May 28, 2015


Prison officials: More than 3 percent of Ohio inmates test positive for drugs

COLUMBUS — Ohio prison officials are concerned with the relatively high percentage of inmates who tested positive for drugs last year, a newspaper reported today. Annual drug testing in October by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found 3.32 percent testing positive. Most had used marijuana, but there were also positive results for opiates, Read More…

Police: Intoxicated woman rolled SUV with kids inside

ELYRIA — A mother who had her two young sons in an SUV that rolled over Saturday night confessed to police she shouldn’t have been drinking before she got behind the wheel, a police report said. Police were sent to the 1600 block of Middle Avenue about 10:15 p.m. When they arrived, police found no Read More…

Photo gallery: Young pair, others skate at North Park Rec


Cade Grant, 11, of Avon and Lillie Dubena, 11, of North Ridgeville are one of the youngest competitive figure skating pairs in the country. They are seen practicing Sunday during open skate at Elyria’s North Park Recreation Center. They have competed in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and New York, and have been doing so for two Read More…

Teen charged with assault of man on East River Street

ELYRIA — Police charged an Elyria teen with assault Saturday afternoon after a 43-year-old man said he was punched by the teen when the man stopped momentarily to count change in his pocket, according to a police report. Arron Jones, 19, was charged with assault after police found him leaving a house in the 300 Read More…

Photo gallery: Snowshoe hiking in the Metro Parks


Suspect in teen’s murder arrested at hotel

Legacy Inn and Suites, 810 High St. in Wadsworth.

WADSWORTH — A murder suspect in a double shooting was arrested early Sunday morning in Wadsworth. The Medina County SWAT team arrested David A. Stoddard, 24, of 241 14th St. N.W., Barberton, about 8:20 a.m. Sunday on warrants charging him with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault, police said. Stoddard is accused of Read More…

Elyria boys win first conference swim championship

The Elyria High boys won their first-ever conference swim championship meet Saturday — the sixth annual Northeast Ohio Conference Lake Division Swimming and Diving Championship at Cleveland State. Junior Cody Hall, sophomore Noah Katrinchak and sophomore Scott Peggs led the Pioneers with four wins each — two individual and two as members of the winning Read More…

Joseph “TJ” Mitchell


Joseph “TJ” Mitchell, 62, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013, in EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Elyria, and a graduate of Elyria High School and a veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Mitchell enjoyed basketball, and walking. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Roy L. Read More…

Ruth Marilyn Baker


Ruth Marilyn Baker (nee Russ), 86, died Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford; loving mother of Gary (Patricia), Craig (Nan), Rick (Cynthia), and Scot (Denise); cherished grandmother of Heather Mathewson (Marc), Keelin Johnson (Tom), Alicyn Kucherak (Brian), Ashley Baker, Craig Baker Jr., Christian Luciano (Andrew), Kelsey Mooney (Tom), Read More…

James L. Marcum


James L. Marcum, 75 years old, of Elyria, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a short illness. Mr. Marcum was born August 16, 1937 in Trosper, Kentucky, and lived in Elyria most of his life. He was employed at U.S. Steel Plant for five years and the City of Elyria Public Utilities Read More…