amy-mihaljevic-larkin-column.JPGBay Village police have hired a special agent to investigate the 1989 kidnapping and murder of Amy Mihaljevic.

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Bay Village police have hired a special
agent to investigate the 1989 kidnapping and murder of Amy Mihaljevic. (WEWS
Channel 5
)

A lake effect snow warning is in effect for
Geauga County until midnight, while a lake effect snow advisory is in effect
for Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Summit, Portage and Trumbull counties. (WJW
Channel 8
)

A new, dangerously potent opiate-based
drug may be the cause of a rash of overdoses and two deaths in Lorain County
last weekend. (Elyria
Chronicle-Telegram
)

Area
crime news:

The FBI is offering a reward for
information that leads to the prosecution of a man wanted in a robbery this
morning at the Huntington Bank on Berea Road in Cleveland. (WKYC
Channel 3
)

Warren
police dealt with another shooting Saturday outside a drive-thru along with a
stabbing, two robberies and a dog shooting. (Youngstown
Vindicator
)

A homeless man on a stolen bicycle was
arrested after a brief chase with Canton police that ended after he ran into
the police cruiser. (Canton
Repository
)

An
Elyria woman, 21, has pleaded guilty to four charges after being involved in
what is believed to be Ohio’s first Dimethyltryptamine lab bust. (Lorain
Morning Journal
)

A Cleveland man was arraigned today in
Willoughby Municipal Court after being arrested Sunday for allegedly possessing
a loaded gun in Wickliffe. (News-Herald)

A
Portage County judge has dismissed criminal charges levied against a Mogadore
police officer following a New Year’s Eve party at his home. (Akron
Beacon Journal
)

Local news – east:

A Warren councilwoman wants surveillance
cameras placed around the city as a means to reduce violence. (Warren
Tribune-Chronicle
)

The
Geauga County Republican Central Committee has chosen Blake Rear, a former
Chardon School Board member and current vice president of the county GOP, to replace
County Commissioner Tracy Jemison, who retired Oct. 31. (News-Herald)

Ohio
fourth graders collectively have shown almost no progress in reading for the
past 10 years, students at Kingsville Elementary School have improved their
reading scores by 10 percentage points in one year. (Ashtabula
Star Beacon
)

Local
news – west:

The Lorain Growth Corporation is trying to
improve downtown safety and business by developing a zero-tolerance policy for
panhandling and loitering. (Elyria
Chronicle-Telegram
)

More than 100,000 visitors spent in
excess of $14 million in the Lake Erie Islands region from late August to
mid-September during the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial events. (Sandusky
Register
)

An Amherst artist finished a patriotic
mural just in time for Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony. (Lorain
Morning Journal
)

Akron-Canton
area news:

A federal judge rejected
subpoenas requested by a former Medina County chief deputy clerk in her suit
against Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth on allegations he used
his office in his election campaign last year. (Medina
County Gazette
)

Hiram
College has purchased a historical home once owned by U.S. President James A.
Garfield for $200,000. (Akron
Beacon Journal
)

After a Veterans Day ceremony Monday at the
Lakemore Memorial Triangle near the village’s new doughboy statue, the former
doughboy statue was returned – repaired and ready for duty. (Akron
Beacon Journal
)

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