April 17, 2014

Mostly clear

Elyria blotter: Two women arrested after fight

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Elyria Police 2:50 a.m. March 29 — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, Holly Heitche, 22, and Miranda Mills, 21, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Mills told police that her “live-in half unit,” Heitche, punched and scratched her because she was upset that Mills was talking to her brother. Heitche told police that Mills Read More…

Former students Skype call retired sixth-grade teacher

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ELYRIA — There are some one-of-a-kind teachers, whose teaching goes beyond the classroom, inspiring the lives that they touch. For six former Cascade Elementary students, Fred Visci was that teacher. Forty years after they left Visci’s sixth-grade class, the group couldn’t help but remember their favorite teacher and wonder what happened to him after his Read More…

New Elyria McDonald’s would reshape portion of Broad Street

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ELYRIA — The downtown McDonald’s restaurant will be razed and replaced with new building in a construction project that will also include demolishing several old buildings on Broad Street.
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UPDATED: Dollar Bank robbery suspect in custody

Elyria police are investigating a report of a bank robbery at Dollar  Bank on West River Road North. CHELSEA MILLER/CHRONICLE

Update (12:30 p.m.:) ELYRIA – A man suspected of robbing Dollar Bank on West River Road North was apprehended nearby less than an hour later. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino detained the suspect behind PNC Bank on Midway Mall Boulevard after police received a report of a suspicious man near the wooded area behind the bank. Read More…

UPDATED: All-clear given after bomb threat at Elyria High

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Updated (11:30 a.m.): The all-clear has been given at Elyria High School after a bomb threat. Students were returning to the school at 11:30 a.m., and will finish the school day as normal. Elyria police and firefighters responded to the school and investigated the threat. Check back for more information as it becomes available. ————–Original story——————– Read More…

Elyria High students show support for levy, student group

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ELYRIA — Signs that read “Equality” and “Support Issue 2” were mixed equally at a peaceful rally Monday morning at Elyria High School. Lined up in front of the historic Washington Building on Middle Avenue, students came together before class to rally in support of the district’s upcoming renewal levy and a newly formed gay-straight Read More…

Elyria blotter: Resident says window broken, coins stolen

Elyria Police

Elyria police Wednesday, March 19 12:01 a.m. — 400 block Ashland Court, a man said someone tried to file a tax return using his Social Security number. 2:30 a.m. — 1400 block Lowell St., a deejay at a bar told police a woman came into the bar and started threatening and punching him 7:00 a.m. Read More…

UPDATED: Abbe Road bank robbery suspect remains at large

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Update (12:30 p.m.): Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. Read More…

Elyria mayor seeks donations to bring back Fourth of July fireworks

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ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is aiming to return a Fourth of July fireworks show to the city. However, city finances won’t allow tax dollars to be spent on the festivities. So the mayor, who has raised enough funds to bring free summer camps to the city for three consecutive summers as well as increase Read More…

Elyria teacher starts online petition for changes to standardized tests

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ELYRIA — It started with a guest column in the Washington Post, where Elyria teacher Dawn Randall lamented about the exhausting standardized testing schedule of Ohio students. Now, the educator with 24 years in the classroom under her belt is letting her voice be used to drive an online petition calling for changes in the Read More…