September 19, 2014

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High school wrestling notes: Monroeville’s appearance at McNulty could be big draw

Lorain County will get a treat this weekend when the third annual John McNulty Sr. Memorial tournament kicks off at Elyria Catholic High School. The tournament, named for former Panthers coach John McNulty Jr.`s father, will feature one of the top Division III programs in the state in Monroeville, and several state qualifiers mixed in Read More…

Man, 37, shot, killed in Lorain

LORAIN — A Columbia Township man was shot to death Thursday night at the Lakeshore Colonial Apartments on West Erie Avenue. Christopher Betts, 37, died from a gunshot wound at 8:20 p.m. at CHP Regional Medical Center, according to county Coroner Paul Matus. He would not say how many times Betts was shot, nor would Read More…

Teens bring joy to fellow students’ holiday

GRAFTON — Teachers are hoping there is more giving than receiving this holiday season at Midview High School. Earlier this month, ornaments were hung on a paper tree inside the school cafeteria to symbolize teenagers in need during the holiday season. Each ornament listed an item that a less-fortunate student needs — sweatshirts, socks and Read More…

Mother killed in Elyria crash

ELYRIA  — The young mother of a 7-month-old girl was killed in a head-on crash Wednesday night just outside her Elyria home. PHOTO PROVIDED Toni Fourdyce and her daughter Toni Fourdyce, 22, had just pulled out of her Brunswick Drive apartment complex and was heading east at 11:20 p.m. when a speeding Ford Contour went Read More…

St. Anthony, St. Thomas to join schools

St. Anthony and St. Thomas to come together in 2008 Only four miles separate St. Anthony of Padua School in Lorain and St. Thomas the Apostle School in Sheffield Lake, and come next school year, that gap will be closed as the two schools merge, according to officials at the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. Faced with Read More…

Olive Garden coming to Elyria

Location formerly Smokey Bones ELYRIA — Elyria building officials and the contractor working on the former Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill on West River Road say the building is in the process of being converted into an Olive Garden restaurant.  For weeks, officials at Darden Restaurants — the parent company of Olive Garden and former Read More…

County prevents family from entering house

CARLISLE TWP. — Even if the family that was forced out its mercury-contaminated home Wednesday wanted to go back, county health officials have taken steps to make certain it can’t. On Thursday, members of the General Health District’s board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the county prosecutor to seek a court-ordered lockdown of the house. Read More…

One arrested in beating, robbery

OBERLIN – An 18-year-old Oberlin teen is accused of beating and robbing a 19-year-old Carlisle Township man after the older teen gave a woman a ride to Oberlin early Saturday. Rodney Cannon, a student at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School, was arrested at the school in connection with the robbery, which occurred early Saturday, Read More…

Storm expected this weekend

ELYRIA — With Christmas looming around the corner, it’s pretty likely that nearly all of us have something we need to get done this weekend. But guess what? The weather might just play havoc with those plans as it’s supposed to get bad — really, really bad, if the predictions for sleet, freezing rain and Read More…

Fire escape probe delayed till Monday

LORAIN — Residents at the Antlers Apartments will have to wait until Monday to learn whether a fire escape ladder should be replaced on a first-floor roof. A scheduling conflict prevented state fire marshal’s investigators from coming out Thursday, but investigators from the office plan to look into the matter at the beginning of next Read More…