February 12, 2016

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Amherst police seeking tips on vandalism, theft spree

AMHERST — Police are continuing to investigate what they believe are a connected series of criminal damaging and thefts from vehicles that have occurred in the city over the past several weeks. The most recent spate of incidents occurred over the weekend when police responded to a number of residences on Valley Drive and Green Read More…

New use sought for schools

ELYRIA — An Elyria couple wants to build facilities that help people with autism and Down syndrome at two closed Elyria Schools buildings. Farai Mvere was the sole bidder to buy the old Jefferson School with an offer of $1,000, and he offered $100 to buy the old Edison School, according to district officials. Mvere Read More…

Man injured when shots fired into home

ELYRIA — An Elyria man is recovering from a gun shot wound after shots were fired into a home on the 1000 block of Middle Ave. at 1:31 a.m. Thursday. Michael A. Thorpe, 30, was playing cards at a friend’s house when a car drove by, and four shots were fired at the house. Two Read More…

Elyria fugitive arrested in Michigan

Malcolm Thomas

FLINT, Mich. — A Lorain man wanted for parole violations and domestic violence was arrested Tuesday night on a tip. Malcolm Thomas, 27, was wanted by Elyria police and U.S. Marshals, more than four months after he was profiled as Fugitive of the Week by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. He was also added to Read More…

Burial plot buyback from investor unlikely in Elyria

Brookdale-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Cemetery plots, not cars, is what Alan Spitzer wants Elyria to take off his hands. The prominent businessman and president of Spitzer Great Lakes Ltd. Co., purchased 100 cemetery plots in Elyria’s Brookdale Cemetery in 1995. It is the same cemetery where several members of the Spitzer family are buried. Now, Spitzer wants Read More…

Elyria Council holds off on giving funding to Main Street group

ELYRIA — City Council is not ready to open its checkbook for Main Street Elyria. With a levy on the ballot March 1 and a city budget that needs to be finalized in a few weeks after the primary, now is not the time to be handing out money, said elected officials. Councilman Marcus Madison, Read More…

Police: Robbery suspect caught

Daniel T. Bennett

ELYRIA— Police have arrested a suspect in the string of robberies last week at local businesses. Police say Daniel T. Bennett, 32, of Wellington, is responsible for robbing three different businesses within three days. On Jan. 2, police believe Bennett robbed the BP gas station on East Bridge St. On Jan. 5, police say Bennett Read More…

Record jackpot spurs ticket-buying frenzy

Droves of people headed to convenience stores and gas stations across the county to buy last-minute Powerball tickets as the jackpot soared to $949 million before Saturday night’s drawing. A sole winner who opted for the lump sum payout would bring in about $335 million after federal taxes were withheld and even less after any Read More…

Correction

Student cheerleaders will not be permitted to perform during basketball games in Elyria to promote the upcoming bid to increase the city’s income tax. Event organizers provided inaccurate information for a story that was published Thursday. Also, the 7 p.m. Feb. 5 game at West Recreation Center will be teams from Ward 1 and Ward Read More…

Suspect linked to three Elyria robberies

ELYRIA — Police are investigating three robberies that they believe were committed by the same person. Witnesses to all three described a white man in his 20s or 30s with blond hair, scruffy facial hair and a blue hood or mask over his face. Witnesses also reported the man had his right hand tucked into Read More…