October 2, 2014

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Cell video shows girl dunked in toilet

LORAIN — A man told police that he was looking at a relative’s cell phone Tuesday and stumbled across a video of his young daughter being abused. A police report said the video shows a woman putting her daughter’s head in a toilet bowl and opening and closing the lid. Another video shows the child Read More…

Customer threatens Gas USA worker

ELYRIA — A Gas USA employee said a man she scared off with a baseball bat last week returned Monday for seconds, an Elyria police report said. The woman told police the man grabbed her Friday, and she hit him with a baseball bat to protect herself. But the man came back about 8:15 a.m. Read More…

Blaze draws police into weird encounter

ELYRIA — A fire on the railroad tracks early Tuesday near Huron Street drew Elyria police into a bizarre encounter with a suspect, a report said. Police said they found a 41-year-old man standing near a heap of burning copper wire about 2:20 a.m. behind Enercon on railroad property. Firefighters quickly doused the flames. But Read More…

Police seize items in gambling raid

ELYRIA — With a search warrant in hand Wednesday morning, agents raided an Avon Lake bar and found an apparent gambling operation, according to documents filed in Common Pleas Court. Ohio Department of Public Safety investigator Jillian Arnold said she searched Johnny Malloy’s, 33475 Lake Road at 11:25 a.m. and seized records, bingo tickets, suspected Read More…

Man files lawsuit over dismissal

ELYRIA — A Lorain man is suing his former boss, claiming he was fired because he claimed worker’s compensation for an on-the-job injury, according to a suit filed Tuesday in county Common Pleas Court. Caleb Merced said he lost his job as a yard department worker at the Elyria Foundry Co. in August, and the Read More…

In tiny Wash. town, discovery of parachute stirs new buzz over legend of D.B. Cooper

AMBOY, Wash. — A tattered, half-buried parachute unearthed by kids had D.B. Cooper country chattering Wednesday over the fate of the skyjacker, who leapt from a plane 36 years ago and into the lore of the Pacific Northwest. While the FBI investigates whether the fabric came from the world’s only unsolved skyjacking, the discovery re-energized Read More…

North Ridgeville blotter: March 27, 2008

Friday, March 14 9:20 p.m. — 35500 block Chestnut Ridge Road, Steven Skoczen, 32, Mayfield Heights and James Dunaway, 40, Cleveland, each charged with breaking and entering, forced entry-nonresidence, theft from a building and criminal damaging/endangering. Monday, March 17 1:11 p.m. — 6500 block Pitts Boulevard, a 16-year-old girl was charged with being unruly and Read More…

Guard accused of making racial comment

  GRAFTON — A Grafton Correctional Institution prison guard continues to work with another guard whom he accused of making a racially charged comment last month. According to copies of prison documents obtained by The Chronicle, Lt. David Adams, who is white, allegedly used racial epithets in a comment expressing hatred for blacks, Hispanics and Read More…

Auditor: Elyria Schools` books look good

The Elyria school district is in good financial health, according to the district’s yearly check-up by the state auditor’s office, which registered two findings regarding the district’s records. Released Tuesday, the audit of Elyria Schools was among dozens performed for school systems, municipalities and other agencies statewide. The two findings by the state dealt with Read More…

Half of provisional ballots thrown out

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Problems were found with a little more than half of all provisional votes cast in the county’s March 4 primary election, elections board officials said Tuesday. “This was not an easy election, but we managed to get through it very well,” said Jose Candelario, director of the Board of Elections. Of the Read More…