July 22, 2014

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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…

Meeting set for Quarry Road sewage pond

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Residents surrounding a sludge lagoon on Quarry Road will have a chance to testify at a Board of Appeals meeting March 7. The meeting, requested by French Creek BioEnergy LLC/Quasar Energy Group and landowners Donald and Deborah Ortner, will challenge the Pittsfield Township zoning inspector’s issuance of a cease-and-desist order and notice Read More…

Pittsfield Township trustees vote for legal fight against sewage lagoon

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Attorneys for Pittsfield Township residents and the township trustees disagreed on how to pursue a lawsuit against Quasar Energy Group and French Creek BioEnergy LLC, but residents got what they wanted with a moratorium to stop the operation of a human waste storage lagoon on Quarry Road. During a meeting Monday night, Read More…

2 people hospitalized after car strikes tree

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Two people were taken to the hospital this morning after a one-car accident on state Route 20. According to Sgt. Chris Midkiff of the State Highway Patrol, Daniela Babet, 26, of North Olmsted was driving westbound on 20 about a mile east of state Route 58 when she lost control of her Read More…