August 29, 2015

Elyria
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Gibbs billboard targets Brinda quote

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ELYRIA — Republican mayoral candidate Garry Gibbs isn’t waiting for the traditional start of the campaign season to come after Labor Day; he’s already out with billboards attacking Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda. One of Gibbs’ billboards, near Second Street and East Avenue, criticizes Brinda’s economic development efforts and features a man holding a sign that Read More…

Roofer injured after fall

The ladder from which a roofing contractor fell is shown Wednesday afternoon. EVAN GOODENOW / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A 38-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell about 20 feet from the roof of a home at 458 Whitman Blvd. about 3 p.m. today. Jonathan Persinger said he and Mark Caudill were re-shingling the roof for Mike Caudill, a contractor. Persinger said he left the home off Gulf Road in a Read More…

Middle Avenue project two weeks behind

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ELYRIA — The Middle Avenue reconstruction continues to cause disruptions for drivers who traverse the main thoroughfare. City officials announced Tuesday that the Third Street and Middle Avenue intersection will close to traffic 7 a.m. Thursday to an undetermined time Monday to allow crews to work on the stamped concrete crosswalks. City Engineer Tim Ujvari Read More…

Elyria arrests net 21 drug suspects

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ELYRIA — Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a crackdown on what they say is a large-scale drug arrest operation meant to target alleged heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray, 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern Read More…

21 arrested by Elyria police in ‘Operation Sundown’ drug operation

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ELYRIA – Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a large scale drug arrest operation meant to target multiple heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy. Read More…

Elyria police auxiliary patrols for dollars

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Department Auxiliary is like the extra eyes and ears of the Elyria Police Department, Sgt. Johnathan Whitfield said. However, those extra senses come at a price. The auxiliary is hoping to help offset the cost of outfitting the 17-person department by running a fundraiser at Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub, 1069 Read More…

Camp helps children let go of grief

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ELYRIA — Casey Plas and Jenna Liller sat at picnic tables in West Park on Wednesday morning drawing with magic markers. The 13-year-olds, who will start eighth grade at Midview Middle School in a few weeks, have been friends since first grade. Over the course of their friendship they’ve shared many things, including the death Read More…

Worker maimed on first day; OSHA cites employer, Quality Blow Molding

ELYRIA — Hours after a 21-year-old man began working a new job at Quality Blow Molding, an accident at the plant left the new employee severely burned and resulted in the loss of four fingers on his right hand. The man, who was not identified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Read More…

Elyria begins demolition of four vacant homes

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ELYRIA — When vacant homes become nuisances that attract crime and bring down a neighborhood, the best course of action is often demolition to erase the eyesores. Four such eyesores came down Thursday in Elyria, one — at 145 Bell Ave. — was razed with Mayor Holly Brinda inside the cab of an excavator. The Read More…

Police: Online challenge triggers gunfight

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ELYRIA — A conflict over a social media post incited a gunfight Saturday afternoon in a residential neighborhood, police said. Adrian Smith, 25, of Elyria, was charged with felonious assault, improperly discharging a firearm at a house and weapons under disability Tuesday following a gunfight in which he shot at Christian Fountain, 19, of Lorain, Read More…