May 26, 2016

Elyria
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Attorney admits mistake, releases results of health district vote

ELYRIA — A private vote on whether to allow Elyria, Avon Lake and Lorain to join the Lorain County General Health District that took place Tuesday night should have been public, according to the lawyer representing the district. “I made a gut call after the meeting,” said Assistant County Prosecutor Chris Pyanowski, who serves as Read More…

County GOP in a civil war

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lorain County Republican Party is in a state of civil war with insurgents targeting county Chairwoman Helen Hurst for removal when the party’s Central Committee meets next month. Sheffield Township Fiscal Officer Patty Echko, who won an uncontested race to serve as a precinct committeewoman in the March 15 primary, said Read More…

FBI closing local office

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The FBI will close down its Lorain County office in April despite pleas from local law enforcement to keep the two-agent office operating. Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely, Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera and Lorain County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh met last month with Steven Anthony, the FBI agent in charge Read More…

Lorain man arrested after calling police for shooting

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Lorain man who called police about shots fired at his home ended up being charged with two felonies. Officers say Alexis Guzman, 32, who lives on the 5300 block of Bond Ave., called police stating he heard five to six shots. He told police three males forced their way into his Read More…

Police, firefighters reach out at National Night Out events

Because of the nature of their jobs, firefighters’ and police officers’ interactions with the public frequently come during tense times. However, the interaction Tuesday in Lorain and Sheffield Township was informal and relaxed during annual National Night Out events. The anti-crime, pro-community event is designed to improve relations between residents and firefighters and police, particularly Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Kittens fatally shot, left in driveway

SHEFFIELD TWP — Kathy Meade said she and her husband made a gruesome discovery in the driveway of her home at 4535 Dunton Road about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Meade said they were returning from a weeklong trip to South Carolina when they found four kittens fatally shot in and around a box next to the Read More…

High school football 2013: Young Clearview depending on defense to lead the way

SHEFFIELD TWP. — They say defense wins championships. Well, whoever “they” are, Clearview fans will be hoping they know what they’re talking about since Clippers coach Mike Collier says defense is looking like his team’s strength. “Right now we’re further ahead on defense,” he said. “We have tough, athletic kids on the defensive side of Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…