September 2, 2014

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County to NOACA: Fix vote or we quit

ELYRIA — The county commissioners aren’t backing down from their efforts to have a system of voting that strongly favors Cuyahoga County eliminated from the bylaws of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. On Thursday, the commissioners sent a letter to NOACA Executive Director Howard Maier in which they asked him to start the process Read More…

State submits plan to Ford

AVON LAKE — The Ohio Department of Development is putting together a package of incentives that will be presented to Ford Motor Co. in hopes of staving off the possible closure of the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who doubles as director of the Department of Development, Read More…

Dump truck kills 6-year-old getting mail

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A 6-year-old Amish boy crossed state Route 162 to check the family’s mailbox Thursday afternoon and didn’t make it back. Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said as Levi Shetler stepped from the gravel berm onto the pavement of state Route 162 with envelopes clutched in his hands, he was struck and killed by Read More…

Amherst Steele staph infection is ‘super bug’

AMHERST — A student at Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst has been diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to Amherst Superintendent Robert Boynton. MRSA — an antibiotic-resistant form of staph infection — has been garnering nationwide attention after causing the death of a 17-year-old high school football player in Virginia and a 12-year-old Read More…

Fire station sale may be in Elyria’s future

ELYRIA — Elyria fire officials say they’re bracing for what they suspect will be a permanent move by Mayor Bill Grace to make massive changes in the fire department, including the sale of one fire station and permanently lowering manpower levels. Grace already has said it’s “very likely” that the current staffing levels — 14 Read More…

Avon company bought for $55M

AVON — Avon Bearings Corp. recently was acquired by an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company in a transaction worth $55 million that could thrust the local company into the forefront of the growing wind energy market. Kaydon Corp. announced the deal Monday, saying it plans to continue to operate Avon Bearings as a part of Kaydon Read More…

Doctor indicted on fondling charges

ELYRIA — An Elyria doctor already facing lawsuits from two women who have accused him of fondling them has added a 14-count indictment to his legal problems. Roy Somnath Roy, 42, of Avon is charged with abduction, six counts of gross sexual imposition and seven counts of sexual imposition for incidents dating back to 2004. Read More…

Oberlin College gets $12M in gifts

OBERLIN — On the eve of inaugurating a new president, Oberlin College on Thursday announced it received three $4 million gifts. The money will be used for a new home for jazz studies and for environmental programs. College President Marvin Krislov, who will be inaugurated today as Oberlin College’s 14th president, said the $12 million Read More…

Blotter: Nov. 2

County sheriff Sunday, Oct. 28 12:40 p.m. – 42500 block Webster Road, Penfield Township, domestic violence. Monday, Oct. 29 8 a.m. – 27100 block Hidden Oaks Drive, Columbia Township, breaking and entering. Wednesday, Oct. 31 9:25 a.m. – 42900 block Emerald Drive, Elyria Township, Gabriel Turner, 29, Elyria, warrant arrest for trafficking in drugs. 10:33 Read More…

CHP to end health insurance plan

LORAIN — Community Health Partners plans to discontinue supplemental health insurance it once offered to 95 retired employees from the former St. Joseph Hospital. The former employees will be moved to Medicare supplemental insurance beginning March 31 and will have 63 days after that date to enroll in a new supplemental plan if they choose. Read More…