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Elyria man found hanged by turnpike had three kids, alcohol problem

Mike

ELYRIA — Elyria native Mike Edgell, known as a hard worker who hit a string of bad luck over the last year, has been identified as the man whose body was found Sunday hanged under an overpass. The 47-year-old was found by a motorcyclist trying to get out of the rain under the Gulf Road/Ohio Read More…

Police log for Aug. 16, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Aug. 14 11:01 a.m. – 100 block Woodridge Drive, two rings, worth about $1,500 each, reported stolen from an 81-year-old woman. 12:46 p.m. – 600 block Delaware Ave., 47-year-old woman reported that someone stole a roll of chain link fence and 8 aluminum fence posts, valued at about $200, from her backyard. Read More…

Highway Patrol identifies man whose body was found near turnpike

ELYRIA — The State Highway Patrol has identified the man whose body was found hanging near the turnpike and Gulf Road yesterday. The body of Michael T. Edgell, 47, of Elyria, was found was found hanging by his belt from a fence by a motorcyclist who had stopped to get out of the rain. According Read More…

Longtime EC coach and supporter Lou Rotunda dies at age 85

Lou Rotunda

ELYRIA — Lou Rotunda graduated from Elyria High School, worked 44 years at The Chronicle-Telegram, was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church, was heavily involved in CYO, belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the Elyria United Polish Club and the Elyria Senior Fellowship and was both a Moose and an Elk. While he was Read More…

Body found under overpass

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was found hanged under the Gulf Road/Ohio Turnpike overpass in an apparent suicide. Deputy Coroner Eric Lockhart said the man was found hanging by his belt from a fence by a motorcyclist who had stopped to get out of the rain around noon today. Lockhart said the man, who was Read More…

Armed attackers beat residents in Elyria home

ELYRIA — Three people were hurt overnight when they were ambushed in a Chestnut Street home by armed intruders. Officers were called about 12:30 a.m. and arrived at 213 Chestnut St. to find three people bleeding with injuries to their heads and faces. According to a police report, three adults and a teenager were sitting Read More…

City and residents struggle to get Wal-Mart to clean up, demolish abandoned store site

A worker checks the pump pulling smelly water from the basement of the former Maplewood Elementary School. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — The city is in the middle of a tug-of-war between residents who want to see the property and land Wal-Mart abandoned on Griswold Road turned into green space and the Arkansas-based corporation’s rights as private property owners. John Pittman, a resident of West River Road North, is leading the charge to get the Read More…

Man cop allegedly punched is back in jail

Smith

ELYRIA — Johnny Smith Jr., the man allegedly punched by an Elyria police officer while handcuffed to a hospital bed, is back in the Lorain County Jail after testing positive for cocaine. Smith, 43, was released from jail less than two weeks ago after serving six months on charges of failure to comply, obstructing official Read More…

Police log for Aug. 12, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:40 p.m. – 300 block North Ridge Road, Lorain, Steven D. Wooten, 38, 100 block Mound St., Elyria, arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his sister during an argument. Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 9 4:04 p.m. – 10 block Chestnut St., Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority reported a 32-inch flat-screen Read More…

Monday is deadline to apply for EdChoice school vouchers

More taxpayer-funded vouchers that can be used to pay private school tuition are available to Ohio families, but few Lorain Countians are pursuing the option for their children. This is the case even though enrollment for the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship program reopened on July 1 after the state budget was signed by Gov. John Read More…