June 26, 2016

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
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Fugitive surrenders to authorities after brief pursuit

ELYRIA — A fugitive turned himself in to authorities Monday after a brief pursuit by Elyria police and the U.S. marshals. Timothy Darr, 32, was wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, weapons under disability, tampering with records and drug possession charges, according to Marshal Anne Murphy. Darr was briefly listed as Read More…

Team Lorain County helped Riddell find new site

ELYRIA — Riddell’s decision to move from its longtime home in Elyria to an as-yet unconstructed new facility in North Ridgeville has Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda pushing again for an anti-poaching compact among the cities and villages of Lorain County. The need for such an agreement was driven home to her, Brinda said, when she Read More…

One decree left for Invacare to fulfill

ELYRIA — Invacare Corp. has more work to do before the federal government will release the company from a consent decree signed in December 2012. The manufacturer of medical equipment and products, including wheelchairs and power beds, said it received a letter on Tuesday as a followup to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s Read More…

North Ridgeville mayor: Riddell liked property ‘from day one’

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Mayor David Gillock said a nationwide real estate firm approached the city late last year about the possibility of moving a manufacturing plant to the site of the former North Ridgeville shopping complex on Center Ridge Road. The company, not identified initially, was Riddell, which confirmed Tuesday it would relocate from its Read More…

Illuminating a problem in Lorain

LORAIN — The city is considering imposing a special assessment on Lorain property owners to cover the cost of operating the city’s streetlights. The measure, introduced at Monday’s City Council meeting, would charge the equivalent of 0.88 mills in property taxes and collect roughly $675,000 per year, Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said. In a letter Read More…

Bell Avenue residents wonder what’s left to get turning restriction lifted

ELYRIA — Bell Avenue and nearby residents are feeling a bit jammed by traffic restrictions they want to see changed near the intersection of Bell Avenue and West River Road North. Residents want the option to turn left on the thoroughfare toward Midway Mall. But city officials said the multiple lanes of traffic and close Read More…

Riddell move from Elyria is confirmed

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Another Lorain County neighbor will soon become home to a longstanding Elyria business. On Tuesday, a day after a hefty property transfer became public in the Lorain County auditor’s office, Riddell confirmed it is moving to North Ridgeville — just two miles down the road from its Elyria facility. The move has Read More…

Designs presented for old courthouse’s revamp

ELYRIA — The city’s Planning Commission got a peek Tuesday into what Lorain County commissioners are hoping to accomplish with planned renovations to the old Lorain County Courthouse. Local architect Ronald Cocco, with Clark & Post Architects in Lorain, said the project will keep the historic building exterior the same while adding safety and security Read More…

Elyria officer placed on leave during investigation

ELYRIA — An Elyria police officer has been on paid administrative leave since May 13 while police complete an internal investigation that city officials said could result in criminal charges. Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely declined to discuss the specifics of what Officer Danielle Goscewski is suspected of, but he did confirm investigators are looking Read More…

Elyria Arts Council brings creative force to downtown

ELYRIA — The city has worked over the last 18 months to bring an arts district downtown and create an area for visitors and residents to see the possibilities the city has to offer. Mayor Holly Brinda said the city hopes to create a “container village,” which uses converted shipping containers to create store space for Read More…