February 7, 2016

Elyria
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Holiday travelers thankful for lower gas prices

CINCINNATI — Here’s something to be thankful for — less pain at the pumps. Motorists on their way to Thanksgiving Day feasts Wednesday savored sharply lower gas prices. However, the economic crisis still kept some people at home. Highway traffic was light in many places across Ohio, and airports reported less-hectic conditions than usual for Read More…

Grafton Township family has a more hopeful Thanksgiving

GRAFTON TWP. — All 8-year-old Madison Hamilton wants this year is a bedroom to call her own, and in that bedroom, just a bed and dresser will do. For more than three years, the Hamilton family of Grafton has been living out of cardboard boxes. The family of eight has been shuffled between hotels and Read More…

Votes matter for school issues

Lorain Schools gets recount; Wellington levy defeated Read More…

Tie means loss for liquor issue

ELYRIA — Don’t tell anyone at T & A Bar & Grill  — that’s “T” for Tony Carter and “A” for Angela Carter — that a single vote doesn’t count. The Sunday sales liquor issue for the bar tied, 235 to 235 when it went before voters Nov. 4. In the case of a tie Read More…

City closes Elywood Park to cars because of erosion concerns

ELYRIA — Drivers who like to take the scenic route through the parks via the Black River ford are going to have to settle for the mundane route for now. Elywood Park, a prime park for dog walkers and winter hikers that hosts one end of the river ford, was closed to vehicle traffic earlier Read More…

Elyria’s ‘Krazy’ sign saga nearer an end

ELYRIA — The white illuminated sign advertising Krazy Mac’s restaurant is one step closer to remaining a permanent part of Elyria’s landscape. The City Council’s Community Development Committee voted Monday to override the decision of the city Planning Commission/Design Review Committee that calls for the sign to be changed to conform to Design Review guidelines Read More…

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Wells

Authorities are searching this week for sex offender Joseph Wells. Wells is wanted by the Adult Parole Authority and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for escape and parole violation. He was originally convicted of attempted sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, drug trafficking, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence in June 2004. Wells’ criminal history Read More…

Police seeks suspect in motel robbery

ELYRIA — Police were searching Tuesday for a man who walked into a local motel with a handgun Monday night and made off with approximately $500. “The case is still under investigation, and we have not made an arrest yet,” Elyria police Capt. Daniel Jaykel said. The Red Roof Inn near Midway Mall was robbed Read More…

Highway Patrol investigating crash involving responding officers

ELYRIA — A three-car crash that involved an Elyria police cruiser heading to a robbery in progress at a local motel remains under investigation by the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. The patrol was asked by Elyria police to take over the investigation of the three-car crash, according to Elyria police Capt. Daniel Read More…

BLOTTER: Nov. 26, 2008

Elyria police Monday, Nov. 24 2:26 a.m. –  800 block Baldwin Ave., a man reported the theft of a 20-gauge shotgun from his house. 12:23 p.m. –  300 block Market Drive, Giant Eagle reported the theft of 10 DVDs. 1 p.m. –  100 block Midway Blvd., Harito Rivera, 25, Lorain, charged with petty theft for Read More…