December 20, 2014

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New tenants lined up at former Ford plant

LORAIN — Industrial Realty Group is following through on plans to revamp the former Ford Lorain Assembly Plant. With two companies secured, and a third possibly on the way, the 4 million square feet of open space is slowly filling up. Trademark Global Inc., a wholesale online supplier for companies with Web sites with 60 Read More…

Off the beats: Mammoth tomatoes fit man’s purposes to a ‘T’

Chuck Hall likes BLT sandwiches.Crisp bacon, lettuce and juicy tomatoes all stacked between two pieces of toast make for good eating. Well, this 61-year-old Elyria man is getting ready to put one heck of a “T” in his BLT. Thursday afternoon, his wife went tomato picking in her sister’s backyard garden on Indian Hollow Road Read More…

City worker reports angry phone call

Report: Letter sparks harsh words from firefighter, fears of retaliation  ELYRIA — A Parks and Recreation Department employee told police he feared for his safety after a firefighter berated him over a letter to the editor critical of the Fire Department. Timothy J. Gallagher filed a police report Thursday in which he told police he Read More…

Gator gone wild in Elyria

Pet alligator escapes cage ELYRIA — A missing baby alligator has residents on one Elyria street sticking close to home while the creature wanders inside drainage ditches. An empty cage behind a Lucille Drive home once contained an 18-inch baby alligator, but now the animal is on the loose. It peeks its head out from Read More…

Firefighters to be at Apple Festival

ELYRIA — Elyria firefighters say they’ll offer free blood-pressure screenings at the Elyria Apple Festival later this month, where they’ll also staff a booth and distribute political and informational paraphernalia. And they probably won’t have to test their own blood pressure, or the mayor’s, to find out it’s running a little high these days. Elyria Read More…

Police blotter: Sept. 8, 2007

Elyria police Tuesday, Sept. 4 5:43 p.m. – 400 block Ninth St., woman said she was bitten during altercation with another woman. 7:30 p.m. – 305 Broad St., Boomer’s Bar, James Mowery, 36, of Elyria, charged with assault. 8:40 p.m. – 10 block West Ave., Wesley Hance-Hill, 22, of Louisville, Ky., warrant arrest. 8:55 p.m. Read More…

Police briefs: Sept. 8

Several Eaton Twp. homes burglarized EATON TWP. — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at an Eaton Township home where someone broke into the family’s house while they were sleeping, a deputy’s report said. The East Arrowhead Drive homeowner called police about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 30 after noticing someone broke into his home and stole Read More…

Gillmor died from fall injuries

COLUMBUS — U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor, who was found dead in his apartment in suburban Washington earlier this week, died of blunt head and neck trauma consistent with a fall down stairs, according to a medical examiner’s report released Friday. The fall appears to have been accident, said Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Read More…

Made in the shade: Lorain native’s invention protects boat gauges

LORAIN — It’s been smoother sailing for boaters everywhere since Lorain native Jeff Murray invented the Gauge Shade.During a fall fishing trip with a friend, Doug Cowart, in the Florida Keys, Murray noticed that the expensive LCD gauges on his friend’s boat were faded and yellowed by the sun. The expensive instruments also became so Read More…

Sheffield police blotter: Sept. 8

Monday, Aug. 27 1:41 a.m. — Abbe Road and Colorado Avenue, Cris Onofry, 29, Lorain, charged with DUI. 4:31 p.m. — BP gas station, Sidney Suggs, 27, Cleveland, charged with driving under suspension. Thursday, Aug. 30 4 p.m. — I-90 westbound, Adria Thompson, 21, Avon, charged with driving under suspension. 8:03 p.m. — Lake Breeze Read More…