March 31, 2015


Man charged with kidnapping uses infant child as ‘human shield’


LORAIN – A man who allegedly hit his fiancée on Saturday later barricaded himself in his house with her three young children. Jose Sanchez, 35, was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, kidnapping and domestic violence at his house at 2630 Lexington Ave. in Lorain early Saturday morning. The incident began on Read More…

Outreach program teaches clergy how to help domestic violence victims

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LORAIN — Domestic violence prevention activists are reaching out to religious leaders to train them on helping parishioners. Domestic violence victims often turn to their religious leaders for help, said Mary Lou Doebele, co-founder of Abigail Ministries of Northeast Ohio, a Westlake-based group that ministers to women who have been abused. “You are on the Read More…

Man charged with domestic violence has vulgar explanation for woman’s injuries

WELLINGTON — Police weren’t buying a Wellington man’s explanation of how his 20-year-old girlfriend was injured. He said it was rough sex. She said it was abuse. Police believed her and Matthew Hules, 23, was charged with domestic violence after the woman called police Friday. She told police Hules came home drunk and attacked her Read More…

Man sentenced to 4 years for failing to seek help for wife

ELYRIA – John Biszantz was sentenced to four years in prison today after taking a plea deal in the March 15 death of his wife. Erin Biszantz was injured after leaping from the SUV her husband was driving. He took her to the couple’s Columbia Township home, where she died from her injuries about 2½ Read More…