May 27, 2016

Elyria
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Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs in chip bags

GRAFTON — A Grafton Correctional Institution guard is facing charges for allegedly smuggling drugs into the prison inside two chip bags. Marvin Davis, 22, was caught with the contraband during an administrative staff inspection at the prison during the second shift April 7, Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Vincent Shirey said. During Davis’ initial appearance in Read More…

Two dead in single-car crash in Penfield Twp.

PENFIELD TWP. — Two Medina County men died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on state Route 18, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Benjamin Metzger, 25, of Litchfield Township, was driving his 2008 Ford F-350 east on Route 18, just past Indian Hollow Road, when his pickup traveled off the south side of the Read More…

VIDEO: No charges made in night crash involving cruiser

AVON — An investigation into a crash involving an Avon police cruiser has been wrapped up and no one was cited. On March 18, Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into a utility truck in which an out-of-state independent contractor was working in an elevated bucket on phone lines in the 2800 block of state Read More…

Charges filed in three fatal crashes

Two Lorain County men as well as a man from West Lafayette were charged Monday in three separate fatal traffic crashes that occurred in late 2015 in Vermilion and Pittsfield and Grafton townships, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Ronald Podlich, 40, of Elyria, was charged with driving left of center and vehicular manslaughter in Read More…

Multi-county pursuit ends with arrests in Lorain County

CARLISLE TOWNSHIP — Two people were arrested following a multi-county car chase Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was pursuing a car reported as stolen on Interstate 71 in Medina County. The car traveled north on I-71, got off onto Interstate 480 and headed west toward State Route 10 and the Ohio Turnpike. The car, which was Read More…

Oberlin neighbor indicted in death of bicyclist

ELYRIA — A 76-year-old driver accused of fatally striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene has been indicted. Ronald Dicenzo of Oberlin is charged with failure to stop after an accident, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle without reasonable control. All of the charges are misdemeanors except for failure to stop after an Read More…

Counties contend with first major snowfall

So much for our mild winter. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night and into Thursday — an unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be hazardous the next few days. Wind chill advisories or warnings could be issued today and Read More…

Wellington woman injured in Pitts Road crash Sunday

WELLINGTON — A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a single-car crash Sunday night on Pitts Road. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Elyse Kurianowicz, 25, of Wellington, was driving northbound on Pitts Road north of Peck Wadsworth Road when her car, a 2002 Ford Focus, swerved off the left side Read More…

North Ridgeville man leads police on multi-county high-speed chase

A North Ridgeville man led state troopers and police on a 75- to 80-mile chase overnight Sunday at speeds that reached 100 mph several times before ending in Delaware County when spiked strips disabled his pickup, authorities said. George Tiller, 33, was charged with fleeing and eluding, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, failure to control Read More…

Two men critical after Thursday crash

HENRIETTA TWP. —Two people were injured in a car accident at 3:22 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Route 113 and Baumhart Road. Ohio State Highway Patrol says David Orosz, 73, of Amherst, and Jason Schutt, 41, of Richfield, were the drivers in the two vehicle crash. No passengers were in either car. Troopers Read More…