CRIME & SAFETY
Mother Outraged as Brother Escapes Jail Time for Assaulting Her Daughter
A Lorain County mother is outraged after her brother, accused of sexually assaulting her 3-year-old daughter, avoids jail time due to a plea deal. Despite losing custody of her children, she and her fiancé continue to fight for justice and their safety.
Murder trial of James Kimbrough in 2022 Sheffield case set for Jan. 16
Preparations continue for James Kimbrough III's trial on murder charges, which is set to go forward in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 16. Kimbrough, 35, of Lorain, appeared handcuffed and in a jail uniform in court on Monday, charged with murdering Milenna Lopez, his former girlfriend and the mother of his two children.
OSHP: 2 18-year-olds hospitalized in Lorain County crash with semi-truck
LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Two 18-year-old men were hospitalized following a crash in Lorain County that involved a semi-truck, according to state troopers. OSHP says it happened at 8:33 p.m. on SR-511 in Camden Township. The 1977 Kenworth Semi, being driven by a 62-year-old Wellington man, failed to yield...
Raise for Elyria police, chief will go before City Council
The Elyria City Council is set to vote on a raise in base pay for all Elyria police officers after an agreement with the police union was approved by the Finance Committee on Monday. At the start of 2024, the annual base pay for the department was going to be...
Weekly Safety Report: Gambling Raid, Assault on Officers, and Child Endangerment Raise Concerns in Elyria, Ohio
This week in Elyria, Ohio, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a raid on a local bar during a gambling investigation, an attempted assault on police officers by a suspect, and a child found wandering alone on the street. While no criminal charges have been filed yet, these incidents highlight the need for increased vigilance and awareness in the community.
Trooper Michael Wearsch named Elyria post 'Trooper of the Year'
Trooper Michael Wearsch has been selected as the 2023 "Trooper of the Year" at the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Elyria post. He was recognized for exceptional service at the Elyria post this year. Wearsch's fellow troopers selected him for the honor based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous behavior...
Suspect faces assault charge after disturbance: North Ridgeville police blotter
Weekly Safety Report: Multiple Deaths, False Hate Crime Report, and Officer Assault in Northeastern Ohio
Four people were found dead inside a home in Northeastern Ohio. A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly lying about being the victim of an anti-Palestinian hate crime. A suspect tried to run over Elyria officers before being shot at.
Store shorted thousands by sleight-of-hand artist: North Olmsted Police Blotter
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – Payment scam: Great Northern Boulevard. A Best Buy cashier apparently fell victim to a sleight-of-hand scheme involving payment of a $4,622.34 bill, according to a North Olmsted Police Department report. A customer on Nov. 5 purchased four drones and two GoPro cameras. The suspect then...
Not an egg-cellent situation - woman’s apartment vandalized: Avon Lake police blotter
Weekly Safety Report: Semi-truck Overturns and Spa Assault Raise Concerns in Westlake, Ohio
This week in Westlake, Ohio, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. Firstly, a semi-truck overturned on the I-90 entrance ramp, causing damage to the vehicle and closing the ramp for several hours. Secondly, a massage therapist at Spa West was accused of sexually assaulting a client during her appointment. These incidents highlight the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance in ensuring the safety of individuals in public spaces.
Family remembers mother killed in suspected murder-suicide as loving artist, author
If you are in an abusive relationship and need emergency assistance call 911. You can also call Genesis House Lorain County Safe Harbor's 24-7 crisis hotlines at (440) 244-1853 or (440) 323-3400; the Ohio Domestic Violence Network at (800) 934-9840; or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233. If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, the Nord Center offers crisis intervention services to anyone in Lorain County experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis. For services, call (800) 888-6161 or (440) 204-4222 anytime 24/7. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by dialing 988.
Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, Sheffield resident Andrew Lash is 'Trooper of the Year' at the Milan post
Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Lash, a Sheffield resident, has been selected as the 2023 Trooper of the Year at the Highway Patrol's Milan post. Lash was selected in recognition of his outstanding service in 2023 at the Milan post, which covers the Ohio Turnpike, according to a news release. He joined the Highway Patrol in 2019 and has served his entire career at the Milan post.
Loose Dogs Lead Police to Entire Family Dead Inside Ohio Home
A 4-month-old boy was one of the four who were shot in the murder-suicide
Resident helps school bus maneuver low electrical line: Olmsted Falls Police Blotter
Police received a call at 10:38 a.m. Nov. 20 that an electrical line was hanging low over River Road. A resident touched it with an aluminum rake so the school bus could go under it. The wire dropped low about 24 hours ago across the road. The man said he called CEI who had not yet shown up. The wire was not sparking. The house still had electricity coming into it. Police advised CEI about the situation who said it would be there in about 90 minutes. Water Street was closed and the school bus transportation department contacted about the situation. CEI arrived at the scene at 11:56 a.m. The roadway was cleared and opened at 12:26 p.m.
Driver charged with OVI after running into fire truck on I-90: Westlake Police Blotter
WESTLAKE, Ohio – OVI crash: I-90 Two crashes involving intoxicated drivers occurred within minutes on the same stretch of I-90. Officers at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 12 responded to a crash on I-90 eastbound near Columbia Road in which the driver of a Honda Civic lost control and struck the concrete median.
Elyria Police hosts special event
The Elyria Police Department is hosting a special event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, when city residents who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles can receive a free steering lock. Residents will be asked to provide their car registration and licenses. Supplies are limited. The event will be held...
Resident reports fraud: Bay Village Police Blotter
On Nov. 15 a resident reported he had been the victim of fraud. Someone had opened up a Dominion Energy account using his personal information for an address in Cleveland. The balance was for over $500. Officers are investigating. Suspicious. On Nov. 15 a park patron reported a storage shed...
Elyria Police Arrest Mother and Boyfriend After Four-Year-Old Boy Found Wandering Alone
• A four-year-old boy was found wandering alone on a street in Elyria, Ohio. • The boy was found wearing minimal clothing in the rain. • It took around three hours for the police to locate the boy's family and home.
North Olmsted woman arrested for 3rd OVI
WESTLAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - A North Olmsted woman was pulled over last weekend and charged with her third OVI, said Westlake police. According to officers, Adelle Bailey, 32, was stopped around 3 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Center Ridge and Schwartz Roads for speeding. Bailey showed signs of impairment and...