April 29, 2016

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Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs in chip bags

GRAFTON — A Grafton Correctional Institution guard is facing charges for allegedly smuggling drugs into the prison inside two chip bags. Marvin Davis, 22, was caught with the contraband during an administrative staff inspection at the prison during the second shift April 7, Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Vincent Shirey said. During Davis’ initial appearance in Read More…

North Ridgeville man charged after four-month child porn investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A four-month investigation into a 34-year-old North Ridgeville man suspected of downloading and sharing files containing pornographic images of children has led to charges. Michael J. Lindegarde, 34, is charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one count of felony possession of criminal tools, according to police Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/31/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Caught bringing a knife to court. A man Read More…

Security says man tried to take knife into court

ELYRIA — Police said a defendant in an eviction case was caught bringing a 2-inch knife concealed in a pen into Elyria Municipal Court late last week. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said court staff received a tip about a week before Friday’s incident that Donald Moore III, 35, planned to bring the hidden blade Read More…

Charges filed in three fatal crashes

Two Lorain County men as well as a man from West Lafayette were charged Monday in three separate fatal traffic crashes that occurred in late 2015 in Vermilion and Pittsfield and Grafton townships, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Ronald Podlich, 40, of Elyria, was charged with driving left of center and vehicular manslaughter in Read More…

Charge dropped against corrections guard after victim doesn’t show up for court

ELYRIA — A misdemeanor assault charge against a former Lorain Correctional Institution guard who used pepper spray against an inmate was dismissed Thursday because the victim didn’t show up for trial in Elyria Municipal Court. City Prosecutor Matt Mishak said without former inmate Matthew Biddle to testify about the effects of the pepper spray used Read More…

Hostilities escalate in courthouse fracas

ELYRIA — Police arrested a pregnant woman on an outstanding warrant Wednesday following a fight with another woman in the halls of Elyria Municipal Court. Tera Dean, 22, was arrested on a warrant for criminal damaging and led out of the courthouse as two of Dean’s friends carried her infant son in a car seat Read More…

Protesters vow to continue on in animal cruelty case

ELYRIA — Protesters said they intend to assemble at Elyria Municipal Court every time the two men accused of throwing a dog off a cliff appear in court until they are sentenced. Christopher Taylor, 21, and Joshua Novak, 24, both of Elyria, were allegedly involved in throwing a dog off a cliff twice in Cascade Read More…

Police: Children ages 4 and 2 found alone at home

ELYRIA — An Elyria mother was charged with child endangering Wednesday after police say she left her 4-year-old and 2-year-old home alone. Police say Tina Carroll, 36, told officers she had to pick up her other children from school. At 3 p.m., someone driving by the house on Garford Avenue saw the 4-year-old child in Read More…

The Morning Hit–1/15/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Justice for Cascade. Ralliers gathered in front of the Read More…