March 4, 2015

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Lorain man stabbed leaving Elyria apartment

ELYRIA — A Lorain man is listed in good condition after he told police he was stabbed as he left his girlfriend’s Warden Avenue residence early Wednesday. Leonard A. McCall, 44, who is listed as having a West 19th Street address in Lorain, according to Elyria police reports, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Read More…

EHS gym delays likely to displace hoops contests

ELYRIA — Delays in completing the new gymnasium at Elyria High School may result in the shifting of more than one basketball game, including contests in the Lorain County Holiday Classic tourney played each December at Elyria High. Work on installation of the new 16,000-square-foot gym’s hardwood floors and bleachers are each looking to add Read More…

Police log for Sept. 29, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Sept. 27 6:26 a.m. — 200 block Louisiana Ave., a woman reported that someone broke the driver’s side window of her vehicle. The vehicle had not been entered. 7:20 a.m. — 100 block Brace Ave., a woman reported that someone slashed all four of her tires. 9:06 a.m. — 400 block Cleveland Read More…

Beer-drinking driver pleads no contest to DUI

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who continued drinking a beer after he was pulled over by police pleaded no contest Tuesday to a DUI charge. An additional charge of driving under suspension was dismissed by prosecutors as part of Stephen Supers’ plea deal. Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett sentenced Supers to 180 days in Read More…

Walmart assault suspects plead no contest

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman who choked a 71-year-old Walmart greeter and her daughter, who threatened to blow up the store, both pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges stemming from the March altercation. Toni Duncan, 49, was found guilty of assault, which could net her six months in jail when she is sentenced Thursday by Read More…

Elyria police chief in talks to lease jail to Sheriff’s Office

ELYRIA — Police Chief Duane Whitely said Monday that he is in talks with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office to allow the county to lease the city jail to operate as a female holding facility. Whitely said he is still weeks away from reaching a formal agreement with the Sheriff’s Office to present to City Read More…

Police: 3 teen girls arrested after attacking woman with baseball bat

ELYRIA — Three teenage girls were sent to the Detention Home last night after they attacked an Elyria woman. The girls, ages 15, 16 and 17, are charged with aggravated menacing, assault and violating a protection order. According to a police report, the girls showed up at the woman’s Parmely Avenue home about 9 p.m. Read More…

Mayor Grace gets OK to discuss Cascade takeover with Metro Parks

ELYRIA — City Council gave Mayor Bill Grace the go-ahead to enter into discussions with Lorain County Metro Parks concerning the future of Cascade Park, a decision that has the backing of the Elyria Parks Board. However, one sticking point emerged during discussions that threatened to keep the matter from moving forward, and it revolved Read More…

Patch of tree lawn opens up into sinkhole for Elyria woman

A large steel plate covers a sinkhole on the tree lawn of a home on Woodland near Spruce Street in Elyria. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — A local woman recently fell into a 4-foot-deep sinkhole, and it appears the city’s past is to blame. When city officials went out to investigate the hole after the woman reported it, they uncovered a storm sewer that the city apparently abandoned in the 1940s. John Schneider, assistant city engineer, dug around at Read More…

Elyria man in serious condition after falling this morning near river

ELYRIA — An Elyria man is in serious condition after he had to be taken out by ropes and a basket after falling 20 to 25 feet near the Black River this morning. Joseph A. Hurlbut, 51, of Elyria was rescued in an elaborate process that took about two hours and taken to EMH Regional Read More…