July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Public pays respects to Voinovich, who’s lying in state at Cleveland City Hall

CLEVELAND — The public is paying its respects to former U.S. senator, Ohio governor and Cleveland mayor George Voinovich. The 79-year-old Voinovich died in his sleep last Sunday at his home in Cleveland. The public has been invited to pass by Voinovich’s casket Thursday in the Cleveland City Hall rotunda and attend a brief program Read More…

VIDEO: FBI, Elyria police seek help in identifying man involved in kidnapping attempt

CLEVELAND — The FBI is once again asking the public for help trying to identify a man who kidnapped a 6-year-old in Cleveland in May and tried to snatch a 10-year-old girl from her Elyria home in February. “This guy’s a dangerous predator, and he needs to be found, and he needs to be found Read More…

George Voinovich dies at 79; had served as governor and senator

Former U.S. senator, Ohio governor and Cleveland mayor George Voinovich died Sunday at the age of 79. His wife, Janet, said he died in his sleep at their home in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland. Voinovich, who was described as a moderate Republican and stood up against President George W. Bush’s tax policies while a member Read More…

Siblings reunited after 76 years apart

ELYRIA TWP. — He came from a broken home and she was raised by a happy family, both the result of decisions their mother made during the Great Depression. But the decisions Willie Mae Mendlik made were secrets she took to her grave, leaving her daughter Barbara Carson, 80, of North Dakota, with no idea Read More…

Marshals arrest homicide suspect in Elyria

ELYRIA — U.S. Marshals arrested a Cleveland homicide suspect Thursday night after receiving information that led them to stop a vehicle on state Route 57. Andre Bello, 19, of Cleveland, was taken into custody by federal marshals after they pulled over a vehicle on a felon traffic stop with the assistance of Elyria police, said Read More…

New video released in efforts to find suspect in abduction

CLEVELAND — The FBI has released a new video of the man believed to be responsible for an abduction on the city’s west side last month, as well as an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. A surveillance video shows the person driving a Chevrolet Malibu near the vicinity of the abduction on West 104th Street, Read More…

Police release sketch, seek tips on kidnapping suspect

ELYRIA — The FBI and Cleveland police have released a sketch of a person of interest that authorities want to talk to about a kidnapping in Cleveland last month and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. The sketch depicts a man who was spotted in the West 104th Street neighborhood in Cleveland on May Read More…

FBI: Elyria attempted abduction and Cleveland abduction cases linked [Updated: Video]

CLEVELAND —  The Cleveland FBI office said there is a connection between the recent abduction case of Nevaeh Wylie and an attempted abduction in Elyria. The FBI said the individual, a person they are calling a “person of interest” was linked forensically to both cases. Nevaeh, 6, of Cleveland was missing for 17 hours and Read More…

Could the end be near for Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center?

CLEVELAND — Cleveland State University is considering whether to replace the school’s 13,000-seat arena with a smaller facility to allow for construction of additional on-campus housing. Cleveland.com reports that Cleveland State wants to add another 1,000 housing units in the next few years to meet student demand. Cleveland State has been working to reshape its Read More…

UPDATE: Missing 6-year-old found in Cleveland

According to the Cleveland Police Department, a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her home at 3032 West 104th Street, Cleveland, was found late Saturday. Her grandmother reported her missing about 3 p.m. Saturday, reports said. Nevaeh Wiley, described as a biracial girl with brown hair braided in a bun and brown eyes, is 3 Read More…