February 1, 2015

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State warned Gas USA owners of violations

ELYRIA — A year ago, state inspectors told the owners of Gas USA to correct the violations they found with the station’s leak detection system. Whether they corrected them isn’t known — the owner isn’t talking, and the state has no record of ever getting a response that the repairs were made. But now that Read More…

Higher fuel costs exhausting cities’ budgets

The hurt of high gas prices is affecting more than just the average joes. Cities are feeling the pinch —likely even more than their residents — as they fill up fire trucks, dump trucks and other vehicles that keep the city crews rolling along for their jobs. Elyria Auditor Ted Pileski tried to dole out Read More…

Elyria High graduation rate exceeds 90 percent

ELYRIA — Today’s 421 graduates not only represent the largest Elyria High School graduating class since 1992, but are also proof that the district is dedicated to reaching the state rank of “excellent.” The number of graduates means the district, for the first time since the state began ranking school districts in 1996, has reached the Read More…

Suspended cop’s complaint gets his benefits revoked

Rule also will apply to any suspended Lorain employee Read More…

Girl’s allegation of abduction try turns out to be misunderstanding

ELYRIA — A 9-year-old girl said four men tried to lure her into a red pickup truck Friday afternoon while she was walking her dog. But when police caught up to the truck in North Ridgeville after an hour-and-a-half search, they learned the whole thing had been a big misunderstanding, according to police. The little Read More…

ROUNDUP: May 31, 2008

Convicted killer appeals decision ELYRIA — A convicted killer who was refused a new trial even though a key witness for the prosecution said he lied on the stand has appealed a county judge’s decision not to give him another shot at clearing his name. Earlier this month, attorneys for Alfred Cleveland filed a notice Read More…

Young boys allegedly snag mother`s SUV

ELYRIA — Two boys, ages 11 and 13, decided they didn’t want to walk to a friend’s house Thursday, so they stole a sport utility vehicle, according to police. They took a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer belonging to one of the boy’s moms, and were found jumping out of the vehicle about 10 p.m. on Finwood Read More…

BLOTTER: May 31, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, May 29 8:15 a.m. – 500 block Lowell St., a woman said gas was siphoned from three of her vehicles. 2 p.m. – Education Alternatives, Lake Avenue, a 13-year-old boy was cited with false alarms. Police said he set off a fire alarm at the school. 2:16 p.m. – 1100 block Prospect Read More…

Amherst teen memorialized with granite bench

AMHERST — When he was 10 years old, Matthew Hewitt’s mother gave him a present — one of her kidneys. On Thursday, she dedicated another — a mahogany-colored granite bench that will forever greet students and others as they enter Marion L. Steele High School, where Matthew would now be spending his final days before Read More…

Speller misses out, but she’s glad to be in D.C.

Ashley Terry was heading to the Smithsonian Museum on Thursday afternoon. Ashley, an eighth-grader at Sailorway Middle School in Vermilion, added a visit to the famed galleries to her schedule after she missed out on the chance to move on to the quarterfinals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Not that she was alone. Of Read More…