May 6, 2016

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Kasich declares synthetic opioid illegal

ELYRIA — Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy have made a synthetic opioid that was first identified in Lorain and Lake counties illegal. Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday agreeing to allow the pharmacy board to take emergency action to declare U-47700 a schedule I controlled substance, which means the powerful narcotic Read More…

One charged — so far — in Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA — One of two men suspected of being involved in a Garden Street shootout Monday has been charged with firing a weapon during the incident. Silas Henry Jr., 25, of Elyria, is charged with improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, felonious assault, possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, having Read More…

Four arrests made in Garden Street shooting

ELYRIA — Four people were arrested after a shootout on Garden Street on Monday, but police still are sorting out their exact involvement in the incident and also are searching for others who may have been involved. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured in the shootout, which took place just before Read More…

UPDATED: Three in custody following Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA – Three people are in custody following a shootout on Garden Street this morning, but police aren’t releasing the names of those arrested until they can determine whether they were actually involved in the exchange of gunfire. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured in the shootout, which took place just Read More…

Suspect held in Circle K robberies

ELYRIA — Police have arrested a man accused of robbing two Circle K stores three times in a two-day period. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Roy Cauthern III, 44, was arrested Friday afternoon, hours after police released surveillance photos of the suspect in the robberies to the media. A tip by someone who saw Read More…

4 held in rash of ODs

ELYRIA — Four people have been arrested in connection with a powerful painkiller that police have blamed for some of the six overdoses that took place in a 24-hour period earlier this week. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said investigators traced the source of 3-methylfentanyl, which is four to 60 times more powerful than fentanyl, Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria police make arrest in Circle K robberies

ELYRIA – Police have arrested a suspect in three robberies of Circle K locations in the city this week based on tips generated after they released photos of the alleged robber to the media earlier today. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said he couldn’t yet publicly identify the suspect, who was arrested in Carlisle Township, but Read More…

Wave of overdoses put Elyria Police on alert

ELYRIA — A reported six drug overdoses in less than 24 hours have Elyria police on high alert. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the overdose calls started early Tuesday afternoon and went on into Wednesday morning. He said none was fatal and narcotics detectives are aggressively investigating each case. Toxicology tests on items found at Read More…

Elyria chief: Drug combo appears to be unique

ELYRIA — A highly potent new drug combination recently found locally hasn’t been reported elsewhere, said Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely. Last week, law enforcement sounded the alarm about two dangerous drugs newly identified through testing at the Lorain County Crime Lab. The first, identified as U4700, has a potency reported to be 7.5 times Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/18/16

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. One down, 15 to go. The Cavs Read More…