May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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…