May 30, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain police arrest two burglary suspects

LORAIN – Two burglary suspects have been arrested following two incidents on April 28 and May 13. According to a release from the Lorain Police Department, Marlon Smith, 18, of Lorain, was arrested about an hour after a burglary in the 2900 block of Lexington Ave. Another suspect, Kevon Coleman, 18, of Lorain, ran from Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

7 arrested in Lorain drug raids

LORAIN — Seven people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after three homes were raided by the Lorain Police Narcotics Bureau. Detective Matt Bonkoski had gathered information about the first residence at 1500 W. 44th Street, which police said was a suspected drug house. When police entered the home, Jermaine and Aaron Ross were found Read More…

Sherrod Brown opposes Coast Guard staff cuts

LORAIN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown isn’t letting the Lorain station of the U.S. Coast Guard go down without a fight. The Cleveland Democrat wrote a letter to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zuknft about the station’s switch from year-round to seasonal staffing beginning in 2018, stating his concerns involving industry, security and swift Read More…

Lorain police presence intended to deter pedestrians on Henderson Memorial Bridge

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Transportation is bringing in the Lorain Police Department to keep pedestrians off Henderson Memorial Bridge. ODOT spokeswoman Joyce Miller said maintenance on the westbound section of the bridge is expected to last until the end of July and until then the westbound lanes and pedestrian path are closed. “We’re Read More…

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…

Lorain police charge alleged dealer with involuntary manslaughter after another fatal overdose

LORAIN — For the second time this month, Lorain police have arrested and charged a suspected drug dealer with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving painkillers to someone who later died from using the drugs. Russell “Red” Davis, 47, was taken into custody during a search of his Garden Avenue home on Wednesday. Lorain police Lt. Read More…

Republic says it’s following state guidelines in plant idling

LORAIN — Republic Steel is abiding by the Ohio EPA’s recommendations and policies during its temporary shutdown, the company said in a release Tuesday. “Prior to idling the plant, Republic contacted the Ohio EPA and met with its representatives to gain a full understanding of the company’s environmental responsibilities during the shutdown,” the release said. Read More…

Coast Guard to reduce Lorain staffing to summer weekends beginning in 2018

LORAIN — The U.S. Coast Guard will be altering its operations in Lorain beginning in 2018. A news release from the Coast Guard said Station Lorain will be going from fully staffed 24/7 to only being staffed on Friday through Sunday during the summer. “Under the proposed plan, Station Lorain will remain staffed with response Read More…

Avon man arrested on drug charges after child abuse investigation

LORAIN — An Avon man has been arrested after his badly bruised son was taken to the hospital and it was discovered that the 8-month-old boy had marijuana in his system. Michael Garcia, 33, of Avon Road, Avon, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children after his son was found Read More…