December 20, 2014

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Thought to be prank, Vermilion fire call wasn’t

VERMILION — Looking back, Jimmy Norwood wished it was an April Fools’ prank. While shopping at Midway Mall on Friday afternoon, his teenage neighbor called him to tell him his house was on fire. “I said, ‘Yeah, right, good April Fools’ joke,’ ” Jimmy said. “He said he was serious and I just said ‘Yeah, Read More…

Night lane closures scheduled next week on Route 2

AMHERST TWP. — Beginning Monday, state Route 2 at its bridge over Oberlin Road between state Route 58 and Middle Ridge Road will have night time single-lane closures in each direction as part of a bridge replacement project. The work zone will be in place 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following morning, according to Read More…

BLOTTER: April 2, 2011

Elyria police Thursday, March 31 11:38 a.m. – Save-A-Lot parking lot, 125 Cleveland St., .357 Magnum revolver stolen from vehicle. 2:27 p.m. – Middle Avenue and Third Street, John Benett IV, 33, Lorain, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 4:27 p.m. – 200 block Washington Ave., Kelsey Smith, 21, Grafton, charged with possession Read More…

United Way thrilled by donations: Lorain County branch raised $2.7 million

ELYRIA — The nonprofit United Way of Greater Lorain County raised $2.7 million in 2010, falling a little short of its goal of $2.85 million. But nobody was complaining at a celebratory breakfast on Thursday at Lorain County Community College. There will be no funding cutbacks to member agencies, United Way officials said. “We’re thrilled Read More…

School out Monday in Elyria thanks to snow days law

ELYRIA — School will be out on Monday in Elyria. That’s because earlier this week, the Ohio House and Senate passed legislation giving districts five calamity days, and Gov. John Kasich quickly signed the legislation into law. The former governor, Ted Strickland, had reduced that number to three in order to get students in school Read More…

Local rally against SB 5 planned for Friday

An Elyria High School student is organizing a Friday rally against Senate Bill 5. Sydney Roark, a sophomore said she is organizing the rally because she believes the bill takes away the rights of all Ohioans. “I realized that there wasn’t a lot of student action when it came to Senate Bill 5, and I Read More…

Marilyn Margaret Carstensen

Marilyn Margaret Carstensen (nee Moser), 77 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away March 30, 2011. She was born February 21, 1934. Survivors include her son and his wife Kenneth Gene and Suzanne Deitz Carstensen of Amherst; her daughters and their husbands, Kelleen Lu and Russell Jenkins of Amherst, Kerri Lee and Read More…

Oberlin man arrested for rape, kidnapping of 13-year-old girl

Howard

OBERLIN — An Oberlin man has been arrested for sexual assault involving a 13-year-old girl, according to police. John P. Howard, 68, is charged with a count each of kidnapping and rape involving the girl. Police say an incident occurred Sunday night at his home. They executed a search warrant and arrested him last night. Read More…

Police log for March 30, 2011

Elyria police Thursday, March 24 9:17 a.m. — 100 block Idaho Drive, someone had kicked the front fender of a vehicle. 3:45 p.m. — 1000 block Melvyn Lane, Aaron Damron, charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Friday, March 25 1:24 a.m. — 100 block Parmely Ave., thieves kicked in the front Read More…

Ski mask, bulletproof vest, pellet gun confiscated in traffic stop

LORAIN — After a traffic stop, police discovered one man wearing a bulletproof vest and a pellet gun and a ski mask in the vehicle. Around 1 a.m. Tuesday police pulled over the vehicle and saw the passengers frantically trying to hide something, the report said. Police then noticed one of the passengers wearing a Read More…