July 28, 2014

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Class putting on show to buy a camel

ELYRIA — When teenagers ask for a gift, it’s typically something for themselves — a new phone, maybe a video game, or even just some new clothes. Not many teens ask for a camel. But that’s just what a group of students from Hearts for Jesus Christ want. The students, who are homeschooled, are raising Read More…

Elyria resident’s Snickers cake wins online blue ribbon

ELYRIA — When he started cooking, it was out of necessity. The single parent of two boys had to put food on the table, but Paul Moore never imagined his cooking would land him an award. That’s what happened when Moore was awarded a blue ribbon from Just A Pinch Recipes, an online social community Read More…

Cornhole tournament to raise money for Lorain Special Olympics

Kayla Stearns of Elyria, a Lorain City Special Olympics athlete, cheers as she wins a gold medal at the area aquatics meet in Strongsville. She won a gold medal at the state meet in December.

LORAIN — Hot summer days, backyard barbecues, cornhole tournaments … miss it? Well, it may be the dead of winter in Ohio, but there is a way to capture a little of that summer fun and benefit the Lorain City Special Olympics. The nonprofit is partnering with Rival Sports and DGI Softball to hold a Read More…

Last wishes granted to hospice patients

Before he died, Richard Mills, center in scooter,got his wish to perform with South Shore Four, from left, Ken Foisy, Dick Toth, Don Flock and Harold Long.

WESTLAKE — Before he died, Richard Mills was granted one last wish. And it all came about as the result of a comment, made almost in passing. But the Westlake Village resident isn’t the only one who has had his wish granted. Hospice of the Western Reserve tries to fulfill unfinished dreams as part of Read More…

Oberlin student to display talents at concert series

ELYRIA —If you’re still having trouble finding that holiday spirit, the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elyria may be able to help. The church is hosting an Advent Organ Concert Series today to showcase its historic pipe organ, and to evoke some Christmas cheer. Donald M. VerKuilen, minister of music and organist at Read More…

Shops popping up in downtown Lorain for holidays

Dan Metelsky of Amherst sets up his “Alternative Christmas Display” at 936 Broadway in Lorain on Thursday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ORAIN — City sidewalk … Vacant store fronts in historic downtown Lorain are being transformed this holiday season to offer a wide variety of one-of-a-kind gifts. Busy sidewalks … This first-year program is an initiative of the Community Development Department to bring shoppers downtown for the holidays and hopefully year-round. Dressed in holiday style … Read More…

Local groups participating in America Recycles Day

ELYRIA — To celebrate America Recycles Day, the Lorain County Solid Waste District is working with Lorain County Habitat for Humanity to not only reduce waste, but to help others. The unlikely pair is partnering to collect construction materials, household appliances and other home rehab items to sell in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Proceeds from Read More…

Weather complicates St. Anthony’s renovation plan

LORAIN — Changes at St. Anthony of Padua and St. Anthony School were planned and unplanned. The church at 1305 E. Erie Ave. was having its bell tower removed when fierce winds from superstorm Sandy ripped the roof off the nearby school at 1339 E. Erie Ave. on Oct. 30. The Rev. Richard Hudak, St. Read More…

Students offer their services in exchange for donations

ELYRIA — No candy bars or coupon books or pies to buy — this school fundraiser is something different. The 116 students of First Baptist Christian School in Elyria are selling goodwill, and the buyers are giving some as well. Students are asking for donations to benefit the school. In exchange, they will participate in Read More…

Former apple queen to compete on HGTV design show

Kendra Cato, Apple Queen turned journalist turned interior designer, tackled the Hershey’s challenge on HGTV’s “The White Room Challenge”

ELYRIA — It drives her crazy when her mom tells people she was the 1999 Apple Festival Queen. “Mom, I’m 30,” Kendra Cato said. “Quit telling people that.” Perhaps after Cato’s upcoming appearance on HGTV’s “The White Room Challenge,” she will. Cato, a 1999 Elyria High School graduate, is appearing on the show Friday to Read More…