May 1, 2016

Elyria
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Habitat’s ReStore seeks help with move

Habitat for Humanity of Lorain County is trying to raise money to move its ReStore from Lorain to Amherst. Habitat is hoping to move out of its leaky 22,000-square-foot building at 214 E. 34th St. to a 27,000-square-foot building at 300 Industrial Parkway, Amherst, said Kelly LaRosa, Habitat executive director. She said the new building Read More…

Charges filed in fatal crash

LORAIN — The mother of 17-year-old fatal crash victim Cameron Friend is conflicted about the arrest of the driver. “It’s sad,” Kelly Friend said several hours after police said 17-year-old driver Zachary Goodin was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide Thursday. “They were best friends, so it’s hard.” Police Officer Kyle Gelenius, who investigated Read More…

Teen charged in fatal Lorain crash

LORAIN — The driver in a July 13 crash that killed his 17-year-old passenger has been charged. Zachary Goodin, 17, was arrested and charged today with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Cameron Friend, according to a news release from police Officer Kyle Gelenius. Gelenius said Goodin was “joy riding” in a Honday on Read More…

Worried about gunfire, Wellington Township group seeks zoning change

WELLINGTON TWP. — Some residents are concerned about stray bullets coming from a Pitts Road property purchased by a gun club. Residents aired their concerns to Zoning Commission members in a meeting attended by about 35 people Wednesday. Attorney Mark Craig, who represents the Wellington Township Citizens Group, said the Amherst Sportsman Club purchased the Read More…

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer talks challenges ahead after re-election

LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer received an overwhelming re-election mandate Tuesday, but Ritenauer and Lorain face immense challenges in his second term. Lorain lost $1 million in tax revenue this year after steel plant layoffs. U.S. Steel, which laid off 614 workers in March, and Republic Steel, which has laid off about 325 workers in Read More…

Ritenauer re-elected as Lorain mayor

LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer crushed two candidates to claim a second term in the city’s top job. Ritenauer defeated independent challenger Tim Carrion 8,092 to 2,751 with a Republican challenger, Jessie Tower, collecting 1,631 votes, according to unofficial results. Ritenauer received about 65 percent of the vote to Carrion’s 22 percent and Tower’s 13 Read More…

Lorain chooses project designer

LORAIN — A downtown redesign plan will be done for up to $220,000 by DLZ, an architecture, engineering and construction management company. Lorain City Council members Monday approved hiring the company. DLZ has a combined 20 offices in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to its website. The company’s Ohio work includes Read More…

Fire displaces seven residents

ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that began about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. A report was unavailable Sunday night, but fire Capt. Carl Mack said the fire ignited in a garbage can behind the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread Read More…

Not a treat: Object found in candy bar

LORAIN — A needlelike metal object was found in a candy bar handed out on Halloween on Saturday, an 18-year-old trick-or-treater told police. A police report was unavailable Sunday night, but police said in a Sunday Facebook post that the candy bar was distributed in the area of Oberlin Avenue and Leavitt Road between West Read More…

Metal object found in Halloween candy in Lorain

LORAIN — A needlelike metal object was found in a candy bar handed out on Halloween on Saturday, a 17-year-old girl told police. A police report was unavailable Sunday night, but police said in a Sunday Facebook post that the candy bar was distributed in the area of Oberlin Avenue and Leavitt Road between West Read More…