August 3, 2015

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Shuttle service available, encouraged for vigil for Sidney

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SHEFFIELD LAKE – Police are asking residents attending an 8 p.m. vigil for Sidney Heidrick tonight to park at the Shoreway Shopping Center and take a free shuttle to Shell Cove Park, 4855 Lake Road. Police Chief Tony Campo said shuttle services will begin at 7 p.m. and police want anyone driving to the vigil Read More…

Former legislator mulls options after theft conviction, removal from office

PORT CLINTON — A former northern Ohio lawmaker who was convicted of theft and consequently removed from office immediately says he’s disappointed in the verdict and will consider his legal options. Republican Steve Kraus of Sandusky was accused of stealing antiques and other items from a home while doing work as an auctioneer. After 11 Read More…

Elyria police engage in unusual pursuit (VIDEO)

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Graham Ley, 34, suspected of vandalism and riding recklessly, was arrested after a brief, low-speed pursuit by police about 4:45 p.m. Elyria police responded to a complaint of a man in a motorized wheelchair keying a car at 401 Cleveland St., according to police. Ley was being held this morning in Lorain County Jail in Read More…

Vermilion police captain on leave after DUS charge

Video courtesy Erie County Sheriff’s Office/Sandusky Register VERMILION — Vermilion police Capt. Michael Reinheimer has been placed on leave after he was caught allegedly driving with a suspended license earlier this month. Reinheimer was stopped on state Route 61 in Berlin Township by Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Heery about 5:30 p.m. July 20 after Read More…

Tax perks enticed Bendix

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ELYRIA — Elyria could have lost Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to Naperville, Ill., not neighboring Avon. Instead, Bendix plans to keep its headquarters in Lorain County, thanks in part to a tax incentive from the state. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Tuesday a 50 percent, eight-year tax credit to Bendix for the creation of Read More…

Avon High student on NBC show tonight

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An Avon High School student, who impressed the judges with her dance routine on the June 23 episode of ‘‘America’s Got Talent,” will compete in the next round tonight. Cailyn Mathis, 16, will dance for Nick Cannon and a panel of celebrity judges during the Judges Cuts episode at 8 p.m. on NBC. Cailyn started Read More…

Elyria economic development official leaving for Louisiana

ELYRIA — Days after the announcement one of the city’s biggest employers is moving to nearby Avon, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda confirmed the loss of the economic development specialist she personally hired in 2013. James Graham resigned, effective last Friday, and is taking a job in Minden, La., in an unknown position. In Graham’s short Read More…

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

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GRAFTON TWP. — A resident was left angry and frustrated with NEXUS surveyors who she said entered her property with little regard for it or her horses. Lori Swain owns a farm on state Route 303 with six horses, one of which is blind, and she said surveyors dug 40 to 50 holes in a Read More…

Vermilion man treated, released after one-car wreck

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Vermilion man was flown to MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland after swerving to avoid a deer early Sunday morning. Arthur Mead, 23, was driving eastbound on Mason Road near Harrison Road in Erie County at about 2:30 a.m., a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Mead Read More…

ODH: Infant mortality dipped in 2013, but still higher than national average

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s infant mortality rate declined slightly in 2013, though it continues to far exceed the national average, according to state health data released Monday. Infant mortality is measured as deaths of live-born babies before their first birthdays. The three leading causes of such deaths in Ohio are prematurity or pre-term births, sleep-related Read More…