February 6, 2016

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2 men indicted in string of break-ins

Chad Blackburn

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

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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…

Veterans Day: Vietnam pilot recalls 7 years in ‘Hanoi Hilton’

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VERMILION — Lt. Col. Harlan P. Chapman thought his life was about to end when his fighter jet was hit by enemy fire during a bombing mission between Hanoi and Haiphong in Vietnam. As his plane spiraled out of control on Nov. 5, 1965, the G-force reaching unbearable levels, Chapman wasn’t able to reach above Read More…

Rangers probing firefighter run-in at Duck Pond

Pond-incident

CARLISLE TWP. — Lorain County Metro Parks rangers are investigating whether the Carlisle Township fire chief pushed and threatened another firefighter at the scene of a Sept. 4 drowning at the Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond. Lt. Richard Willard Jr. wrote in a statement that Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec became upset with him because he was Read More…

Packed meeting gets heated as Butternut Ridge Road closure debated

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CARLISLE TWP. — A Republic Services representative shared the company’s plans to possibly close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to concerned residents during Monday night’s township meeting. As 7 p.m. approached, it became standing-room only in the regular trustee meeting hall, forcing the trustees to move the meeting into the enclosed garage, allowing for Read More…

Landfill operator wants to shut down portion of Butternut Ridge Road

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Republic Services wants to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to ease access between property it owns on the north side of the road and its landfill on the south side. The proposal would shut down 0.85 miles of the road east of Oberlin Road and west of West Ridge Read More…

Teen denies role in Carlisle Township homicide

ELYRIA — A 14-year-old boy charged in connection with the slaying of a 61-year-old man inside his Carlisle Township home last month denied the accusations against him during his arraignment Wednesday in Juvenile Court. The 14-year-old is facing juvenile counts of murder, three counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence in connection Read More…

UPDATED: 14-year-old charged in Carlisle Township murder

CARLISLE TWP. – Deputies on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the July 17 death of a 61-year-old man in his house on Midvale Drive. Deputies found evidence connected to the homicide in the river behind a home at 299 Greenview Drive, Carlisle Township — the same house where a suspect tied to a later Read More…