June 27, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
76°F
 

Blaze destroys barn in Grafton Township

GRAFTON TWP. — A barn caught fire about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 34846 Neff Road. Six area fire departments were on the scene, including Grafton Township, Erhart, Litchfield, LaGrange, Eaton and Valley City. Fire trucks and two Ohio Highway Patrol cars blocked Neff Road at both ends, several hundred feet from the property. No injuries 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…

Twilight Boutique owners get federal sentences

A Grafton Township couple has been sentenced to federal prison for selling illegal synthetic marijuana at a chain of “head shops” they operated throughout Ohio and a shop in New York. Sean Lightner, 41, was given a three-year prison sentence in the case, while Sherry Lightner, 40, was given two years behind bars during their Read More…

Grafton Twp. woman gets creative to raise money for friend

By day, Dianna Mezurek helps run her husband’s agriculture businesses, New NW Sales Co., based in New Wilmington, Pa., and Mezurek Livestock, in Grafton. But, during the quiet hours of night — after her son, Chance Mezurek, has gone to bed — Dianna Mezurek ventures into her makeshift art studio where she lets her creativity Read More…

Grafton woman dead in crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A 93-year-old Grafton woman died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to Sgt. Timmothy Hoffman of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Laura B. Wright, 93, of state Route 303 in Grafton, died Wednesday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Wright was driving her 2013 Fiat eastbound Read More…

Grafton Township house fire displaces man

GRAFTON TWP. — A fire called in at 10:37 p.m. Monday destroyed a house at 33838 Neff Road. Neighbor James Koney said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 10:47 p.m. Koney, who lives at 33843 Neff Road, across the street from the house, said he was in his garage when he Read More…

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

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

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

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

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…