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  1. Elyria man accused of attempted arson, OVITue, 18 Sep 2018 19:58:07 -0400
    A 57-year-old Elyria man is facing charges and is accused of trying to set a Fairview Park home on fire, according to a police report.On Aug. 30 at approximately 3:30 a.m. on older white male was spotted walking behind a home with a gas can at a resident on West 223rd Street. According to the report the man was attempting to set a gas grill on fire behind the home he believed belonged to his ex brother-in-law. More...
  2. Amherst man receives three years in prison for 2015 shootingTue, 18 Sep 2018 16:42:51 -0400
    An Amherst man accused of shooting a teen in the face during an argument in 2015 was sentenced to three years in prison.Zachary D. Spurlock, 21, was scheduled to stand trial Sept. More...
  3. Elyria man accused of firing gun into car with childrenTue, 18 Sep 2018 16:14:23 -0400
    An Elyria man is in trouble after police say he fired a gun at an occupied car Sept. 17.Devontez L. Wilkerson, 20, was charged with five counts of felonious assault with a weapon, a second-degree felony, and two counts of domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to a Lorain police report. More...
  4. Huron man arraigned in crash that killed Painesville passengerTue, 18 Sep 2018 12:58:33 -0400
    A Huron man has been arraigned in Lake County Common Pleas Court on aggravated vehicular homicide charges stemming from a Sept. 24, 2017, crash that killed his passenger.According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 60-year-old Robert McGann, of Huron (who was residing in Painesville at the time), was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling on Route 2 toward Route 44. More...
  5. 94-year-old woman killed during Cleveland home invasionTue, 18 Sep 2018 11:15:02 -0400
    CLEVELAND >> Cleveland police are searching for a man suspected of killing a 94-year-old woman and injuring her 74-year-old daughter during a home invasion.> Cleveland police are searching for a man suspected of killing a 94-year-old woman and injuring her 74-year-old daughter during a home invasion. Cleveland police are searching for a man suspected of killing a 94-year-old woman and injuring her 74-year-old daughter during a home invasion.Police say Eucebia Garcia died at a hospital after police were called to a home at 6203 Gertrude Ave. More...
  6. Execution date sought for convicted Ohio prison riot killerTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:19:46 -0400
    COLUMBUS, Ohio >> A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio.> A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. A prosecutor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to die in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio.Forty-nine-year-old Keith LaMar was convicted of aggravated murder in 1995 for the deaths of five inmates during an uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Institution at Lucasville. More...
  7. Seville man pleads guilty to raping North Ridgeville womanMon, 17 Sep 2018 22:32:39 -0400
    A 26-year-old Seville man will spend the next eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the 2017 sexual assault and kidnapping of a North Ridgeville woman.Anthony M. Konopinski plead guilty to rape, kidnapping and felonious assault in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. More...
  8. Lorain woman waives prelim in dog abuse caseMon, 17 Sep 2018 19:11:24 -0400
    A Lorain County grand jury will decide whether a Lorain woman will face felony charges on an abandoned, emaciated dog.Amanda Pippens, 34, waived her preliminary hearing Sept. 17 in a case where she is facing cruelty to companion animals and abandoning animals in Lorain Municipal Court. More...
  9. 2 take plea deals in Elyria murder caseMon, 17 Sep 2018 17:17:09 -0400
    A pair of individuals involved in the January shooting death of 19-year-old Cody Snyder pleaded guilty Sept. 17 as part of a plea agreement. More...
  10. Man accused of threatening Trump is being sought in OhioMon, 17 Sep 2018 13:24:53 -0400
    MANSFIELD >> Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck.> Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck. Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck.The U.S. Marshals Service says Shawn Richard Christy stole a truck Sunday from the area of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, and fled after abandoning it around 5 p. More...
Home Security Tips and Crime Prevention
  1. For two years, William Golden burglarized several homes a week In Memphis Tenn. He could commit a burglary in just a few minutes.He now gives Home Security Tips to help people not become victims. He wSat, 02 Sep 2017 09:14:12 EST
    For two years, William Golden burglarized several homes a week In Memphis Tenn. He could commit a burglary in just a few minutes.He now gives Home Security Tips to help people not become victims. He w More...
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  2. Change Your Locks if You lose Your KeysFri, 01 Sep 2017 21:14:37 EST
    For good home security and to keep your family safe, you need to change your locks immediately after losing your keys. More...
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  3. When a Stranger KnocksWed, 09 Aug 2017 10:27:18 EST
    So, you hear a knock at the door. You open the door and see who it is right? WRONG. More...
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  4. Crime Victims and PTSDTue, 08 Aug 2017 07:06:40 EST
    Crime victims can get PTSD. More...
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  5. What's the profile for a home invasion criminal? You just never know.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:00:03 EST
    Essex, NJ NJ.comPosted on 6/22/2017 8:08 AM "Four People Now Face Home Invasion Charges Following Incident at Odin Home The other three charged are female juveniles. More...
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  6. Don't listen to cops, until you see their badges.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:22:11 EST
    2 men impersonated police officers to do a home invasion More...
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  7. A New Kind of RecyclingThu, 22 Jun 2017 07:04:05 EST
    Your personal information can be obtained and recycled into cash. More...
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Crime & Courts
  1. Suspicious person reported near Jeromesville, not thought to be fugitiveWed, 19 Sep 2018 02:38:21 +0000
    JEROMESVILLE — The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a call regarding a suspicious person near Hillsdale Middle School early Tuesday afternoon. Ashland County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Carl Richert said the three boys were playing outside behind the school when a man dressed in a white T-shirt, tan shorts, a ballcap and a ponytail grunted at them. It was reported the man was carrying something silver and gray, Richert said. [...] More...
  2. Trial of Wooster police officer set to begin ThursdayTue, 18 Sep 2018 21:03:47 +0000
    WOOSTER — The trial of a Wooster police officer charged with unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway database system is set to begin Thursday. Patrolman Kenneth Saal in May pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a fifth-degree felony. He was indicted on the charges on April 27. His trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Mark [...] More...
  3. Man charged with entering car, threatening man with knifeTue, 18 Sep 2018 20:34:41 +0000
    An Ashland man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he forced a Wooster man to take him to a gas station by threatening him with a knife to rob him. Brett Poindexter, 28, appeared in Ashland County Common Pleas Court after an indictment was filed after the most recent meeting of the Ashland County Grand Jury. Poindexter was charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping, first-degree felonies, and abduction, a third-degree felony. Poindexter entered not [...] More...
  4. Wayne County felony sentencingsTue, 18 Sep 2018 17:35:53 +0000
    Sentencings for felony convictions handed down the week of Sept. 10 included: Michael Jason McClain, 33, Creston, aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine); two years probation. Shawn P. Gresh, 36, Wooster, aggravated possession of drugs; two years probation. More...
  5. No injuries in Orrville factory fire contained to furnaceTue, 18 Sep 2018 14:54:54 +0000
    ORRVILLE — Officials are still investigating the cause of a magnesium fire that broke out early Monday morning at a factory in the 1400 block of Dairy Lane.  Orrville firefighters responded to Holtec Engineering Aluminum Systems, 1400 Dairy Lane, at 4:56 a.m. Monday and found a fire contained to a large furnace used to heat magnesium billets, fire chief Chris Bishop said in an email. By the time the fire department arrived, the building had been evacuated and [...] More...
  6. Clinton man gets jail time for crash that killed Orrville cyclistTue, 18 Sep 2018 00:01:34 +0000
    WOOSTER — The Clinton man who hit and killed Orrville cyclist Jeremy Grimm with his truck in an August 2017 crash will serve jail time for his role in the accident. William C. McDaniel Jr., 54, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 44 days of that sentence suspended. At a sentencing hearing Monday afternoon in Wayne County Municipal Court, visiting Judge James Kimbler ordered that McDaniel must serve 16 days of house arrest, followed by 14 days in jail. According to court [...] More...
  7. On anniversary of arrest, Shawn Grate faces more murder chargesSat, 15 Sep 2018 01:11:23 +0000
    MANSFIELD — Convicted killer Shawn Grate has been charged with the aggravated murders of two Richland County women — Rebekah Leicy and Candace Cunningham. Grate was served a 14-count indictment from the Richland County Grand Jury on Thursday, two years to the day that he was initially arrested in Ashland. Grate was arrested after a woman called 911 on Sept. 13, 2016, and told dispatchers she had been abducted. She was rescued by police at 363 Covert Court, [...] More...
  8. Rittman man acquitted on rape, gross sexual imposition chargesThu, 13 Sep 2018 23:42:18 +0000
    WOOSTER — A Wayne County Judge on Thursday acquitted a Rittman man who had been accused of raping a 5-year-old Marshallville girl in January 2017.  Judge Mark K. Wiest found Darion Bishop, 21, not guilty on one count of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition after a bench trial that began Thursday morning. Wiest issued his verdict at 3:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after attorneys finished presenting their closing arguments.  During the trial, [...] More...
  9. Police calls: Rittman man arrested with suspected meth after trying to fleeTue, 11 Sep 2018 18:30:08 +0000
    A 32-year-old Rittman man tried to flee police when they stopped the car in which he was a passenger Friday afternoon near the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Drive, according to a news release from the police department. Police received a tip about a person with an outstanding warrant at about 4 p.m. on Friday, and when an officer located him in a car on Main Street and stopped the car, the man got out and ran. The officer caught up with the suspect and ultimately deployed [...] More...
  10. Wayne County felony sentencingsTue, 11 Sep 2018 18:02:51 +0000
    Sentencings for felony convictions handed down the week of Aug. 27 included: Christina Elizabeth Tobias, 21, Wooster, theft; three years probation, 100 hours of community service and $5,486.67 in restitution. Duane Anthony Pugh, 37, Wooster, failure to provide notice of change of address; 30 days in jail and one year probation. Rachael Workman, 46, Wooster, theft and aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine); two years probation and 100 hours of [...] More...
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