June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
65°F
 

Memories of war: World War II vet, 91, talks about his time in the Army

Those born after World War II might visualize a warrior’s homecoming as the iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. But for Elyria resident Ray Pycraft, there wasn’t much fanfare upon his return. Not that Pycraft, 91, wanted attention. His father picked him up after he stepped off a Greyhound bus Read More…

FBI: Elyria attempted abduction and Cleveland abduction cases linked [Updated: Video]

CLEVELAND —  The Cleveland FBI office said there is a connection between the recent abduction case of Nevaeh Wylie and an attempted abduction in Elyria. The FBI said the individual, a person they are calling a “person of interest” was linked forensically to both cases. Nevaeh, 6, of Cleveland was missing for 17 hours and Read More…

Charges dropped against men accused of throwing dog off Cascade Park cliff

ELYRIA – Charges against two men accused of throwing a dog off a cliff at Cascade Park in December were dismissed Friday due to the prosecution’s inability to locate the only witness. Christopher Taylor, 21, and Joshua Novak, 24, both of Elyria, were accused of throwing a dog off a cliff in Cascade Park and Read More…

Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

County in talks to get cut of Elyria water money

ELYRIA — County officials want Elyria officials to share some of the money its residents pay for water, which flows to them at a higher premium. The county’s water infrastructure is in need of repair, and if it could negotiate a better rate, it could use the funds to pay for the upgrades, said Lorain Read More…

Changes weighed to Elyria dog tethering rules

ELYRIA — City officials are proposing changes to the city’s animal cruelty law that puts added restrictions on how dog owners can tether or chain their pets. Elyria’s Proposed Dog Tethering Ordinance No person shall tether a dog in any of the following circumstances: For more than 10 hours total in a 24-hour period Between Read More…

Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

Elyria bars church from occupying building

ELYRIA — A local church focused on community outreach is out of its building due to a building code violation. The Beyond the Walls Church is holding services in its parking lot after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from the Elyria Building Department barring it from use of its Woodford Avenue facility until code violations are Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Police: Dogs break free and attack woman, puppy

ELYRIA – Two dogs were quarantined after attacking a woman and her puppy in a residential neighborhood Sunday evening. Vaughn Sprinkle, 25, was cited for failure to display dog tags or animal registration and dogs at large after his dogs broke through a fence and charged at the woman, her daughters and the puppy. According Read More…