June 26, 2016

Elyria
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Oberlin won’t pursue dual tax hikes

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools won’t place an issue on the November ballot for a pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade school. The district had proposed a 37-year, 4.81-mill property tax to generate $16.7 million and a 30-year, half-percent income tax to generate around $18.8 million to fund construction of the proposed $35.5 million campus which has been in discussions for Read More…

Birds of a feather get banded together in Elyria

ELYRIA — A small flock banded together to band birds Tuesday evening in a meadow on the city’s north side. Volunteers placed small, numbered, aluminum-alloy bands on five, 20-day-old American kestrels in tall nesting boxes. Each bird’s number will be entered into a database to help track population and migration habits if and when birds Read More…

Avon Lake officials differ on how to mourn Orlando attack

AVON LAKE — Although city officials have condemned the recent attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., they differ on how best to honor the dead. Mayor Greg Zilka publicly offered his support Monday during a City Council meeting for the families of victims in what he called an awful tragedy. A message of Read More…

Group to meet with law enforcement to increase aid to addicts

Kim Eberle is trying to get heroin addicts the help they need through collaboration with law enforcement agencies across the county. Eberle, executive director of Let’s Get Real Inc., is a recovered alcoholic with more than 11 years of sobriety who said the more avenues available toward recovery the better. The program Eberle and Elaine Read More…

Avon Lake looks to Mayfield to fill new position of economic development director

AVON LAKE — A once-contested position has been filled at City Hall. City Council approved Monday the hiring of Edward Esborn to serve as the city’s economic development director. Esborn, 32, will earn an annual salary of $76,500 in his new role and comes to Avon Lake from the village of Mayfield, where he previously Read More…

Fugitive surrenders to authorities after brief pursuit

ELYRIA — A fugitive turned himself in to authorities Monday after a brief pursuit by Elyria police and the U.S. marshals. Timothy Darr, 32, was wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, weapons under disability, tampering with records and drug possession charges, according to Marshal Anne Murphy. Darr was briefly listed as Read More…

Siblings reunited after 76 years apart

ELYRIA TWP. — He came from a broken home and she was raised by a happy family, both the result of decisions their mother made during the Great Depression. But the decisions Willie Mae Mendlik made were secrets she took to her grave, leaving her daughter Barbara Carson, 80, of North Dakota, with no idea Read More…

Pony found neglected in Penfield Twp.

ELYRIA — A neglected pony was rescued from a Penfield Township farm Thursday evening and will slowly be brought back to health in a safe environment. Friendship Animal Protective League Director Greg Willey said the 10-year-old pony dubbed Cinderella was found on the property by someone who went there to inquire about renting a horse Read More…

Valley City bicyclist critically hurt after being struck by car in Columbia Township

COLUMBIA TWP. — A bicyclist was critically injured after being struck by a car Thursday evening on a stretch of winding country road. Rodney Harms, 64, of Valley City, was traveling south on state Route 252 shortly before 7:30 p.m. when an Oldsmobile sedan driven by Bradley Denington, 20, of Spencer, struck him just south Read More…

New brewery slated for Center Road in Avon

AVON — Three local men will open the county’s first commercial brewery and tap house on a fast-developing stretch of Center Road. Dave Lengyel and Thomas Wagner of North Ridgeville and Jerome Moore of Olmsted Falls have plans to transform a former heating and cooling shop on three acres of land near the Avon Lake Read More…