October 21, 2014

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Builders ready to dive into quarry project

There are lots of local builders who are willing, able and, in fact, eager to participate in a project like the one Industrial Realty Group is proposing for the quarries in South Amherst. But that doesn’t mean they’re banking on it to make their payrolls. When a European company’s initial plan for the former Cleveland Read More…

Motel clerk recognizes suspects during robbery in Lorain

LORAIN — A hold-up at a local motel might have been more successful late Monday had the clerk not immediately recognized one of the suspects, according to a Lorain police report. As a result, Tabitha N. Bozman, 19, Kenneth Norfus, 49, and Scott Heisler, 21, all of Lorain, were charged with robbery, police said. According Read More…

Residents have mixed feelings, skepticism on quarry project

SOUTH AMHERST — The vibe surrounding the new quarry project for some residents ranges between skepticism and disbelief. For many living in the rural, single-stop-light village, the belief that someone would invest millions into a whimsical, residential wonderland collapsed with the now-defunct $1.25 billion Trans European proposal. “You mean the bubble project,” said a 55-year-old Read More…

Two-car crash on 113 and Murray Ridge sends drivers to hospital

ELYRIA TWP. —  A two-car accident at the Murray Ridge Road and state Route 113 intersection Monday night sent the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital with moderate injuries, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said.Elyria Township firefighters and Highway Patrol troopers were called to the intersection at about 8 p.m., when the Jeep Cherokee struck Read More…

Givers flood toy drive

Deadline extended as gifts pour into Not-Forgotten Box ELYRIA — They numbered in the hundreds. Some came out in blinding snowstorms, others under cover of darkness. What they left were thousands of toys to stand witness to their generosity. They are the residents of Lorain County and in their wake, nearly 9,000 toys were donated Read More…

EPA crews mop up mercury house

CARLISLE TWP. — A Butternut Ridge Road home won’t have to be bulldozed after a mercury spill, said the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup crew. EPA on-scene coordinator Joe Friedel said Tuesday that there’s no reason to demolish the house and that the dangerous chemical inside has been contained. Since Friday, workers dressed Read More…

Police blotter: Dec. 19, 2007

Lorain police Friday, Dec. 14 3:16 p.m. – 2400 block E. 28th St., stolen metal flasks. 8 p.m. – 3000 block Colorado Ave., a house was ransacked. Saturday, Dec. 15 12:15 a.m. – 2500 block E. 41st St., a woman said the estranged father of her 10-month-old child forced his way into her home, yelled Read More…

State: Fire escape wrongly removed

Antlers Apartments owner not fined; building inspector to be investigated LORAIN — A fire escape ladder should not have been removed at the Antlers Apartments, according to  state fire marshal’s investigators. On Tuesday, the investigators, along with inspectors from the Ohio Board of Building Standards, discussed their findings with Safety-Service Director Andrew Winemiller and fire Read More…

James P. Henderson

James P. Henderson, 86, known to many of his friends as "Pete", died Monday, December 17, 2007 at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland. He was born July 10, 1921 in Childress, Texas, and moved to Elyria in 1934 to live with Estelle Brugge who he came to know as his foster mother. As a child Read More…

Ellen I. Blake

Ellen I. Blake, 90, of Elyria, formerly of Spencer, and Haines City, Florida, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007. She was born in Baughman Township, in Wayne County, on July 10, 1917, to Joseph Ward and Vernice Irene Frase Musser. Ellen was organist at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Spencer for many years before moving Read More…