June 26, 2016

Elyria
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County commissioners will approve Grafton annexation — because they have to

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners will have little choice but to approve the annexation of a narrow strip of land from Eaton Township to Grafton when they meet to discuss the issue July 5, Commissioner Ted Kalo said Wednesday. “It’s an automatic thing,” Kalo said. “We have to approve it.” Eaton Township has vehemently opposed Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve new housing development off Chestnut Ridge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The county’s third-largest city looks to continue its population growth with the city Planning Commission’s preliminary approval for a new housing development that will be built on open land between two of the city’s largest residential communities. To be known as The Reserve at Winfield Farms, the 164-unit development will sit on Read More…

Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

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…