October 23, 2014

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Elyria police’s Neighborhood Impact Unit returns for the summer

ELYRIA — A specialized law enforcement unit designed to target crime on the city’s south end is back up and running thanks to a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. After a winter hiatus, the Neighborhood Impact Unit was called back to service this week, police Chief Michael Medders said. The four-man team Read More…

Glitter lawyers say crime not bar’s fault

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Glitter Nite Club insist that the bikini bar isn’t a nuisance and several complaints against the owners are so old they should be thrown out, according to papers filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court. The gentlemen’s club could be forced to close if a lawsuit filed by county prosecutors is Read More…

Fight to stop court unification steps up

ELYRIA — The effort to stop the merging of the county’s Probate and Domestic Relations court into a single Family Court is back under way. State Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, introduced legislation last week that, if passed, would keep the two courts separate. A state law passed in 2005 merges the two courts starting next Read More…

Wild turkey found dead in Elyria

ELYRIA — Elyria’s wild turkey population is down by one. A turkey, possibly the one that was seen gallivanting around the city Monday, was found dead Tuesday morning on East River Road in Elyria. Debbie Putzier found the turkey “right smack dab in the middle” of her lawn just after 7 a.m. Putzier moved to Read More…

65 years later, veteran remembers WWII

ELYRIA — It was 65 years ago today that Berton Peepers had a very big day in northern Africa during World War II. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Berton Peepers shows his medals from WWII in a display case at his home in Elyria. It started out quietly enough when Peepers, a motorcycle messenger for the Read More…

Oberlin/Wellington blotter: April 9, 2008

Wellington police Sunday, April 6 6:16 p.m. – 300 block N. Walden Lane, a girl said she had been slapped by an adult; no charges filed. Friday, April 4 11:13 p.m. – 100 block of Jones St., vehicle was taken without permission. Saturday, April 5 10:27 a.m. – 300 block Prospect St., domestic. Thursday April Read More…

Oberlin celebrates city milestones

OBERLIN — Oberlin is celebrating some big birthdays this year. Shansi Centennial Symposium WHERE: Hallock Auditorium at the Environmental Studies Center WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, “Missionary Religious Legacies and Post-Colonial Christianity” — 10:45 a.m. Saturday, “Missionary Framework” — 12:30 p.m. Saturday, “Shansi in Mid-Century: from Christian to Secular Education” — 4:15 p.m. Saturday, “Modernity in Read More…

Elyria mayor wants to hire six firefighters

But he says they won’t last long if income tax is voted down ELYRIA — Six new firefighters could join the ranks of the Elyria Fire Department in a few months, Mayor Bill Grace said Monday. But there’s a catch. If residents fail to pass November’s income tax renewal issue, the freshly minted firefighters could Read More…

Ohio’s lethal injection method too cruel for a dog, expert testifies

ELYRIA — There’s a humane way to execute criminals, but the state of Ohio hasn’t found it yet, an anesthesiologist testified Monday in the first day of a hearing on the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process. Mark Heath “I don’t think any animal, be it a human being, a dog or a cat, Read More…

Second suit filed against Lorain cop, city

LORAIN — Another Lorain woman has filed a second $15 million federal lawsuit against the City of Lorain, Police Chief Cel Rivera and suspended Lorain police officer Stanley Marrero. In the lawsuit filed Saturday in U.S. District Court, Marrero is accused of assaulting the 20-year-old woman, both sexually and nonsexually, from September 2006 and to Read More…