September 22, 2014

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Dump truck overturns on Columbia Station property

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COLUMBIA STATION – A dump truck driver was taken to the hospital after his truck overturned. Jason Webb, of Berea-based Fabrizi Trucking and Paving, was dumping dirt at 26697 Sprague Road for property owners Mark and Tiffany Goebel at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred. Tiffany Goebel was outside when she heard a Read More…

UPDATED: Deputy injured during pursuit of car theft suspect

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EATON TWP. — A Lorain County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a passing car during a pursuit for a suspected car thief Wednesday morning. At about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received a report that a vehicle had been stolen in GraftonTownship sometime overnight. Later that morning, at about 9 a.m., the sheriff’s office Read More…

UPDATED: Indiana man accused of stabbing wife found in Ohio

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AMHERST TWP — After a woman was stabbed in her Indiana home Tuesday evening, her husband fled the scene, ditched his car and turned up more than 200 miles away in Amherst Township the next morning. Abundio Lozano, 35, was pulled over traveling east on the Ohio Turnpike in Amherst Township early Wednesday after the Read More…

Lorain police investigating report of man attempting to lure children

LORAIN – Police are investigating after reports that a man was attempting to lure children into his vehicle. A woman told police that her juvenile daughter came home at about 3 p.m. Tuesday and said that she was near West 18th Street and Hamilton when a man asked her to come to his vehicle, according Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Sept. 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What U.S. lawmakers are ready to OK  The House is set to approve Obama’s plan to order training and arms for moderate Syrian rebels in a bid to combat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Read More…

Pleasant talk with neighbor belied suicide attempt, dead woman in apartment

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CLEVELAND — Neighbors say Hugo Ramos was “calm and collected” when he left a west Cleveland apartment with three children Monday morning. He departed hours before a woman was found dead in the same apartment. Ramos — a suspect in her death — attempted to commit suicide on a Pittsfield Township highway on Monday, authorities Read More…

UPDATED: Akron school bus driver killed during safety drill

Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday in Akron. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)

AKRON (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed. “She sacrificed her own life to save the life of this 10-year-old girl,” said Akron police Read More…

UPDATED: Former Lorain official pleads guilty to corruption charge

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CLEVELAND — Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff avoided a return to prison as part of a plea agreement reached Tuesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Prudoff, 71, entered a guilty plea to a single conspiracy count in exchange for prosecutors dropping additional charges against him as part of a long-running corruption investigation. Read More…

UPDATED: Drug dealer pleads guilty to federal charges in overdose death

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man accused of selling fentanyl to an Elyria woman who died from a drug overdose pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to multiple drug trafficking charges. Siarres “Sizzle” Noble, 29, likely will be sentenced to 20 years in prison under the terms of the plea deal, which was announced by U.S. Read More…

Cedar Point announces partnership with LeBron James Family Foundation

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SANDUSKY – Cedar Point officials in July pledged to re-name one of the park’s 17 roller coasters after LeBron James if the NBA superstar returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he later did. This morning, the park ended weeks of speculation by announcing what was termed a “bigger and better than expected” development that does Read More…