April 28, 2015

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Recipients grateful for holiday meals

Brandon Swain, front, and Jeremy Saxon, left, receive Thanksgiving meals Thursday at St. Mary Church in Elyria. Serving the food is Karen Davis. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

ELYRIA — Delivering Thanksgiving meals to the needy Thursday was a small way to give back to the community for Deb Lavigne. Lavigne was one of about 150 volunteers, including about eight drivers, who took part in St. Mary Church’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Lavigne, a St. Mary parishioner who has been volunteering since the church Read More…

On eve before holiday, troopers’ arrests of DUI suspects rise

Trooper David Dylag holds the license of Kyle Johnston early Thursday in the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Johnston, of Elyria, was taken into custody and given a Breathalyzer test after being pulled over. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

By the time Trooper David Dylag arrived at the scene where a car had crashed into a tree in Henrietta Township around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, residents said the driver had fled. “He ran down the road,” said resident Scott Rollins of 11882 Vermilion Road whose front yard the driver drove through before striking a tree. Read More…

Body of missing hiker Warren Sill believed found

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A body has been found that is believed to be that of Warren Sill, the hiker who disappeared in British Columbia in July. The body was found Saturday in the Gull Creek area of British Columbia by the Whiskey Creek Trail where Sill’s vehicle was left, according to Constable Lesley Smith, a Read More…

Foundry fire damage estimate: $5 million to $10 million

Workers sort through items being hauled out of one of the buildings at Elyria Foundry on Sunday. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — The Elyria Foundry fire caused an estimated $5 million to $10 million in damage, according to the Fire Department. The fire was called in around 9:45 p.m. Friday and contained around 5 a.m. Saturday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Mitchell. He said it was extinguished at 5 p.m. Saturday. James Lawrence, foundry Read More…

New public property manager paving the way for Lorain’s future

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LORAIN — Crossing into Lorain from Sheffield Township on Clinton Avenue, Hal Kendrick witnessed what Lorain drivers have been enduring for years. As he entered city limits on his first week on the job, Kendrick, Lorain’s new public property manager, could see the contrast in the condition of the road — pockmarked on the Lorain Read More…

Proposal to allow deer culling by police discussed in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — A proposed deer-kill ordinance sparked an emotional three-hour public hearing Thursday. The ordinance would allow Mayor Greg Zilka to authorize police officers and other city employees to shoot deer with rifles, to reduce the population of the animals. Ordinance proponents said more deer and deforestation in the city have increased deer-vehicle collisions. Read More…

Lorain school board to weigh loan vs. takeover

LORAIN — Whether it makes sense to take on more debt to avoid losing local control of Lorain Schools is expected to be debated at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. Despite last week’s passage of a seven-year, 4.8-mill property tax levy that would raise about $3.1 million annually, the school district has a projected $4.7 Read More…

Police investigate shootings in Lorain

LORAIN — Two men were shot Tuesday in Lorain, but the circumstances of the shooting are uncertain. Detective Jacob Morris said police are skeptical about the victims’ stories. Morris, who wouldn’t identify the men, said they told police a man shot them around 3:55 p.m. on Washington Avenue near the West 18th Street intersection. However, Read More…

Lorain Council president headed to White House

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LORAIN — City Council President Joel Arredondo will participate in a budget discussion Thursday at the White House. “One of the most important issues we’ll see in the next four years is right in front of us: resolving the fiscal cliff and ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest,” Stephanie Valencia, White House Office Read More…

Heroes Walk memorial trail dedicated on Veterans Day

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They share pain from a loss that will never go away and belong to a club that no one wants to be part of. On Sunday, some of the Gold Star families — relatives of five Lorain-born men killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars — dedicated the Eric Barnes Heroes Walk. The trail links Read More…