May 1, 2016

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Cedar Fair reports attendance up in 2008

SANDUSKY — The same sour economy that led to exceptionally high numbers of foreclosures, record unemployment and other financial woes was actually good news to amusement parks. Cedar Fair, parent company of Cedar Point, reported Tuesday that attendance at its 18 parks totaled 22.7 million in 2008. The figure represents a 3 percent rise (607,000 Read More…

Police seek county bathroom peeper

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a man caught peeping beneath occupied stalls in a women’s bathroom in the Lorain County Administration Building. A Children Services employee walked into the third floor bathroom about 4:30 p.m. Friday and startled a white male lying on his side, apparently looking under the stalls. The man got up Read More…

Blotter: Jan. 14, 2009

Elyria police Monday, Jan. 12 12:30 p.m. – 1500 block Lake Ave., Elyria, 13-year-old boy charged with vandalism and assault on a police officer when the boy, a student at Education Alternatives, allegedly slammed doors at the school, kicked a police officer and his cruiser. 3:53 p.m. – 300 block Fuller Road, 16-year-old girl was Read More…

Fugitive of the week: Jason Facemyer

A sex offender known to frequent hotels in Elyria is wanted by the U.S. Marshals. Jason Facemyer, 25, is wanted on a parole violation by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority and by North Ridgeville police for falsification. He is a sex offender who was originally convicted of rape and unlawful sexual conduct. Facemyer Facemyer has Read More…

Elyria shoots down attempt to get sign with bright background grandfathered in

ELYRIA — The opacity of a sign once again was discussed at a City Council meeting, but this time Krazy Mac’s was only mentioned once. The restaurant, which made news after it won the right to keep its sign even though it didn’t comply with city Design Review guidelines, was not the business appealing a Read More…

Malone defense wants another look at autopsy

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski reluctantly delayed the murder trial of a Lorain man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2001. Kenneth Ortner, the attorney for Rennell Malone, pushed for the continuance so he could re-examine the evidence against his client, who was arrested in 2006, because prosecutors have changed the Read More…

Trucker sues over road rage crash

ELYRIA — The driver of a tractor-trailer that was rammed during a fatal case of road rage two years ago is suing the surviving driver and the family of the driver who died after his vehicle smashed into the semi. Muhamed Besic and his wife, Atija Besic, both of Sterling Heights, Mich., are asking for Read More…

Petco coming to Avon Crossing

AVON — Petco is coming to Lorain County this fall. The national pet retail chain will open a 15,000-square-foot store in the Avon Crossing shopping center owned by the Richard E. Jacobs Group, a Cleveland-based commercial real estate agency. The store joins two other anchors already there, JCPenney and Lowe’s. Avon Mayor James Smith believes Read More…

House destroyed by fire; stove blamed

ROCHESTER — A house is a complete loss after a wood-burning stove caught the structure on fire Tuesday morning, fire officials said. “The fire gutted about half of it, and the roof came in,” Rochester Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Elbon said. “The whole house has water damage. I’d say it was a total loss.” Read More…

Township taking input on walking trail extension

AMHERST TWP. — Nature lovers and theater lovers could both benefit from a proposal to extend, pave and light a walking path that could connect the Amherst Township Park with the Workshop Players Theatre. Township trustees, the theater’s governing board, and a community group have all OK’d the project, which calls for a 4,200-foot extension Read More…