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Elyria man charged in threatening to shoot up Lorain schools

ELYRIA, Ohio -- A 35-year-old Elyria man has been charged with inducing panic after threatening to shoot up Lorain schools, court records and police say. Brandon Green is currently in the Lorain County Jail on a $6,000 bond, jail records say. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday.


Lorain school board OKs tax break for Domino's on Broadway

A new Domino’s planned for Broadway could get a tax incentive for moving into Lorain. But local pizza lovers will have to wait a few months before sampling the menu. On Feb. 19, the Lorain City Schools board of education approved a 12-year, 100 percent tax abatement for SNG Properties Ltd.


Elliott Kirkland gets life plus three years in murder of Lorain's Jimmie Holland Jr.

The Lorain man who shot and killed Jimmie Holland Jr. in cold blood while robbing his Lexington Avenue apartment was sentenced Feb. 22 to life in prison without parole, plus three years.


All Lorain High School educators must reinterview for their jobs, District CEO says

LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The head of the Lorain City School District says that all high school faculty must reapply for their positions for the next year. CEO David Hardy Jr. released a letter to the Lorain community on Thursday, stating “every staff member who wishes to remain at Lorain High Scho


Lorain County Sheriff seeking to replace vehicles

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office needs to replace 12 of its vehicles, according to a presentation given Feb. 20 to the Lorain County commissioners. Officials replaced nine vehicles last year, eight Ford Crown Victorias and one Ford Taurus.


2 lanes blocked on I-90 westbound near Lorain Avenue after crash involving flipped over car

CLEVELAND — Two lanes are blocked on I-90 westbound near the Lorain Avenue exit Friday morning. Emergency crews are blocking two lanes as they respond to a crash involving a car that flipped over.


Police search for robbery suspect in Elyria

Elyria Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a business Feb. 20 and threatened to harm an employee. Officers were called at 7:35 p.m. by the clerk at Cirilla’s, 661 Midway Boulevard, who said she was confronted by a light or mixed-skinned man wearing gray sweatpants, a light blue shirt and a


Woman hospitalized in one-car crash in Lorain

An older woman was hospitalized Feb. 21 after striking a telephone pole at the intersection of 28th Street and Grove Avenue in Lorain, police said. At 1:57 p.m. Lorain police, fire and LifeCare responded to the area for reports of a woman in her 70s struck the pole in front of the Marathon gasoline


Tainted fuel at Ohio gas station causes vehicles to break down

HAMILTON, Ohio — A $9 gas purchase from the Madison Food Mart Shell station cost Andrew Carpenter $505.89 by the end of Wednesday. He and four other customers, including a U.S. Postal Service truck, bought gas that had been tainted with water and caused their cars to break down almost immediately.


Miller, Ballard call for mayor to be on Lorain Academic Distress Commission

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer should become the next member of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission that oversees the city schools, said state Rep. Joe Miller. On Feb. 20, Miller asked his supporters to sign a petition supporting Ritenauer as the candidate to replace Academic Distress Commission C


Duo arrested in Elyria during simultaneous raids targeting drug trafficking operations

ELYRIA, Ohio — Two people were arrested Thursday morning following raids at residences in Elyria aimed at targeting drug trafficking operations in the city. Joshua M. Novak, 27, has been charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs, two counts of possession of drugs, possession of criminal tools


Elyria state trooper put on leave after internal review

ELYRIA — An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper has been placed on administrative leave. Trooper Corey Resendez, based at the Elyria Post, allegedly made traffic stops and claimed a traffic citation was issued when warnings were issued to motorists, according to findings in an internal review. Lt. Robert Se


Woman found dead in parked car at Westlake’s UH St. John Medical Center

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Westlake police detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead Monday afternoon in her parked car at UH St. John Medical Center. According to police, there were no signs of violence and surveillance video did not reveal foul play.


2 Ohio men identified in prostitution bust in Florida

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Northeast Ohio men were among the 200 suspects charged in a prostitution sting in Indiand River County, Fla. Peter Sedlak, 66, of Solon and Walter Dimling, 75, of Mayfield Village were on the laundry list of names.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on sex crime charges in Florida

(Gray News) – Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested on charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, according to a report from WPTV.


Ohio girl passes away one day after she was diagnosed with strep throat, flu

MASON, Ohio — A Warren County fourth grader passed away after being diagnosed with strep throat and influenza. According to Mason City Schools, Sable Gibson was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza on Tuesday morning, which led to cardiac arrest that afternoon.


Man arrested in Ohio for having 3 wives in 3 states awaits extradition

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Maine prosecutors say New Hampshire will have first dibs on a man who is accused of being married to three women in different states. Forty-three-year-old Michael Middleton is being held in Ohio while awaiting extradition to New Hampshire, where he's charged with bigamy. Officials


Ohio man punches lawyer in court after receiving 47-year sentence

An Ohio man allegedly punched his lawyer in the face in court Tuesday upon finding out he was sentenced to almost five decades in prison. The altercation, caught on video by a Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputy's body camera, shows David Chislton, 42, assaulting his defense attorney after finding out


Amherst, Lorain Cooper Foster Park Road to start one-way traffic

With the progress being made on the first phase of construction, representatives of the cities of Amherst, Lorain, Undergrouind Utilities and Lorain County Engineer's office made the decision to move up the start date of one-way traffic on Cooper Foster Park Road.


Amazon wins appeal in Lorain County teen's caffeine overdose case

AKRON, Ohio — Amazon has won its appeal in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a LaGrange teen who died after ingesting excessive amounts of caffeine purchased through the retail online giant.