September 2, 2014

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Rolling through time: Roll Arena Family Skating still wheeling in the good ol’ days

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ELYRIA — The good times just keep rolling along at the Roll Arena Family Skating Center. This month marks its 65th year in business, said Fred Smith, who owns the rink with his wife, Karin. When it opened on St. Patrick’s Day in 1948, admission cost only 25 cents — the same price as renting Read More…

Elyria man shot in chin dies

ELYRIA — Whether the fatal shooting of a city man Saturday was accidental, a homicide or suicide is under investigation by police. Police said they were called to 101 Carriage Court around 10:10 a.m. Saturday about a man bleeding from the nose, but medics later determined Wesley Blaylock had been shot in the chin. A Read More…

Man injured in one-vehicle crash in Carlisle Township

A Jeep Cherokee sits against a guardrail Friday after its driver veered left and crossed the median on U.S. Route 20 in Carlisle Township. (Photo by Brian Woods, TMCNEWS.NET.)

An Elyria man survived a close call in a crash around 11:25 p.m. Friday at U.S. Route 20 and state Route 301 in Carlisle Township. J.C. Chapman was eastbound in a 2001 Jeep Cherokee when he veered left and crossed the median, according to Trooper Lance Deshuk of the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post. Chapman Read More…

Gov. Kasich to sign bill today boosting Ohio speed limits

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a transportation bill that boosts Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways. The governor is slated to ink the bill during an event Monday in Warrensville Heights, near Cleveland. He’s also expected to highlight the legislation at a later stop in Columbus. The two-year Read More…

Ohio gas prices down to start week

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices than a week ago. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of $3.56 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 14 cents less than last Monday’s average of $3.70. The national average Read More…

Snowier, colder winter hikes costs for state of Ohio

COLUMBUS — Nobody should be surprised to hear that the state of Ohio spent a lot more money on snow removal this winter than last. Last year’s warm, mild winter couldn’t have been more different from the winter that won’t go away this year. And state spending shows it. Spending on salt, maintenance and wages Read More…

Gerald Flanders, Sr.

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Gerald Flanders, Sr., 80, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospice, in Dayton. He resided in Dayton for the past 30 years. Gerald was born in Lorain, December 26, 1933. He attended Clearview High School, before serving four years in the United States Navy, and four years in the United States Read More…

Thomas W. Slater

Thomas W. Slater 58, of Elyria passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626

Robert E. Stannard

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Robert E. Stannard, 94, of Wellington, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 16, 1918 to the late J. Ellis and Miriam (nee Newell) Stannard, Bob graduated from Boys High School in Brooklyn and New York University. Robert proudly served in the US Navy during Read More…

Elizabeth C. Janik

Elizabeth C. Janik, (nee Kinder), 86, of Elyria passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Life Care of Elyria following a long illness. She was born March 12, 1927 in Lorain and made her home in Elyria for most of her life. She worked at General Industries in Elyria, but her greatest joy was being Read More…