September 17, 2014

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Ohio soldier fatally shot by police

FRANKFURT, Germany — A U.S. soldier who died after being shot earlier this week in a confrontation with German police was a 30-year-old Ohio man, the U.S. Army said Saturday. Pvt. Jeremiah W. Carmack, of Union, died early Friday morning at Leopoldina Hospital in Schweinfurt after he was shot in a confrontation with German police Read More…

Blotter: March 16, 2008

Lorain police Friday, March 14 8:25 p.m. – 300 block W. Seventh St., a man who was bleeding from his head told police his boyfriend attacked him, but later recanted his story. 10:59 p.m. – 1200 block Washington Ave., a man said his ex-girlfriend grabbed him by his shirt and threatened to beat him up Read More…

LCCC ad draws attention to piracy

ELYRIA — For many college students, the latest in movie mania is a just a few clicks away on a computer. But some Lorain County Community College students want to change that mindset and have created a 58-second public service announcement that they hope gets the attention of the Motion Picture Association of America. They’re Read More…

Elyria Notebook: March 16, 2008

Lifeguards needed Elyria is accepting applications for lifeguards and pool managers at the East, West, North and South pools this summer.     Lifeguards must be certified in CPR, first aid and lifeguarding. Pool managers must be at least 21 and able to work with the public. Applications are available at the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department, Read More…

Cleveland mayor stirs NOACA vote pot

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson talked tough during discussions Friday over the weighted vote at the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency that has angered other counties, according to a member of the group’s executive committee. Jackson called the weighted vote — which favors Cuyahoga County over four surrounding counties — the “muscle” that protects his residents Read More…

Hunt for rapist ends

ELYRIA — A four-day manhunt through Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville and Cleveland ended Friday when a convicted rapist walked out of a New Philadelphia hideout and surrendered to heavily-armed police ringing the building. Adrian Agosto, 27, was found guilty in 2003 of having sex with a young girl and was running from another rape accusation Read More…

Off the Beats: One brief moment of bling-bling bliss

Move over Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pomero. Your television show may be my favorite and your 3.5-carat emerald-cut diamond ring set in platinum is nice, but it looks like Pop Rocks next to the thing I put on my finger Thursday. I was at Vandemark Jewelers two days ago with the intention of writing a Read More…

Cop grilled on Carrasquillo investigation

ELYRIA —Pamela Carrasquillo’s defense attorney on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the investigation that names her as its No. 1 suspect. Pamela Carrasquillo is accused of attempted murder for the January 2007 shooting of her estranged husband, Herminio Carrasquillo, who initially implicated his estranged wife of 26 years as the shooter. He later told police Read More…

Sewer violations cost county $300,000

ELYRIA — Once $46,498 worth of legal bills are added in, the county will pay $300,000 to resolve the penalty for Clean Water Act violations at six small sewer plants. The legal costs paid to the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymore & Pease will be paid from the Lorain County Sanitary Engineer’s fund as Read More…

Man accused of molestation, sex with animals, not competent for trial

ELYRIA — The North Ridgeville man accused of molesting a young boy and having sex with animals isn’t competent to stand trial, at least not right now. But the prosecution’s mental health expert who found Jonel Berlovan incompetent believes that with treatment, Berlovan could stand trial within six months to a year. Berlovan, 56, is Read More…