Murder/Suicide begins in Elyria last night
Police in Elyria are investigating a murder/suicide that began in Elyria and ended in Cleveland. 42 year-old Leonzo Bufford was accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend late last night at her home on Revere Lane, then travelling to South Euclid where he shot two more people. Police spotted him on the shoreway in Cleveland and chased him to University Circle where Bufford stopped his car and shot himself to death.
Grant will help remove lead paint out of houses in Erie and Lorain Counties
The Erie and Lorain County health departments have snagged a 3-year federal grant to remove lead-based paint from low-income housing. The grant is worth more than $1.5 million; and recognizes a unique partnership between the two health-districts. (In Lorain County, 80 housing units will be targeted.)
Michigan man arrested after multiple overdoses at Richland County Concert Festival
28 year-old Matthew Gross of Ypsilanti, Michigan has been charged with drug trafficking after 23 people overdosed on THC-laced candy at a concert festival in Butler, Ohio, near Mansfield, in Richland County. THC is the intoxicant ingredient found in marijuana. Gross was seen in pictures throwing several packets of the drug-laced candy into the crowd during “The Last Weekend on Earth” concert festival at the Ohio Dreams Sports Camp on Saturday. The sports camp said in an article on the Cleveland Fox 8 News website, that it rented the property to the concert organization, and it was not a camp-sponsored event.
Highway Patrol encouraging drivers to Move Over for Law Enforcement vehicles
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to help keep other drivers and law enforcement officers safe by following Ohio’s Move Over law. A sergeant was serious injured in Geauga County recently, when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop near Chardon. All drivers should move over to an adjacent lane when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside, according to Ohio law. If moving over is not possible, motorists should slow down and proceed with caution.
Ohio Ranks among worst for Student Debt
(from The Ohio News Connection)-Aside from mortgages, student loans now make up the biggest piece of the debt puzzle in this country, and a new analysis finds Ohioans are carrying some of the heaviest burdens. Jill Gonzalez with the online-survey website WalletHub said Ohio ranks 42nd in the nation in her group’s analysis of the best and worst states for student debt. This means high debt loads for former students. Researchers also looked at the unemployment rates for young adults, the percentage of students with past-due loans, and the availability of jobs for recent graduates.