October 25, 2014

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Police find stolen puppy; accused thief says he was high

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — A Yorkshire terrior puppy stolen from an Elyria pet store nearly a week ago has been found safe and in good health. The puppy, a female who weighs just 3½ pounds and is valued at $700, was stolen the afternoon of Jan. 14. Store owner Greg Kiesner said he observed two white males Read More…

12 firefighters to be added with $1.7 million grant in Lorain

Firefighters David Trubach and Chris Radman get ready to leave Lorain Fire Station 1 on Thursday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — A grant of more than $1.7 million will let the Lorain Fire Department bring staffing up to “adequate” levels and keep the department’s four fire stations open more often than not, according to Fire Chief Tom Brown. Brown said he learned about the grant — from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Read More…

School updates 01-21-11

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Police investigate shooting death of former Elyria man

CLEVELAND — Police in Cleveland are investigating the shooting death of a former Elyria resident whose body was found a week ago on the west side of the city. Marc Amato, 50, graduated from Elyria West High School in 1978 and had since moved to Strongsville. According to police, Amato was found next to a Read More…

Man charged in wife’s death waives preliminary hearing

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ELYRIA — The man accused in the Jan. 9 death of his wife in a car accident waived his preliminary hearing Thursday. George Diederich, 75, will now have his case considered by a Lorain County grand jury, which will determine if there is enough evidence to issue an indictment against the Elyria tavern owner, who Read More…

Lorain Fire Department gets $1.7 million to hire firefighters

Lorain firefighter Chris Bennett, left, and Lt. Greg Neal at the Lorain Central Fire Station  Bennett was laid off after 12 years with the Fire Department, and Neal will be demoted to a firefighter. The Department just received a $1.7 million grant to rehire firefighters. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

More than $1.7 million has been awarded to the Lorain Fire Department by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. The funds will be used to re-hire laid off firefighters and recruit new firefighters through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, according to the Read More…

East Avenue Domino’s robbed at gunpoint

CT photo by Dan Myers.

CARLISLE TWP. — The East Avenue Domino’s Pizza shop was robbed at gunpoint yesterday evening when a man with a gun held up the store at 1405 East Ave. while one employee was working, according to an unidentified employee. The employee said that no one was injured in the incident, but said she “couldn’t release Read More…

Lorain man added to Marshals’ ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list


An Lorain man has been added to the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list. Paul Brewer, 51, of Lorain is being sought for contempt of court on original charges of assault and cocaine possession, according to Marshals. Brewer is also a sex offender and is facing possible registration violation charges. Vincent Smith, 35, of Elyria Read More…

Police log for Jan. 19, 2011

Oberlin police Monday, Jan. 3 2:09 p.m. — East College Street, unauthorized withdrawals from bank. Tuesday, Jan. 4 10:13 a.m. — 100 block S. Union St., burglary with no forced entrance. Wednesday, Jan. 5 8:49 a.m. —  500 block W. College St., possible breaking and entering. 8:38 p.m. — S. Pleasant Street, theft complaint involving Read More…

Freezing rain advisory in effect until noon

Lorain County and much of northeast Ohio is under a freezing rain advisory until 10 this morning. The National Weather Service warns that freezing drizzle will be possible and ice accumulation may occur on untreated roadways ans sidewalks. The National Weather Service says walking or driving could be difficult but not impossible. Drivers and pedestrians Read More…