April 30, 2016

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Amherst Police: Male teen pressured girls for nude photos on Instagram

AMHERST — A male teen is expected to face charges for trying to obtain sexually oriented photos from high school-aged females, police said. Amherst police Lt. Dan Makruski said no photos were exchanged or transmitted to the teenager, whom police have not identified or charged since the investigation is continuing. Makruski also declined to name Read More…

Heritage Elementary evacuated Monday morning

AVON – A smoke scare evacuated students at Heritage Elementary on Monday morning. According to the Avon Fire Department, crews were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. after an air motor in one of the maintenance rooms went bad and sent smoke into some of the halls. Students were promptly evacuated and no signs Read More…

Amherst police investigating online harassment and obscenity

AMHERST — Police are investigating a high school student believed to use Instagram to harass other teens online for lewd photos. Police received a complaint Feb. 23 alleging telecommunications harassment, pandering obscenity and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Police believe the suspect, using the name Joshua Hall, contacted girls on the social media network seeking “photos of a sexual nature.” Read More…

Cleveland reaches $6 million settlement with family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 25

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Kasich, Cruz are aligning to do Trump’s rivals are joining forces in three states to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in the convulsive GOP race. Read More…

Longfellow Middle School students among world’s best at robotics competition

LORAIN — Fourteen Longfellow Middle School students are among the best robot designers in the world. After a week in Louisville, Ky., the group of students won the “Team Work Award” and finished ninth in Driver Skills out of 172 teams. They also finished 29th in the competition in the Spirit Division of 86 teams. Read More…

36 princesses vie for queen of Lorain’s International Festival

LORAIN — All of the Lorain International Festival’s princesses were in attendance for a feast in their honor Sunday. It was part of the group’s first appearance in preparation for the festival’s Princess Pageant in June. “It acts as a get-to-know-you gathering for the girls and their families,” event chairwoman Natalie Rodriquez said. “They get Read More…

Midview’s JROTC leader chosen Teacher of the Week by WEWS-TV

EATON TWP. — From dawn to dusk, retired Col. Ralph Swann is focused on readying today’s students to become respectful citizens through Midview High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, commonly known as JROTC. And in turn, he has earned their admiration. On April 18, Swann, who is typically at the forefront of applauding his Read More…

Friendship shared at Veteran of the Year Banquet

LORAIN — Whenever Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera hears taps … he remembers. Every time he sees a United States flag flying high … he remembers. And, when he drives around Lorain County and spots a Purple Heart on a license plate … he remembers. Every day, Rivera sees reminders of the time he served Read More…

Turnpike’s Lorain County plazas to get new gardens

Motorists pulling into the Ohio Turnpike service plazas opposite each other in Lorain County will be able to gas up, get a bite to eat and, starting next month, see and walk through outdoor garden displays filled with plants native to Ohio. Each garden offers beauty and plays a part in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Read More…