March 28, 2015

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Cross country players of the week

Mike Hollingsworth, Clearview • Year: Junior • Last week: Won the Open Door Invitational by five seconds on Sept. 20 with a personal-record time of 17:48, leading the Clippers to a fourth-place team finish. Finished sixth at the J.B. Firestone Invitational last Saturday in a time of 17:52. • Other sports: Wrestling, track • Bio: Read More…

Student charged with assaulting police officer

ELYRIA — A student at Educational Alternatives in Elyria is charged with assault on a police officer after he kicked the officer, attacked a teacher and threatened a school counselor with death. The 14-year-old Lakewood boy is also charged with aggravated menacing and criminal damage. An officer working at the school, at 1514 Lake Ave., Read More…

DUI checkpoint planned tonight in Elyria

ELYRIA — The State Highway Patrol will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint in Elyria tonight. The checkpoint, on state Route 57 near Bell Avenue, will be set up from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Federal money pays for the effort, which is planned to intercept and deter impaired drivers. Their will also be additional patrols Read More…

Woman to serve 15 days for choking Walmart greeter

Attorney James Kersey comforts his client Toni Duncan on Thursday as she reacts to being sentenced to 15 days in jail. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — A woman who choked a 71-year-old greeter at the Elyria Walmart Supercenter and then boasted about it to her daughter was sentenced to 15 days in jail Thursday in Elyria Municipal Court. Judge Lisa Locke-Graves, who imposed the sentence against Toni Duncan, 49, called the attack “absolutely reprehensible.’’ Duncan had pleaded no contest Read More…

Elyria’s new compost facility opens Monday

ELYRIA — It doesn’t look like much now — it’s simply a cleared field surrounded by trees that is a stone’s throw from downtown. But the area is perfect for composting, which is great news because starting Monday, the location near Chestnut and Elm streets will open to the public as the Elyria Regional Compost Read More…

Flurry of vehicle break-ins reported this week in downtown Elyria

ELYRIA — Downtown Elyria has seen a rash of vehicle break-ins this week. Since Sunday, 15 people reported having their cars broken into and many were parked downtown, according to Elyria police reports. Thieves appear to be targeting purses or bags left in vehicles. For example, on both Sunday and Monday, two people reported that Read More…

Police log for Sept. 30, 2011

Elyria police Wednesday, Sept. 28 8:02 a.m. — 300 block Fourth St., a man reported that someone entered his garage and stole a GPS unit, CDs and a small pocketknife from his pickup. 10:27 a.m. — 700 block Washington Ave., Joseph Hebebrand, 50, same address, charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and drug Read More…

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…