April 21, 2014

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Earthquake in Virginia rattles folks here

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Mineral, Va., was felt in Washington, D.C., just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Some Lorain county residents reported a brief shaking. The Pentagon was evacuated, according to the Associated Press.

Republican presidential candidate with a big wrench visits Donna’s Diner

ELYRIA – Republican presidential candidate John Davis carries a massive wrench painted red, white and blue. “Nobody forgets a guy with a wrench,” the 54-year-old Grand Junction, Colo., contractor said Monday during a campaign stop at Donna’s Diner. Davis said he didn’t realize until one of the diner’s customers told him that the wrench he Read More…

Elyria man accused of robbery, kidnapping

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ELYRIA – When she saw the screaming man in the street running after her car around 4 a.m. Sunday, April DeJesus panicked. Attempting to escape, DeJesus said she tried to put her car in reverse and broke the handle off her gear shifter, leaving her car stuck as the man closed in near the intersection Read More…

Police log for Aug. 22, 2011

Elyria police Saturday, Aug. 20 9:06 a.m. – 9:06 a.m., 300 block Ninth St., homeowner said a man he was letting stay with him due to him being down on his luck took his car without permission and may have stolen $14,000 that was in his garage. 1:24 p.m. – 800 block West River Road Read More…

Couple gives kids super back-to-school block party

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ELYRIA – Ivory Oliver said she plans to have a good school year. To a 6-year-old girl who will be starting second grade at Crestwood Elementary School in a few short weeks, having a good year means she will listen to her teacher and do her work. “It will be easy,” she said. “I like Read More…

City wants to level house, but history holds it up

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ELYRIA – A public meeting is being held Monday to get feedback on the city’s plan to demolish a 111-year-old home that has the potential for historical designation. Located at 916 Middle Ave., the house was built in 1890, but several years ago it caught fire, and as a result it now sits vacant. It Read More…

20-year-old gets 35th license suspension

ELYRIA – A 20-year-old Elyria man can’t stop driving despite never having a driver’s license, and he has racked up an impressive record to show for it, according to police. Before Friday, Mondrell Green, of Adams Street, had 34 active driver’s license suspensions, and he racked up another when an Elyria police officer conducted a Read More…

Woman rear-ends patrol cruiser

ELYRIA – A 36-year-old Elyria woman rear-ended a patrol cruiser Saturday night while driving on East Broad Street near EMH Medical Center in Elyria. Rebecca Gutowski was driving a Chevy Blazer and hit an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper while he was stopped at a red light. The woman was driving in the car with two Read More…

Police log for Aug. 21, 2011

Elyria police Friday, Aug. 19 8:17 a.m. – 200 block Ninth St., mountain bike valued at $120 reported stolen from house by someone who took it off a front porch. 2:30 p.m. – 300 block Lake Ave., Michael Bair, 50, Cleveland, arrested on an outstanding warrant through the Elyria Municipal Court. 5:35 p.m. – 300 Read More…

BASF building going up

The new lithium-ion manufacturing facility the BASF Corp. is constructing is taking shape in the Elyria skyline. Ground was broken on the $50 million project, which sits on BASF’s current Pine Street site, in late October, and the building-to-come is already easy to see as it rises in the air behind the plaza that houses Read More…