September 21, 2014

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County residents at inauguration relish date with history

Elyria Councilman Marcus Madison stands Monday at the U.S. Capitol.

Standing in the shadow of history, two Lorain County residents said this year’s presidential inauguration reminded them of why America continues to be the country they love. “We get it right every four years regardless of who is in office,” said Jeanine Donaldson, executive director of the Elyria YWCA. Donaldson, and husband, Larry, attended Obama’s 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…

Elyria marks MLK Day with Day of Service

Members of the Move It! Dance Project perform at the Elyria Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event Monday at Elyria High School. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

On Monday in Elyria, more than 100 people honored a historic man as the country paused to watch a historic moment for another man. The fact that the 27th annual Elyria Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service fell on the same day President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term was Read More…

Lorain play revives civil rights icons

LORAIN — Joanne Eldridge drew on her personal history of the Jim Crow South as well as history books to perform Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute to three women who championed civil rights. “Three Bodacious Women,” a one-woman play by the 58-year-old Eldridge, portrays civil rights activists Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks Read More…

Man who admitted ‘whooping’ kids at birthday party pleads no contest

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who used a belt to beat two children attending a birthday party at his home pleaded no contest to assault during a hearing in Elyria Municipal Court on Friday. Antonio Jenkins, 27, was fined $500, but $300 of that was suspended, according to court records. He also was given a Read More…

Queens Court trailer park demolished

An excavator drags one of the mobile homes out of its spot for demolition Monday. The home was a pile of scrap in less than 5 minutes. The trailers on Kennedy and Queens courts off South Abbe Road in Elyria are being taken down as part of the land bank project. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — A vacant eyesore that was a mobile home park met the business end of an excavator Monday as crews battled the bitter cold to begin the lengthy demolition process of a trailer park on South Abbe Road. Located behind Rally’s restaurant near state Route 57, the trailer park has sat empty since 2011, Read More…

Serious winter cold today and Wednesday

Today and Wednesday are expected to be the coldest days of the winter so far, with single-digit temperatures expected. A high of just 14 degrees is forecast for today with a low of 6, according to the National Weather Service. A high of 17 and a low of 10 is predicted for Wednesday. Wind gusts Read More…

Super Bowl: Harbaugh brothers proud of each other, but focusing on bigger things

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season’s still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings. There is work to be done to prepare for the Super Bowl, prepare for each Read More…

Wanted: A second scorer for Ohio State basketball

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COLUMBUS — A lot of teams would love to have the leading scorer in their conference. No. 14 Ohio State has Deshaun Thomas, averaging 23.2 points a game in conference play to lead the Big Ten by a wide margin. The problem for the Buckeyes, who have had difficulty gaining much traction once conference play Read More…

Mildred R. “Millie” Brown

Mildred R. “Millie” Brown, 88, of Oberlin, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Welcome Nursing Home, in Oberlin. She was born April 21, 1924, in Zebulon, Georgia. Mildred lived in Oberlin since 1950. She worked Data Entry at F.A.A. in Oberlin, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Sisters Read More…