May 25, 2016

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Elyria Catholic coach charged following incident

ELYRIA — The future of boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta at Elyria Catholic High School is expected to be decided next week. Kuchta, 37, of the 300 block of Oxford Avenue in Elyria, is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday and charged with criminal damaging and disorderly conduct by intoxication. EC President Andrew Read More…

Photo gallery: Elyria Schools Special Olympics team ready for state semifinals

The Elyria Schools’ Special Olympics basketball team, the Elyria Vipers, is getting ready for its state semifinals game 6 p.m. March 30 at New Philadelphia High School. The team consists of students in the sixth through 12th grades. The winner of that game will play in the state championship 9 a.m. March 31, while the Read More…

Elyria boy carries sign as punishment

ELYRIA — One local family took a unique spin on punishment — in the form of public embarrassment. Unlucky 12-year-old Trezahn Blaha of Elyria said he did not think he would get caught stealing a telephone, bracelet and a mouthpiece from the mall. He also probably did not realize that he would have to broadcast Read More…

Elyria man still wanted as new ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list comes out

An Elyria man remains on the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list as the Marshals released the February list today. 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. He then allegedly stole her vehicle, Read More…

Police log for March 21, 2012

Lorain police Friday, March 16 10:27 p.m. — 200 block W. 36th St., about 15 young men were reported fighting and throwing stones. Police said one of the men had a split lip, swollen eye and boot prints on his neck and torso. Police recommended prosecutors charge four men with assault and aggravated riot. Saturday, Read More…

Steakhouse patrons reportedly steal 3-foot Buddha statue

ELYRIA — Police were called to Wasabi Steakhouse late Friday after a patron reportedly stole a 3-foot-tall Buddha statue. According to a police report, an officer was dispatched to the Midway Mall restaurant at 10:30 p.m. Restaurant manager Yuwei Zhao told police a group of patrons left the restaurant about 10:15 p.m., and another patron Read More…

Man cited after police say he fired pellet gun from apartment balcony

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was issued a citation after police say he was firing a pellet gun from the balcony of his apartment into some woods. Alexander Bogle, 20, is charged with discharging firearms. Officers were called to the area of 1877 Turner Blvd. about 7:30 Saturday night, according to a police report. A Read More…

For a seventh-grade cancer patient, a night to remember

ELYRIA — Taylor Slanczka tried on and discarded seven dresses — they simply weren’t “the one” — before finding the dark blue gown she walked into her living room wearing Thursday afternoon. The long gown, which lightly sweeps the floor as the 13-year-old walks, shimmers and changes colors when the light hits it. She also Read More…

Ohio State’s Logan Stieber wins NCAA wrestling title

From staff and wire reports ST. LOUIS — Ohio State redshirt freshman Logan Stieber led the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish after winning the 133-pound national title Saturday night in the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championship. Stieber, a Monroeville grad who trains with Elyria High coach Erik Burnett at The Barn in LaGrange, won a 4-3 Read More…

Man suspected of car break-ins tackled by witness

ELYRIA — A man took justice into his own hands early today when he tackled another man who had allegedly been rummaging through cars on Sherman St., according to an Elyria police report. Police arrested Andrew Karkoska, 27, of the 400 block of Broad St., for robbery and disorderly conduct by intoxication, the report said. Read More…