July 27, 2015

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10 things to know, Wednesday, July 22

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Dashcam video shows confrontational Texas traffic stop In the recording, an officer attempts to drag 28-year-old Sandra Bland from her vehicle, saying, “I will light you up,” as he holds his stun gun. 2. Clinton raising money Read More…

Slain North Ridgeville woman had gotten protection order

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police searched unsuccessfully for Timothy Hoff before Hoff allegedly shot and killed Donna Roode early Saturday morning before he turned the gun on himself at Roode’s Laurel Circle residence. Police hunted for Hoff in a number of communities after Roode reported he sent her an email in which he threatened to burn Read More…

Auditor issues finding for recovery against indicted former North Ridgeville employee

ELYRIA — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has issued a finding for recovery against a former North Ridgeville city worker who is facing criminal charges for allegedly running personal errands while on the job. The finding, released Tuesday as part of the city’s annual audit report, requires Doug Edwards to repay North Ridgeville $1,632. Edwards was Read More…

North Ridgeville police reviewing circumstances after standoff

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are reviewing circumstances surrounding a seven-hour standoff Monday at a home on Island Road that ended with a man surrendering to police after he wounded himself with a rifle. “We’re looking at possible charges, but we have not done so yet,” police Detective Lt. Greg Petek said Tuesday when asked whether Read More…

Displaced parishioners to vote on acquisition of new church site

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LORAIN — Purchasing a new location for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church will be voted on by parishioners Aug. 9. The 90-year-old church at 603 Washington Ave. was destroyed in an Aug. 28 arson. Rebuilding at the former site remains an option, but the Rev. Jimmy Madsen, church pastor, said the proposed new site would Read More…

911 call: Carlisle Township homicide victim’s house was torn apart

CARLISLE TWP. — The woman who called 911 to report the death of 61-year-old Farris Jones on Friday said his Midvale Drive house was ransacked, and he was lying dead in the living room. “Something’s wrong,” the woman said in a recording of the call released Tuesday. The woman said she had accompanied her mother Read More…

Online vampire game obsession leads to county employee’s resignation

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ELYRIA — A department manager at the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities resigned last week while under investigation for allegedly accessing a graphic sexual role-playing game and other inappropriate content on his personal computer while on county time. Jeffrey Neal, who served as director of the agency’s service and support administration, was asked to Read More…

Former Lorain service director pleads guilty to felony drug charge

ELYRIA — Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony possession of marijuana charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping a drug trafficking charge. Gilchrist, 45, declined to comment after entering the plea before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi, who said there is a presumption that Gilchrist will Read More…

Kasich makes it official, jumps into 2016 Republican race

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COLUMBUS — Saying “big ideas change the world,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and set about trying to distinguish himself in a bustling contest with other high achievers. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000 at an event marking the entry Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, July 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Trump has supporters cheering As the fallout intensifies after the candidate mocked McCain’s war hero status, the billionaire’s backers are more excited than ever about his chances. 2. Uncertainty over how woman died in Texas jail cell Read More…