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…

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…

Dangerous new drugs on streets

Two dangerous new strains of narcotics have been discovered in Lorain County within the past two weeks. Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association President Duane Whitely, Elyria’s police chief, said the dangerous narcotics have been found in cases from Amherst, Elyria and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. “The community has been made aware of the Read More…

Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

Private data accidentally exposed by Amherst police personnel

AMHERST — Police personnel mistakenly posted online the Social Security numbers of about 30 people during a period when they were learning how to use a new record-management system. They appeared on accident reports that were posted online from the last few weeks of 2015 to the first few weeks of 2016, according to Chief Read More…

Memorial plaque placed for Amherst train wreck victims

AMHERST — People were drawn for various reasons to Tuesday’s dedication of an Amherst Historical Society plaque honoring the victims of a deadly train collision that occurred a century ago. Some were history or railroad buffs. Others were curious about local events. For sisters Susan Aish Hagan and Linda Aish Stasko, the draw to the Read More…

Adapt a Car Day in Amherst helps kids just be kids

Like any impatient kid, Thomas Shepherd was riveted to the work being done by adult volunteers on his shiny new fire-department-themed Chevrolet Tahoe replica. “Are you almost done, guys?” asked the boy decked out in an “Avengers” T-shirt as he looked on from his power wheelchair. “I wish they would hurry up,” Thomas said to Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/18/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. The Bronze premieres! “The Bronze,” a movie that Read More…

Locals thrilled to see town in ‘Bronze’

AMHERST — Locals who saw a VIP advance screening of the Melissa Rauch comedy “The Bronze” thought the movie cast their town in a great light while casting its star in a decidedly different role from her eternally cheery role on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory.” “We knew the content of the script going in Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/11/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Presidential cookies! Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery in Amherst Read More…