May 2, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria Schools to survey voters on plans

ELYRIA — Superintendent Tom Jama is making the rounds to hear what residents have to say about the Elyria school district’s upcoming bond issue, and he’s finding that community members are questioning the inclusion of the locally funded initiatives, including a proposed $9 million sports complex. On Tuesday night, school board members authorized a 600-household Read More…

Police: Suspect in Apples robbery to blame for two other robberies, too

ELYRIA – A Brookpark man who led police on a chase Sunday following a knifepoint robbery in a grocery store has admitted to involvement in two other robberies, according to Elyria police. Daniel Leonard Jr., 30, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. by Elyria police and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers near the intersection of Georgia Avenue Read More…

Even without merger, Elyria Health District leader says it’s on borrowed time

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District will likely not exist in five years, even if City Council chooses not to merge services now with the Lorain County General Health District. Elyria’s health department is just too small and the cost to keep doing business in the ever-changing world of public health is too costly Read More…

Woman, 21, sets ex-girlfriend’s truck ablaze before shooting self

ELYRIA — A woman killed herself Friday outside the townhome of her 19-year-old ex-girlfriend shortly before 1 p.m. Lorain County Deputy Coroner Frank Miller, who arrived on the scene shortly after police had blocked the road and strung crime scene tape around the townhome, said the person committed suicide, but a name wasn’t released because Read More…

Student allegedly threatens to shoot up Elyria High

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old high school student was arrested on an aggravated menacing charge Friday after reportedly threatening to bring a gun to Elyria High School. According to a news release issued by Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino, the freshman student posted the threat against the school on Facebook. A screen shot of the threat Read More…

Iconic Hazel’s Restaurant reopens

ELYRIA — After more than a month of closed doors, Hazel’s Family Restaurant is ready to reopen 6 a.m. Monday, and restaurateur Rita Higgins said she can’t wait to get back to work. “I miss the customers,” Higgins said Thursday. “I’m going crazy without the work. All my help is coming back, too. We are Read More…

BREAKING: One dead, truck on fire on Bullocks Parkway

ELYRIA – One person is dead and a truck is on fire on Leo Bullocks Parkway in Elyria. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said a person is dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound near the intersection of Bullocks Parkway and Murray Ridge Road, but the Lorain County Coroner’s Office is investigating, Read More…

Elyria police seek Joyful Mug robber

ELYRIA – A knife-wielding man made off with two money bags after robbing the Joyful Mug on Wednesday night, according to Elyria police. Officers were called to the bar at 632 Leona Street around 8:50 p.m. after the man went into an office area and took the two bags, Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Read More…

Wetlands mitigation likely to delay Bendix HQ project in Avon

AVON — The Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems project has experienced slight delays since a portion of the area the company intends to build upon are wetlands. Bendix announced in July its intent to leave Elyria for Avon after signing a purchase agreement for more than 60 acres of land along Chester Road to construct a Read More…

New joiners to county health board may not get say in tax measure

Property owners in Elyria, Lorain and Avon Lake will pay a property tax for the Lorain County Health District without having a say on it if elected leaders in each city decide to join the county agency. The tax will appear on the November ballot in communities currently in the health district. However, if Elyria, Read More…