August 2, 2015

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Search continues for missing boy, 4

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Search crews continued to look for Sydney Heidrick, 4, late Friday after he was reported missing from his grandparents’ home at 4845 Lake Road. Sydney, who weighs approximately 48 pounds, was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. with law enforcement arriving at the residence by 5:30 p.m. Helicopters, police dogs. the United States Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Road rage leads to fourth OVI arrest for Sheffield Lake woman

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A repeat drunken driving offender was arrested over the weekend following a road rage incident, police said. Pamela Oakley, 48, 225 Mariner’s Watch, was arrested and issued citations for operating a vehicle impaired, following too closely and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. According to a police report, this is Oakley’s fourth Read More…

Sheffield Lake to resurface parts of seven streets

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Portions of seven streets will be paved in the coming weeks as part of annual resurfacing projects. Sheffield Lake Finance Director Tamara Smith said $206,511 was allocated for paving of Community Road, Roberts Street, Lafayette Boulevard and Idlewood, Lakeview, Oakwood and Robinwood avenues. Last year, the city spent $215,000 to pave 13 Read More…

Federal grand jury indicts Sheffield Lake man for Islamic State aid

A Sheffield Lake man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for providing material support to the Islamic State group as well as on drug and firearms-related charges. A 28-count indictment was handed down on Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, also known as Robert C. McCollum, according to federal authorities. Al-Ghazi was arrested June Read More…

Sheffield Lake Community Days go on through weekend

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Sheffield Lake’s Community Days festival, which began with a carnival Wednesday, continues through Sunday. Carnival rides and games continue 6 to 11 p.m. today, and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Fireworks will be launched from the boat launch over Lake Erie about 10 p.m. Friday. A motorcycle show is scheduled for 2 to 4 Read More…

Sheffield Lake couple first in line for marriage license after high court ruling

Teri Jasany, left, and CJ Jasany celebrate their new marriage license outside the Lorain County Probate Court on Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to gay marriage. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — C.J. Jasany’s hands wouldn’t stop shaking. Teri Ann Jasany couldn’t stop smiling. They didn’t plan for Friday. Both went to work as usual, but by 10 a.m. their world had changed. Teri Ann said a co-worker at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center came to her with the news that the U.S. Supreme Court Read More…

Sheffield Lake man facing terrorism charges

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A Sheffield Lake man was arrested Friday for allegedly pledging allegiance to the Islamic State and discussing his wish to launch a terrorist attack on the United States. Amir Said Abdul Rahman al-Ghazi, 38, was arrested in North Olmsted on federal terrorism charges as well as possessing a firearm as a convicted Read More…

Sheffield Lake eyes Building Department fee hikes

SHEFFIELD LAKE — City Council is mulling increases to Building Department fee schedules, but the proposal doesn’t sit well with everyone. The city recently privatized the department, with Council approving a two-year contract with Colorado-based Safebuilt Ohio LLC in May. The proposed adjustment would include increases on new residential structure and HVAC fees, additions or Read More…

Sheffield Lake residents show dogged determination for park

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — A mother and daughter hope the community rallies to win a national contest to bring a dog park to this small lakefront city. Julie Kovalik and daughter Madison entered the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest, an online challenge in which people voted for cities with populations ranked small to large. The Read More…