May 27, 2015

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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…

3 treated after accident between school bus, pickup truck


ELYRIA TWP. — No students were hurt, but three people sought treatment following an accident between a school bus and a pickup truck this morning. The crash, about 6:45 a.m., occurred in the area of 6063 Lake Ave., which is just a bit south of state Route 254. John Blaz, 54, who lives on Lake Read More…

Elyria Township firefighters receive piece of 9/11 steel for memorial


ELYRIA TWP. — The rusted piece of steel at the Fire Department weighs about 210 pounds and is heavy with symbolism. The 18-inch by 18-inch fragment, which was presented to township trustees Monday, comes from the foundation of one of the World Trade Center towers. It will serve as a monument to the 343 New Read More…

Boil alert issued for Elyria, Amherst and Elyria Township, parts of Sheffield Township

ELYRIA — A boil alert for the cities of Elyria and Amherst, as well as in Elyria Township, is in effect until 10 p.m. Sheffield Township residents who have Elyria water are also effected, according to township trustee Chad Parsons. A boil alert asks people to boil drinking water to prevent them from potentially becoming Read More…

Capells plan to retire from Elyria Twp. store

ELYRIA TWP. — Chuck and Carol Capell of Vermilion are living proof that couples who work together can stay together, but don’t expect the pair to offer any kind of hard proof as to why. They just know it has worked for them for more than four decades. The Capells celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary Read More…

Soaked spring puts most farmers way behind on planting

Pat Fenik of Fenik’s Sweet Corn Stand, in a field of sweet corn plants on Lake Avenue in Elyria Township on Saturday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

In the midst of what’s been one damp, waterlogged, lousy spring for those who plant, cultivate and harvest the foods we eat, Fenik’s Sweet Corn on Lake Avenue in Elyria has been an early planting season exception to the rule. “Things are not that bleak for us,” Pat Fenik said. “We’ve got four-inch corn right Read More…