May 5, 2016

Elyria
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Vigil set today for slain couple

ELYRIA – A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday for Michael L. Lewis and Fannie Lewis, the Elyria couple found shot to death on Sunday. The vigil will take place in front of the Lorain County Justice Center in downtown Elyria. A second vigil that was supposed to take place at West Recreation Center Read More…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

4 indicted in robbery of deputy

ELYRIA — Four people who are accused of robbing an off-duty Lorain County Sheriff’s deputy who was soliciting a prostitute have been indicted. The deputy, Christopher Cassell, resigned and pleaded no contest to a soliciting charge in Elyria Municipal Court just hours after reporting the Aug. 26 incident to Elyria police. Dawn D. Gibson, the Read More…

Justice Center closed as result of power outage; back to normal today

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Justice Center was closed for most of the day Monday after a problem with an electrical transformer knocked out power to the building. County Facilities Manager Karen Davis said power was lost about 9:30 a.m. and was mostly restored by 11:40 a.m. with everything being back online shortly after noon. Read More…

Power outage closes justice center for day

ELYRIA – The Lorain County Justice Center has been closed for the rest of the day because of an internal problem that has caused the building to lose power. General Division Court Administrator Tim Lubbe said crews are working to restore power, but it was unclear how long that would take. The building lost power Read More…

Attorneys say they shouldn’t pay for Wi-Fi at Justice Center

ELYRIA — Attorneys are not happy with the county’s new $13 per month charge to access a wireless internet connection at the Lorain County Justice Center. Since the county locked down the Wi-Fi to only paying customers and those who receive it through the county, Ernie Smith, the county’s information technology director, said no one Read More…

Browser security to tighten at clerk’s office

ELYRIA — Lorain County Clerk of Courts Tom Orlando has ordered tighter restrictions placed on computers accessible to the public after his employees discovered evidence a man with a lengthy criminal history was looking at suspected child pornography on a public terminal earlier this month. The man, who is the subject of an ongoing criminal Read More…

Former commissioner seeks early release from prison

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross has asked to be released early from the nine-year prison term he is serving on public corruption charges. Ross, 51, is scheduled to be released from prison in November 2018. In his request for early release, filed Friday, Ross wrote that he has accepted responsibility for his Read More…

Lorain County Probation Department looking for new location

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Probation Department is on the hunt for a new place to call home. Court Administrator Tim Lubbe told the county commissioners Wednesday that a proposal to build out the now-vacant fifth floor of the Lorain County Justice Center to house both the Probation Department and the county’s drug lab would Read More…