June 30, 2016

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Possible link examined between abductions, 2015 incident (VIDEO)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are looking into whether there’s a link between an incident last year in North Ridgeville and a man suspected of abducting a Cleveland child May 21 and who also is suspected of trying to take a child in Elyria in February. North Ridgeville police Detective Capt. Greg Petek said Friday there Read More…

Fake Cleveland ‘cop’ arrested after altercation

ELYRIA — An Elyria man claiming to be a Cleveland police officer ended up in jail after an altercation with a bartender at a Broad Street bar led to the real police being called to the scene. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Taj Talkington, 22, was drinking and telling patrons at Boomers that he Read More…

Elyria Council committee delays dog tethering ordinance

ELYRIA — City Council members need more time before voting on a proposed ordinance to crack down on people who chain their dogs to stationary objects or use choke collars as restraints. The ordinance introduced Wednesday during a Utility, Safety and Environment Committee meeting didn’t garner enough support to move to a full vote of Read More…

Man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria man rammed the back of a parked Elyria police car while he was driving and texting Thursday, according to police. Elyria police Officer Ryan Conway had parked his cruiser in the 100 block of Cleveland Street shortly before 11 p.m. while he was dealing with a report of an unruly Read More…

County sheriff warns of scheduled explosions as part of bomb squad training

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a bomb squad drill Wednesday — including scheduled explosions. The training, which is not open to the public, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Sheriff’s Sgt. Randal Koubeck, and low-level explosive devices will be detonated. The statement says that people Read More…

New video released in efforts to find suspect in abduction

CLEVELAND — The FBI has released a new video of the man believed to be responsible for an abduction on the city’s west side last month, as well as an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. A surveillance video shows the person driving a Chevrolet Malibu near the vicinity of the abduction on West 104th Street, Read More…

Bendix lays off eight workers in Elyria

ELYRIA — Another Elyria employer — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems — is cutting jobs. The global developer and manufacturer of air brakes and safety systems for tractor trailers and commercial vehicles reduced its workforce by 24 salaried positions across North America, said company spokeswoman Barbara Gould. The reductions took place Tuesday. “The action touched all Read More…

Police release sketch, seek tips on kidnapping suspect

ELYRIA — The FBI and Cleveland police have released a sketch of a person of interest that authorities want to talk to about a kidnapping in Cleveland last month and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. The sketch depicts a man who was spotted in the West 104th Street neighborhood in Cleveland on May Read More…

Even with higher rate, Elyria losing on outside water supplies

ELYRIA — Water distribution is an expensive process, especially when you are pumping water from Lake Erie and piping it to Elyria. That’s how City Council members feel about the request from county officials for a cut of the money township residents pay for city water in an effort to fund infrastructure improvements to county Read More…

Foundry Kitchen seeks state liquor permit

ELYRIA — The Foundry Kitchen & Bar is closer to being a downtown destination for food and drinks. The establishment, at the site of the former Moss’ Prime Rib & Spaghetti House, has applied for a Class D5 liquor license through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control and received unanimous approval from members of City Read More…