December 22, 2014

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Single case of salmonella in Wellington being linked to recalled ground turkey

Grafton’s Sparkle Market has pulled ground turkey from its shelves as part of the FDA recall. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

One reported case of salmonella in Lorain County is being linked to a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated turkey, according to officials at the Lorain County General Health District. The exact source of the contamination is still unknown, but meat giant Cargill, based in Minnesota, voluntarily recalled 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground Read More…

Group gets in the business of keeping Vermilion beautiful

Jennie McClendon and Reenie Rak place chairs on the beach Monday in Vermilion. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Some retirees get into golf or maybe join a bridge league, but Jennie McClendon, Reenie Rak and husband and wife Larry and Gundula Houff ventured into the world of beachside business this June. The group of friends opened A Shore Thing, a seasonal part-concession stand, part-beach-gear rental, part-beach-beautification project along Main Street Beach in downtown Read More…

Annual Operation Open Heart allows kids to camp with everyday heroes

Police, fire and EMS vehicles leave Lorain County Airport Tuesday as part of Operation Open Heart. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

VERMILION — Sirens could be heard screaming along with 32 area children as a brigade of patrol cars from around the county traveled down Ridge Road in Vermilion. No, it wasn’t any emergency — just day one of Operation Open Heart’s week-long summer camp which got started Monday as kids and police, firefighters and highway Read More…

Marine Corps League makes flag man an honorary member

ELYRIA – A central tenet of the U.S. Marine Corps is brotherhood – “Marines take care of their own.” For John Hall, a childhood dream came true on Saturday, as a local Marine Corps League embraced him as one of their own. Hall, a lifelong patriot and lover of the Marine Corps, was inducted as Read More…

Marine Corps League makes flag man an honorary member

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ELYRIA – A central tenet of the U.S. Marine Corps is brotherhood – “Marines take care of their own.” For John Hall, a childhood dream came true on Saturday, as a local Marine Corps League embraced him as one of their own. Hall, a lifelong patriot and lover of the Marine Corps, was inducted as Read More…

Amherst Community Chorus moves Sunday concert due to heat

AMHERST — The Amherst Community Chorus’ final summer performance, Sunday at 5 p.m., has been moved from Ely Park to the American Legion Post 12 on 393 Ohio St. in Elyria, due to the predictions of extreme heat. Sponsored by the American Legion, the chorus’ final performance of the summer is free and open to Read More…

Lorain County residents try to beat the heat

Dan Lembke, a marketing assistant for the Crushers, uses a super soaker to spray willing participants in the stands at the Crushers vs. Riverhawks game yesterday. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Cold air and cold water are the common solutions as county residents change their habits to beat the heat this week. Temperatures hit the lower 90s on Wednesday, and are expected to get up to the upper 90s with a heat index of 110 today, according to Sarah Jamison, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Read More…

LeBron’s ‘Decision’ benefits local kids with computers, Nike gear, $110K in cash

From left, Devontae Hunter, 11, Alayzia Jackson, 8, and Toviel Jackson, 7, on the new multipurpose court built with funding from the LeBron James Family Foundation. (CT photo by Emily Kennedy.)

ELYRIA — Thanks to a donation from LeBron James’ foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County was able to tear down a parking lot and put up paradise — in the form of a multipurpose outdoor athletic court. After James raised more than $3 million in advertising revenue during his infamous hourlong special “The Read More…

Fans say good-bye to ‘Harry Potter’

Fans say good-bye to "Harry Potter."

SHEFFIELD — “It’s like a decade of our childhood is gone,” said Heather Overstreet, 21, of Norwalk, glancing at her best friend Nicole Zelenak, 20, of Lorain, for support. Zelenak nodded knowingly. For millions of fans worldwide, the final chapter in the Harry Potter movie series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” brought Read More…

80-year-old downtown Elyria building collapses, may need to be demolished

Elyria firefighters halt the cleanup Wednesday at the Savoy & Bilancini building to remove blocks from the roof liner to protect the workers. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — The facade of the west wall of the law offices of Savoy & Bilancini, on the corner of West Avenue and Broad Street downtown, collapsed early Wednesday morning, leaving the building’s future as the cornerstone of the block in jeopardy. The foundation along the west wall of the building at 595 Broad St. Read More…