May 25, 2016

Elyria
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Former North Ridgeville city worker sentenced to 30 days in jail, restitution

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville city worker was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for conducting personal business on city time. Doug Edwards, 57, also was ordered to repay North Ridgeville $1,632 for hours he was paid for while running personal errands and for 404.6 miles he put Read More…

County sheriff speaks out against potential annexation

GRAFTON — Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti announced Tuesday that he is opposed to Grafton annexing a narrow strip of land in Eaton Township. In an email to Eaton Township Trustee Jason Monschein, who has led opposition to the annexation, Stammitti wrote that he doesn’t buy into the village’s explanation that the annexation is part Read More…

Potential annexation puts neighbors in Eaton on edge

EATON TWP. — Despite the insistence of Grafton village officials that they have no designs on annexing Midview Schools campus into the village, Eaton Township’s trustees are worried that the village’s plans to annex a narrow strip of land nearby is a prelude to exactly that. “This is a clear ‘behind the scenes’ land grasp Read More…

Residents displaced, no injuries in Eaton Township fire

EATON TOWNSHIP — A fire that began in the laundry room of an Archer Road home about 2 a.m. Saturday caused no injuries but temporarily forced the occupants out of the house. The fire broke out at a two-story frame home, according to North Ridgeville Fire Chief John Reese, whose department responded along with firefighters Read More…

Chestnut Commons development raises traffic questions

ELYRIA — More retail development is coming to Chestnut Commons and raising questions about how much traffic the area can withstand. Developers plan to make a pitch Tuesday to the city’s Planning Commission for a new 26,000-square-foot retail building that will be home to a new Petco, Dollar Tree and other retail tenants. The building Read More…

Sheriff’s Office: Suspect in Circle K robberies arrested

MEDINA — A Liverpool Township man was arrested Monday in connection with a series of robberies at convenience stores and motels in Lorain, Medina and Cuyahoga counties, Medina County Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Baca said. Nathan A. Holsman, 29, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. Holsman Read More…

Deputies: Man tried to rob convenience store

EATON TWP. – A man attempted to rob a convenience store just after midnight Tuesday before heading south to Lodi where he robbed another store a few hours later, deputies said. Lorain County Sheriff Detective Jason Smith said a man wearing a skull mask entered Circle K, 35000 Royalton Road, and tried to rob the Read More…

Driver killed in car-train crash in Eaton Township

EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when her car was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road about a quarter-mile south of state Route 82 about 6 p.m. Sunday. Four witnesses, including the CSX train conductor and engineer, said the railroad gates were down and the lights were flashing at Read More…

Woman killed at railroad crossing

EATON TWP. — A driver was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Reed Road near Capel Road and state Route 82 about 6 p.m. today. Four witnesses said the woman, who hasn’t been identified, stopped the car she was driving on the tracks, according Read More…

Grafton woman injured in Eaton Township crash

EATON TWP — A Grafton woman was injured when police said the car she was driving rear-ended a sport utility vehicle on state Route 83 around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The crash occurred south of Cooley Road and may have been alcohol-related, according to Trooper Ray Santiago of the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post, who investigated Read More…