July 28, 2014

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School project could lead to Jaycox expansion

NORTH RIDGEVILLE —  The school district’s plan to build a new high school could spark a long-planned effort to extend Jaycox Road to Bainbridge Road. The extension has been called for in the city’s master plan for a long time. But with the possibility of a new high school, it’s gaining traction, Mayor David Gillock Read More…

Brothers linked to driveway robbery in Lorain

LORAIN — The two brothers charged with robbing several Lorain homes in January have been linked to another involving the beating of an elderly couple. Oscar Otero, 27, and David Melendez, 19, were charged Jan. 24 with multiple counts of burglary and receiving stolen property after Lorain police said they found most of the stolen Read More…

Roundup: Feb. 15

Brawl at EHS leads to citation, expulsion ELYRIA — A 15-year-old Elyria High School student was cited with assault and trafficking in drugs Wednesday and an 18-year-old boy agreed to quit school and never return, police said. Police broke up a fight between the two students just after noon in the high school’s second floor Read More…

Blotter: Feb. 15

Elyria police Wednesday, Feb. 13 8 a.m. – 700 block East River St., breaking and entering. 8 a.m. – 700 block East River St., petty cash stolen from Dr. Matt McIver’s dental office. 8:20 a.m. – 700 block East River St., petty cash stolen from Dr. Michael Zvosec’s dental office. 8:50 a.m. – 400 block Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — Murder suspects plead not guilty

Two accused killers pleaded not guilty at their arraignments this morning in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Decio Rodrigues Jr., 24, of Lorain, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the robbery and shooting death of Lorain grocery store owner Jose Gonzalez. Police say Rodrigues went to the store to rob Gonzalez on Jan. 25, Read More…

TRAFFIC UPDATE — Crash closed Rt. 2 this morning

Westbound state Route 2 was closed for about an hour today after a two-car crash just east the Middle Ridge Road exit so a helicopter could land on the roadway to take an injured man to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The man’s Ford Ranger pickup was eastbound at Read More…

Accident on Route 2

Traffic was backed up in both directions around 8 a.m. today after an accident in the westbound lanes near Middle Ridge Road. Details of the accident are not yet known but a Life Flight helicopter was on the scene.  

Dem Congress hid $950M in earmarks

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — In his first year as chairman of a key congressional spending panel, Rep. David Price, D-N.C., helped steer more than $50 million away from a national competition to help communities stem the pain of natural disasters. Instead, the money was directed to 96 projects in the districts of some of Congress’ Read More…

7 cars crash on state Route 57 as car runs red light

ELYRIA — A cluster of automotive carnage unfolded at Cleveland Street and state Route 57 on Wednesday when a teenage driver triggered a seven-car accident after running a red light and T-boning a pickup loaded with drywall equipment, police and witnesses said. Firefighters said six people were taken by ambulance to three area hospitals, but Read More…

Boy, 14, attacks 3 at Elyria charter school

ELYRIA — Two teachers and a 15-year-old girl were left battered and blood-spattered after a 14-year-old Cleveland boy went on a rampage Wednesday in an Educational Alternatives classroom, according to Elyria police. “I wish I had a .22 Magnum. This (expletive) is not over,” the boy told police as he sat in a police cruiser. Read More…