August 30, 2015

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Police: Officer failed to stop for red light

ELYRIA — The Elyria police officer involved in a crash Sunday evening failed to stop for a red light, according to the initial police investigation. Patrolman Durrell Binford was responding to a disturbance call at 138 Pennsylvania Ave. involving a person who was threatening to shoot someone, according to a police press release written by Read More…

Boyfriend allegedly slashes woman’s arm

ELYRIA — A city woman said her boyfriend slashed her on the left arm with a knife early Sunday on West River Road. The 36-year-old woman said her boyfriend of five months accused her of infidelity and cut her on the left forearm then told her, “he hoped she dies,” according to police Officer Terrence Read More…

Some customers say Columbia Gas should reimburse them for weekend without heat


ELYRIA — After a night spent freezing in her home due to a malfunctioning Columbia Gas valve, Patricia Bair said she asked a Columbia worker restoring her gas around 12:15 p.m. Saturday if the company would reimburse her for her experience. “He just laughed and goes, ‘Yeah, right,’ ” Bair said Sunday. “But I think Read More…

Photo gallery: Truck goes through apartment wall


Police investigate a truck that went through the front wall of an apartment at 1864 Middle Ave. in Elyria around 2:20 p.m. Sunday. Police said there were no serious injuries.

Crash sends Elyria police officer to hospital


ELYRIA — A two-car crash around 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Fourth Street near Middle Avenue left a police officer hospitalized. Officer Durrell Binford, who joined the force Feb. 28, sustained minor injuries and was transported to EMH Medical Center in Elyria, according to Herb de la Porte, vice president of LifeCare Read More…

Photo gallery: Patriot Symphonic Band rehearses


Guest conductor Loras John Schissel of Washington, D.C., directs the Patriot Symphonic Band through a rehearsal Sunday ahead of its performance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Center. The band was rehearsing at the First Congregational Church in Elyria.

Wireless store workers arrested for assault after man says they kicked him out

ELYRIA — Two employees of a wireless store were arrested after they allegedly scuffled with a customer while removing him from the store. Mogahed Mustafa, 24, and Issa Hanna, 24, both of North Olmsted, were each charged with assault. Officers were called to Westside Wireless, 829 Lake Ave., about 4:20 yesterday afternoon. Jeff Stephens, 55, Read More…

Four Elyria athletes sign letters of intent


ELYRIA — It was a day for looking ahead and looking back at Elyria High School on Thursday as four Pioneers signed their national letters of intent. Softball teammates Alanna Williams and Darien Ward will become Horizon League rivals after committing to Wright State and Cleveland State, respectively. Maggie Rothgery will play hockey at Mercyhurst Read More…

Lorain County Community College to share $3.2M grant

CLEVELAND — Two foundations have pledged $3.2 million to help train a new generation of entrepreneurs at Lorain County Community College and three other area colleges. The three-year partnership was announced today by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation of New York and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation in suburban Cleveland. The grants will be shared by Read More…

Elyria man added to Marshals’ ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

An Elyria man has been added to the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list. Charles Claybrooks, 60, is wanted for attempted homicide from an incident last summer in which he allegedly stabbed a woman while she was sleeping and left her to die. (Click here to read story.) He then allegedly stole her vehicle, which Read More…