May 1, 2016

Elyria
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Vermilion teen electrocuted while conducting experiment

VERMILION TWP. — A Vermilion High School student was electrocuted Tuesday night as he apparently tried to conduct an experiment with high-voltage electricity in the garage of his family’s home. Morgan R. Wojciechowski, 15, was found by his parents on the floor of the garage of his family’s home at 5804 W. Lake Road when Read More…

WEOL’s Alcorn gets rare opportunity to call Indians game

ELYRIA — When one thinks of the greats in sports broadcasting, the names are usually associated with baseball. We’re talking Vin Scully, Harry Caray and Ernie Harwell. And Tim Alcorn? The longtime veteran sports voice of WEOL-AM 930 said he has no delusions of grandeur after his first stint calling play-by-play for the Cleveland Indians Read More…

Impending marriage, move lead Keenan to resign from North Ridgeville council

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At the end of Monday night’s City Council meeting Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, announced he had some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Keenan is getting married in September and plans to stay in the city. The bad news is that he has to resign his Read More…

North Ridgeville formalizing Lear-Nagle speed limit reduction

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city has moved one step closer to officially lowering the speed limit to 25 mph along Lear-Nagle Road during the time a third lane will be added to a portion of the roadway. City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution required by the Ohio Department of Transportation to Read More…

Four charged in North Ridgeville tire thefts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Four people are facing charges for two unrelated tire thefts, police said. The first occurred April 2 at Joe’s Auto Wrecking, 7218 Case Road, where a witness saw two men enter the business shortly before 7 p.m. after walking from a vehicle they parked off Dyke Avenue, according to police Capt. Marti Read More…

Elyria High senior given state honor by Boys and Girls Clubs

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School senior has been named Ohio Youth of the Year by the Ohio-Michigan Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Rosetta Shepherd, 18, was honored during the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year Ohio/Michigan State Regional Competition April 8 and 9 in Troy, Mich. Shepherd was chosen Read More…

Firelands schools plan to put tax issue on August special election ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Voters in the Firelands school district will likely be asked to approve a combined income and property tax issue in August to pay for a new school that will house students from sixth through 12th grades. “The project is going to remain the same, but the financing will be different this time Read More…

North Ridgeville Planning Commission approves plans for new building, Dunkin’ Donuts

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of the busiest Planning Commission agendas in months saw approval Tuesday night of a new Dunkin’ Donuts and a professional building. Described as having a contemporary corporate design, architect Elizabeth B. Eaken of DS Architecture in Kent, told the commission the Dunkin’ Donuts would have a flat roof and “lots of Read More…

Amherst police investigating rape allegation at local motel

AMHERST — Police are investigating a reported rape of a North Ridgeville teen at a local motel over the weekend. According to a police report, the assault occurred Saturday at the Motel 6, 704 N. Leavitt Road, in Amherst. Amherst police received a call from North Ridgeville police Sunday to inform them that a woman Read More…

Not so fast: ODOT says change in Lear-Nagle speed limit hasn’t taken effect yet

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A few weeks ago, the city put up new 25-mph signs along Lear-Nagle Road to alert drivers to the lowered speed limit in effect during the road’s expansion to three lanes between Center Ridge and Lorain roads. Local officials have learned that they acted prematurely. Ohio Department of Transportation officials have notified Read More…