April 17, 2014

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Deputies identify man whose body found at recycling center

NEW RUSSIA TWP. – Authorities are attempting to locate relatives of a man whose crushed body was found this morning in the recycling center at the Republic Services landfill. Deputies used fingerprints to identify the man, who is a 43-year-old who has had some minor brushes with the law in the past, Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Read More…

Haywire computer tells parents kids aren’t in school

AMHERST — Officials of the Amherst Schools report getting a large number of phone calls today from parents who received automated calls from the school system reporting their children were not in school. A notice posted at the schools’ http://www.amherst.k12.oh.us/calendar/ website stated that every family in the school district received calls to tell them their Read More…

Body found at landfill facility

NEW RUSSIA TWP. – A body was found this morning at the Republic Waste Services landfill, according to the Lorain County Sheriff’s office. The coroner was at the scene and no one has said whether it was a man or woman, said Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski. He said detectives told him the body was at Read More…

2 people hospitalized after car strikes tree

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Two people were taken to the hospital this morning after a one-car accident on state Route 20. According to Sgt. Chris Midkiff of the State Highway Patrol, Daniela Babet, 26, of North Olmsted was driving westbound on 20 about a mile east of state Route 58 when she lost control of her Read More…

Former Elyria City Hall coming down after Council funds demolition

There will be an open lot on Broad Street after this city-owned building is torn down. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — The crumbling hazard at 328 Broad St., once a department store, City Hall and Municipal Court, is coming down sooner rather than later as City Council resigned itself Monday evening to accepting the $600,000 price tag for the building’s demolition. It was learned a week ago that the building, which the city abandoned Read More…

Greyhound discontinues Elyria bus stop

ELYRIA — Greyhound Lines Inc., pulled out of Elyria after city officials said they asked the company to seek a safer location for the bus stop. The decision to no longer pick up or drop off passengers on Lake Avenue took effect Aug. 1. That was less than a week after a woman waiting to Read More…

Pet alligator taken from Cleveland backyard

CLEVELAND — Authorities acting on a tip found an alligator being kept as a pet in a Cleveland backyard. The juvenile alligator — 3 to 4 feet long — was discovered in a tub with a metal grate and bricks to keep it from escaping. Animal control officers took the reptile from the home, along Read More…

Union chief: Children Services caseworkers burned out

ELYRIA — The head of the union for Lorain County Children Services caseworkers says a 2010 change in how the agency handles its cases is burning out the workers tasked with keeping children safe. Angie Martinez said caseworkers are complaining about their workload “all the time,” and that the union has taken steps to try Read More…

As Tianna Madison ran, her supporters were cheering from Elyria to London

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IN SPORTS: Tianna Madison runs personal-record, just misses a medal An hour and 30 minutes before local Olympian Tianna Madison stepped off in the most anticipated 10 seconds of her life — a sprint in the 100 meter dash at Olympic Stadium in London — the magnitude of the race was not missed on the Read More…

Elyria police come in force to arrest man on warrant

ELYRIA – It is being described like a scene from a movie. Heavily armed police officers surround a home with their weapons drawn, waiting out a man who would not come outside. A police standoff with a man wanted on a warrant ended peacefully Saturday afternoon, but it was a tense situation for neighbors who Read More…