January 31, 2015

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‘Empty Bowls’ aims to raise $20,000 for Second Harvest

AVON LAKE — Eight hundred empty bowls. Laura Kirchner, of Avon Lake, organizer of Empty Bowls by the Lake, hopes to fill them all at the third annual Empty Bowls by the Lake soup luncheon. The event raises funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Resource Services of Avon and Avon Lake. In Read More…

Sept. 11 candlelight service planned to remember lives lost

Tennyson Elementary School second-grader Max Wiant, 7, sorts thr

ELYRIA — It has been 13 years since the planes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Thirteen years since people began uttering the phrase “never forget.” Two local women are doing their best to make sure we don’t. For the fourth year, Bobbie Sears and Heather Sorg are hosting a 9/11 candlelight service in Read More…

Elyria native leads at Andrews Air Force base


ELYRIA — The next time you’re watching footage of the president landing at Andrews Air Force Base, pay extra attention to that guy at the bottom of stairs. You just might recognize him. Col. Bradley T. Hoagland, wing commander at Andrews, greets the president each time he lands at the base. Of course, that’s just Read More…

Annual Relay for Life Elyria sets $60,000 goal

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ELYRIA — Last year, they raised more than $52,000 for cancer research. As impressive as that is, it is miniscule compared with how much Relay for Life Elyria has raised over the past 18 years. The organization has generated nearly $1.5 million. That’s $1.5 million for research, services and programs that benefit people living with Read More…

3 EHS students receive national art awards

Elyria High boasts three Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners this year. PHOTO PROVIDED

  ELYRIA — One student winning a Scholastic Art and Writing Award is an amazing accomplishment. But two students from the same high school? Practically unheard of. Yet, Elyria High School can boast three national winners this year. Seniors Walter Campbell and Megan Lescher and junior Noah Katrinchak traveled to New York City this month Read More…

Amherst’s twirled champion competes against adults


AMHERST — Baton twirling may be a family talent, but an Amherst teen has taken it to a new level, competing internationally against adults. Madison Eis competed in the U.S. Twirling Association’s championship for the first time in 2011 when she was 13. Held in Jacksonville, Fla., she was competing against the top twirlers in Read More…

Annual Discover Aviation Days Air Show expands to two days

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ELYRIA — Discover Aviation Days Air Show returns Memorial Day weekend and, for the first time, the event will be spread out over two days, providing more excitement, chills and education than before. “There was so much going on in just one day that it was almost too much,” said Paul Koziol, organizer of the Read More…

Black River 5K, Fun Run held in memory of Wellington teen

Drew Guyer

WELLINGTON — The Friends of Black River will host its second annual S.O.S. 5K and Mile Fun Run later this month. Instead of raising money to help the schools, this time the group hopes to benefit the legacy of budding soccer and basketball star Drew Guyer. Thirteen-year-old Drew was a student at McCormick Middle School Read More…

Lorain native gets job on Channel 3 morning show

Tiffany Tarpley

LORAIN — Viewers of WKYC-TV Channel 3’s “News Today” show may see a familiar face on air. That’s because Lorain native Tiffany Tarpley will be joining the show Monday. Tarpley, the daughter of Namon and Linda Tarpley, said returning to Northeast Ohio has always been her plan. “I’ve always wanted to work in Cleveland,” she Read More…

Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…