September 4, 2015


Gas leak prompts brief evacuation of North Ridgeville High School

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A gas leak prompted the evacuation of North Ridgeville High School on Wednesday morning. An odor was detected about 10:30 a.m. in hallways near a school chemistry lab, according to William Greene, assistant superintendent. The Fire Department was notified, and firefighters responded within minutes, Greene said. Firefighters found a leaking gas line Read More…

Sheffield Lake law director to run for domestic relations bench; incumbent still mulling re-election bid

Deborah Boros

ELYRIA — Sheffield Lake Law Director David Graves announced Wednesday that he will run for the Domestic Relations Court seat held by Judge Debra Boros. Boros, a Republican, said she wasn’t surprised that a Democrat was planning to run against her, although she has yet to make up her mind about whether she will seek Read More…

Sheffield Lake man arrested, charged with theft, burglary

AVON — A Sheffield Lake man allegedly feigned a need for help and snatched a purse, money and prescription medication from a Lake Drive home. Anthony Ramos Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with theft and burglary Sunday. Avon police Capt. Larry Fischbach said Ramos talked to a male resident about 5:45 a.m., claiming his Read More…

Elyria fire truck need ‘dire’


ELYRIA — City officials made a point of pulling all capital expenditures from this year’s budget due to tight finances, but a last-minute deal to purchase a new fire truck is in the works. Fire Chief Rich Benton approached the City Council Finance Committee on Monday with a request to purchase a new fire engine Read More…

Medicaid ride program is canceled

ELYRIA — Lorain County Job and Family Services is ending a program that reimburses certain Medicaid recipients for driving to medical appointments, a decision that has drawn criticism from those who use the program. Jeff King, the agency’s fiscal administrator, said instead of the tax-free reimbursements, Job and Family Services will increase funding for its Read More…

Landowners sue NEXUS over surveyors


ELYRIA — A Camden Township couple filed a lawsuit against NEXUS Gas Transmission on Wednesday in an attempt to protect their property from what they’ve described as a rude and deceptive company. The lawsuit, filed in Lorain County Common Pleas Court by George and Sandra Springer, seeks $300,000 in damages and a jury trial to Read More…

Pastor wins bidding war for former Roosevelt School


ELYRIA — Suspense ran high when faith and finances collided Wednesday afternoon during the public auction for Roosevelt Elementary School. Pastor Paul Grodell, clad in a black leather Harley-Davidson motorcycle vest with a pin that reads “These are my church clothes,” came ready to buy the school he has leased from Elyria Schools for more Read More…

County to close Golden Acres


AMHERST TWP. — Lorain County commissioners are shutting down the county-run Golden Acres Nursing Home. The commissioners voted to close the facility, which has been in operation in two different locations since 1868, at a meeting Wednesday, and county Administrator Jim Cordes said the decision had to be made because the county home is losing Read More…

Sowden sentenced for role in crimes leading to two-county police chase

A second man was sentenced Wednesday for his part in a crime that led to a high speed chase that ended when a stolen pickup truck crashed into a Westlake tavern, injuring 13 people. Matthew Sowden, 27, received 1 ½ years of probation after he pleaded guilty to one count each of breaking and entering Read More…

September photo gallery


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