September 2, 2015

Elyria
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Elyria court employees get raise — year after it was budgeted

ELYRIA — Elyria Municipal Court employees are getting a raise more than a year after it was put into the court’s budget to match the wage increase that bargaining employees negotiated. Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett argued the 2 percent wage increase for employees who work for the court or clerk of courts office was Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

David Six

ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy resigns after allegedly being robbed during solicitation

Christopher Cassell

ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after he was robbed Tuesday during a rendezvous with a woman he met on Craigslist and allegedly paid for sex. Christopher Cassell, 24, had worked as a part-time deputy since March, mostly handling courthouse security before his resignation Wednesday, sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. Cassell, who Read More…

Assistant to Ridgeville city engineer faces a third DUI charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A city official was charged last week after he crashed his car, fled the scene and was found later with a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, according to police. Randy Speidel, assistant to the city engineer, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, assured clear distance and Read More…

Guard charged with pepper spraying inmate in face

ELYRIA — A former guard at Lorain Correctional Institution has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly spraying an inmate in the face with pepper spray. Christopher Colyer, 33, was served with the charge on Monday and is due to be arraigned later this month in Elyria Municipal Court, Elyria City Prosecutor Matt Mishak said. Read More…

Attorney: Client in child sex case is not a predator

ELYRIA — Demetrius Richardson Jr., jailed on charges alleging he raped a 12-year-old girl he met online, is not a sexual predator, his lawyer said Thursday. “This is not some sort of child predator,” defense attorney Erin Downs said. “He was not out there preying on kids.” Richardson, 25, was arrested Sunday after admitting to Read More…

Attorney: Charges against officer based on lies

Michael Hoover

ELYRIA — The attorney representing the Ohio Adult Parole Authority officer accused of trafficking in drugs said Monday that his client is the victim of lies put forth by people with “pending criminal cases.” “I believe that individuals with motivations to lie about Michael Hoover are fabricating these stories to gain a benefit for themselves,” Read More…

Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Tyburski bond set at $2M

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ELYRIA — A Lakewood woman charged with killing her daughter and dumping her body in North Ridgeville in March was given a $2 million bond Thursday. Janet Tyburski, 45, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in her murder case in Elyria Municipal Court on Thursday and was issued a $2 million bond. Her case Read More…

Heather Koon waives preliminary hearing for rape charges

Heather Koon

ELYRIA — Heather Koon, the day care worker accused of raping two children at ABC Kidz Child Care, waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and agreed to have the two rape charges she faces bound over to a county grand jury. By waiving the preliminary hearing, in which prosecutors would have been required to present some Read More…