June 25, 2016


15 Minutes: Meet DARE grad and winning essayist Jillian Grzywna

Jillian Grzywna Age: 11, fifth-grader at Columbia Middle School Pursuit: Essayist You won a DARE essay contest. What did you say? Drinking can mask effects of an aneurism in some people because they can have blackouts and other brain trouble. Then the doctors might have trouble finding out what is really wrong with the patient. Read More…

Photo gallery: Taiko drum group performs at Oberlin

Oberlin College senior John Paddock, a member of the Taiko drumming group at the college, works his way down a series of drums during a performance Sunday at Hales Gym at Oberlin College. Cassie Guevara, an Oberlin College junior, of West Nyack, N.Y., is in the pony tail. Paddock, majoring in biochemistry, is from Harrison Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet ice cream server Erin Ponting

Erin Ponting Age: 17 Lives in: Elyria Pursuit: Ice cream server for three years at Twist-n-Shake, 230 Cleveland St. What’s the most common confection you make? Honestly? A medium vanilla cone. What’s the age range of your customers? We have lots of babies all the way up to the elderly. Everybody likes ice cream. What Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet nursery owner Jody Frimel

Jody Frimel Age: 57 Lives in: Brownhelm Township Pursuit: Nursery owner What do you do? I’m the owner of Mill Hollow Nursery, 51595 North Ridge Road. I grow plants, annuals, perennials, fresh culinary herbs, hanging baskets and great big moss baskets. I grow miniature perennials for fairy gardens and miniature gardens. My husband, Bob, helps Read More…

Photo gallery: Mayor throws out first pitch to kick off Little League season

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda threw out the first pitch Sunday at North Rec to kick off the Little League season. Coach Matthew Carpenter of Elyria, a Marine who served four years, including 10 months in Iraq, performed the catching duties.

15 Minutes: Meet Anissa Brooks, a Lorain High entrepreneur

Anissa Brooks Age: 17 Lives: Lorain Pursuit: Titan Enterprise What was the project your group worked on at Lorain High? Our company name is Titan Enterprise. We’re faced with — I wouldn’t say a challenge — but an idea of creating a product and selling it. First, we were going to do blankets incorporating the Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet new bait shop owner Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds Age: 33 Pursuit: Owner of Hot Waters Bait and Tackle in Lorain. He has been cleaning fish out here since 2008, and over the winter he bought the store. How are things going to change under your administration, so to speak? Well, I’m going to offer a full line of trolling baits, live Read More…

Photo gallery: EC students leave to help tornado victims

Elyria Catholic students, 56 strong, left Monday on a trip to help tornado victims in Henryville, Ind. They’ll return Saturday. A four-year, $10,000 grant from First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association of Beachwood paid for “alternative spring breaks” for the students.

15 Minutes: Meet church Treasurer Cynthia Purnell

Cynthia Purnell Age: 57 Lives: Elyria Pursuit: Church treasurer You’re involved with a church? Yes, the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, right here on West River. The pastor of Mount Zion is Marcettes Cunningham. In what capacity? I’m the treasurer. I’m responsible for the total operation of the church from contributions, to church spending, financing Read More…

Photo gallery: St. Mary Church serves Easter dinner

St. Mary Church in Elyria served Easter dinner after Mass on Sunday.