September 21, 2014

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Police log for July 9, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, July 7 3:25 p.m. — 200 block Stanford Ave., Justin Godbolt, 34, 400 block Bell Ave., Elyria, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Godbolt’s girlfriend said they argued and he tried to leave in a car and she confronted him. The woman, who police said had two wounds on her lip, said Read More…

Court officer resigns after shoplifting accusation

LORAIN — Joel Miller resigned from his job as a Lorain Municipal Court security officer last week after he was suspected of, but never charged with, shoplifting from the Amherst Target and stealing a trailer hitch from a truck in the store’s parking lot. The June 21 incident that preceded Miller’s resignation was his second Read More…

Police log for July 2, 2013

Amherst police Friday, June 21 9:20 a.m. — 400 block Sunrise Drive, police were sent to a home after a complaint from the Amherst Building Department about junk in the front yard. An officer advised the homeowner to clean up the items and to replace an expired license plate on a vehicle that was parked Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

3 Amherst businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

AMHERST — Three Amherst businesses were cited during an underage compliance check on Monday. The Amherst Police Department, in partnership with STOP Underage Drinking Taskforce, used two confidential informants, ages 18 and 19, who tried to buy alcohol at 14 local establishments. Three businesses — Sunoco and BP on North Leavitt Road, and IGA on Read More…

Amherst residents protest historic sign’s removal

AMHERST — The sign that once stood outside of Amherst’s Town Hall is much more than a landmark to Mark Haff and many other residents who have protested its removal. The sign, reading “AMHERST Sandstone Center of the World,” is historically significant to the city, Haff said. The phrase itself was coined by Amherst businessman Read More…

Police log for June 25, 2013

Elyria police Sunday, June 23 2:14 p.m. — Big Lots, 1020 E. Broad St., a woman said her bag, with house and car keys, driver’s license, credit card, prepaid cell phone, $20 in bank envelope and miscellaneous papers inside, was stolen from her shopping cart. She shopped with her back to her cart and after Read More…

Amherst community supporting band director after birth of son

Chris Barbaro holds his son, Caiden, who was born Dec. 3 and has spent the first six months of his life at the Cleveland Clinic neonatal intensive care unit.

AMHERST — Chris Barbaro said the birth of his son, Caiden, was “one big roller coaster” for the family. At a time when most families would be introducing their newborn to his or her new home, Chris and his wife, Vicki, spent Caiden’s first six months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic. Read More…

Alyson Sweany arrested for possessing spice

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AMHERST — Alyson Sweany, who was convicted of child endangering following the 2010 death of her son, was arrested early Sunday morning for possessing spice, or synthetic marijuana. According to Amherst police, Sweany, 25, was in a 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by Abigail Simmons, 26, when it was pulled over at 12:48 a.m. for going Read More…

Jim Muth, Firelands teacher injured in ’11 car crash, dies

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Tuesday night — after days of updates that spoke of Jim Muth’s return to the hospital from a rehabilitation center and bouts of seizures that left his body exhausted — Facebook’s “Pray for Muth” page gave an update no one in Lorain County wanted to hear. It read, “Team Muth, Jim will no longer be Read More…