November 26, 2014

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Man serving life sentence wants DNA test

ELYRIA — An Elyria man serving a life sentence for the May 1999 murder of Angela Galloway is asking a county judge to allow him to have his DNA tested in the hopes it will clear him. But county Prosecutor Dennis Will, who worked the case while still an Elyria police officer, said there’s no Read More…

Former cop’s trial is pushed back

ELYRIA — Former Elyria police Officer Vincent Ligas had his trial, which had been set for Monday, delayed on Friday, and his attorneys lost their fight to put the police department on trial along with him. County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi said Ligas’ attorneys, Mike Duff and Dan Wightman, should have made their argument Read More…

Blotter: April 26, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, April 24 9 a.m. – Holiday Inn, Lorain Boulevard, aluminum loading ramp stolen. 10:20 a.m. – 1300 block Lowell St., Vincent Fedele, 25, Tiffin, charged with theft. 3:50 p.m. – First Place Bank, Midway Boulevard, a bank manager reported that an employee took $300 from a customer’s account. The employee was fired. Read More…

Visitors Bureau plans May bus tour

In May 2007, a Travel Industry Association survey asked people at what price per gallon of gas would they consider changing vacation and travel plans. The answer was: $3.50. It’s a year later, and we’re paying that — or more. COURTESY LORAIN COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU A May bus tour visiting Lorain County sites will start Read More…

Prosecutor: Pregnant teller wounded in robbery loses twins

     INDIANAPOLIS — A pregnant teller shot in a bank robbery has lost the twins she was carrying, and police continued to search for the gunman Friday. Katherin Shuffield, who was five months pregnant, was critically wounded when a masked gunman shot her in the abdomen Tuesday morning at a Huntington Bank branch. Authorities Read More…

Water main break closes NASA Glenn

CLEVELAND — A water line break has shut down the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA Glenn spokeswoman Lori Rachul says the break happened before 7 a.m. Friday and employees were asked to leave the center by 10 a.m. Rachul says there’s no water in the center’s buildings and officials are assessing damage. NASA Read More…

Ohio man arrested in connection with school plot

CLEVELAND — Authorities near Cleveland have arrested a man they say e-mailed an Indiana teenager about conducting a Columbine-style attack on two schools. Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley says 33-year-old Lee Billi was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. A 16-year-old Indiana boy was arrested earlier this week. Malley says he doesn’t know Read More…

State Rep. Barrett resigns

Former Amherst councilman could face criminal charges after display of nude woman’s photo at a school lecture Barrett State Rep. Matt Barrett resigned in disgrace Thursday at the request of the Ohio House of Representatives minority leader and could face criminal charges related to an incident last year in which he accidentally projected the image Read More…

Democrats scramble for replacement for Barrett

State Rep. Matt Barrett’s unexpected resignation Thursday has left Democrats scrambling to fill his seat and maintain control of the district he won in 2006. “It certainly doesn’t help our chances,” Tony Giardini, head of the Democratic Party in Lorain, said after learning of Barrett’s resignation. The decision of who will serve out the remainder Read More…

Judge: Petric confessions admissible

The Rev. Mark Petric, allegedly shot by his son, also will be called as a court witness Daniel Petric ELYRIA — Prosecutors can use the three confessions a 16-year-old boy gave after his arrest when he goes to trial on charges he killed his mother and shot his father in the head, a county judge Read More…