September 1, 2014

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Truck flips, kills Elyria man

Second man in Route 303 crash treated and released GRAFTON TWP. — Troopers with the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating a nursery truck accident Wednesday on state Route 303 that killed the driver of the vehicle and injured his passenger. Kevin Slauter, 30, of Elyria, was eastbound on state Route 303, Read More…

Lorain jail may open in November

City accepts bids for new holding facility LORAIN — Work on renovating Lorain’s jail is expected to begin later this month and to be completed by early November. Bids on the project were accepted from four companies Monday, and contracts are expected to be signed by the end of next week, said Rey Carrion, construction Read More…

Two would-be hires allege discrimination

LORAIN — Two grievances have been filed against the city of Lorain — one accusing the city of age discrimination and a second alleging racial discrimination. James Collins and Craig Kimbrough, both of Lorain, filed grievances with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after they were denied positions within the city. Collins, 56, alleges that Deputy Read More…

Accusers: He didn’t do it

Joel Covender was convicted of molesting his stepchildren and spent 11 years in prison. But the two accusers now say it was all made up. ELYRIA — Joel Covender spent nearly 11 years in prison for molesting his two stepchildren. Now they say he never touched them, and a county judge is giving the 39-year-old Read More…

Drying up

Homeowners may have to pay to restore Brentwood Lake CARLISLE TWP. — There’s hope for the once-beautiful Brentwood Lake, which has left homeowners in its namesake subdivision staring at mudflats where once they had water. There’s a $750,000 to $800,000 solution to problems that have caused the lake to nearly dry up, but residents would Read More…

Still barred from VFW

Man escorted off property when he returns to club Shawn Foucher The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — A war veteran was ousted again from the Elyria Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 on Wednesday. Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, a handful of Elyria police officers escorted Korean War veteran Richard Bungard, 75, from the South Abbe Road Read More…

Van rolls over Ford worker’s head; he survives

Grafton man in stable condition SHEFFIELD — A worker whose head was run over by a van at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant on Wednesday was in stable condition at a Cleveland hospital just hours after the accident, a hospital spokeswoman said. Glenn Blackford, 56, of Grafton, was working in the railroad yard outside the Ford Read More…

Cleveland news crew gets similar response

ELYRIA — Action News claims to be everywhere. The problem is, it just wasn’t wanted at the Elyria VFW. Police responded to a call at the Elyria Veterans of Foreign War Post 1079 on South Abbe Road on Tuesday after a crew from WOIO-Channel 19 news in Cleveland snuck into the post to take video Read More…

Grill tank explosion injures Amherst man

AMHERST — An Amherst man was seriously burned Wednesday after a propane tank he was using on an outdoor grill exploded, Amherst fire Chief Jim Wilhelm said. The man, whose name was not available, was taken by ambulance to CHP Regional Medical Center and then flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, Wilhelm said, adding that Read More…

Police Blotter – 07/19/07

County sheriff Friday, July 6 6:55 p.m. – 10000 block Durkee Road, 14-year-old boy wrecked his four-wheeler, taken to hospital for injury to leg. Saturday, July 7 9 a.m. – 41000 block North Ridge Road, car dealer’s license plate stolen off car in lot. 9:57 a.m. – 12000 block Quarry Road, $170 floor jack stolen Read More…