September 3, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
87°F
 

UPDATED: One extracted, two flown after Grafton Township head-on collision

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GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — A woman was extricated, and she and another man were flown to area hospitals following a head-on collision on State Route 83 early Friday morning. Rescue workers were called out to 83 just south of Law Road around 6:30 a.m. for reports of a head-on collision. Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio State Highway Read More…

Parole officer indicted on drug, intimidation charges

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ELYRIA – The state parole officer accused of selling drugs and trying to intimidate a victim in the case has been indicted. Michael Hoover, 51, is accused of dealing the anti-anxiety drugs Xanax and lorazepam as well as prescription painkillers oxycodone, vicodin and fentanyl. Lorain County law enforcement has been especially concerned about fentanyl, which Read More…

Horse farm owner not happy with NEXUS

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GRAFTON TWP. — A resident was left angry and frustrated with NEXUS surveyors who she said entered her property with little regard for it or her horses. Lori Swain owns a farm on state Route 303 with six horses, one of which is blind, and she said surveyors dug 40 to 50 holes in a Read More…

NEXUS surveyors to knock; deputies to accompany

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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.

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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

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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

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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…