June 25, 2016

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Lengthy Amherst school board meeting discusses trans student facilities

AMHERST — The issue of providing safe, private restroom and locker room facilities for Amherst Schools students regardless of sexual orientation drew 75 to 100 people to Monday’s school board meeting. Some parents voiced concerns the district had already implemented a policy ensuring facilities for the handful of transgender students attending Marion L. Steele High Read More…

Amherst woman and friends keep tabs, help charity

AMHERST — Morgan Stock wouldn’t want anyone feeling bad for her. She’s too busy doing things for others. Like taking part in the huge delivery of thousands of aluminum can pull tabs to Cleveland’s Ronald McDonald House today that will be converted into cash to help families staying there to be near a sick child. Read More…

Couple indicted for allegedly defrauding Amherst Schools

AMHERST — An Amherst couple has been indicted on charges stemming from an investigation into what authorities said was a scheme to defraud the city’s school district out of tens of thousands of dollars over a period of years for tutoring services. Jaleh S. Saghafi, 47, and Phillip S. Presutto, 44, each were indicted Tuesday Read More…

Coroner says death of Amherst man struck by train was accidental

AMHERST — The death of an Amherst man who was struck by a train early Monday was an accident, according to the county coroner. “At this point we have not ruled, but there is no reason to believe that this was anything but an accident,” Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Read More…

Pedestrian apparently struck, killed by train in Amherst

AMHERST — A pedestrian was apparently struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train early Sunday morning. Amherst police were called to the tracks between South Main Street and Milan Avenue around 4:36 a.m. Sunday. Once there, they found a man, later identified as Jeffrey Gula, 28, of Amherst, with injuries consistent to being struck by Read More…

Professor seeks Guinness Record for watch collection

  AMHERST — Mark B. McKinley figured it was about time to go for another world record. Time is the optimum word here. A psychology professor at Lorain County Community College who has taught a number of courses on the subject during the past 50 years, McKinley has had a lifelong fascination with time that Read More…

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…