February 6, 2016

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Used needles found strewn along Weiss Field in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — Numerous hypodermic syringes recently were found along Webber Road next to Weiss Field, leaving residents questioning if efforts to battle heroin addiction have stagnated. Jim Coyne and Lisa Goodwin, co-founders of Assist Avon Lake, were at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in 2013 when seven Avon Lake residents died of overdoses. Read More…

County records 56 OD deaths in 2015

Drug overdose deaths continue to plague the county, with at least 56 confirmed deaths in 2015, and another seven deaths that the coroner suspects were drug-related but which results have yet to confirm. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said he sees one to two overdose deaths every one to two weeks. Drug overdose became Read More…

Lorain man arrested after calling police for shooting

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Lorain man who called police about shots fired at his home ended up being charged with two felonies. Officers say Alexis Guzman, 32, who lives on the 5300 block of Bond Ave., called police stating he heard five to six shots. He told police three males forced their way into his Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Oct. 16

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. suspicions may have led to deadly attack on Afghan hospital American special ops analysts believe the site was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, the AP learns. 2. Turkey shoots down unidentified Read More…

Addiction held at bay in former ‘heroin city’

RUTLAND, VT. — Rutland is fed up with heroin. Take Tom VanEps. He and his neighbors used to just watch, disgusted, as dealers worked Baxter Street, their buyers sometimes littering the ground with used syringes. Now, he said, they confront the dealers and the junkies. “We’ll make them throw their crap right down that storm Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Oct. 8

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Syrian militant group is recasting itself Ahrar al-Sham, or Free Men of Syria, whose fighters have links to al-Qaida, is trying to portray itself as a moderate force fighting both Assad and the Islamic State group Read More…

Road to recovery: Heroin addict goes through pioneering process

BOSTON — Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer. The 26-year-old’s journey started in early July when she showed up, beaten and gaunt, at the police station in Gloucester, Massachusetts, looking to take advantage of the department’s pioneering policy of connecting addicts Read More…

The Morning Hit–9/15/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Why do we swear? Over the weekend, we Read More…

Nearly 700 rally against heroin addiction

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Myrtle Rizer, of Sheffield Lake, speaks with Brenda Stewart, of Columbus, on Friday night, Sept. 11 while attending the Hope Over Heroin event, hosted at Black River Landing in Lorain.  Rizer came with her group, Church of the North Coast, and is wearing a large chain around her neck to represent "breaking the chain of addiction." Stewart attended the event with The Addicts Parents United, a group that seeks to help parents coping with their kids addiction.

LORAIN — Dodging raindrops, nearly 700 people gathered Friday night along Black River Landing to bring hope to those families affected by heroin addiction. During the annual “Hope Over Heroin in Lorain County,” 40 vendors set up tables under the pavilion where pamphlets, fliers and business cards were handed out in an effort to curb Read More…

Elyria arrests net 21 drug suspects

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ELYRIA — Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a crackdown on what they say is a large-scale drug arrest operation meant to target alleged heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray, 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern Read More…