May 29, 2015

Elyria
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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…

Property owner chases away burglars

CARLISLE TWP. — A burglary was thwarted Monday morning by a property owner who assisted police in catching two men accused of breaking into the garage of a vacant property in the 3100 block of Grafton Road. The property owner confronted the men as they were taking items from the garage around 11:15 a.m., according Read More…

Man faces charges after assault rifles go missing

A Lorain man was arrested and charged for stealing and arranging to sell two assault rifles belonging to his girlfriend’s father. Steven Benner, 24, was charged with burglary, tampering with evidence and unlawful transaction in weapons, according to a report from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. A Carlisle Township man told deputies Monday that he Read More…

$3,000 stolen in Carlisle Twp. armed robbery

CARLISLE TWP. — An armed robbery at the Convenient Food Mart at 1401 East Ave., at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday is under investigation. Police said a masked man with a pistol walked a clerk into the parking lot before running away. According to a Lorain County Sheriff’s Office report, $3,000 in cash was taken.

Garage, 2 historical cars a total loss following fire overnight

CARLISLE TWP. — An East Avenue garage is a total loss following a fire overnight. According to Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec, his department was called to 1347 East Ave. at 1:10 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find the garage fully engulfed in flames and the roof completely gone, he said. He said the Fire Department arrived Read More…

Elections board cuts 19 precincts; some polling places to change

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to eliminate 19 voting precincts across the county. The cuts follow similar action taken by the board in February when it voted to do away with 16 precincts countywide. The reduction in precincts falls in line with efforts at the county level to cut costs, Read More…