July 31, 2014

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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…

Lorain building official declares innocence

LORAIN — Bill Desvari, the city’s embattled chief building official, said Thursday he has no idea what led to him being suspended and escorted out of City Hall last week. He said Lorain police officers conducting a criminal investigation that centers on him haven’t talked to him yet. “All I was told was to leave Read More…

Teen cited for running red light after seven-car pileup on Rt. 57

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old girl who police say caused a seven-car crash Wednesday was cited for running a red light, police said. Police said six people were taken to the hospital, all with minor injuries, after Melissa Mathews of Grafton traveled through a red light at state Route 57 and Cleveland Street. Mathews’ Honda Accord  Read More…

Man suspected in grocer’s killing arraigned

ELYRIA — The Lorain man accused of robbing and shooting to death Lorain grocery store owner Jose Gonzalez was arraigned Thursday in county Common Pleas Court. CHUCK HUMEL/CHRONICLE Decio Rodrigues Jr. is led into court for his arraignment Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Decio Rodrigues, 24, of Lorain, pleaded not guilty to charges Read More…

Grafton-LaGrange police blotter: Feb. 15, 2008

LaGrange police Thursday, Feb. 7 12:50 a.m. — East of Chicago Pizza, door was found open. Nothing was disturbed. Friday, Feb. 8 5:45 p.m. — Church Street, a man was seen driving door-to-door with out-of-state plates selling steaks. Grafton police Thursday, Feb. 7 3:13 p.m. — 1000 block Elm St., a resident asked for an Read More…

Budding food bank seeks donations

The room is small but its shelves are filled with neatly organized rows of canned vegetables, boxes of cereal, pasta and macaroni and cheese, and jars of peanut butter. Outside, a steady stream of traffic zips by 2367 North Ridge Road with drivers taking scant notice of Lorain’s United Hearts Life Mission Center, one of Read More…

Playmate from Avon Lake makes SI swimsuit issue

One could hardly confuse Carmella Garcia with a wallflower. The Avon Lake High School grad and wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia shows a lot of skin for readers of Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue, which hit newsstands this week. Garcia, better known locally by her maiden name Carmella DeCesare, is no stranger Read More…

Lawfully wedded Valentines

Elyria — Valentine’s Day will be the second most important thing for Brian Ferrios and Melissa Smith to celebrate each Feb. 14. That’s because their wedding anniversary will come first. At 3:15 p.m. Thursday in an empty courtroom, save for two of the couple’s daughters, the Ferrios’ mother and the judge marrying them, the two Read More…

Wreck ties up Route 2 traffic

ELYRIA TWP. — Westbound traffic was tied up for nearly two hours Thursday morning on state Route 2, and two people were injured after a pickup crossed the median and was hit by a car in opposing traffic, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The driver of the pickup, Michael Drage, 31, of Lorain, was Read More…