July 28, 2015

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
80°F
 

Elyria man charged after Harwood Street standoff

ELYRIA – A man got into a fight with his wife and son before locking himself and his four children in the house and refusing to leave Monday evening. Leo Walker, 45, was charged with domestic violence, inducing panic and tampering with evidence around 8:45 p.m. Friday after an approximately 75-minute standoff with police at Read More…

Local groups hold vigils for S.C. shooting victims

062015vigilslide

ELYRIA — A racially motivated act of terror that left nine people dead in a South Carolina church Wednesday evening shocked communities across the country, including the Elyria branch of the NAACP, whose members joined together in solidarity with the church Friday evening. “It’s an opportunity to draw attention to something that happens far too Read More…

Sheffield Lake man facing terrorism charges

al-Ghazi

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A Sheffield Lake man was arrested Friday for allegedly pledging allegiance to the Islamic State and discussing his wish to launch a terrorist attack on the United States. Amir Said Abdul Rahman al-Ghazi, 38, was arrested in North Olmsted on federal terrorism charges as well as possessing a firearm as a convicted Read More…

Wellington schools on audit list after dismal financial forecast

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools is waiting to hear whether it will be eligible for a free, eight-month performance audit from the state following a poor five-year forecast last year. The forecast, which predicted that the school district would run out of money by the spring of 2016, caught the attention of the Ohio auditor’s office, Read More…

Oberlin down to three finalists in superintendent search

OBERLIN — The Board of Education is looking at three candidates for superintendent, including Lorain Assistant Superintendent David Hall. The three finalists were chosen after the board held two rounds of interviews earlier this week and narrowed down a list of eight candidates. The three are Brad Ritchey, director of instructional assessment for Parma Schools, Read More…

Former Main Street chairwoman making Wellington mayoral bid

WELLINGTON — A Wellington native and business owner is throwing her name in the ring for mayor. Patti Young, outgoing board chairwoman of Main Street Wellington, is planning to run for mayor after current Mayor Barbara O’Keefe said in March that she was considering stepping down. Young, a Wellington native who is a co-owner of Read More…

Thieves steal, damage thousands from CenturyLink

LORAIN — CenturyLink employees arrived at their service center Monday morning to find that someone got into the center’s fenced-in parking lot, broke into every parked vehicle and stole thousands of dollars worth of items, according to police. Police were called to the 1800 block of Colorado Avenue about 7 a.m. Monday after a CenturyLink Read More…

Downtown Elyria McDonald’s closed for cleanup

McDonald's-SLIDE

ELYRIA — The downtown McDonald’s closed this week to take care of a bedbug infestation. The owners of the restaurant at 547 Broad St. decided voluntarily to close Monday to allow an exterminator time to come in, said David Oakes, environmental health director for the Elyria Health District. The Health District first learned about a Read More…

Veteran Vermilion officer faces discipline

VERMILION — Police officials want one of their veteran officers suspended for 10 days after he was found working at a police shooting range in Sandusky with a blood-alcohol content of 0.045 last month. The department held a predisciplinary hearing Friday to discuss the fate of Vermilion police Cpl. Dan Shupe, who has been with Read More…

Ex-student wants teacher charged

ELYRIA — A former Midview High School student is speaking out against the decision not to charge her former high school teacher for having sexual contact with her last summer. She said she’s coming forward with her story because it’s the only way she can be heard, following a decision by the county prosecutor’s office Read More…