July 1, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
73°F
 

Temporary Veterans Affairs Clinic opens in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic officially opened its doors this week at a temporary location on the village’s south side near Lorain County Community College. For years it was rumored the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs planned to leave St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain. Those rumors were confirmed in October when it Read More…

Settlement proposed for fatal car into house crash

ELYRIA — The family of a mother killed when a car crashed into her Amherst Township home last year has reached a tentative settlement with the insurance company of the driver of the car. The deal would see Progressive Insurance pay out a total of $300,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by the family of Read More…

Amherst pursuing school bond issue

  AMHERST — Voters are expected to be asked to approve a refinanced bond issue that paid for previous building additions and now would help cover the local share of costs for a new pre-kindergarten through third-grade elementary school. If approved, the measure would extend the bond issue to the year 2041, but it would Read More…

UPDATED: “This is no good,” man says as he’s ordered to ground in Avon hotel incident

AVON – Police body camera footage from a Wednesday incident details what transpired when police were called to the Fairfield Inn because a clerk said an Arabic man was in the lobby and had pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. In the footage, police walk up on the man with rifles drawn ordering him to Read More…

Lorain seeks investments to shore up deficit

  LORAIN — City Treasurer Terri Soto wants to invest millions in a Utilities Department account to try and increase the city’s revenue. “We have been looking for areas to increase our revenue and this is one area where I was able to identify an option,” Soto said at a City Council Committee meeting Monday Read More…

2 banks no longer taking tax money for treasurer

  ELYRIA — Two banks that have long accepted tax payments for Lorain County Treasurer Dan Talarek have ceased the practice. Talarek said Wednesday that Northwest Bank, which used to be known as Lorain National Bank, stopped accepting payments during the first round of tax collections earlier this year. First Merit Bank has stopped doing Read More…

Wellington Schools will end pay-to-play fees

Excitement for the upcoming Wellington Dukes football season has been boosted by the district’s eliminate on pay-to-participate for the 2016-17 school year. The Wellington school board made the decision at its June 14 meeting with Superintendent Dennis Mock saying the goal is to increase participation for all sports and activities. “We’ve been reviewing it all Read More…

Area 4th of July holiday celebrations

  Government offices will be closed Monday for the July 4th holiday. Mail also will not be delivered on Independence Day. Trash collection by Republic Waste, Rumpke and the city of Elyria will be delayed by a day next week because of the holiday. That means pickups schedule for Monday will be gathered Tuesday instead. Read More…

Woman dies after Sheffield Township crash

  SHEFFIELD TWP. – An Elyria woman involved in a two-car crash Tuesday night in Sheffield Township has died. Genevieve P. Perkins, 71, died today, authorities said. The second woman involved in the crash, Memory Babics, 58, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, according to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Both women were Read More…

Iconic image from Cavs parade featured Amherst native

The image of strangers crowded into downtown Cleveland hoisting a wheelchair-bound man so he could better see the celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers parade quickly became social media gold. The image has circulated Facebook thousands of times since last week’s historic fan-centric parade and all-day party. Sports fans and those who just like to see Read More…