November 1, 2014

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Coroner’s office identifies woman who died after apartment fire yesterday

James Justice, center, and brother Edward, of Elyria, talk with an Elyria firefighter after they pulled a 67-year-old woman from an apartment fire on Columbus Street yesterday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — A woman who was badly burned in a fire in her apartment at 315 Columbus St. around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday died overnight at the hospital, according to Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton. Jacqueline N. Berg, 68, died about 11:45 p.m. at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after being LifeFlighted there from EMH Regional Read More…

Woman’s dog fends off attacker

ELYRIA — A woman’s dog fought off an attacker last night, according to a police report. The 21-year-old woman was walking her dog, whose breed wasn’t listed in the report, about 9 p.m. in the area of Broad Street and Concord Avenue, the report said. She told police a man approached her and grabbed her Read More…

Police log for Sept. 7, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 4 3:37 p.m. — 200 block Princeton Ave., four tires worth $200 stolen from front yard. Police found the tires in bushes nearby and returned them to the owner. 4:25 p.m. — Chris’ Place, 515 Clark St., purse containing $60 and debit card stolen out of car on Saturday. 5:05 p.m. Read More…

Elyria Council: LifeCare, Elyria Fire Department need to plan

ELYRIA — City Council held off on a vote to allow the Elyria Fire Department to seek a change to its pharmacy license and apply for a grant for 12-lead heart monitors so concerns may be addressed about a potential rivalry between the Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance Services if both entities are licensed to Read More…

Branham to serve as Lorain Schools’ interim leader

LORAIN — Nine years after serving as Lorain Schools interim superintendent, John Branham has retaken the job after being appointed today at the special Board of Education meeting. Branham, who left his job as Ashland University director of graduate studies, also previously served as director of staff and community relations for the Lorain school district Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

Fired worker sprayed business with wing sauce mixture, police say

ELYRIA — Police were called to an Elyria business yesterday morning after a fired employee returned and sprayed an office area with a wing sauce mixture. According to a police report, officers responded to Marketplace Insights, 172 Reaser Court, about 9:40 yesterday morning. An employee told police the former worker, who’d been fired for providing Read More…

High school football Week 2: Elyria’s Dustin Stolarski has record start

Elyria’s offense starts with quarterback Dustin Stolarski, center, who has plenty of weapons surrounding him in (from left to right) Jumarr Lewis, Keon Nealy, Demetrius Walton, Zack Cook and Da’Jaun Glover. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Through 118 years and 1,046 games, Elyria High never had a quarterback throw for 300 yards in one game. Dustin Stolarski managed to do that in just one half Friday night at Amherst. “I’m speechless,” the 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior said shortly after the Pioneers rolled over the Comets 55-0 to open the season. “It’s like Read More…

Elyria volleyball rolls in opener against Parma

PARMA — Jodie Johnson said Thursday’s season-opening match against Parma was a start. Yes, a very good start as a matter of fact. Elyria began the 2011 schedule with a 25-9, 25-12, 25-10 victory over Northeast Ohio Conference crossover rival Parma. “In the first match you always wonder if your girls have grasped your concepts, Read More…

Elyria teen leaps from second floor to escape fire at Middle Avenue house

Elyria fire crews respond to a fire Thursday evening at 1001 Middle Ave. in Elyria. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old boy had to leap from his burning home at 1001 Middle Ave. when a fire broke out around 7:35 p.m. Thursday. Dylan Shaffer jumped about 15 feet from the porch roof near his second-floor bedroom on the house’s north side, according to his stepfather, Jerry Rockwell. Around 7:50 p.m., a dazed Read More…