May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
83°F
 

Republic Services’ withdrawal accepted; Butternut Ridge stays open

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners accepted Wednesday the withdrawal of a request by Republic Services seeking to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road in Carlisle and New Russia townships to allow trucks to move between the Lorain County Landfill on the south side of the road, and property on the north side of the Read More…

Republic pulls plug on request to close part of Butternut Ridge

ELYRIA — Republic Services has scrapped a request to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to allow dirt-filled trucks to move between its landfill on the south side of the road and company-owned property to the north. The move comes after neighboring property owners and others who travel the 0.85-mile stretch of road in Read More…

Suspect held in Circle K robberies

ELYRIA — Police have arrested a man accused of robbing two Circle K stores three times in a two-day period. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Roy Cauthern III, 44, was arrested Friday afternoon, hours after police released surveillance photos of the suspect in the robberies to the media. A tip by someone who saw Read More…

Officials, public survey Butternut Ridge Road

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Despite the cold and wind along a stretch of Butternut Ridge Road that Republic Services wants to close, tempers ran hot at times during a public viewing of the road Tuesday morning. “You stood in my kitchen and said it was done deal,” Pat Justin, who lives near the proposed closure, Read More…

Butternut Ridge Road closure foes speak

ELYRIA — It wasn’t the official hearing on Republic Services’ proposal to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road, but opponents showed up anyway at the Lorain County commissioners meeting Wednesday to voice concerns. Richard Polen, who owns Polen Implement on Oberlin-Elyria Road, worried that closing the road between Oberlin-Elyria and West Ridge roads would Read More…

Republic Services files request to close road

ELYRIA — Republic Services filed paperwork with Lorain County commissioners asking them to shut down a portion of Butternut Ridge Road. The company wants the 0.85-mile stretch of road between Oberlin and West Ridge roads closed to make it easier for its heavy equipment to haul fill dirt from land it owns on the north Read More…

2 men indicted in string of break-ins

ELYRIA — Two men believed to be responsible for a string of break-ins in several townships have been indicted. Chad Blackburn, 28, of Lorain, and Shannon Matheny, 25, of Elyria, each face charges of burglary, theft, safecracking and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The pair was arrested Dec. 2 after a neighbor spotted Read More…

Carlisle Township fire chief suspended after incident at drowning scene

CARLISLE TWP. — The township’s fire chief has been given a two-day suspension and ordered to attend anger-management counseling after an incident in which he pushed another firefighter at the scene of a drowning earlier this year. Township Trustee Berry Taylor said the punishment against Chief Kevin Dembiec was handed down earlier this week by Read More…

Carlisle Twp. property burns

No one was injured when a camper, garage and storage trailer caught fire at neighboring properties on LaGrange Road in Carlisle Township about 2 p.m. Tuesday. A fire report was unavailable Tuesday night, but Chief Kevin Dembiec said firefighters contained the fire in about 30 minutes. He said firefighters from Eaton Township, LaGrange, Oberlin and Read More…

Fire guts four apartment units

CARLISLE TWP. — A LaPorte apartment complex on Yunker Court caught fire at 2 p.m. Friday, but no injuries were reported. There were four units affected by the fire within the 32-unit complex, Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec said Friday night. “All four units were occupied,” Dembiec said. Two cats were reported missing while a third Read More…