June 30, 2016

Elyria
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Animal activists rally for maximum sentence for Lorain man accused of shooting dog

LORAIN — People rallied outside Lorain Municipal Court on Monday, calling for the maximum penalty for a man accused of shooting and killing a dog over money lost during a card game. Ricardo Johnson, 30, of Elyria, allegedly shot a dog multiple times shortly before 1 a.m. Feb. 14 after losing $5 during a card Read More…

Police: Home invaders shoot woman’s dog

ELYRIA — A woman was awakened in the early hours of Wednesday morning when a group of men broke into her home, shot her dog and held her at gunpoint while yelling that they were from the Police Department. The 61-year-old Elyria woman said she went to sleep around midnight at her house on the Read More…

Puppy dog eyes can help pets, owners bond

NEW YORK — Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters’ brains that helps them bond, a study says. And owners can do a similar trick in return, researchers found. This two-way street evidently began when dogs were domesticated long ago, because it helped the Read More…

Vermilion K-9 Andy remembered as loyal dog who loved to work

VERMILION — They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For former K-9 handler Amherst police Sgt. Mark Cawthon that saying is true. For 14 years, Cawthon trained police dogs Hans, Bandit and Csar. Cawthon formed a strong bond with each of the animals, but when an unexpected illness took the lives of Bandit, Read More…

K-9’s funeral set for today in Vermilion

VERMILION — A preliminary investigation into the cause of death of a Vermilion police dog has been completed. The 4-year-old German shepherd, Andy, was completing training Wednesday evening at the old APEX building, a warehouse and manufacturing building in Sandusky, when he fell and died, according to Capt. Mike Reinheimer. As part of the training, Read More…