November 24, 2014

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911 tapes released in Fenik shooting, suspect still at large

ELYRIA TWP. — Gunshot victim Jared Fenik remained critically wounded and his shooter remained at large Thursday night. Detective Sgt. Josh Croston of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that police have no motive or suspect but continue to pursue leads. “The right one just hasn’t come across yet,” he said. Fenik was shot Read More…

New law complicating taxes in Elyria, Grafton-Midview library districts

Library levy

ELYRIA – The Elyria Public Library System and the Grafton-Midview Public Library are entangled in a complicated situation involving a new state law, more than 2,000 Elyria residents living in the Midview school district and thousands of dollars in tax revenue that could have far-reaching financial implications for both entities. On its surface, the issue Read More…

Woman’s mailbox blown up by M-80

ELYRIA TWP. — A woman’s mailbox was blown up by what appeared to be an M-80 on Sunday, police said. Officers were sent to investigate the complaint at 12:54 a.m. Sunday after the woman, who lives in the 6000 block of Antrim Road, reported she heard a loud boom and found her mailbox in pieces. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria gets defensive in opener, forces 33 turnovers in win over Midview

EATON TWP. — Brett Larrick wasn’t real confident as his Elyria Pioneers opened the season at Midview on Friday night. “We haven’t been extremely happy with our practices and some of our scrimmages,” Larrick said. “We haven’t played that hard the whole time.” Friday was different. Perhaps it was playing on the same floor they Read More…

Former Playmates arrested for alleged brawl at strip club

Sarah Satterfield

ELYRIA TWP. — Two of the three Lorain County triplets who were Playboy magazine Playmates in 2007 were arrested and charged with assault early Saturday morning after an alleged fight at the Brass Pole. Surveillance video from the Brass Pole, a strip club at 639 Oberlin-Elyria Road, shows Vicki Satterfield, 28, of the 100 block Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…

Elyria Township happy with new trails

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ELYRIA TWP. — Two trails that encircle a 12-acre pond and travel through a thick patch of forest have been constructed at the Rowland Nature Preserve to give visitors an opportunity to leisurely stroll through the park. The pathways are the first of many scheduled improvements to the property that was donated to Elyria Township Read More…

Elyria Township approves design for planned Sept. 11 memorial

ELYRIA TWP. — The design of the township’s moving 9/11 memorial, which will incorporate a fragment of steel that once was part of a box beam from the World Trade Center, was designed by a Elyria Township native who now lives in New York City and witnessed the attacks. Of the four designs submitted, Gary Read More…

Boy in serious condition after being hit by minivan

ELYRIA TWP. — A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a minivan on Lake Avenue south of North Ridge Road around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Elyria resident Vincent Cataldo had entered the roadway when he was struck by a 2005 Ford Windstar driven by Elyria resident Carl Ostergaard, 52, according to a news Read More…

Elyria Township voters OK funds for new firetruck, ambulance

Approval of Issue 8 on Tuesday should make the jobs of Elyria Township firefighters easier. The 3-mill renewal levy and 1-mill replacement levy will raise $283,000 annually for five years, allowing for purchase of a new or used pumper truck and new ambulance. The levies passed 492 to 272, or 64 percent to 36 percent, Read More…