August 23, 2014

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Less than 10 attend inaugural citizens advisory committee on feral cat problem

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural meeting of a citizens advisory committee being formed to try and reduce numbers of wild and stray cats in the community was a far cry from the summer’s emotionally charged City Council meetings during which dozens of people demanded the firing of a humane officer who shot and killed a Read More…

Mayoral candidate volunteer tells local business it will lose customers without campaign sign

campaign sign

VERMILION — Jean Anderson, mayoral candidate in Vermilion, said that her campaign volunteer was only expressing concern for a local business when he told a bait-and-tackle shop that they might lose 2,000 customers for refusing to put up an Anderson sign in front of their store. On Monday a volunteer for Anderson, who’s running against Read More…

Heather Koon’s background investigated for other possible molestation accusations

ELYRIA — Lorain County sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether Heather Koon, the child care worker accused of raping two young children at an Elyria day care center, may have molested other children there or at other centers where she has worked. Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said Tuesday he couldn’t go into the details of the Read More…

Brawl breaks out between group of teens at juvenile detention home

ELYRIA – Authorities are investigating a brawl that broke out Sunday morning at the Lorain County Juvenile Detention home. Juvenile Court Administrator Jody Barilla said the melee involved between nine and 10 inmates being held at the facility for crimes ranging from misdemeanors and felonies. They were between 15 and 17 years old, she said. Read More…

Car crashes into home in Amherst

AMHERST – A man was injured when he drove his car into an Amherst house on Monday. Around 9:50 p.m. a man driving along North Ridge Road in Amherst hit the side of a house at 48160 North Ridge Road, lodging half of his car through the brick wall. Amherst Fire Chief Wayne Northeim said Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman tells police someone stole her bathtub

The following was taken from reports from the Lorain Police Department: Monday, Oct. 7 Midnight — 1100 block Washington Avenue, a window air conditioning unit was pushed out of a window and items were missing from inside the house. 9 a.m. — 1900 block East 31st Street, a man said someone broke into his house Read More…

Man who barricades himself in shed with gun incompetent to stand trial

Kelly Boros

ELYRIA – A Grafton man who allegedly holed up in a shed behind his father’s Carlisle Township home in August has been found incompetent to stand trial. Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves made the finding during a hearing Tuesday and ordered 42-year-old Kelly Boros sent to a mental health facility for treatment, according Read More…

Here’s Elyria’s leaf collection schedule

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ELYRIA – City leaf collections will begin Monday and run through Saturday, Dec. 7. Eight crews will cover the city during that time and will concentrate first on areas with more mature trees. Collection will generally follow sanitation routes, but the schedule will be greatly influenced by the weather. Residents should rake leaves to the Read More…

New World Gym owner focusing on health and wellness

Marc Manacci, left, Matt Wilhelm, Madeline Scavnicky, Dominique Moceanu, owner Greg Tayman, Sheffield Village Mayor John D. Hunter, general manager David Andras and Walter Martin
cut the ribbon at the grand opening of World Gym.  
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SHEFFIELD — With Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu and Super Bowl Champ Matt Wilhelm in attendance, World Gym of Sheffield held its grand reopening on Sept. 14. New owner Greg Tayman not only brought with him new equipment but also a new philosophy. “We are undergoing an environment change — trying to attract different types Read More…

UPDATE: Motorcyclist injured in crash with Chevy Blazer

A Harley-Davidson was sustained heavy damage in a crash Tuesday in Avon Lake. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

  AVONLAKE — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was struck by a Chevrolet Blazer around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Walker and Lear roads. The 51-year-old AvonLake man, whom police didn’t identify, was flown to MetroHealthMedicalCenter in Cleveland. His condition couldn’t be determined Tuesday night. Police Officer Caleb Robinson said the Read More…