September 1, 2015

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Man is found guilty of ramming stolen pickup into Westlake bar

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CLEVELAND — A man who crashed a stolen truck into a Westlake bar and injured 13 people was found guilty of numerous felonies Thursday. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, was found guilty on 13 counts of aggravated robbery, 13 counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply, one count of breaking and Read More…

Cleveland woman killed in Route 2 rollover

AMHERST — A Cleveland woman was killed after the car she was riding in flipped over on state Route 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Corrine Sherels, 69, of 149th Street in Cleveland, was transported from the crash to University Hospital Amherst where she died from her injuries, an Ohio Highway Patrol report said. State troopers said Read More…

Shuttle service available, encouraged for vigil for Sidney

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SHEFFIELD LAKE – Police are asking residents attending an 8 p.m. vigil for Sidney Heidrick tonight to park at the Shoreway Shopping Center and take a free shuttle to Shell Cove Park, 4855 Lake Road. Police Chief Tony Campo said shuttle services will begin at 7 p.m. and police want anyone driving to the vigil Read More…

Elyria police engage in unusual pursuit (VIDEO)

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Graham Ley, 34, suspected of vandalism and riding recklessly, was arrested after a brief, low-speed pursuit by police about 4:45 p.m. Elyria police responded to a complaint of a man in a motorized wheelchair keying a car at 401 Cleveland St., according to police. Ley was being held this morning in Lorain County Jail in Read More…

Sheffield Lake mayor thanks searchers for efforts

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Mayor Dennis Bring issued a statement Tuesday thanking the community for its support during the search for Sidney Heidrick as well as in the days following his death. Sidney, 4, was missing for less than 24 hours when his body was pulled Saturday afternoon from Lake Erie after he had wandered away Read More…

Avon High student on NBC show tonight

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An Avon High School student, who impressed the judges with her dance routine on the June 23 episode of ‘‘America’s Got Talent,” will compete in the next round tonight. Cailyn Mathis, 16, will dance for Nick Cannon and a panel of celebrity judges during the Judges Cuts episode at 8 p.m. on NBC. Cailyn started Read More…

Vermilion man treated, released after one-car wreck

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Vermilion man was flown to MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland after swerving to avoid a deer early Sunday morning. Arthur Mead, 23, was driving eastbound on Mason Road near Harrison Road in Erie County at about 2:30 a.m., a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Mead Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Junior All-Stars start regional tourney with pair of wins

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The Elyria East Little League Junior All-Stars got off to a perfect start Saturday in the regional tournament. Elyria beat Indiana 7-0 in the opener, then topped Michigan 4-0. April Howser pitched both games, allowing a total of seven hits. Elyria scored quickly vs. Indiana when Lexi Reinhardt singled up the Read More…

Elyria Turnpike ramp to close for repairs

ELYRIA — Commuters can add one more project to the list of construction-related woes along state Route 57. The Ohio Turnpike announced Friday that the eastbound 145 exit ramp for state Route 57 — what many locals still call Exit 8 near the rear of the West River Road Target — will close Tuesday at Read More…

Bendix officially announces relocation of headquarters to Avon

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will build its new headquarters in Avon. The company announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to purchased about 60 acres of land about 10 miles from its current locale in Elyria. A groundbreaking date has not been set as the company is awaiting final approvals from state and Read More…