November 24, 2014

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Man shoots self at dealership

WELLINGTON — An elderly man behind on his rental car payments shot and killed himself Friday in the parking lot of the Harrison Ford-Mercury dealership in Wellington. The victim was identified as John Wright, 79, whose last known address was in Akron, according to county Coroner Paul Matus. He said Wright died from a single Read More…

Teen gets 3 years for crime spree

ELYRIA — A teenager who escaped the county Juvenile Detention Home and went on a 20-hour crime spree with another escapee will spend three years in prison. Kevin Roe, 18, will also be placed on three years probation once he’s released, and if he runs afoul of the law during that time, he’ll be sent Read More…

Lawsuit planned to force county to give tax breaks

LORAIN — The city plans on filing a lawsuit against the county auditor’s office over a disagreement about which property owners should receive tax abatements. Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza sent a letter to Auditor MarkStewart on July 19 that gives Stewart 15 days to grant about 140 property tax abatements to residents who have Read More…

Man sues to place headstone at grave

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man is asking a county judge to let him put up the two-foot, six-inch tall headstone he commissioned to mark the grave of him, his wife and their two stillborn daughters in a Lorain cemetery. According to Raymond Asik’s lawsuit, filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, he and his wife, Read More…

Police briefs, Aug. 4, 2007

Startled worker runs into pillar, goes to hospital ELYRIA — A chemical reaction at JT Container Inc. scared an employee enough to send him running — straight into a concrete pillar, fire officials said. The employee, whose name was not available, cut his forehead and was treated at EMH Regional Medical Center. Firefighters said the Read More…

Police blotter, Aug. 4, 2007

Elyria police Tuesday, July 31 9:12 a.m. – 500 block Georgetown Ave., car stolen from apartment building parking lot. 9:25 a.m. – 1400 block Garford Ave., purse with $360 worth of electronic equipment stolen from woman’s kitchen. 12:34 p.m. – 3000 block Midway Mall, Nicholas Jones, 23, of Elyria, charged with shoplifting. 1:53 p.m. – Read More…

Paul J. Miller, Sr.

Paul J. Miller, Sr., 90, of Elyria, and formerly of Lorain, died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Abbewood Care Center in Elyria. He was born in Mingo Junction, on January 13, 1917 and had been a resident of Lorain County since 1936, coming from Jefferson County. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Clearview High Read More…

Lorain mayoral candidate schedules property inspections

LORAIN — In the wake of a citywide crackdown on landlords who try to skirt inspections, Lorain’s Republican candidate for mayor scheduled his rental properties for checkup on Thursday. John Romoser paid $350 to have seven of his 11 properties inspected inside by the city building department — at $50 a piece. The properties will Read More…

Five Lorain landlords face charges

LORAIN — A police officer who was placed on administrative leave for allegedly having a relationship with a woman while on duty is facing a new problem — he’s one of five landlords who have been charged with failing to comply with the city’s rental inspection law. The officer, Stanley Marrero, and four other rental Read More…

How safe are Lorain County’s bridges?

LORAIN — At least seven of the county’s nearly 500 bridges have received the same low rating as the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. The bridges received a four, which is also known as “poor condition,” on a scale of zero to nine. Ratings are given by the engineers or consultants during examinations of the Read More…