July 1, 2015

Partly sunny


A story Thursday incorrectly stated the brother of retired North Ridgeville Firefighter Gene Kleinholz died nine years before the death of ambulance driver Maynard Hintz in 1963. Frank Kleinholz died in a Root Road accident nine months before Hintz.

Elyria mayor to press EPA for cleanup of General Industries

ELYRIA — The fine print of a federal grant the city secured to assess brownfield sites in Elyria may be able to be used for the cleanup, at least partially, of the old General Industries site if the city can make the case. The $400,000 grant is for citywide assessments of old manufacturing and commercial Read More…

Destination downtown: Brinda touts projects as renewal for Elyria city center


A project that has been on hold and buildings now in the hands of a developer could bode well for downtown Elyria. Mayor Holly Brinda said redevelopment efforts in the city’s core are focusing on a stretch of East Broad Street. Two signs are pointing to renewed interest in the area. First, despite setbacks that Read More…

Tug of war between Elyria, North Ridgeville ensnares memorial plaque

Maynard Hintz

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A plaque honoring an Elyria man who died while coming to the aid of people injured in a 1963 Root Road car crash has been removed from the city’s fire museum. Gene Kleinholz, a retired, well-known North Ridgeville firefighter, contends the plaque was taken down and turned over to the Elyria Fire Read More…

Push is on to bring fireworks back to Elyria


Elyria residents are close to another community fireworks show. Fundraising has almost hit the mark to bring back the Salute to America: The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show to West Park, but the last $4,000 is still needed. The deadline to donate is Sunday, and Mayor Holly Brinda hopes residents will ramp up efforts Read More…

Enjoying the nice weather

Seven arrested in Internet sting

ELYRIA – Seven people were arrested last week for trying to engage in sexual activities with children, according to police. • Ken Paskewitz, of North Olmsted was charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning. • Samuel Ortiz, of Lorain was charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor • Jesse Read More…

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day


Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

Bendix workers pitch in on Medina County Habitat house


ELYRIA — Andy Phillips watched like a hawk as each partially constructed wall of his new home was loaded on a truck outside Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Elyria for the short ride to his soon-to-be Brunswick address. “Why is that wall out?” Phillips called to a team of Bendix volunteers Friday afternoon who helped Read More…

Adams gets maximum sentence in Coats killing

Tove Adams (center) exits Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi's court room along side of Defense attorney Kenneth Lieux (left) after his sentencing on Friday morning, May 21.

ELYRIA – Tove Adams was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence, for gunning down Anthony Coats nearly two years ago in Elyria. Adams, 44, didn’t speak during the hearing because his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said his client plans to appeal. Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor Donna Freeman asked county Common Read More…