May 1, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria mayor presents spending plan

ELYRIA — The city plans to spend its anticipated revenue from the Issue 6 tax passage on a conservative $2 million plan that focuses on hiring police officers and aggressive road repairs. There will likely be no borrowing through notes to allow for spending money the city doesn’t have, and the money likely won’t be available Read More…

Elyria police seek man accused of theft at Dollar General

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a man who stole a purse last month from the Dollar General store on Leona Street, near Midway Mall. Police say a man walked into the Dollar General around 7 p.m. March 14, and asked for the key to the men’s room. He took a woman’s purse and walked out Read More…

Police: Suspect in Apples robbery to blame for two other robberies, too

ELYRIA – A Brookpark man who led police on a chase Sunday following a knifepoint robbery in a grocery store has admitted to involvement in two other robberies, according to Elyria police. Daniel Leonard Jr., 30, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. by Elyria police and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers near the intersection of Georgia Avenue Read More…

Student allegedly threatens to shoot up Elyria High

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old high school student was arrested on an aggravated menacing charge Friday after reportedly threatening to bring a gun to Elyria High School. According to a news release issued by Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino, the freshman student posted the threat against the school on Facebook. A screen shot of the threat Read More…

BREAKING: One dead, truck on fire on Bullocks Parkway

ELYRIA – One person is dead and a truck is on fire on Leo Bullocks Parkway in Elyria. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said a person is dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the intersection of Bullocks Parkway and Murray Ridge Road, but the Lorain County Coroner’s Office is investigating, Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/31/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Caught bringing a knife to court. A man Read More…

Elyria police seek Joyful Mug robber

ELYRIA – A knife-wielding man made off with two money bags after robbing the Joyful Mug on Wednesday night, according to Elyria police. Officers were called to the bar at 632 Leona Street around 8:50 p.m. after the man went into an office area and took the two bags, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Read More…

Security says man tried to take knife into court

ELYRIA — Police said a defendant in an eviction case was caught bringing a 2-inch knife concealed in a pen into Elyria Municipal Court late last week. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said court staff received a tip about a week before Friday’s incident that Donald Moore III, 35, planned to bring the hidden blade Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/30/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Busted for a brothel. An Elyria woman is Read More…

Elyria’s goal is to add 11 officers by end of year

ELYRIA — The city is hoping to add 11 new police officers by the end of the year. Because of the passage of Issue 6, the city’s 0.5 percent income tax increase, on March 15, the money will be there. But the question remains if the city be able to fill the demand in time. Read More…