August 1, 2015

Elyria
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911 call: Carlisle Township homicide victim’s house was torn apart

CARLISLE TWP. — The woman who called 911 to report the death of 61-year-old Farris Jones on Friday said his Midvale Drive house was ransacked, and he was lying dead in the living room. “Something’s wrong,” the woman said in a recording of the call released Tuesday. The woman said she had accompanied her mother Read More…

Death of Carlisle Township man ruled homicide

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CARLISLE TWP. — A 61-year-old man’s death is being investigated as a homicide after his body was found about 2:10 p.m. Friday in his ransacked home at 11159 Midvale Drive. Farris Jones was found alone in the home by a female friend, said Lorain County sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski. He said deputies responded to a Read More…

Man charged with raping neighbor

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ELYRIA — A Carlisle Township man has been indicted on charges of forcing his way into a neighbor’s apartment and sexually assaulting the 67-year-old woman at knifepoint earlier this year. Mitcheal Orr II, 34, is charged with five counts of kidnapping, three counts of rape, two counts of aggravated burglary and single counts of aggravated Read More…

Elyria mayor says Chestnut Commons showing growth potential

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EATON TWP. — Developers are looking at properties around Chestnut Commons as potential sites for new commercial growth, according to Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and officials in Eaton and Carlisle townships. Brinda said she couldn’t provide many details about the possible projects because of ongoing talks with the developers, but that the expansion of the Read More…

Committee punts retirement plan to rural water board

LAGRANGE — A controversial retirement incentive plan for workers at the Rural Lorain County Water Authority was sent back for consideration to the full water authority board at a committee meeting Wednesday. The plan, which allows Rural Water to buy up to five years of service credit for retirement-eligible workers, had been sent back to Read More…

Carlisle Township: Gas/electric aggregation

Issue 2: Carlisle Township gas aggregation Issue 3: Carlisle Township electric aggregation What it is: Both seek approval to enter into a contract with a gas and electric supplier When residents of Carlisle Township visit the polls in May, they will be voting on Issues 2 and 3 to determine if they agree to enter Read More…

Carlisle Township: Roads additional

Issue 1 What it is: a 0.75-mill additional levy Duration: 4 years How much would it raise: $125,000 annually Purpose: funds for general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges in Carlisle Township Cost to homeowner: The owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay an additional $75 per year. CARLISLE TWP. Read More…

Community doing what it can to help a Carlisle Township family beat a brain tumor

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CARLISLE TWP. — Dane Morgan loves to play outside, swinging and climbing, often finding an activity to keep himself busy because sitting down isn’t for him. It’s when he stopped wanting to do the activities he loved that made his parents, Eric and Amy Morgan question their youngest son’s health. The weeks leading up to Read More…

Home values drying up along with lake at Brentwood Lake development

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CARLISLE TWP. — The housing market is bouncing back, but residents of the nearly 200 homes in the Brentwood Lake subdivision say they face a special challenge. The big draw to their properties was having the lake, which is now a swamp after authorities breached a dam in early 2010. “It was neat — you Read More…

No one injured in Russia Road fire

Friends and family members watch as smoke billows from the window of a home on Russia Road in Carlisle Township on Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

CARLISLE TWP. — A family’s pet cat safely escaped a house fire Monday afternoon. Carlisle Township Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec said the cat was found hiding in the garage, which had some smoke inside but no fire damage. Firefighters were called to the house, at 41591 Russia Road, at 3:03 p.m. after passers-by noticed smoke Read More…