May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent promises further diligence after levy passage

SHEFFIELD — After weathering tough financial circumstances, the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district is looking for more ways to improve educationally and financially. It’s been nearly a year since voters approved a 6.53-mill levy, which generates $1.9 million for the district. The levy helped close a $2.5 million budget deficit and was approved after a failed Read More…

Man dies in Sheffield Lake apartment fire

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A man died in a fire Tuesday at an apartment complex. Richard Dull, 69, died in the fire that started about 3 p.m. in his first-floor apartment at The Perch on the Lake Apartments, 5115 Lake Road, formerly Erie Shore Landings. The Sheffield Lake Fire Department got called at 3:23 p.m. after Read More…

Elderly man dead in apartment fire

SHEFFIELD LAKE — An elderly man died in an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon. According to Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans, a 69-year-old man died in what appears to be an accidental fire at the Erie Shores Landing apartments on Lake Road. Evans did not release the name of the man because family had not yet Read More…

Rocker Lita Ford to play Avon Duck Tape Festival

AVON — Rocker Lita Ford will headline the entertainment during the opening night of this year’s Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Ford played lead guitar between 1975 and 1980 with The Runaways, and her career spans several decades and includes collaborations with Joan Jett and Ozzy Osbourne. She took a hiatus from show business in Read More…

Volunteers cover Elyria’s south side in national cleanup day

ELYRIA — It was an afternoon of sprucing up and lifting up as the Lorain County Ambassador Brothers and other volunteers hit the streets. The group was one of 80 organizations in 38 cities nationwide that signed up for the Red, Black, Clean and Green Day, a national neighborhood cleanup day sponsored by Chicago’s Justice Read More…

Driver sought in Vermilion hit-skip

VERMILION — An Elyria man was struck by a vehicle along state Route 2 Wednesday morning while checking his car’s tire, and the unknown driver left him on the side of the road injured and unable to call for help. According to a police report, Nicholas Naro, 32, was on his way to work when Read More…

Church plans go to city next week

LORAIN — First Evangelical Lutheran Church will submit plans to the city next week for its new building, which is being designed with the past and future in mind. The congregation’s historic 90-year-old church was destroyed by an arsonist in August 2014, and since that time its 130 congregants have gathered elsewhere, mostly at General Read More…

Police: Drunken driver destroys Northwood sign

ELYRIA – An alleged drunken driver plowed through the Northwood Middle School sign Wednesday evening after police say he rear-ended a motorist at West River Road and took off toward Gulf Road. Darryl Howard, 43, of North Ridgeville, was arrested for operating a vehicle impaired, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless operation and two Read More…

Committee OKs Avon Lake’s 10-year deer plan

AVON LAKE — The city’s 10-year deer management plan through the Ohio Division of Wildlife was approved Wednesday by the Environmental Committee. Deer overpopulation plagues Avon Lake, and over the past year sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture have had success in culling operations. Residents who have taken steps to obtained deer damage Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake district auctions buildings

Two former elementary school buildings were auctioned Tuesday with high bids on each property coming in from Sheffield Township and North Ridgeville residents. Therese Silac, 55, of Sheffield Township, was highest bidder for William Barr Elementary School, 2180 Lake Breeze Road, Sheffield, at $90,000. Eric Glynn, 34, of North Ridgeville, was highest bidder for Tennyson Read More…