May 3, 2016

Elyria
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Teens find human skeletal remains behind Parma store

PARMA — Police say two teenagers found human skeletal remains behind a store in a northeast Ohio city. Authorities say the teens called police just after 4 p.m. Tuesday after they found the remains in a grassy area about 200 yards behind a shopping center in the Cleveland suburb of Parma. The Cuyahoga County medical Read More…

Missing inmate recapture without incident near Nelsonville prison

NELSONVILLE — A convicted murderer who escaped from an Ohio prison was captured late Monday by a joint law enforcement task force, authorities said. The state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tweeted around 11:30 p.m. that John Modie, an inmate serving time for the murder of a woman at his home, had been captured in Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent since 2010

Brad Dicken, Elizabeth Dobbins and David Knox | The Chronicle-Telegram Cuyahoga County is bleeding population, even as most of the counties ringing it, including Lorain and Medina counties, experience growth, according to data made public this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau reports that Cuyahoga County’s population has dropped by 24,188 residents since Read More…

Multi-county pursuit ends with arrests in Lorain County

CARLISLE TOWNSHIP — Two people were arrested following a multi-county car chase Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was pursuing a car reported as stolen on Interstate 71 in Medina County. The car traveled north on I-71, got off onto Interstate 480 and headed west toward State Route 10 and the Ohio Turnpike. The car, which was Read More…

Crews battling fire in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio— Fire crews are battling an early morning blaze in a commercial building in a Cleveland suburb. Police officers in Brooklyn Heights saw the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. and several fire departments have responded. The flames and smoke were visible from Interstate 77 and Interstate 480 south of Cleveland early Monday. Read More…

West Shoreway construction getting under way

CLEVELAND — Work on a Cleveland lakefront highway is scheduled to get underway this week with lane closures and lower speed limits. The work beginning Monday on the West Shoreway marks the final phase of a $95 million project to connect neighborhoods on Cleveland’s west side with Lake Erie. Speed limits in both directions will Read More…

Old rape kits, four brave women bring serial rapist to justice

CLEVELAND — When Stacey Fifer arrived at the prison one day last September, she was carrying four old photos of women, strangers to one another but bound by terrifying memories of the same man. The criminal investigator had strong suspicions Dwayne Wilson was that man. A letter from the state crime lab had linked Wilson’s Read More…

Elyria man arrested for Westlake assault

WESTLAKE — A man, reportedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol was arrested after witnesses said he beat a Cleveland woman at Crocker Park in Westlake. At 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, multiple witnesses reported seeing Mitchell Kuhn, 25, of Olive Street, Elyria, beating a woman in a parking lot near the Regal Crocker Park movie Read More…

Dimora sentenced to 28 years

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio county commissioner convicted in a wide-ranging federal public corruption case was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison. Ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora denied any wrongdoing in a statement before he was sentenced. Tearful, Dimora said everything he did was for the good of Cuyahoga County taxpayers. The Read More…

Avon High principal leaves

ELYRIA – Avon High School will have a new principal next year. Chad Coffman, who lead the high school for the past decade, tendered his resignation July 6. He has accepted a post with the Parma school district, where he’ll serve as the principal of Parma High School. Coffman “served the school faithfully for many Read More…