May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet ticket sales end Friday

The last day to purchase tickets for the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be Friday. The banquet will take place May 7, at LCCC’s Spitzer Center and will honor the 2016 class consisting of Mike Inge, Jessica Patton, Jenn Snyder-Larrick, Tom Ternes, Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz and the 2002 and ’03 Elyria High track teams. Read More…

Health District decision still pending for Elyria, Avon Lake

ELYRIA — No decision was made regarding the fate of the city’s health department and the prospect of joining the Lorain County Health District. The measure received a second reading, but no action was taken and Councilwoman Donna Mitchell, D- Ward 6, said it will proceed to a third reading, likely next week, where the Read More…

Suspect held in Circle K robberies

ELYRIA — Police have arrested a man accused of robbing two Circle K stores three times in a two-day period. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Roy Cauthern III, 44, was arrested Friday afternoon, hours after police released surveillance photos of the suspect in the robberies to the media. A tip by someone who saw Read More…

4 held in rash of ODs

ELYRIA — Four people have been arrested in connection with a powerful painkiller that police have blamed for some of the six overdoses that took place in a 24-hour period earlier this week. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said investigators traced the source of 3-methylfentanyl, which is four to 60 times more powerful than fentanyl, Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria police make arrest in Circle K robberies

ELYRIA – Police have arrested a suspect in three robberies of Circle K locations in the city this week based on tips generated after they released photos of the alleged robber to the media earlier today. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said he couldn’t yet publicly identify the suspect, who was arrested in Carlisle Township, but Read More…

Wave of overdoses put Elyria Police on alert

ELYRIA — A reported six drug overdoses in less than 24 hours have Elyria police on high alert. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the overdose calls started early Tuesday afternoon and went on into Wednesday morning. He said none was fatal and narcotics detectives are aggressively investigating each case. Toxicology tests on items found at Read More…

Engineer: Rough Elyria roads require consultant

ELYRIA — City Engineer Tim Ujvari defended the need to hire an outside consultant to help jumpstart road construction projects by saying simple paving jobs would not be enough to fix some of Elyria’s roads. Instead, those roads could need reconstructive work to get them up to par. Blame it on years of neglect, Ujvari Read More…

Elyria health district merger moves to full Council

ELYRIA — Lorain County Health Commissioner Dave Covell said it best: Politics and public health don’t always mix. Covell, who runs the Lorain County General Health District, made the remark toward the end of a long meeting Monday night when Elyria City Council debated shuttering the Elyria City Health District. Merging with the county agency Read More…

Avon Lake awaits Elyria’s decision on Lorain County General Health District

ELYRIA — Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka doesn’t necessarily want his city to be the saving grace of the Elyria City Health Department, and Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda doesn’t want to throw Avon Lake a lifeline. The idea that Elyria could stave off joining the Lorain County General Health District for a few years and Read More…

Dangerous new drugs on streets

Two dangerous new strains of narcotics have been discovered in Lorain County within the past two weeks. Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association President Duane Whitely, Elyria’s police chief, said the dangerous narcotics have been found in cases from Amherst, Elyria and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. “The community has been made aware of the Read More…