July 7, 2015

Elyria
Sunny
69°F

NEXUS surveyors to knock; deputies to accompany

NEXUS-pipeline-SLIDE

GRAFTON TWP. — Backers of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline have told residents that surveyors will enter private property even if property owners deny access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline that will cross 11 counties and transport natural gas to the Dawn Energy hub in Ontario. Read More…

Bail set at $115,000 for parole officer

ELYRIA — A visiting judge on Tuesday set bond at $115,000 for a parole officer accused last week of possession and trafficking in drugs. Until Tuesday, Michael Hoover, 50, a parole officer with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority’s Elyria office, had been held without bond in Lorain County Jail. Visiting Judge James Hoover — no Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.

Culvert-SLIDE

GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding

Field-SLIDE

For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

Attorney: Charges against officer based on lies

Michael Hoover

ELYRIA — The attorney representing the Ohio Adult Parole Authority officer accused of trafficking in drugs said Monday that his client is the victim of lies put forth by people with “pending criminal cases.” “I believe that individuals with motivations to lie about Michael Hoover are fabricating these stories to gain a benefit for themselves,” Read More…

Parole officer facing drug charges

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GRAFTON TWP. — A parole officer was charged Friday morning for trafficking a variety of drugs, according to police. Michael Hoover, 50, is a parole officer based out of Elyria. Elyria and Lorain police charged him at his home on Law Road in Grafton Township about 7 a.m. Friday for trafficking drugs in connection with Read More…

Grafton man injured when car strikes tree

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GRAFTON TWP. — A single-car crash on state Route 83 sent the driver to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Seth Wood, 20, of Grafton, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Route 83 and was attempting to pass another vehicle on the road about 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, Ohio Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Grafton armed robbers still at large

GRAFTON TWP – Two suspects in an armed robbery at an Internet café are still at large. The robbery happened at 11:50 p.m. at the Treasure Island Internet Café when witnesses told police that two men entered the business in jeans and dark sweatshirts and one was carrying a handgun. The men stole $1,500 from Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview beats Amherst, improves to 2-0

Amherst's Joe D'Andera's goes for the ball as Midview's Dante Redwood defends.

EATON TWP. — It took a couple of years, but Midview receiver Dante Redwood was finally able to pay tribute to a friend he lost two years ago. Redwood dedicated his first career varsity touchdown, a 55-yard punt return, to North Ridgeville resident and player Alex Sismour, who passed away in 2011. It was one Read More…