September 20, 2014

Elyria
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Mother, daughter found unconscious with needles stuck in limbs

ELYRIA – The woman unconscious in her car with a needle in her leg was concerning enough, but then Elyria police say they found the woman’s 22-year-old daughter unconscious in the passenger’s seat with a hair tie around her bicep and a needle stuck in her arm. Thursday night, police say they found both mother Read More…

Police arrest woman soliciting sex for money to get boyfriend out of jail

ELYRIA — Elyria police made another arrest in a series of investigations into Internet prostitution on Tuesday. Leila Shaneek, 22, from Parma, was charged with two counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of solicitation at the 500 block of Walnut Street around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Elyria police received a tip that Shaneek Read More…

Probation continues for man allegedly hit by police officer

ELYRIA — The man who was allegedly struck by Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch for telling the officer that he wished more police officers had died on the day Sgt. James Kerstetter was killed is getting another chance at probation after allegedly testing positive for cocaine. Johnny Smith Jr., 43, was allowed to continue on Read More…

Elyria Council rejects dispatch back pay

ELYRIA — The city’s police dispatchers have been working without a new contract since July 2009, and it seems like they will be doing so for a while longer. City Council voted 9-0 to reject a fact finder’s report that called for pay increases that would have forced the city to pay thousands in retroactive Read More…

Ralich gets 60 days in jail

ELYRIA — Mark Ralich, the 21-year-old Elyria driver who survived a weekend crash that left another man dead, was sentenced this morning to 60 days in the county jail on an unrelated case. Ralich has not been charged in connection with Saturday’s crash, which left 18-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Vincent dead and Elyria police have said Read More…

Memorial route for fallen officer set

ELYRIA – The route for the funeral procession that will carry slain Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter’s to his final resting place Saturday has been set. The funeral is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial route from Lorain County Community College, where the funeral is being held, to Read More…

Services set for slain Elyria police officer

Services have been set for Elyria Police Officer James Kerstetter, who was shot to death Monday night after responding to a call. The visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Bauer-Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the field house Read More…