April 29, 2016

Elyria
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Republic Services’ withdrawal accepted; Butternut Ridge stays open

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners accepted Wednesday the withdrawal of a request by Republic Services seeking to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road in Carlisle and New Russia townships to allow trucks to move between the Lorain County Landfill on the south side of the road, and property on the north side of the Read More…

Republic pulls plug on request to close part of Butternut Ridge

ELYRIA — Republic Services has scrapped a request to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to allow dirt-filled trucks to move between its landfill on the south side of the road and company-owned property to the north. The move comes after neighboring property owners and others who travel the 0.85-mile stretch of road in Read More…

Officials, public survey Butternut Ridge Road

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Despite the cold and wind along a stretch of Butternut Ridge Road that Republic Services wants to close, tempers ran hot at times during a public viewing of the road Tuesday morning. “You stood in my kitchen and said it was done deal,” Pat Justin, who lives near the proposed closure, Read More…

Oberlin neighbor indicted in death of bicyclist

ELYRIA — A 76-year-old driver accused of fatally striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene has been indicted. Ronald Dicenzo of Oberlin is charged with failure to stop after an accident, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle without reasonable control. All of the charges are misdemeanors except for failure to stop after an Read More…

Butternut Ridge Road closure foes speak

ELYRIA — It wasn’t the official hearing on Republic Services’ proposal to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road, but opponents showed up anyway at the Lorain County commissioners meeting Wednesday to voice concerns. Richard Polen, who owns Polen Implement on Oberlin-Elyria Road, worried that closing the road between Oberlin-Elyria and West Ridge roads would Read More…

Republic Services files request to close road

ELYRIA — Republic Services filed paperwork with Lorain County commissioners asking them to shut down a portion of Butternut Ridge Road. The company wants the 0.85-mile stretch of road between Oberlin and West Ridge roads closed to make it easier for its heavy equipment to haul fill dirt from land it owns on the north Read More…

Wood from old barns gets second life

As the wind whipped through the partially deconstructed 150-year-old barn on Albrecht Road in New Russia Township, a whistling sound rose from the sandstone base to the airy rafters. In its prime, the old barn was used to store hay. Today, the wooden beams supporting the structure are rotting, causing a potential safety hazard. A Read More…

2 men indicted in string of break-ins

ELYRIA — Two men believed to be responsible for a string of break-ins in several townships have been indicted. Chad Blackburn, 28, of Lorain, and Shannon Matheny, 25, of Elyria, each face charges of burglary, theft, safecracking and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The pair was arrested Dec. 2 after a neighbor spotted Read More…

Driver charged in fatal Oberlin hit-and-run

OBERLIN— A driver accused in the hit-and-run accident that killed bicyclist Charles A. Startup was charged Monday with one felony count and two misdemeanors. The most-serious charge filed against Ronald Dicenzo, 76, of Oberlin, is a third-degree felony, leaving the scene of a fatal crash. He also is facing misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter and Read More…

Suspects tied to burglaries

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies suspect two men arrested driving away from the scene of a break-in in New Russia Township this week were involved in several other recent burglaries in the townships. Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck wrote in a news release that Shannon Matheny, 25, of Elyria, and Chad Blackburn, 28, Read More…