October 25, 2014

Elyria
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Potent storms cap off weeks of unsettled weather with flooding and heavy gusts

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Some Lorain County residents were literally swimming in their front yards Wednesday afternoon after a booming storm front swept through, soaking the area. LaGrange resident Casey Hurst said her children were playing in several feet of water that reached the patio of her home until she decided that it might not be a good idea Read More…

Elyria Council tables animal ban talk

ELYRIA — A horse in the backyard, maybe some chickens in a coop or a pair of potbellied pigs in the neighborhood. When deciding what should be acceptable in Elyria, city officials admitted they didn’t have all the answers. At a sparsely attended meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the possibility of a farm animal ban Read More…

Attempt to reinstate ousted water board member falls short

LaGRANGE — An effort to return Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell to the board of the Rural Lorain County Water Authority failed Wednesday after the board voted, 13 to 9, to table the motion. The vote was the latest round in a battle that has divided the 26-member board and led to McConnell’s removal from Read More…

CORRECTION: July 11, 2013

The Iditarod Program at the Amherst Public Library featuring a presentation from Eleanor and Mary Geer will be 7 p.m. July 18. The date and time were not included in Tuesday’s Amherst YourTown page.

Police log for July 11, 2013

Elyria police Tuesday, July 9 12:49 p.m. — 600 block Hilliard Road, a woman reported a burglary between 9 and 11:15 a.m. while she was out. She reported a $1,000 men’s watch, a $400 bracelet and $129 bracelet missing from her bedroom. The woman provided no suspects and said she often leaves her back door Read More…

Andrew Bynum picks Cavaliers, agrees to deal

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers went from playoff pretenders to possible Eastern Conference contenders Wednesday night. Unrestricted free agent center Andrew Bynum accepted Cleveland’s two-year, $24 million contract offer, turning down more guaranteed money from the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks. The decision was first reported by Chris Broussard of ESPN. The Cavaliers and the 25-year-old Read More…

Blue Jays 5, Indians 4: Reliever Joe Smith fails in 9th as Tribe lets another one get away

CLEVELAND — Joe Smith has been the workhorse of the Indians’ beleaguered bullpen, but he was bound to run out of energy at some point. That point arrived Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Smith allowed a tiebreaking, bases-clearing single to Munenori Kawasaki with two outs in the ninth inning, giving Toronto a 5-4 Read More…

Browns: Safety T.J. Ward expects big season in contract year

LYNDHURST — Browns strong safety T.J. Ward has two weeks of free time before the grind of his fourth training camp begins. He didn’t plan a vacation, and isn’t trying to squeeze in a last-minute getaway to Hawaii or the Caribbean. Ward was headed home to California following the conclusion of his youth football camp Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria 11-12 All-Stars reached goal of making state, now hoping for more

Since winter, Elyria’s 11- and 12-year-old Little League softball All-Stars have been working toward a trip to the state tournament. Their determination paid off last week when they won the District 3 championship with a pair of convincing victories over Tallmadge, an old rival. “That’s been our goal,” manager Len Howser said after Tuesday’s rain-shortened Read More…

North Ridgeville Schools interested in joining Northeast Ohio Conference

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When word got out that the Northeast Ohio Conference was looking to expand from its 18 schools, North Ridgeville High School was interested. With the West Shore Conference’s future cloudy after news that Midview, Lakewood and Avon are leaving for the Southwestern Conference for the 2015-16 school year (Avon is joining in Read More…