April 17, 2014

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Court clerk’s spouse pleads guilty to drug charges

Julio Osorio

ELYRIA — The husband of a former Lorain Municipal Court deputy clerk of courts who has been convicted of stealing from the court system pleaded guilty Monday to drug charges. Julio Osorio, 27, is expected to receive seven years in prison when he is sentenced later this year on charges of possession of drugs, two Read More…

Lorain man arrested after woman found unresponsive

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A 34-year-old man was arrested after police found his girlfriend unresponsive on the basement floor after he allegedly choked her until she had difficulty breathing. The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Varney, was flown to Metro Health Medical Center for severe injuries, but a hospital spokeswoman did not have a record of her. Police said Read More…

Better bathrooms, trail coming to North Ridgeville rec area

south central slider

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A walking-biking trail that will wind through South Central Park and continue across Bainbridge Road to an area near St. Peter’s Church off Center Ridge Road will become a reality next month. That’s when construction is set to begin on the 10-foot-wide, 1.2-mile paved trail that originated several years ago as the Read More…

Man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle pot into jail

Palmer

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who tried to pay a Lorain County Jail guard $250 to smuggle marijuana into the jail for an inmate who was in the midst of a murder trial has pleaded guilty. Maurice Palmer, 24, entered guilty pleas Monday to charges of bribery, attempted illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds Read More…

Elyria Council again tables rental registration plan

ELYRIA — There are two issues at hand when it comes to compiling a listing of rental properties in the city and finding a way to make sure they are safe for renting residents — registration and inspection. City Council can’t come to a consensus on either. So, for the third time, the discussion into Read More…

Firelands school board sets hearing over custodian’s firing

SOUTH AMHERST — This June may mark the end of years of legal battles and discord between a middle school custodian and his employer, the Firelands school district. At a Firelands school board meeting Monday, board members approved a June 2 date for a hearing to consider terminating the contract of Matthew Galloway. Galloway worked Read More…

Cleveland post office only one open late for tax day

Locals who have waited to mail and complete their income taxes are going to have a bit longer of a drive to get them postmarked in time. The Elyria post office won’t be open late to accept returns, nor will any other in Lorain County. Rather, those who need to get that machine stamp on Read More…

Elyria man charged with beating up girlfriend, firing shots near police

Bryan Copeland

ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man had a few drinks, beat up his girlfriend and fired shots near police officers before hiding out in his house early Saturday. Bryan Copeland Jr., 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault, two counts of assault, two counts of aggravated menacing, having weapons under disability and Read More…

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Authorities investigate a crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove Utah, Sunday. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

  PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said Read More…

Judge orders Ohio authorities to recognize out-of-state gay marriage

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference April 4 in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and “unenforceable in all circumstances.” “The record before this Read More…