June 24, 2016


Correctional facility expansion plans readied; construction could start in February

ELYRIA — Construction of a $4.8 million, 50-bed expansion of the Lorain-Medina Community Based Correctional Facility looks to get underway in February and be completed by September. Mike Willets, executive director of the facility, updated county commissioners on the status of the project Wednesday. The 50-bed addition will include 40 beds for men and 10 Read More…

Solid waste district, prison in early talks for composting site

GRAFTON — A composting facility is being considered for 25 acres of prison-owned land to process yard, agriculture and food wastes. The Lorain County Solid Waste Management District is evaluating the construction of the facility along with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Solid Waste Management District Director Keith Bailey said the concept is Read More…

UPDATE: Wilson executed

LUCASVILLE – Daniel Wilson died at 10:33 a.m., executed 18 years after he killed Carol Lutz by locking her in the trunk of her car and setting it on fire. Wilson’s execution began just after 10 a.m. when medical personnel on the state’s execution team inserted the shunts into his arms. The executioner working on Read More…