February 12, 2016

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Amherst Township storage facility burns

AMHERST TWP. — A self-storage business caught fire Thursday when a tractor two men were working on in one of the units went up in flames, injuring one of the men. Elyria South Storage, 9109 Leavitt Road, was heavily damaged in the ensuing fire, which spread through portions of the building, sending large plumes of Read More…

Multiple departments battling blaze at Amherst Township storage facility

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AMHERST TWP. – A self-storage business caught fire Thursday when a tractor two men were working on in one of the units went up in flames injuring one of the men. Elyria South Storage, 9109 Leavitt Road, was heavily damaged in the ensuing fire, which spread through portions of the building sending large plumes of Read More…

Driver in fatal crash indicted

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ELYRIA — The driver of a car that crashed into an Amherst Township home and killed a mother sitting on a couch inside has been indicted. Adrianna Young, 24, of Oberlin, is charged with felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana in an indictment handed Read More…

From grief, a few moments of joy

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AMHERST TWP. — The death of a mother can’t be reversed, but the grief her surviving family feels this Christmas can be shouldered by a community that cares about their well-being. Debra Majkut was 34 when a car driven by Adrianna Young of Oberlin plowed into the family’s Leavitt Road home in July, killing her Read More…

Amherst Township man indicted for brush fire standoff

Roy Griffith Jr.

ELYRIA — An Amherst Township man accused of holding South Amherst firefighters hostage when they responded to an October brush fire has been indicted. Roy Griffith Jr., 53, is charged with kidnapping, abduction, aggravated menacing and using weapons while intoxicated during the Oct. 21 incident. Firefighters were called to the area around Griffith’s Hornyak Street Read More…

Family sues driver of car that hit Amherst Township house

ELYRIA — The family of a mother of two killed when a car smashed into her Amherst Township home while she was sitting on a couch with her youngest son has sued the driver who allegedly caused the crash. The family of Debra Majkut, 34, sued Adrianna Young in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Read More…

Three pets dead in early morning Amherst mobile home fire

AMHERST TWP. – A mobile home fire at the Westwoods Mobile Home Park this morning destroyed one trailer and left three pets dead. Amherst Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wilhelm said firefighters were called to the scene on Quarry Road at 5:55 a.m. for the fire and when they arrived the mobile home was fully engulfed Read More…

Suspect in Amherst Township shooting in custody

    AMHERST TWP. – The alleged gunman in a shooting that left an 18-year-old Lorain man injured Sunday turned himself in on Tuesday. Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies had been searching for Zack Spurlock , 18, of Amherst Township, since shortly after Christopher McNeil was shot in the jaw during a confrontation between two groups Read More…

Troopers: Driver in fatal crash had marijuana in system

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The 23-year-old driver who drove her car into a home on Leavitt Road killing a young mother inside tested positive for marijuana, according to the State Highway Patrol. A blood sample was obtained from Adrianna M. Young shortly after the July 28 crash that left Debra Majkut, 34, dead. Majkut, a mother of two, was Read More…

Lorain County grand jury indicts former daycare tutor on sex crime charges

ELYRIA – A Lorain County Community College early childhood education major, former daycare tutor and Big Brothers & Big Sisters mentor has been indicted by a Lorain County grand jury on sex crimes involving a child. John Alferio, 20, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material Read More…