July 5, 2015

Elyria
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Traffic headaches expected as Chester Road project begins

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AVON — Work began this week on the Chester Road relocation project that is expected to cause construction-related traffic delays. City Council approved in March a $2.62 million bid to Kirtland-based Mr. Excavator for the project, which will align Chester Road with Recreation Lane. The project initially was slated to begin last summer, but city Read More…

Avon proposing stricter regulation of development after flooding

AVON — More than a year after a storm flooded the southeastern end of Avon, the city is proposing stricter ordinances governing development in the area. City Council has approved several construction moratoriums in the area, the most recent of which is soon set to expire, since the flooding. The city has also prevented developer Read More…

Graves flooding in Avon cemetery

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AVON — Jayne Fisher stopped Monday at Resthaven Memory Garden to drop flowers at her mother’s grave. But getting to the plot wasn’t easy: She had to hop across graves to avoid standing water and even then, her sandal-clad feet often were submerged, she said. “Look at this,” Fisher said, while pointing to her family’s Read More…

Sunflowers planted for Maria, ready to grow

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AVON — Saturday’s second planting of sunflower seeds in a field next to Interstate 90 by the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Research Foundation drew 75 to 100 people, including a visitor from Georgia. Joanne Previts came out for the mass planting in honor of Maria McNamara with her mother, Fran Previts, of Rocky River, Read More…

Veterans urge clinic to remain in Lorain

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LORAIN — Veterans rallied Wednesday outside the St. Joseph Community Center with a clear message: The Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic should remain in Lorain. Around 60 people gathered on the corner of West 21st Street and Broadway to raise concern over a move and circulate petitions in support of Lorain as the best location for Read More…

Neighbors sue Avon over plan for amateur radio tower

AVON — An amateur radio tower that might be built in a residential backyard has an Avon man upset the city’s Zoning Board granted a variance for its construction. Glenn Williams approached the board in May to request a variance to construct a 50-foot tower about 300 feet from his house in the center of Read More…

Suspect faces rape charge

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ELYRIA — Demetrius Richardson Jr. has been charged with rape for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a 12-year-old Avon girl who went missing over the weekend. The 25-year-old isn’t the first to face criminal charges for having an allegedly inappropriate relationship with the girl that began online and spilled over into the real world. Read More…

Elyria man arrested, accused of rape of 12-year-old girl who went missing

Demetrius Richardson

Listen to the audio from Kaylyn Rogers’ 911 call ELYRIA – A 25-year-old Elyria man is facing a rape charge for allegedly having sexual relations with a 12-year-old Avon girl who went missing over the weekend. Demetrius Richardson told police that on Saturday he picked up Autumn Shreve and a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting, Read More…

Missing Avon girls found safe in Elyria

ELYRIA — Elyria Police have found 2-year-old Sophia Rogers and the 12-year-old that was babysitting her, who were reported missing Saturday night. The two were found safe Sunday evening, police said. The report triggered a search in Avon and Elyria, including the Carriage House apartments at 300 Washington Ave. The FBI, Avon police and Elyria Read More…

Police seek missing Avon girls

AVON — A missing 12-year-old girl, Autumn Shreve, and a 2-year-old girl, Sophia Rogers, are being sought by police. Police said in a news release that Shreve, who was babysitting Sophia, has a history of trying to connect with men on the Internet while pretending to be older than she is and may pretend that Read More…