three grown children — three children who have all managed to change their names at some point in their lives. Hillary has become Jennifer, her middle name. Benjamin has become B.C., initials for Benjamin Charles. And Christopher is known to old friends as Chris Bob Wolf. But Read More…

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…