August 2, 2014

Elyria
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OGSO: Amherst Vipers remain perfect, claim district crown

WELLINGTON — The undefeated Class C Amherst Vipers rolled to their 13th straight victory Friday night and into the OGSO state tournament next weekend in Champion, near Warren. Three other U14 teams also advanced to the state level after earning Lorain-Medina district titles at Wellington Community Park. Moving on are South Amherst, a 9-1 victor Read More…

County suspends TRITA deal

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Children and Families Council on Friday suspended a memorandum of understanding with The Re-In-Tree Association after it became public that the leader of the nonprofit was convicted of a crime in April. “Based on all recent reports, we feel there was an omission of information and misrepresentation of your organization Read More…

Elyria to limit Fire Dept.’s emergency responses

ELYRIA — The city plans to scale back the number of emergency calls Elyria firefighters respond to in an effort to save money and wear and tear on city fire trucks. Mayor Holly Brinda explained the need to limit the city’s first responder program in an open letter she penned to residents explaining her negotiation Read More…

Police union accuses city of ‘hiding’ money

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Patrolmen’s Association is accusing the city of dragging its feet on contract talks and using the time to allocate all of the $3.4 million windfall money so it’s not available for pay increases. It has filed an unfair labor practices grievance against the city with the State Employment Relations Board. Read More…

Annual Relay for Life draws 1,500 to ECHS track

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As dusk fell Friday on the Elyria Catholic High School track, luminarias lit up the perimeter — recognizing those who have survived cancer, are currently fighting the disease or in memory of those who lost the hard-fought battle.  The word “HOPE,” lit up by luminarias in the bleachers, told the story of many families who Read More…

County leads state in number of Internet cafes

Lorain County has the most Internet cafes in the state, according to a database released by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. There are 42 Internet cafes and sweepstakes parlors in Lorain County, 12 percent of the state’s 339 Internet or sweepstakes cafes. Cuyahoga and Summit counties have 22 each. The database was compiled after all Read More…