May 27, 2015

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Most-wanted Lorain man arrested, Elyria man still sought

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U.S. Marshals arrested a most-wanted Lorain man this morning but are still looking for an Elyria man. Billy Gilbert, 27, was arrested about 8:30 this morning after he was found hiding in a basement in the 800 block of Harriet St. in Sheffield Township. Christopher Barnes, 28, of Elyria is still wanted. Both men were Read More…

Girls soccer: Laney Haviland’s trick no treat for EHS

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OLMSTED FALLS — Olmsted Falls sophomore midfielder Laney Haviland had a goal in mind when she took the field for the Bulldogs’ sectional semifinal against Elyria. In fact she had three goals in mind. “I was not leaving the field until I had a hat trick,” Haviland said. Haviland accomplished her goal, by scoring three Read More…

Law director candidate hit by car near administration building

ELYRIA — Scott Serazin, assistant county prosecutor and unopposed candidate for city law director, was reportedly hit by a car in a crosswalk this morning. Serazin is stable at EMH Regional Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Serazin was in a crosswalk a little north of Middle Avenue and Third Street near the county Read More…

Assault charge against Elyria police officer dropped

ELYRIA — The assault charge Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch had faced for allegedly punching a suspect handcuffed to a hospital bed was formally dropped Tuesday after the veteran officer completed a court-ordered diversion program. Special Prosecutor John Reulbach Jr. said that Loesch has successfully completed the counseling sessions that were part of the diversion Read More…

Elyria-sanctioned deer hunt may still be a possibility

ELYRIA — With deer hunting season in full swing, the topic of a controlled deer hunt in the city is once again being broached, but City Council has elected to let the Animal Control Committee tackle the topic. The idea of culling the deer herd in the city via a sanctioned bow hunt was first Read More…

Judge drops gun charge against defense attorney

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ELYRIA — A charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle against local defense attorney Mike Kinlin was dropped Tuesday after Ohio Highway Patrol troopers failed to show up at Elyria Municipal Court for a suppression hearing in the case. Special Prosecutor John Reulbach Jr. said he has no plans to refile Read More…

Soccer: Elyria owns midfield in win over Lorain

ELYRIA — You might want to check the real estate transfers this morning to see who really owns that stretch of ground lying roughly between the 30-yard lines in Ely Stadium. It might remain in possession of the Elyria Board of Education. But on Monday night, it belonged to the Elyria High boys soccer team, Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Elyria has high hopes after advancing past Lorain

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GRAFTON — Elyria believes it has another shot at proving it’s a better team than the one that lost nine of its final 10 regular-season matches. “Obviously, we haven’t had a great season, but this is our time to show what we can do,” said Korey Middlebrooks after she and her Elyria teammates defeated Lorain, Read More…

More Elyria High students sticking around to eat in brand-new cafeteria

Elyria High School students eat lunch in the school’s recently opened cafeteria. Information on balanced meals is posted in the foreground. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — In prior years, lunch at Elyria High School meant hordes of ninth- and 10th-graders ate whatever the cafeteria line served up while upperclassmen turned their noses up at school lunch choices and opted to indulge at local fast food restaurants. A switch of sorts is taking place this year. Fast food is out Read More…

Feds’ ruling helps local saw maker Diamond Products

Diamond Products, 333 Prospect St., Elyria. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — The jobs of about 300 employees at Diamond Products got a little safer following a U.S. Department of Commerce ruling that the company, which makes diamond saw blades, faced unfair competition from under-priced imports from China. The ruling upholds a preliminary determination on June 30 that requires a company called Heibe Jkai to Read More…