July 30, 2015

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Attorney: Votes of evicted pair should be thrown out in Flores, Horn Council race

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ELYRIA — Two people who cast provisional ballots in the 2nd Ward Lorain City Council Democratic primary had been evicted from the rental homes they listed as their residences in the months before the May primary, the landlord who owned the properties testified Wednesday. Sean Silvasy said he had evicted Eileen Pinkney and two other Read More…

Lorain vote fraud suit casts wide scope; 27 voters could be challenged

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Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging his loss in the Democratic Party primary will focus on where as many as 27 voters lived when they cast ballots in May. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski on Tuesday rejected a request from attorney Corey Colombo, who represents Ryan Horn, the man who defeated Flores Read More…

Burge taking steps to get suspended law license back

Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge doesn’t believe his law license should have been suspended, but he has complied with an order from the Ohio Supreme Court that he complete several hours of legal training. The Supreme Court suspended Burge’s license in April after a jury found him guilty of three felony counts Read More…

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

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GRAFTON TWP. — A resident was left angry and frustrated with NEXUS surveyors who she said entered her property with little regard for it or her horses. Lori Swain owns a farm on state Route 303 with six horses, one of which is blind, and she said surveyors dug 40 to 50 holes in a Read More…

Judge: Election lawsuit can go forward

ELYRIA — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging the results of the May Democratic primary will go forward, a county judge ruled Wednesday. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski rejected a request from attorneys representing Ryan Horn, who narrowly defeated Flores, to throw out the case because the county Board of Elections wasn’t Read More…

Former Lorain service director pleads guilty to felony drug charge

ELYRIA — Former Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony possession of marijuana charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping a drug trafficking charge. Gilchrist, 45, declined to comment after entering the plea before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi, who said there is a presumption that Gilchrist will Read More…

Wells withdraws plea; murder trial scheduled

ELYRIA — An Elyria man has withdrawn his guilty plea to reduced charges for his alleged role in the July 2014 slaying of Davion Strupe. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Laura Dezort didn’t object Monday to Todd Wells’ request because she said the 22-year-old wasn’t living up to his end of the bargain to cooperate with Read More…

Convicted killer receives 18 years to life in prison

Jordan Williams, left, talks to defense attorney Michael Stepanik during Williams’ sentencing Friday.
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ELYRIA — Jordan Williams was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in prison for fatally shooting Antonio Spraggins in January 2014. Neither Williams, 26, nor Spraggins’ family spoke in court before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny handed down the mandatory sentence on the murder and reckless homicide charges that a jury convicted Williams of earlier Read More…

Williams receives mandatory sentence in Spraggins killing — 18 years to life

ELYRIA – Jordan Williams was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in prison for fatally shooting Antonio Spraggins in January 2014. Neither Williams, 26, nor Spraggins’ family spoke in court before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny handed down the mandatory sentence on the murder and reckless homicide charges that a jury convicted Williams of earlier Read More…

Horn seeks dismissal of Flores’ lawsuit

ELYRIA — Lawyers representing Ryan Horn have asked a county judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores challenging the results of the May Democratic primary that cost Flores his seat representing the city’s 2nd Ward. Horn’s lawyers contend that because Flores’ attorney, Gerald Phillips, didn’t include the Lorain County Read More…