February 13, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy with flurries
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This weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count as easy as 1-2-3

ELYRIA — Sparrow, check. Cardinal, check. Blue jay, Check. You don’t have to be an ornithologist. The Great Backyard Bird Count is as easy as  1-2-3. “It’s a nice, relaxing way to help,” said Cathy Priebe of the Black River Audobon Society.  “I like participating because I can have a cup of coffee and look Read More…

Time running out to be a Santa to a senior

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No one should be forgotten during the holiday season. But while many holiday programs benefit children in the community, few remember an often-overlooked group: senior citizens. Many seniors will be alone during the holidays, perhaps their children have moved out of the area or maybe they don’t have children and their spouse Read More…

Benefit for kids whose mom who drowned in Duck Pond

LORAIN — When the One Body Gospel Chorus raises its voices to heaven Thursday, it hopes to reach many hearts here on Earth. The chorus is working with churches around Lorain County to benefit the four children left behind by Quishawn Johnson. Johnson, 31, drowned Labor Day weekend at the Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond. Her Read More…

Their mission: Toys for Christmas

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ELYRIA — It started with a costume drive at Halloween to benefit kids at the Haven Center Homeless Shelter in Lorain. Now, the women behind NEO Mission to Give are playing Santa and collecting toys to donate to children at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Brooke Robertson of Bay Village and Shana Walker of Elyria Read More…

Group raising funds for Project Lifesaver transmitter kits

ELYRIA — Chances are you know someone with autism spectrum disorder or Alzheimer’s, have a family member who has dementia or a friend who has suffered a stroke. You know the worry they have that a loved one might wander off and get lost. But did you know there might be a way to help? Read More…

Red Cross kicks off ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ project

ELYRIA — Merry Christmas, happy holidays, season’s greetings — it doesn’t matter how it’s said, just say it. Or better yet, send it to a veteran or active-duty serviceperson. As part of the annual Holiday Mail for Heroes initiative, the American Red Cross is distributing cards of thanks and support to current members of the Read More…

It’s not even Thanksgiving, but Operation Christmas Child is a go

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Volunteers pack shoeboxes Monday for Operation Christmas Child at Christian Unity Church in Grafton.

ELYRIA — Even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet, busy little elves across the county are gearing up for the holiday with Operation Christmas Child. This is national collection week, where volunteers gather up shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children around the world — and you can help. Shoeboxes with toys, school Read More…

Time nearing for Rock-A-Bye Ball to benefit Blessing House

LORAIN — It’s time to dust off those cowboy boots and boot scoot boogie yourself down to the Rock-A-Bye Ball. The event includes music, dancing, entertainment and the chance to benefit Blessing House, a child crisis care center that provides a safe place for children to live when their family is going through a hardship. Read More…

Comic strip generating buzz

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ELYRIA — All he needs is a notebook and a pen, which he takes with him wherever he goes. He takes those items with him wherever he goes. “When an idea comes to me, or I hear something funny, I jot it down,” said John Martin, creator of the comic strip “Beezwax.” Martin has wanted Read More…

Elyria Library book sale coming up

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ELYRIA — More than 60,000 books sorted into 52 categories. Audio books, compact discs and DVDs. And nothing costs more than $1. It’s a bibliophile’s paradise, and it’s just around the corner. The annual Friends of the Elyria Public Library System book sale takes place Oct. 15 to 18 at St. John Lutheran Church in Read More…