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Murdered woman had been seeking divorce, family says

Holly Dembie

GRAFTON TWP. — A guard at the Lorain County Jail has been charged with murder and domestic violence for allegedly stabbing his wife to death early Thursday. Corrections Officer William Dembie Jr. called the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office at 1:32 a.m. to report that he had beheaded his wife, 33-year-old Holly Dembie, at their Cowley Read More…

Police log for Aug. 12, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:40 p.m. – 300 block North Ridge Road, Lorain, Steven D. Wooten, 38, 100 block Mound St., Elyria, arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his sister during an argument. Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 9 4:04 p.m. – 10 block Chestnut St., Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority reported a 32-inch flat-screen Read More…

Hot Stove: Son wins state title at same park father did 25 years ago

John Vilevac, Grafton hot stove coach, and son Jonathan hold the team trophy for winning the Class HH state championship last weekend. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

John Vilevac probably thought he would never again see Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance after the Grafton Panthers, the team on which he played, won an Ohio Hot Stove baseball championship in 1986. A quarter of a century later, Vilevac returned, this time as a coach of his son’s team, the Grafton Midview Mayhem. Jonathan Vilevac Read More…

Police log for Aug. 5, 2010

Sheriff’s office Sunday, July 31 2:35 p.m. — 12200 Melody Lane Drive, Eaton Township, surround sound system, worth $500, reported stolen. Wednesday, Aug. 3 6:17 p.m. — 2000 block McKinley Ave., Sheffield Township, David A. Yuhos, 51, and Justin R. Yuhos, 18, same address, charged with domestic violence. 6:29 p.m. — 35100 Elm Road, Eaton Read More…

Mayhem, Pat O’Brien win Hot Stove titles

Grafton Victory Mayhem assistant manager Graig Bansek leads the celebration. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ALLIANCE — The Midview Mayhem have yet to lose a game in the two years the young men have been playing baseball together. The Mayhem made it 46 consecutive victories with a 17-7 victory over the Sebring VFW to win the Class HH state championship at Sunday’s Ohio Hot Stove tournament. Class HH is the Read More…

Lorain Xplosion ends drought, brings home Lorain County’s first OGSO state title since 2008

RANDOLPH TWP. – You’ve heard it countless times: the team that makes the fewest errors wins the big game. Likewise, it’s been proven true countless times, as recently as Saturday afternoon in the searing heat and swirling dust of Portage County. There, in a softball showdown for girls 18 and under, the Lorain Xplosion scored Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Four Lorain County teams advance to state finals

ALLIANCE – Only the outcome was pleasing. “That was the worst we’ve played this year,” Grafton CommStar manager Ken Vance said. “We got the bad game out of our system.” Grafton CommStar advanced to the title game of Class GG (ages 11 and under) of the Ohio Hot Stove tournament after a 10-9 victory Saturday Read More…

Our Lady Queen of Peace to hold its first parish festival

GRAFTON — Parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church have spent nearly a year preparing for the church’s first festival. Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Days Festival will be Aug. 5 to 7 at the church, 708 Erie St., Grafton. The Rev. John Seabold said several church members approached him last summer Read More…

Police log for July 29, 2011

LaGrange police Friday, July 22 11:35 a.m. — 300 block Church St., a man reported that his 17-year-old daughter would not listen to him. Both were advised on the procedure to filing unruly charges. 9:10 p.m. – Glendale Avenue, a toddler couldn’t find his family, but his parents were located within the park. Tuesday, July Read More…

Most charges dropped in fatal ambulance crash

ELYRIA — Prosecutors dropped vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges against a Grafton Township Fire Department ambulance driver who was involved in a fatal car crash last year while he was driving a patient to the hospital. Richard Robertson, 27, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of proper operation of an emergency vehicle during Read More…