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Stewart’s Appliance founder dies at age 83

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ELYRIA — For many people in Elyria, Stewart’s Appliance and Electronics on Cleveland Street is the place to go if you want a new television or washing machine and to be treated with dignity. It may seem like a simple ideal, but to business founder Dick Stewart it was the crux of his reputation in Read More…

Police log for Oct. 6, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Oct. 4 10:01 a.m. — 600 block Griswold Road, Arby’s, graffiti reported sprayed on the rear door of the restaurant. 10:46 a.m. — 500 block Griswold Road, Ashley Scardina, 26, same address, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Schedule III controlled substance and crack cocaine. 11:56 a.m. — State Route 57 Read More…

Sleeping mom charged after kids were found wandering in the road

ELYRIA — A woman was charged with two counts of child endangering Tuesday morning after her young toddlers were found wandering alone in the road, according to an Elyria police report. Three women said they found a girl, 2, and boy, 3, running in and out of the road at about 9 a.m. near Middle Read More…

Elyria Fire Department considering charging for some rescues

ELYRIA — The elaborate rope rescue of a 51-year-old man who was seriously injured one week ago after falling 25 feet onto a cliff near the Black River has prompted the Elyria fire chief to call for new legislation that would charge victims for their rescues. On Monday, Fire Chief Rich Benton talked about the Read More…

Police log for Oct. 5, 2011

Elyria police Monday, Oct. 3 9:03 a.m. — 399 block Miami Ave., a woman reported finding a pry bar on her roof. Her home had previously been burglarized. 9:20 a.m. — 100 block Oberlin Road, Neighborhood Alliance, someone broke into a shed and stole an old lawnmower and a gas can, together valued at $25. Read More…

Elyria police get extra $40,000 to fight drunken driving

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Department has received federal funding of nearly $40,000 to fight drunken driving in 2012. The $39,656.19 in funds will fund overtime to put more officers on the streets during “blitz times,” such as holidays, the Super Bowl, prom season and special law enforcement campaigns, such as “Click it or Ticket” Read More…

Elyria Council backs off on 1-on-1 park talks

ELYRIA — Before Mayor Bill Grace and Lorain County Metro Parks Director Dan Martin meet to discuss a possible future partnership involving the operations of Cascade Park, City Council would like to talk further about including more stakeholders in the conversation. Council was all set to give Grace the authority to start talks with Martin Read More…

Morning fire damages Elyria home

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ELYRIA — A fire this morning caused about $20,000 in damage to an Elyria home and displaced a family, according to the Fire Department. Firefighters were called to 1113 East Ave. at 7:10 a.m., according to Fire Capt. Robert Donofrio. Donofrio said everyone in the home managed to get out OK. Click here to see Read More…

Elyria man allegedly threatens girlfriend, shoves snake excrement in her mouth

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested and charged with domestic violence early Friday for allegedly putting excrement from a poisonous snake in his girlfriend’s mouth, according to an Elyria police report. Amber Pennell, 21, told police Matthew Rudisill, 24, called her and told her he was going to ruin her bedroom. The two have Read More…

BLOTTER: Oct. 1, 2011

Elyria police Thursday, Sept. 29 11:27 a.m. — 500 block Broad St., a woman reported a man stole cash from her purse while she was giving him a ride to the Journey Inn. 11:37 a.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., a woman reported someone stole her rear license plate and replaced it with a different Read More…