August 31, 2015

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Man pleads guilty in bar fight death case

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ELYRIA — The final man facing murder and involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Eric Witcher following an Oct. 28, 2009, bar fight took a plea deal Friday that will send him to prison for two years. Lantous Thorpe, 24, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted felonious assault, attempted participation in a Read More…

Woman arrested for Lorain City Hall bomb threats

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LORAIN — A woman has been charged with inducing panic Thursday afternoon in connection with the two bomb threats at Lorain City Hall. Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere said Ebony Griffith, 19, was arrested at her home on the 3100 block of Wilson Street. Carpentiere said Griffith allegedly gave a name when she made the Read More…

Federal grant equips Lorain firefighters

LORAIN — A $129,032 federal taxpayer grant will pay for training and new equipment for the city’s Fire Department. The money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, was awarded Wednesday, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township. Sutton, who had sought the Read More…

Man sought in abduction, assault and Dollar General robbery arrested

A man who is a suspect in both an Elyria robbery yesterday and an assault and abduction in Lorain was arrested this morning in Oberlin. Mitcheal J. Orr II, 30, was picked up by the Elyria Police Department’s Neighborhood Impact Unit and U.S. Marshals at his father’s home, in the 14900 block of Baird Road, Read More…

Police log for Feb. 1, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 29 2:06 p.m. — 500 block Baldwin Ave., a man reported finding three pellet holes in his home’s windows. 2:14 p.m. — 100 block S. Abbe Road, theft of a temporary vehicle tag reported. 4:16 p.m. — 100 block Frank Court, Timothy Clark, 33, same address, charged with domestic violence for Read More…

Man arrested after theft, police chase

A Lorain man was arrested after he reportedly stole from Target and then led police and sheriff’s deputies on a chase last night. Victor M. Rosado, 22, of Lorain is charged with theft, driving under suspension, reckless operation and fleeing. Juan L. Diaz-Pacheco, 26, of Lorain is charged with criminal trespassing. Police received a call Read More…

Man pleads guilty to rape of 4-year-old girl

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who was caught in the act of raping a 4-year-old girl by the victim’s father took a plea deal Monday that will spare him a life prison term. Shawn Easton II, 20, pleaded guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition charges during a brief hearing before Lorain County Common Pleas Read More…

Police log for Jan. 31, 2012

Elyria police Friday, Jan. 27 11:30 p.m. — 900 Lorain Blvd., police asked to search a room at the Super 8 motel after a report of people transporting a large amount of drugs and find only glass stems used to smoke crack cocaine. The occupants of the room were asked to leave by motel management. Read More…

Willie Nelson plays for Dennis Kucinich in Lorain

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LORAIN — Clad in a cowboy hat and boots, Willie Nelson sat beside U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Cleveland, who was wearing a suit and tie Sunday at the Palace Theatre. The legendary country singer and the longtime politician looked the part of the odd couple, but they think a lot alike. Both are outspokenly anti-war, Read More…

Police log for Jan. 30, 2012

Elyria police Friday, Jan. 27 9:53 a.m. — 200 Bath St., copper and other metal taken from apartment units. Saturday, Jan. 28 2:45 a.m. — 200 Warren Ave., Carey R. Roddy, 42, Elyria, charged with assault after a man was punched in the parking lot at Chris’s Place on Clark Street after he reportedly tried Read More…