February 8, 2016

Elyria
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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

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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…

Quick thinking helps observant rider avoid crash

Austin Heider knows he’s lucky to be alive. Sunday’s car crash at the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road and state Route 57 sent four people to the hospital, but motorcycle rider Heider — who was stopped at the light a few feet from where the crash occurred — emerged without a scratch. The 21-year-old North Read More…

Four-car crash injures 3 in Eaton Twp.

EATON TWP. — Three people were flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after suffering injuries in a four-car crash Sunday afternoon. Ohio Highway Patrol troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision. At about 2:42 p.m., Elyria resident Michael Rider, 48, was driving north through the intersection of state Route 57 and Chestnut Read More…

More retail to go up at Chestnut Commons

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EATON TWP. — The development company that purchased roughly 2 acres of land at the corner of state Route 57 and Chestnut Ridge Road plans to build a two-story retail building on the parcel, an attorney representing the company said Thursday. Bear Tullis, who presents CMT Elyria, said construction on the 8,800-square-foot building will start Read More…

Elyria mayor says Chestnut Commons showing growth potential

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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…