July 3, 2015

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Elyria woman suffering from bedbug infestation

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ELYRIA — They creep onto your skin at night and suck your blood. But until you have experienced bedbugs you can’t understand the emotional toll they take, said Riverview Plaza resident Sarah Smith. Smith, who is disabled with fibromyalgia and diabetes, has been battling bedbugs in her seventh-floor apartment in the complex, which is operated Read More…

Police log for Nov. 4, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 24 2:31 a.m. — 100 block Pheasant Run Drive, LaGrange Township, garbage bin fire reported. 11:24 a.m. — 3100 block Grafton Road, Carlisle Township, William Samples, 45, Sullivan, and Steven Moore, 60, Wellington, both charged with aggravated robbery, breaking and entering, theft, resisting arrest, criminal damage, possessing criminal tools and obstructing Read More…

Man accused of throwing pumpkin at girlfriend

ELYRIA — After allegedly extinguishing a lit cigarette on his girlfriend’s face and throwing a pumpkin at her, an Elyria man was carried from his home by officers, according to an Elyria police report. Jason Lovejoy, 33, was arrested and charged Wednesday with domestic violence, obstruction of official business and resisting arrest. Amber Moore, 21, Read More…

Elyria man pleads guilty in Cleveland slaying

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An Elyria man pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery charges for the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman during a 2010 robbery in Cleveland. An aggravated murder charge against Cordell Smith, 19, was dropped in exchange for his plea and his promise to testify against 18-year-old Jason Innes of Lorain, who has Read More…

Man arrested for causing a disturbance insists he was just singing

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested yesterday for creating a disturbance despite his claims that he was simply singing. Devonte Gray, 19, is charged with pedestrian use of a sidewalk and obstructing official business. Officers patrolling in the area of Bell Avenue and Adams Street notice Gray about noon yesterday walking in the middle Read More…

EC volleyball loses to unbeaten Dalton in five-game thriller

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BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic had all the right ingredients to pull a gigantic upset of unbeaten Dalton Wednesday night in the Division III regional semifinal. The Panthers blocked. The Panthers played defense. The Panthers gave all the sweat, tears and even some blood during a tenacious five-game match. They never caved under enormous odds, but Read More…

Eastern Heights students use skits, testimonials to battle bullying

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ELYRIA — Alisha Bennett’s story is only unique because she is willing to talk about it. Instead of quietly keeping her history of being the victim of bullying to herself, the quiet brown-haired girl shared it with the entire student body at Eastern Heights Middle School. “I’m not the only victim of bullying,” she said. Read More…

Elyria jail to house female county inmates

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Jail will be back in the business of housing inmates. Lorain County commissioners on Wednesday approved an agreement between the county and the city to move female inmates from the county jail to the city jail, which has been dormant for roughly two years. The commissioners will sign it within Read More…

Elyria school board OKs revised social media policy

ELYRIA — Teachers in the city can use social media tools and create Internet sites as an extension of the classroom after the school board updated its student-staff relationship policy to include the common technological forms of communication. On Tuesday night after receiving a revised policy draft from district attorney John Keyse-Walker, board members unanimously Read More…

Police log for Nov. 3, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 24 2:31 a.m. — 100 block Pheasant Run Drive, LaGrange Township, garbage bin fire reported. 11:24 a.m. — 3100 block Grafton Road, Carlisle Township, William Samples, 45, Sullivan, and Steven Moore, 60, Wellington, both charged with aggravated robbery, breaking and entering, theft, resisting arrest, criminal damage, possessing criminal tools and obstructing Read More…