May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Bad social media? There’s an app for that

ROCKY RIVER — “She is so ugly.” “No one likes you.” “Party at Hannah’s — BYOB.” It’s out there, like it or not, for all the world to see. Once it is put on social media, you can never take it back. But it’s not only what is put out there, but what is trying Read More…

9/11 vigil set for this evening at Ely Square

ELYRIA — Each year, the ceremony changes — just a little bit — but the message remains the same: Remember. For the fifth year, Heather Sorg and Bobbie Sears have put together a 9/11 candlelight ceremony for the public to come together, pay respect and honor those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. “It refreshes Read More…

Westside Christian Academy adding ninth, 10th grade classes this year

WESTLAKE — For the first time, Westside Christian Academy in Westlake will offer ninth- and 10th-grade classes this school year. The academy has served kindergarten through eighth-grade students since it opened in 1996. The initial push to expand to kindergarten through 12th grade began about seven years ago, a few years before Headmaster Jim Whiteman Read More…

All types of heroes walking in Relay For Life

ELYRIA – They may be dressing up as superheroes this month, but the real superheroes are behind the masks. The Relay For Life of Elyria teams have raised more than $1.5 million for services and programs that benefit people living with cancer since the first teams hit the pavement 20 years ago. As they prepare Read More…

Bay Village Presbyterian church offers options for special-needs kids

BAY VILLAGE – Typical peers. Intervention specialists. Inclusion classes. Special needs. These are words parents often hear at school. Many parents know firsthand what they mean because they have children with special needs who are in inclusion classes with typical peers and work with the intervention specialists throughout the day. Other parents hear the words Read More…

Attorney from Lorain proposes law for pet tethering

LORAIN — With the summer months fast approaching, one woman is working to make sure animals in Lorain are kept safe. Attorney Lindsey Zehel is attending Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., where she is working on an advanced degree in animal law. As part of her coursework, the Lorain native has been Read More…

Huff & Puff Fun Obstacle Run set for May 16

AVON LAKE – A 12-foot rope wall. An 8-foot vertical wall. A tire wall. Trenches. No, it’s not boot camp. It is the first Huff & Puff Fun Obstacle Run, and it’s coming soon. Dylan Kadow, 21, a respiratory therapy student with the Bowling Green State University Partnership program at Lorain County Community College, is Read More…

Lorain County dogs have a role in ‘Cleveland Abduction’

OBERLIN – There are more Hollywood stars walking around Lorain County than most know. Sure, they skip movie premieres, don’t don fancy dresses and they walk on four legs, but they are stars nonetheless. Criss Doss, a certified trainer and behaviorist at Club K-9 Training Center at Douds Veterinary Hospital, 12115 Leavitt Road, Oberlin, fulfills Read More…

Lorain woman’s ‘Benny Bears’ helps educate new parents on safe sleep practices

LORAIN — Her tragedy may help save countless lives. At least, that is what Amanda Saucedo hopes as she launches Benny Bears, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating parents on safe sleep practices for babies. Saucedo’s son, Ben, died Nov. 19. “I fell asleep in bed when I was nursing him,” she said. “When I Read More…

Elyria boy’s pup not just a pet

ELYRIA — He didn’t quite know what to do when Taffy walked into school. Brennen Rivera, a first-grader at McKinley Elementary School, was certain this was his new dog that he had been waiting months for — the dog he had asked Santa for. “I was excited,” Brennen said later that day. “I knew it Read More…