December 22, 2014

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None hurt in Carlisle Township house fire

Firefighters work Wednesday night at the scene of a fire on West Ridge Road in Carlisle Township. Evan Goodenow / Chronicle

CARLISLE TWP. — No one was injured in a house fire that broke out around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at a West Ridge Road home. Firefighters and neighbors initially worried that Linda and Terry Janik, the couple who live in the home, were inside, but no one was in the home. Neighbor Dan Rector, who lives Read More…

126 homeowners face possible legal action over LORCO project

The $30 million sewers in Eaton and Carlisle townships were completed last summer, but a sizable number of homeowners have not hooked up and face possible legal action, officials said. A second round of non-compliance letters is going out to 126 addresses — a bit more than 10 percent of the 1,217 properties that are Read More…

Federal grant means laid-off firefighter can be rehired

CARLISLE TWP. — The Carlisle Township Fire Department has been awarded a $156,356 federal grant to cover the cost of hiring back a full-time firefighter for two years, Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec said today. The money will allow the township to hire back Louis Hodge who was laid off in November, Dembiec said. The money Read More…

Motorcyclist injured in crash

CARLISLE TWP. — A motorcyclist was injured after police said he missed a curve and crashed into a ditch around 4:40 p.m. Saturday on West Ridge Road near Butternut Ridge Road. Ray A. Johnson was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the motorcycle, according to a supervisor at the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria Read More…

Carlisle Township man pleads guilty to assault

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ELYRIA — A Carlisle Township man who fired a gun near his brother last April and fled before police arrived pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of felonious assault, tampering with evidence, having weapons under disability and inducing panic. Eric Cool, 41, called police nearly a year ago to report that he was suicidal and had Read More…

State: Mower repair owner pocketed taxes

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CARLISLE TWP. — A businessman has been indicted for allegedly failing to turn over $71,640 in sales tax money he collected between 2005 and 2010. Richard Egy, whose company, Egy Mower & Chain Saw Service, has been in the area for years, is charged with theft and six counts each of failure to remit sales tax Read More…

Flood warning in effect for Black River

A flood warning is in effect for the Black River in Elyria, according to the National Weather Service. According to the National Weather Service, the Black River was at 10.2 feet at 9 this morning. Flood stage is 9.5 feet. Minor flooding is occuring and more minor flooding is forecast. The river is expected to Read More…

Some Carlisle Township residents without water

CARLISLE TWP. — Some Carlisle Township residents are temporarily without water as the county engineer’s office responds to a water main break on East River Road. The engineer’s office couldn’t say when water service would be restored, but said crews are currently on the scene repairing the main line break. Workers “had to shut off Read More…

Collector cars charred in Carlisle Township auto shop blaze

CARLISLE TWP. — Six vehicles, including a 1965 Mustang convertible, were damaged Wednesday morning when a fire broke out at Clint’s Auto in a building on Oberlin-Elyria Road across from the Rural King plaza, according to Carlisle Township fire Lt. Robert Hanmer. No one was inside Clint’s Auto at the time and people in an Read More…

Carlisle Township lays off full-time firefighter

CARLISLE TWP. — Within days, Carlisle Township will lose one of its full-time firefighters due to budget constraints. The department, which is largely made up of on-call volunteer firefighters, has long staffed the station 24-hours a day with one of four full-time firefighters. However, the impeding layoff essentially will cut the full-time firefighters employed by Read More…