May 3, 2016

Elyria
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Grafton, Lorain police ahead of the game on certification

GRAFTON — Two Lorain County police agencies have applied for state certification on new standards that won’t become mandatory for another year. Grafton police and Lorain police are working on meeting new standards on use of force, use of deadly force and recruitment and hiring practices that have been established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Read More…

Officer supplies defibrillator to help woman

GRAFTON — A part-time police officer who carries a defibrillator in his car used it to try and save a woman’s life Sunday. Patrolman Brent Payne, who works full time for the Lorain Police Department and part time for the village, was the first to arrive 8:30 p.m. at the 1000 block of Willow Street Read More…

Grafton police warn residents after break-ins

GRAFTON — Two break-ins in nearby Carlisle Township have Grafton police asking residents to be on alert for suspicious people. The most recent break-in happened 8 p.m. Oct. 10 on Parsons Road in a condominium complex. The homeowner was in the house at the time, said Police Chief Dan Clark. The other was reported at Read More…

Prosecutor originally denies request for Grafton mayor’s dashcam video

ELYRIA – Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will on Friday released dashboard camera video showing Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan stumbling several times during her Sept. 28 drunken driving arrest. (Watch the video here.) North Ridgeville Prosecutor Toni Morgan, who is handling the case, had originally denied a public records request from The Chronicle-Telegram for the video. Read More…

Dashcam video of Grafton police arresting mayor released (Warning: Graphic language)

GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan pleaded not guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to stop after an accident and failure to control. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle at the intersection of Fox Run and Hunting Hollow near Flanigan’s home in the 1100 block of Fox Run. Read More…