August 3, 2015

Elyria
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Judge extends NEXUS order

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ELYRIA — Some Lorain County residents are questioning information that NEXUS, the Texas-based company that wants to run its pipeline through the area, included in its complaint seeking a restraining order against five landowners. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a planned 36-inch in diameter, natural gas pipeline that will cross 11 counties Read More…

Elections director: Resident’s perception factors into registration

ELYRIA — Where a person can register to vote is in part a matter of where they consider their residence to be, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams testified Thursday in the trial that will determine whether Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, can overturn his loss in the May primary. Adams Read More…

Defamation lawsuit filed against district’s attorney by Lorain school board member

Lorain school board member Jim Smith, left, is suing the board's attorney, Anthony Giardini, right.

LORAIN — Board of Education attorney Anthony Giardini is being sued by board member Jim Smith. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Joe Gargasz on Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Smith, who has feuded with Giardini for years, accused Giardini of defamation. The suit said Giardini made a “false and defamatory” statement about Read More…

University of Cincinnati police officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter. Twenty-five-year-old Ray Tensing appeared at his arraignment wearing a striped jail suit, with his hands cuffed behind him. He was indicted Wednesday in Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, July 30

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Breakthrough seen with Flight 370 mystery Debris found in the Indian Ocean is a wing part unique to the Boeing 777, a discovery that may explain what happened to a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went missing Read More…

Attorney: Votes of evicted pair should be thrown out in Flores, Horn Council race

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ELYRIA — Two people who cast provisional ballots in the 2nd Ward Lorain City Council Democratic primary had been evicted from the rental homes they listed as their residences in the months before the May primary, the landlord who owned the properties testified Wednesday. Sean Silvasy said he had evicted Eileen Pinkney and two other Read More…

Write-in enters Elyria mayoral contest

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Four years ago, Chalene Mudd was a pavement pounder for then-mayoral hopeful Holly Brinda. Today, she is a write-in candidate for Elyria mayor hoping to win the seat of the woman she once championed. But the 40-year-old mother of three is quick to point out that she is not just running against Brinda, who is Read More…

Human, not deer, is culprit in theft of flowers from Sheffield Lake bridge

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — When flowers planted by Girl Scouts in planter boxes at the Brookside Bike Trail/Covered Bridge kept turning up missing, the city thought deer were to blame. But video surveillance proved otherwise — a Sheffield Lake resident was stealing the flowers to plant in her own yard, police said. Deborah Stottlemire, 63, was Read More…

Lorain man charged with domestic violence

LORAIN — Officers found a baby covered in dried blood after his injured mother arrived at the police station Monday night, a police report said. The mother of the child said her boyfriend, Juan Valdez, hit her until she fled from her home, where her four children were, in the 2600 block of Lexington Avenue. Read More…

6-year-old boy struck by car while riding bike

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ELYRIA — A 6-year-old boy riding a bike was struck by a car at the intersection of East Avenue and Eighth Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday. The boy, whom police didn’t identify, was hospitalized at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in stable condition, according to Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. Police Lt. Read More…