July 5, 2015

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Former North Ridgeville wastewater worker indicted on theft charge

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville employee has been indicted on a count of theft in office for allegedly conducting personal business on the job while collecting overtime pay. Doug Edwards, who was fired in January from his job at the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, fell under scrutiny in November 2014 and was monitored Read More…

Elyria man indicted on rape charge

ELYRIA — The 25-year-old Elyria man who confessed to having sexual relations with a missing 12-year-old Avon girl earlier this month has been indicted on a single count of rape. Demetrius Richardson Jr. was arrested after police traced the girl and the 2-year-old she was babysitting to his Elyria apartment. Richardson told police he had Read More…

Flores’ attorney to get access to board of election records as part of lawsuit

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections will open up its records to the attorney representing Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores in his effort to overturn the results of the May Democratic primary that saw him lose his Council seat by a single vote. Assistant County Prosecutor Gerald Innes had raised concerns that some Read More…

Former judge Burge appealing corruption conviction

James Burge smiles broadly as he thanks supporters and tells them that he's been delivered from hell following his sentencing on corruption charges Thursday, May 14, 2015. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge is appealing his criminal conviction. The court documents filed Monday announcing Burge’s decision to appeal don’t explain what grounds Burge and his lawyers will use in their efforts to overturn a jury’s decision to find him guilty of falsification and tampering with records charges. Attorney Read More…

Equity Trust runs afoul of feds; SEC says firm ignored red flags

A former Elyria company is in hot water with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly not protecting its clients from two schemes that cost them more than $5 million. The SEC sought a cease-and-desist order earlier this week against Equity Trust Co., which announced in 2012 that it was consolidating its Elyria and Read More…

More retail to go up at Chestnut Commons

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EATON TWP. — The development company that purchased roughly 2 acres of land at the corner of state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road plans to build a two-story retail building on the parcel, an attorney representing the company said Thursday. Bear Tullis, who presents CMT Elyria, said construction on the 8,800-square-foot building will start Read More…

Lakewood mother indicted in daughter’s death

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ELYRIA — A jailed Lakewood mother accused of killing her adult daughter and dumping the body in North Ridgeville has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. Janet Tyburski, 46, also is charged with murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the March 13 slaying of 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski. Read More…

Tyburski indicted for murder in daughter’s death

ELYRIA –A Lakewood woman accused of killing her daughter and dumping her body has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. Janet Tyburski, 46, is also charged with murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the March 13 slaying of Rachele Tyburski. Police have said the elder Tyburski suffocated Read More…

Girl, 12, faces kidnapping charge

ELYRIA — The 12-year-old girl who touched off a missing persons search when she disappeared earlier this month with a 2-year-old she was baby-sitting has been charged with kidnapping, inducing panic and endangering children. The girls were found June 7 in Elyria, a day after they disappeared from their Avon home after the older girl Read More…

Elyria mayor says Chestnut Commons showing growth potential

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EATON TWP. — Developers are looking at properties around Chestnut Commons as potential sites for new commercial growth, according to Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and officials in Eaton and Carlisle townships. Brinda said she couldn’t provide many details about the possible projects because of ongoing talks with the developers, but that the expansion of the Read More…