July 30, 2015

Elyria
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Sheffield Lake to resurface parts of seven streets

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Portions of seven streets will be paved in the coming weeks as part of annual resurfacing projects. Sheffield Lake Finance Director Tamara Smith said $206,511 was allocated for paving of Community Road, Roberts Street, Lafayette Boulevard and Idlewood, Lakeview, Oakwood and Robinwood avenues. Last year, the city spent $215,000 to pave 13 Read More…

updated: Standoff in North Ridgeville

UPDATE: NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A standoff is continuing in North Ridgeville in the 9400 block of Island Road where Police Chief Mike Freeman said one man is inside a home by himself and he has a firearm. “We’re just talking to him right now to see if he’ll come out safely,” Freeman said. Freeman said Read More…

Police issue warning after attempted ‘Minecraft’ photo luring

AVON LAKE — Some youngsters spend hours playing interactive video games online, but police warn there’s a danger they may wind up interacting with sexual predators pretending to be children. An Avon Lake mother stumbled upon this situation in April when she learned her 11-year-old son was talking to a man on his iPad while Read More…

Two more men charged after Tuesday drug raids at Lorain markets

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LORAIN — Two more men have been charged with felony drug trafficking after a Tuesday raid of two convenience stores. Ziyad Hirbawi, 54, and Khalid Altemimi, 51, both were charged after synthetic marijuana was found in the 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave. Hirbawi is the store owner. Altemimi is one of his employees. The 611 Read More…

Judge grants NEXUS surveyors access to properties

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday against several property owners who have refused to allow NEXUS gas transmission project surveyors onto their private property. The order prohibits five property owners in Grafton, LaGrange and Oberlin from interfering with NEXUS surveyors, who can now enter their property for the next Read More…

Police raid two stores in Lorain

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LORAIN — Police on Tuesday raided two convenience stores whose owners are accused of selling synthetic marijuana that led to multiple overdoses over the past 11 days. Elyria and Lorain police and the Lorain County Drug Task Force searched Lorain Deli, 2225 W. 21st St., and 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., starting around 10:30 a.m. Read More…

Avon Lake Council overrides mayor’s veto

AVON LAKE — City Council voted 5-2 Monday to override the mayor’s veto of legislation, creating an economic development department with a full-time director. Mayor Greg Zilka, who favors hiring someone part-time, said creation of a full-time position isn’t a wise move on the city’s part because he estimates it will cost more than $100,000 Read More…

Deadly dog fight worries Avon Lake residents

AVON LAKE — Residents say they fear for their safety after a recent fight between two dogs left one of the animals dead. According to police, a pit-bull mix named Cyrus was being walked about 7 p.m. June 18 by his owner on Orchard Park Drive when a corgi-beagle mix named Daisy began barking and Read More…

More than 900 run in 5K to honor James Kerstetter

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A total of 901 runners participated in this year's annual Kerstetter 5K on Saturday morning, July 11.

ELYRIA — Sgt. James A. Kerstetter’s memory lives on in the annual 5-kilometer race and walk held to keep it alive. Organizers said 901 people registered for this year’s race not counting those who walked, which brought the number closer to 1,200. In March 2010, Kerstetter, a 15-year veteran of the force, answered a call Read More…

Lorain County property values increase by average of 3 percent

ELYRIA — Property values have increased by an average of more than 3 percent across Lorain County, according to figures released Friday by county Auditor Craig Snodgrass. The office analyzed nearly 7,000 home sales in 578 neighborhoods in cities, townships and villages that took place between 2012 and 2014. Foreclosures and sheriff’s sales were excluded Read More…