September 3, 2015

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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…

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

Farris Jones

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

Mitcheal Orr

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…