May 1, 2016

Elyria
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Gore-Orphanage railroad crossing to get upgrade

BRIGHTON TWP. — A Gore-Orphanage Road railroad crossing will be getting an upgrade — nearly $274,000 in crossing gates. The federally funded project is for a crossing used by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. In addition to gates, it also will get mast-mounted flashing lights. It is one of eight in various counties Read More…

Three teens injured, one critical in Pitts Road crash

BRIGHTON TWP. — A weather-related car crash sent three juveniles to the hospital Saturday evening. Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Lister said five juveniles from Wellington were in a 2001 Dodge Durango driven by Michael Collins when the vehicle went off the road on Pitts Road about 6:30 p.m. and hit a tree. The passengers Read More…

Police: Man torched house to get back at divorcing wife

BRIGHTON TWP. — The owner of a Brighton Township home that went up in flames Friday has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly setting the blaze. Lorain County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said the investigation into the fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road determined that the blaze had been deliberately set by David Read More…

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

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

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

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

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…