February 9, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
31°F
 

Fire guts home

BRIGHTON TWP. — Fire crews from multiple departments in Lorain County battled a structure fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road on Friday. A neighbor reported the fire at 8:20 p.m. The single-story house was 50 percent “fully engulfed” by the time fire crews arrived at the scene. The Wellington Fire Department was the main unit Read More…

Three dogs badly burned in fire

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Firefighters rescued three dogs – all of which were burned and suffered smoke inhalation – after a barn on a property at 49370 state Route 18 caught fire Monday afternoon. The fire broke out around 1:40 p.m., and it took Wellington firefighters 18 minutes to extinguish it. Fire officials said the flames Read More…

Teen denies role in Carlisle Township homicide

ELYRIA — A 14-year-old boy charged in connection with the slaying of a 61-year-old man inside his Carlisle Township home last month denied the accusations against him during his arraignment Wednesday in Juvenile Court. The 14-year-old is facing juvenile counts of murder, three counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence in connection Read More…

Tip in country club break-in led police to slaying suspects

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ELYRIA — More details were released Thursday in the investigation that led police to accuse three men of shooting and killing a Brighton Township resident, breaking into his barn and setting his house ablaze Aug. 4 and then breaking into the Elyria Country Club, according to recently released court documents. Bishop Howard, 18, of Carlisle Read More…

Three indicted in Brighton Township fire, homicide

BRIGHTON TWP. — Three men were indicted Wednesday on charges of killing a Brighton Township man last week and burning part of his house to the ground. Bishop Howard, 18, of Carlisle Township, Ryan Crews, 21, of Carlisle Township, and Trevor White, 19, of Spencer Township, are accused of breaking into Eric Zaffer’s home at Read More…

Link explored between man’s assault, murder suspects

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Police are investigating whether there is a link between a slaying in Brighton Township last week and an assault that occurred a few hours earlier in Wellington. A man reported being assaulted inside his apartment in the Walden Apartment complex in Wellington just before midnight Aug. 2, according to Wellington Police Chief Read More…

Three men arrested in Brighton Twp. slaying

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Homicide victim Eric Zaffer was shot before his home at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road was set on fire Tuesday, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Thursday. They said a same-day break-in at the Elyria Country Club led them to the suspects. Ryan Crews, 21, and Bishop Howard, 18, each of the 200 block Read More…

Deputies: Man shot before Brighton home set ablaze

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BRIGHTON TWP. — A man was shot at least once before his body and home were burned in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Sheriff’s officials. An Elyria break-in the same day led police to identify the three men — including two teens — whom they believe are responsible for the murder. Bishop Howard, 18, Read More…

Arrests made in Brighton Township fire; news conference scheduled

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BRIGHTON TWP. – Three men have been charged after a Brighton Township man was found dead in his burning house Tuesday morning. Information about the arrests is sketchy, but more details are expected to be released at a 2 p.m. press conference today. The arrests relate to the fire and the death of 45-year-old Eric Read More…

UPDATED: Man found dead after Brighton Twp. house fire

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By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman BRIGHTON TWP. — Tom Zaffer said he would’ve sold the farmhouse he and his wife own at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road, but their son loved living there. On Tuesday, Eric Zaffer died in the home in a fire authorities have deemed suspicious. The home included stables for about a dozen Read More…