January 26, 2015

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Autism not a deterrent to Midview student

Michael Whary is an Eagle Scout candidate with Troop 120 in Elyria. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDI WHARY

ELYRIA — Sixteen-year-old Michael Whary is an honors student taking advanced classes, plays the piano and trumpet, and is a member of his school’s track team. And, as Michael readily acknowledges, he’s been diagnosed with autism. The Midview High School student and Boy Scout knows many people in his situation struggle with that diagnosis. “So Read More…

Elyria man killed after vehicle goes airborne

LIVERPOOL TWP. — An Elyria man died early Saturday after his vehicle went airborne and crashed into two parked tractor-trailer trucks. Michael Setliff, 28, of Elyria was pronounced dead at the scene about 1:15 a.m. Saturday after his car went off the road and crashed into two trucks, according to a news release from the Read More…

Kyle Delligatti returns home for first time since February crash

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PENFIELD TWP. — Parked in his mother’s driveway on a chilly January day, 18-year-old Kyle Delligatti sat in the passenger seat of her minivan, a look of trepidation passing over his face. After a short beat, Kyle put one foot outside of the door, then the other. With his mother’s hands pressed into his bright orange Read More…

2 men robbed at gunpoint inside Lorain home

LORAIN – Two people were forced to the ground, held at gunpoint and robbed inside a home Friday afternoon, according to police Around 3:45 p.m., two or three male suspects went into a house on Gloucester Drive through an unlocked garage door. Inside, they found two adult men in the basement family room, according to Read More…

Elyria police seek suspect in Subway robbery

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Post by Elyria Police Department. ELYRIA – A man robbed a Subway restaurant Tuesday evening by handing an employee a note before grabbing cash from the register. Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man went into a Subway restaurant at 8709 West Ridge Road and handed a note to the employee behind the register, according to Read More…

Oberlin Council votes down public meeting to determine manager’s fate

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OBERLIN — Council voted Tuesday not to hold a public meeting to discuss whether Eric Norenberg should continue as city manager. “The community deserves to know what’s going on, but we can’t tell them what’s going on if we have not cleared the air among Council members and (Norenberg),” Council member Elizabeth Meadows said at Read More…

Man allegedly trapped girlfriend in room, beat her

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LORAIN – A man beat up his girlfriend and kept her trapped in his room Sunday evening, according to police. Edward Cosme, 31, was charged with assault, violation of a temporary protection order and unlawful restraint around 11:45 p.m. at his home on the 200 block of Georgia Avenue. Cosme’s roommate, Michael Clark, told police Read More…

Oberlin Council members ask city manager Eric Norenberg to resign

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OBERLIN — Four of seven Council members on Thursday asked City Manager Eric Norenberg to resign by presenting him with a signed letter. But for Norenberg — who has held his position in the city since 2007 — it’s not that simple. “My intent is not to resign. Hopefully, the City Council and I can Read More…

Heroin, guns seized from Lorain home

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LORAIN — Police searched a home following a two-month drug investigation to find $1,000 worth of heroin, three loaded handguns, and an assault rifle Friday morning. Mark Calhoun, 21, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin, endangering children, having weapons under disability, receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia and possession of criminal tools with other Read More…

Wellington band director who sued back to work

WELLINGTON — A band director who was placed on administrative leave in November was reinstated to her position this week with the only stipulation being that she complete a training seminar. Toni Novotny, a band director for Wellington Schools, returned to work Tuesday. Novotny was put on paid administrative leave in November while the district Read More…