June 25, 2016

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Rape trial starts for man accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl

ELYRIA — The sexual encounter between Demetrius Richardson and a 12-year-old girl last year may have been consensual on the girl’s part, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t rape, prosecutors said during the first day of Richardson’s trial. “Whether or not he knew her age, if she’s under 13 and they had sex, he’s guilty Read More…

Cavs fans can’t get enough merchandise after NBA championship win

ELYRIA — Just minutes after the Cavaliers brought home the first pro sports championship to Cleveland in over 50 years, Dick’s Sporting Goods opened their doors to masses of fans looking to buy championship gear. On Sunday night, Dick’s Sporting Goods in Elyria opened after the game and remained open until after 2 a.m. Even Read More…

Fans gather at Wolfey’s in Elyria for The Game

ELYRIA — While the streets of Cleveland were getting cramped and crowded Sunday night in anticipation for game seven of the NBA Finals, the gang was growing at Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub. “I’m sick to my stomach,” Brandon Harris, of Avon Lake, said as he was waiting for the game to get started. “I have Read More…

Elyria fireworks event announced

ELYRIA — The city of Elyria is preparing for a night filled with live music and fireworks at this year’s Great American Picnic and Firework show on Thursday, June 30, at West Park. This year the title sponsor of the event is Windstream. “We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s Great American Picnic Read More…

VIDEO: FBI, Elyria police seek help in identifying man involved in kidnapping attempt

CLEVELAND — The FBI is once again asking the public for help trying to identify a man who kidnapped a 6-year-old in Cleveland in May and tried to snatch a 10-year-old girl from her Elyria home in February. “This guy’s a dangerous predator, and he needs to be found, and he needs to be found Read More…

Lorain County spending $750,000 for 911 Center

ELYRIA — Lorain County is spending $750,000 to buy a new home for the county’s 911 Center. The roughly 15,000-square-foot building, which served as offices for Equity Trust Co. before the company consolidated its operations in Westlake in 2012, will replace the 911 Center on Gateway Boulevard. County 911 Director Tracy Slagle said she was Read More…

PHOTOS: 2016 Flag Day ceremony

ELYRIA — Elks Lodge 465 and American Legion Post 12 held their annual Flag Day commemoration Tuesday on Ely Square.

Pair arrested after car, foot pursuit

ELYRIA — Two men were taken into custody after a car chase and brief foot pursuit involving police Tuesday morning. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said shortly before 8 a.m. an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and pursued it. The car continued at a Read More…

Pedestrian struck, killed on West River Road

ELYRIA — A man was hospitalized Tuesday after he was hit by a motor vehicle on West River Road North near Applebee’s. Juan Torres Jr., 43, of Elyria, was crossing the street when he was struck by an adult woman driving a blue Ford Fiesta. Torres was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and Read More…

Two in custody after car chase

ELYRIA — Two men have been arrested after a high speed chase through Elyria culminating in a car crash. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at the intersection of Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and started to pursue it. The car continued “at a high Read More…