August 29, 2015

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Two injured in overnight blaze in Wellington

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WELLINGTON — Two men staying at the Hillcrest Motel were injured in a fire called in around 5 a.m. today. Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee described the injuries as non-life threatening. He said one of the men was hospitalized for smoke inhalation while the other had burns on his upper torso. He didn’t identify the men. Wetherbee said Read More…

Tip in country club break-in led police to slaying suspects

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ELYRIA — More details were released Thursday in the investigation that led police to accuse three men of shooting and killing a Brighton Township resident, breaking into his barn and setting his house ablaze Aug. 4 and then breaking into the Elyria Country Club, according to recently released court documents. Bishop Howard, 18, of Carlisle Read More…

Three indicted in Brighton Township fire, homicide

BRIGHTON TWP. — Three men were indicted Wednesday on charges of killing a Brighton Township man last week and burning part of his house to the ground. Bishop Howard, 18, of Carlisle Township, Ryan Crews, 21, of Carlisle Township, and Trevor White, 19, of Spencer Township, are accused of breaking into Eric Zaffer’s home at Read More…

Firefighters called to North Ridgeville plaza

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A fire inside an electric smoker caused minimal damage to a Center Ridge Road restaurant early this morning. Fire departments responded to the All Fired Up restaurant about 8:30 a.m. on reports of a fire. Because the fire call came from the Providence Square shopping plaza located next to the busy Rini’s Read More…

Link explored between man’s assault, murder suspects

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Police are investigating whether there is a link between a slaying in Brighton Township last week and an assault that occurred a few hours earlier in Wellington. A man reported being assaulted inside his apartment in the Walden Apartment complex in Wellington just before midnight Aug. 2, according to Wellington Police Chief Read More…

Three men arrested in Brighton Twp. slaying

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Homicide victim Eric Zaffer was shot before his home at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road was set on fire Tuesday, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Thursday. They said a same-day break-in at the Elyria Country Club led them to the suspects. Ryan Crews, 21, and Bishop Howard, 18, each of the 200 block Read More…

Deputies: Man shot before Brighton home set ablaze

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BRIGHTON TWP. — A man was shot at least once before his body and home were burned in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Sheriff’s officials. An Elyria break-in the same day led police to identify the three men — including two teens — whom they believe are responsible for the murder. Bishop Howard, 18, Read More…

Arrests made in Brighton Township fire; news conference scheduled

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BRIGHTON TWP. – Three men have been charged after a Brighton Township man was found dead in his burning house Tuesday morning. Information about the arrests is sketchy, but more details are expected to be released at a 2 p.m. press conference today. The arrests relate to the fire and the death of 45-year-old Eric Read More…

Crews battling fire in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio— Fire crews are battling an early morning blaze in a commercial building in a Cleveland suburb. Police officers in Brooklyn Heights saw the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. and several fire departments have responded. The flames and smoke were visible from Interstate 77 and Interstate 480 south of Cleveland early Monday. Read More…

Elyria duplex damaged by fire

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ELYRIA — Fire gutted half of a duplex Friday morning and displaced one resident, but no one was injured during the blaze. The Elyria Fire Department was called to 232 Bon Air Ave. about 10:30 a.m. A firefighter on the scene said smoke and flames were showing through a front window and when crews arrived Read More…