May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain adding building enforcers

LORAIN — A new anti-blight task force will soon hit the streets. “We just cannot continue to see our city deteriorate to the point that it has,” said Rey Carrion, Community Development Department director, after City Council members unanimous approval Monday of the task force formation. “Two inspectors inspecting a city the size of 64,000 Read More…

Police log for July 3, 2012

Elyria police Thursday, June 28 11:04 a.m. — 800 block Taylor St., reported breaking and entering of Aztec Steel. A manager said that an unknown suspect had taken a plasma cutter, worth $2,285. 6:50 p.m. — 800 block Cleveland St., reported theft from auto. 7:44 p.m. — 3000 block Midway Mall Blvd., reported theft from Read More…

Lorain Schools names superintendent finalists

LORAIN — Two candidates with ties to Lorain and a third with a strong desire to lead an urban school district are the finalists, chosen from seven semifinalists, to become the new Lorain Schools superintendent. Xenia Schools Superintendent Deborah Piotrowski grew up in Toledo and said in a Thursday interview that the desire to return Read More…

Police log for July 2, 2012

Lorain police Tuesday, June 26 6 p.m. — 3600 block Jaeger Road, Sarah R. Gannon, 30, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Gannon’s mother said Gannon pushed her after she accused Gannon of drinking three of her beers. Police said Gannon appeared to be under the influence of a substance. Police said Gannon’s Read More…

Man charged with robbing gas station

LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after police said he robbed a cashier at Pure Gas Inc. At 9:26 a.m. Friday, an off-duty policeman reported what he said was a robbery in progress. According to a police report, a man ran out of a Pure Gas station on East Erie Avenue with a handful Read More…

Ex-Judge Lilly pays fine, says it was late because she didn’t know about it

Former Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Paulette Lilly on Friday paid fines and costs totaling $4,633.15 for violating campaign rules during her March bid to win a fresh judicial term. Lilly’s payments had been due June 15, but she missed the deadline, prompting the Ohio Supreme Court to order her to explain why she shouldn’t Read More…

Metro Parks rolls out floating beach chair for those with disabilities

Samantha Taylor was squealing in delight, and that is what her parents had hoped to hear. “Her smile says it all,” her mother, Renee Taylor, said with a smile as she looked at Samantha, who was still wet from her jaunt into the waters of Lake Erie in a specially built wheelchair that lets those Read More…

Police log for June 30, 2012

Lorain police Friday, June 22 8:11 p.m. — 3000 block Marie Ave., a man reported that he was in the Valero Gas Station parking lot, talking on his iPhone, when an 18- to 20-year-old man forcibly took his phone and fled. The victim’s mother was able to track the phone’s location, and police said the Read More…

Man shoots self in hand; bullet ends up killing his cat

ELYRIA – An accidental shooting Thursday led to an injury and the death of a cat, according to Elyria police. Police were dispatched to the 100 block of College Park Drive at 8:47 a.m. for a man who had accidentally shot himself in the hand. The victim, Charles Cantley, 51, was reportedly unloading a magazine Read More…

Wilkes Villa shooting under investigation

ELYRIA – A shooting Thursday in Wilkes Villa is currently under investigation, according to Elyria police. At 2:15 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Bohannon Court for a victim that was bleeding from his left shoulder and arm. The man, Edward Hopkins, 30, of Elyria, said he was visiting the mother Read More…