November 27, 2014

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Elyria fire chief abandons pursuit of pharmacy license, monitor equipment

Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton

ELYRIA — Fire Chief Rich Benton said Friday he has decided to indefinitely postpone plans to increase the department’s pharmacy license and will not apply for a federal grant to purchase advanced heart monitors. In the face of what is become a growing debate with LifeCare Ambulance Inc. over whether the licensure change and grant Read More…

Probation continues for man allegedly hit by police officer

ELYRIA — The man who was allegedly struck by Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch for telling the officer that he wished more police officers had died on the day Sgt. James Kerstetter was killed is getting another chance at probation after allegedly testing positive for cocaine. Johnny Smith Jr., 43, was allowed to continue on Read More…

High school soccer notes: Elyria-Elyria Catholic clash today

Soccer’s version of the battle of Elyria takes place today at Ely Stadium when the Elyria and Elyria Catholic boys and girls teams battle in the annual Elyria Cup matches. Although on paper the Panthers come into these matches as favored teams, Elyira Catholic boys coach Mike Wisnor knows anything can happen when these two Read More…

Former councilman accused of pointing shotgun at stepson

ELYRIA — Former Elyria Councilman Herman Larkins allegedly pointed a shotgun at his 42-year-old stepson early Thursday evening, according to an Elyria police report. Larkins was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, and domestic violence, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, in connection with the incident. Larkins made an initial appearance Friday morning at Elyria Read More…

EHS vs. EC: Pioneers rolling after starting year with two shutouts

The Elyria High defensive unit surrounds coaches (from left) John Cahill, Jim Slagle and Chad Hueser. The Pioneers have shut out their first two opponents this season. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

No one saw this coming, especially following a lackluster performance in a scrimmage at Midview. Elyria was expected to score points with the return of outstanding skilled players such as quarterback Dustin Stolarski, wide receiver Demetrius Walton and tailbacks Keon Nealy and Jumarr Lewis — now under the direction of offense-minded coach Kevin Fell, who Read More…

EHS vs. EC: Panthers want less scoring

The Panthers are looking to hold Elyria under the 35 points it scored on them last season. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

If Elyria Catholic coach Mike Polevacik and his players have their way, last year’s 56-35 shootout win over Elyria won’t repeat itself tonight. Well, all the scoring anyway. Polevacik, who served as defensive coordinator the past few seasons, made defense a top priority when he took over the program during the offseason. Through two games Read More…

EHS opens to students

A worker from Perram Electric of Wadsworth moves a light pole into place on West Avenue outside the new Elyria High School. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Welcome back, Elyria High School students. That’s the message Elyria school officials are happy to finally be uttering to high school students today after a construction delay forced classes to be postponed three days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While younger students in the district were meeting their teachers, learning the routines of a Read More…

Car hits porch after man jumps from it during chase

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ELYRIA — A man jumped from a moving vehicle a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday night while fleeing a police officer, according to an Elyria police report. The vehicle continued to travel and hit the front porch of an apartment on the 400 block of East Avenue. The car knocked a wood support beam on Read More…

Bookseller Video shutting down after nearly 20 years

Paul Crow, owner of Bookseller Video in Elyria, stands in the DVD section Thursday. The store is going out of business with a clearance sale. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — With his movie rental and bookselling days numbered, Paul Crow reflected Thursday on a business that spanned decades. Crow is holding a going-out-of-business sale for his Bookseller Video on South Abbe Road. After nearly 20 years, the 10,000-square-foot store is festooned with “Everything Must Go” signs advertising discounts that will grow as the Read More…

Teens charged after toy-gun scare near school

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old boy was charged with inducing panic in connection with an incident involving a toy gun near Windsor Elementary School while school was in session Wednesday. A witness reported to police that a juvenile was walking toward the school on Windsor Drive while pointing a gun. The boy was with two other Read More…