August 4, 2015

Elyria
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Oberlin council rejects partial JVS annexation

OBERLIN — Oberlin City Council on Monday rejected a bid by the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to annex only a part of the school’s property — 98 acres of land. The city has been acting on a decades-old agreement that, should the JVS and the city ever become contiguous, the city would be allowed Read More…

Oberlin sues to annex JVS property

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The city of Oberlin is suing Lorain County Joint Vocational School for not honoring an agreement made 44 years ago. The lawsuit, filed by Law Director John Clark on Thursday, cites a 1971 agreement between the city and the school. The JVS was constructing its current building in Pittsfield Township at the Read More…

Rural water authority shelves retirement plan

LAGRANGE — A controversial retirement incentive plan was rejected by the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board Wednesday in a split vote. The final vote of 14-11 ends, for now, months of discussion about whether the program, which expired in 2013, should be resurrected. The plan would have allowed Rural Water to buy up to Read More…

Pittsfield Township trustees appeal water board dismissal

ELYRIA — The Pittsfield Township trustees on Tuesday filed an administrative appeal in Lorain County Common Pleas Court challenging the removal of Trustee Mark McConnell from the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board. The court filing states that the Rural Water board lacked the authority to remove McConnell under the section of the Ohio Revised Read More…

Pittsfield trustees sue Water Authority board over trustee’s removal

ELYRIA — The Pittsfield Township trustees sued the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board today over the removal of township Trustee Mark McConnell from the Rural Water board last month. The administrative appeal contends that the removal of McConnell was illegal because it wasn’t done for just cause. The 26-member Rural Water board first voted Read More…

Pittsfield Township zoning prohibits waste ponds

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The Pittsfield Township Zoning Board revamped its zoning resolution to prohibit a sewage sludge pond, like the one that was stopped from being built off of Quarry Road, from being built in the township again. The zoning board’s recommendations for changes to the resolution will be forwarded to the Pittsfield Township trustees Read More…

Quasar withdraws appeal, won’t operate sludge pond

PITTSFIELD TWP — French Creek BioEnergy LLC withdrew its appeal challenging the Pittsfield Township zoning inspector’s issuance of a cease-and-desist order and notice of violation. The company, operating under Quasar Energy Group, announced it would not go through with its proposal to operate a sludge pond constructed off of Quarry Road in a news release Read More…

Lorain County JVS closed today

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School is closed today because of a power issue. Deputy Superintendent Jerry Pavlik said the problem appears to be confined to the school and efforts are being made to identify and fix the exact issue. According to a Facebook post from the Elyria Schools, students were being bused Read More…

Man involved in standoff told police he didn’t shoot, said he’d put on clothes and leave

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — The Elyria man who committed suicide during a standoff with Lorain County sheriff’s deputies at his parents’ house on Monday denied during his only conversation with law enforcement that day that he had fired a gun that morning as his mother had reported. Deputy Anthony Damiano wrote in his report that after Read More…

Man dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound after 5-hour standoff

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — A 30-year-old man died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as Lorain County sheriff’s deputies surrounded a duplex on state Route 303 just west of state Route 58. County Coroner Stephen Evans said Kenneth K. Cole shot himself with a pistol in the basement of 46167 state Route 303 shortly after he Read More…