October 5, 2015

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Lorain family’s ordeal highlights point-of-sale system’s flaws


LORAIN — Celena Burkhammer and Harrison Shaffer said they knew the house they were moving into at 4132 Fulton Road on April 30, 2014, needed work, but they were reassured by what they thought was a point-of-sale inspection done to ensure the home was up to code. Burkhammer and Shaffer on Tuesday produced a $350 Read More…

Road rage leads to fourth OVI arrest for Sheffield Lake woman

Pamela Oakley

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A repeat drunken driving offender was arrested over the weekend following a road rage incident, police said. Pamela Oakley, 48, 225 Mariner’s Watch, was arrested and issued citations for operating a vehicle impaired, following too closely and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. According to a police report, this is Oakley’s fourth Read More…

Lorain man gets six months for hanging dog

John Daughney is sentenced for hanging a dog in Lorain Municipal Court on March 25. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Calling it a “very disturbing” crime, Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell sentenced John Wayne Daughney to six months in jail on charges he hanged his dog earlier this year. “I find it is hard to understand how a person could treat a living, breathing creature, (a) defenseless creature … with such cruelty,” Read More…

Attorney’s lawsuit challenging fee to seal criminal case tossed

ELYRIA — Lorain attorney Mike Camera’s lawsuit challenging the $150 fee being charged in Lorain Municipal Court to seal criminal cases has been thrown out. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi ruled last week that Camera didn’t have the legal standing to challenge the fee because he isn’t being directly impacted by the fee, Read More…