June 30, 2016

Elyria
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Wellington Twp. meeting minutes conflict with shooting range claims

WELLINGTON TWP. — Unofficial minutes from the Jan. 12 township Zoning Commission meeting indicate that zoning regulations regarding commercial shooting ranges were approved, despite claims at Tuesday’s meeting. “Conversation continued and an agreement was reached removing the number of participants (from the definitions),” the minutes said. “(Bill) Donges made a motion for the revised definition Read More…

Wellington woman injured in Pitts Road crash Sunday

WELLINGTON — A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a single-car crash Sunday night on Pitts Road. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Elyse Kurianowicz, 25, of Wellington, was driving northbound on Pitts Road north of Peck Wadsworth Road when her car, a 2002 Ford Focus, swerved off the left side Read More…

Wellington sportsman’s club restrictions still in limbo

WELLINGTON TWP. — There’s still no clear answer as to whether a sportsman’s club will face restrictions on land it purchased along Pitts Road in February. The Lorain County Planning Commission on Thursday recommended that the Wellington Township Zoning Commission not move forward with proposed amendments to its hunting and shooting regulations which would prohibit Read More…

Worried about gunfire, Wellington Township group seeks zoning change

WELLINGTON TWP. — Some residents are concerned about stray bullets coming from a Pitts Road property purchased by a gun club. Residents aired their concerns to Zoning Commission members in a meeting attended by about 35 people Wednesday. Attorney Mark Craig, who represents the Wellington Township Citizens Group, said the Amherst Sportsman Club purchased the Read More…

Woman killed in Route 18 crash

WELLINGTON TWP. — A 75-year-old Wellington woman died in a head-on crash on state Route 18 between Pitts and Quarry roads about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Renate Thomas was westbound in a 2003 Ford Explorer when she drove left of center and struck an eastbound 1997 Ford F350 pickup driven by Kenneth Willbond, said Sgt. Tim Read More…

Wellington: Fire replacement

Issue 16 What it is: a 2.75-mill property tax replacement levy; an increase from the current 2.5-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $744,043 per year Purpose: to pay for current expenses Cost to homeowner: an increase of $8.75 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home WELLINGTON — The fire Read More…

Trustee says anonymous note told him mother’s money went to wrong township

ELYRIA — Wellington Township was mistakenly paid $153,554.75 in estate taxes that should have gone to Pittsfield Township and Danbury Township in Ottawa County. Wellington Township officials said Thursday they have agreed to return the money, which the township was sent in August 2012, to Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass’ office so it can be Read More…

Homeowner offers $25,000 reward after fire

WELLINGTON TWP. — The owner of a home that burned to the ground early Sunday said the fire was set and is offering a $25,000 reward to help catch the arsonist. Donald Bilbrey said the loss from the fire at 20440 West Road is $500,000 including his $300,000 home and $200,000 in contents. The fire Read More…

Four hurt in crash on state Route 18

WELLINGTON TWP. — Police said a driver who failed to obey a stop sign caused a two-car crash at state Route 18 and West Road about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. Eleanor L. Gnandt, 84, of Wellington, was northbound on West Road when she failed to stop her Ford Focus, which collided with an eastbound Mazda on Read More…

Weather gives farmers a chance to get back in the fields

HENRIETTA TWP. — After weeks and weeks of rain, the ground was dry enough on Monday to plant soybeans on some of the thousands of acres of land farmed by Howard A. Born and his family. Born’s grandson, Ed Alexander, used a 40-foot planter to make short work of the job in a field off Read More…