May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
81°F
 

Wellington police: There is no active shooter

WELLINGTON – Despite recent concerns the Police Department says there is not an active shooter in the village. “There was an employee at one of the elementary schools that said they saw someone running around with a gun,” Chief Tim Barfield said. “So Westwood Elementary School was placed on lockdown before being lifted.” Barfield said Read More…

District tour, parade honor standout EHS cheer squad

A citywide celebration is set today for Elyria Schools’ state champion cheerleaders that will include a parade of thanks by district students and staff. The team will visit each building and meet for the formal recognition at Elyria High School. A decorated Lorain County Transit bus will chauffeur cheerleaders from one location to the next. Read More…

State champion Elyria cheerleaders to be honored by school district

ELYRIA — The Elyria School District will recognize its state championship cheerleaders with a series of appearances, culminating in a parade along West Avenue to Elyria High School. The cheerleaders, who won the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators state meet in March, will be chauffeured by a Lorain County Transit bus decorated for the occasion Read More…

PHOTOS: 2016 Special Olympics

More than 500 athletes from Lorain and Cuyahoga counties participated in the 36th annual Special Olympics at Ely Stadium on Friday morning.

Housebound woman the victim of fatal Elyria fire

ELYRIA — A fatal fire Thursday morning claimed the life of a housebound woman who lived on Greenwood Court with her brother. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Concetta Pietrocini likely died from smoke inhalation and burns. Neighbors said Pietrocini lived in the home with her brother, Vincent, who cared for her. Fire officials Read More…

Ludacris to headline Roverfest at Lorain’s Black River Landing

Hip-hop artist Ludacris will headline this year’s Roverfest in Lorain on July 30. The lineup was announced Wednesday on Rover’s Morning Glory on WMMS 100.7 FM hosted by Shane “Rover” French. The event will take place at Black River Landing, with doors opening at 1 p.m., and other acts including Bush, Chevelle, New Politics and Read More…

Food company issues recall for items containing fried rice sold at Giant Eagle

PITTSBURGH — Garland Ventures Limited and CRF Frozen Foods are issuing a national voluntary recall for foods containing fried rice because of fears of Listeria contamination. The items — fried rice, pepper steak with fried rice, sweet and sour chicken with fried rice, Market District Asian fried rice, Pick 5 Asian rice, vegetable rice kit and General Read More…

Elyria police seek armed robber of Convenient store

ELYRIA – A masked man armed with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun robbed the Convenient store on East River Road on Monday. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the store shortly after 10 p.m. by the 50-year-old clerk. The clerk reported that the robber had his hand inside his Read More…

BREAKING: UH Parma having phone problems; no incoming or outgoing calls on landline

PARMA — University Hospitals’ Parma Medical Center, Parma Hospice and Health Education Center are unable to place or receive calls on their landlines because of a Cox Communications fiber being cut. There are emergency phones provided throughout the hospital for outgoing calls, and cell phones are in designated critical areas. Anyone with friends or family in Read More…

U.S. senate candidate Ted Strickland in Lorain today

U.S. senatorial candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland will be meeting with steelworkers and local officials 10:45 a.m. at the United Steelworkers Local 1104, 2501 Broadway, Lorain, to discuss his proposals on trade deals. A news release from Strickland said bad trade policies have been blamed for the layoffs and idling at Republic Steel Read More…