April 29, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
44°F
 

Standoff ends quietly

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A two-hour standoff involving a North Ridgeville man ended with him surrendering, police said. North Ridgeville police were dispatched at 5:44 p.m. to the 36000 block of Mills Road in reference to a man who was “reportedly depressed and suicidal.” No one else was inside the home at the time of the Read More…

It’s not goodbye for retiring priest

WELLINGTON — Heirlooms have a way of telling life stories. Inside the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church sat an old wooden desk that for the past 40 years has become the Rev. James Reymann’s sanctuary. At that desk, he has read the Bible, jotted down service notes and prayed the rosary. Next to Reymann’s Read More…

Amherst man badly injured New Year’s Eve

LORAIN — Ringing in the New Year with his friends left one man in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. According to Lorain police, Michael Ostanock, 42, of Amherst, arrived 7:30 p.m. Thursday at a house on the 700 block of East Erie Avenue to “hang out and celebrate the New Year.” Ostanock Read More…

County’s first baby arrives late New Year’s Day

ELYRIA — The first New Year baby in Lorain County made a rather late debut at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Jariel Morales was born at 4:08 p.m. Friday — a bit later than other babies born on the same day in past years. “I couldn’t believe he was the first,” his mom, Angelica Melendez, Read More…

Take them out to the old mud park

ELYRIA — The low temperatures did not deter softball players who took part in the 78th annual “Mud Bowl.” Roughly 20 men made up two teams of softball players — the 38 Club and Bittners — who took turns batting and fielding on an empty grass lot at the intersection of West 13th Street and Read More…

17-year-old runaway found in Cincinnati

AMHERST — A 17-year-old boy who has been missing since Dec. 17 has been reunited with his family. Keegan Lawcock, a senior at Amherst High School, who was last seen before bed the night of Dec. 17, was found in Cincinnati at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is being held at Turning Point. His father, Michael Read More…

Two Norwalk residents killed in crash

PITTSFIELD TWP. — An Elyria resident was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday and two Norwalk residents died after a motor vehicle accident Tuesday. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Carlos Smith said the accident took place about 3:48 p.m. near Precision Automotive and Performance, 45250 U.S. Route 20. According to Smith, Leon Clowtis, Read More…

Lorain council considers cutting its own benefits

LORAIN — In a 7-4 vote, City Council’s ordinance to establish compensation, benefits and terms of employment for all elected officials of the city was recommended for a second reading. The purpose of the ordinance is to eliminate insurance benefits for Council members and the Council president, which would save the city $108,000 per year Read More…

Amherst family seeks information on missing teen

AMHERST — A 17-year-old boy has been missing since Dec. 17; and now, his family just wants him home in time for the holidays. Keegan Lawcock, a senior at Amherst High School, was last seen before bed the night of Dec. 17. He is 5-foor-7 and weighs 130 pounds. He has red hair and blue Read More…

Surprise visit gives sisters a tearful reunion

OBERLIN — It was a family reunion no one expected. Moments after the Oberlin High School sports announcer read the list of varsity cheerleaders during Friday night’s basketball game, he added something extra. “We have a special holiday surprise for two of our cheerleaders,” he said just as Airman Basic E1 Cheyanne Rednour emerged from Read More…