September 16, 2014

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Write-in candidate defeats incumbent in Rochester

ROCHESTER — Mayoral write-in candidate Kathryn Frombaugh collected 60 percent of the vote and defeated incumbent William Spicer, according to unofficial election results. Frombaugh collected 42 write-in votes as compared to 28 for Spicer, whose name was on the ballot. Frombaugh, 32, said she went door-to-door to campaign as a write-in candidate. She cites her Read More…

South Amherst mayor race too close to call

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SOUTH AMHERST — Unofficial results indicate that South Amherst Village elected challenger Barbara Becker by a margin of nine votes in the nonpartisan race for mayor last night. Less than one percent of the electorate chose Becker over incumbent Ronald Schmitz, mayor of South Amherst since 2004. Becker was hesitant to celebrate too early. “I’m Read More…

Fair will kick off with a bang — literally

3-2-1 — blast-off! Celebrating the kick-off of the fair 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, the littlest fairgoers were expected to let loose homemade, 2-liter bottle-rockets in the area behind the campers and train tracks along the fairgrounds, next to the overflow parking lot. Kids ages 5 to 8 compete for prizes in four categories — Read More…

Woman finally serving time for 1992 massage spa case

Yong Ran Myers leans on a railing Wednesday upon hearing she would be heading to prison. Her attorney, Roger Tiktin, is in the background. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — The time came Wednesday for Yong Ran Myers, the woman who was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for helping to run an Elyria brothel in 1992 but never served her time, to serve her sentence. Myers was found guilty of felony charges for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity Read More…

Meet the fair’s equine royal candidates

From left, Brittany Mills, 16, Brianna Bunt, 16, Bonnie Pepin, 17, and Jordan Heck, 14, pose at a “cake walk” event, held as a part of their 4-H miniature princess candidacy.

It’s not just the king and queen who rule in the fair kingdom. The four finalists in the 2011 Miniature Horse Princess competition will, after five months of more-friendly-than-fierce competition, finally hear who reigns supreme in Ring A at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Finalists Jordan Heck, 14, Bonnie Pepin, 17, Brianna Bunt, 16, and Brittany Mills, Read More…

Animal group contends with feral cats near Second Street in Elyria

Feral cat in the area of Second Street in Elyria.

ELYRIA — As a local organization seeks to spay and neuter a large colony of feral cats, there are conflicting reports about the exact number of cats living near Second Street in Elyria. Carrie Graham, of animal rescue organization PetResQ, is heading up the efforts for the cats living around Cedar and Second streets. After Read More…

Judge dismisses lawsuit between Chevrolet dealerships

ELYRIA — After an almost three-hour hearing on Wednesday, a dispute between local Chevrolet dealers Pat O’Brien and Joe Firment was dismissed in court. The case was brought to the court by Pat O’Brien Chevrolet after the dealership’s attorneys filed a motion Friday seeking a temporary retraining order and permanent injunction to prevent Joe Firment Read More…

Invest Elyria plans downtown art show Sunday

Brandon Rutherford, of Invest Elyria, right, has organized an art show on Sunday at Ely Square. Eight-year-old Carsen Ponczocha, left, is going to display his work “Flowers in the Sun,” at the show. His sister, Braeden, 4, center, said she probably will have works on display as well. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Brandon Rutherford wants you to come to Elyria. And this weekend, to check out the region’s artists. Rutherford, the founder and lead organizer of Invest Elyria, a grassroots community group, is hosting an art show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the square in Ely Park. “We’re looking for people to show Read More…

Chevy dealers continue to battle in court

ELYRIA — After a brief hearing on Monday, Chevrolet dealers Pat O’Brien and Joe Firment will return to court Wednesday to discuss a technical issue in the case over Firment’s plans to relocate. Attorneys for Pat O’Brien Chevrolet, 251000 Detroit Road, Westlake, filed a motion Friday seeking a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to Read More…

Elyria dentist throws Kids’ Dream Day on the Bay charity event in Sandusky

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There were many big smiles and no dentistry drills in sight Saturday with Elyria dentist Scott Nagy and his team. Nagy and his practice took the day off to put on the charity event “Kids’ Dream Day on the Bay” at Battery Park Marina in Sandusky. Sponsored by Nagy’s newly formed foundation, the Scott Nagy Read More…