April 17, 2014

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Elyria Arby’s Restaurant closes abruptly

ELYRIA — The Arby’s Restaurant on Griswold Road permanently closed its doors Friday, sending home workers after the lunch crowd. At 2:30 p.m., signs hung on the doors said the store was permanently closed. Employees continued to serve patrons at around noon, but were visibly upset at the news of the restaurant’s closure, which occurred Read More…

Spitzer family tax dispute lands in court

ELYRIA — An old, unresolved tax dispute between Spitzer relatives regarding the sale of stock in Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd. Co. has landed in court. J. Alan Spitzer, president and CEO of Spitzer Management, filed the lawsuit Friday against F. Adelbert Spitzer, of Dallas, seeking $158,583 that Alan Spitzer contends is owed to him. Alan Read More…

Parents’ lesson on giving helps toy drive top 1,000

ELYRIA — The Chronicle-Telegram’s Not-Forgotten Box toy count has finally broken the 1,000 mark this year — thanks in part to the giving spirit of Ann Sabo, her daughters and her grandchildren. The newspaper has a goal of 8,000 toys by the Dec. 12 deadline, which is early this year. Sabo and her grandchildren arrived Read More…

Man recovering after crashing truck into house

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who crashed his pickup truck into a home on Longfellow Street is now recovering in the hospital. At 11:14 p.m. Thursday, a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 36-year-old Chet McLaughlin, crashed through a home at 333 Longfellow St. According to a traffic crash report, McLaughlin, who was traveling approximately 30 Read More…

Police log for Dec. 1, 2012

Elyria police Thursday, Nov. 29 2:18 a.m. — 1400 block West River Road N., police respond to a disturbance and charge Alfonzo Johnson, 22, of Cleveland, with obstructing official business after he allegedly gave a false identity. 7:11 a.m. — 700 Delaware Ave., camera and CDs worth a combined $200 taken from car. 7:26 p.m. Read More…

Former Avon official appeals firing

AVON — Former city streets superintendent William Biro, who was fired in January, filed notice Friday that he was appealing the decision of a hearing officer of the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission that he should not receive unemployment benefits. A hearing officer earlier determined that Biro was fired for just cause by Mayor Jim Smith. Read More…

Westlake man arrested after fire

WESTLAKE — A Westlake man was arrested Thursday after he reportedly set his own garage on fire. Daniel Jung, 30, is charged with aggravated arson after police said he set the garage on fire at his home at 25714 Woodpath Trail. According to police, Jung poured an accelerant around a cluster of propane tanks and Read More…