July 27, 2015

Elyria
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Vermilion man treated, released after one-car wreck

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Vermilion man was flown to MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland after swerving to avoid a deer early Sunday morning. Arthur Mead, 23, was driving eastbound on Mason Road near Harrison Road in Erie County at about 2:30 a.m., a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Mead Read More…

Motorcycle rider killed on state Route 113

HENRIETTA TWP. — A Parma Heights man died when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup Saturday evening on state Route 113 near Gifford Road. The Ohio Highway Patrol stated Jorge L. Perez, 41, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Read More…

Motorcyclist injured, coyote dead in Elyria Township crash

A motorcyclist was injured when he struck and killed a coyote near the intersection of West Ridge and Stang roads in Elyria Township about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Clayton Grubb of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post said motorcyclist Agapito Velez was traveling northbound on West Ridge when the coyote crossed in front of him. Read More…

Woman killed in Route 18 crash

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WELLINGTON TWP. — A 75-year-old Wellington woman died in a head-on crash on state Route 18 between Pitts and Quarry roads about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Renate Thomas was westbound in a 2003 Ford Explorer when she drove left of center and struck an eastbound 1997 Ford F350 pickup driven by Kenneth Willbond, said Sgt. Tim Read More…

Guard charged with pepper spraying inmate in face

ELYRIA — A former guard at Lorain Correctional Institution has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly spraying an inmate in the face with pepper spray. Christopher Colyer, 33, was served with the charge on Monday and is due to be arraigned later this month in Elyria Municipal Court, Elyria City Prosecutor Matt Mishak said. Read More…

Police use of spike strips varies by department

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Tire deflation devices known as Stop Sticks or spike strips can end police pursuits, but deploying them puts officers at risk. Since their use began in 1996, at least 26 officers have been killed after being hit by cars while deploying the devices, according to FBI statistics. The deaths don’t include a Houston police officer Read More…

Grafton woman injured in Eaton Township crash

EATON TWP — A Grafton woman was injured when police said the car she was driving rear-ended a sport utility vehicle on state Route 83 around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The crash occurred south of Cooley Road and may have been alcohol-related, according to Trooper Ray Santiago of the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post, who investigated Read More…

State Highway Patrol to have OVI checkpoint in Vermilion

SANDUSKY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Vermilion Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8-10 p.m. tonight on U.S. Route 6 in Vermilion in Erie County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in Elyria crash

ELYRIA – A motorcyclist was involved in an accident with a car near the intersection of East Broad Street and South Abbe Road on Sunday evening. According to Elyria Fire Department Capt. Carl Mack, a man in his early 40s was found unresponsive at the scene around 8:32 p.m. Elyria police and the Ohio State Read More…

North Ridge Road construction causing headaches

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ELYRIA — Troopers have been issuing more tickets and responding to a multitude of traffic issues in Elyria and Sheffield Township over the past week since construction on North Ridge Road East shut down a section of the street. Last week, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol began responding more frequently to an area of Read More…