February 5, 2016


Elyria superintendent issues apology for cancellation of Holiday Classic games after fight


ELYRIA — The superintendent of Elyria Schools is apologizing for the brouhaha that took place late last month after a basketball game at Elyria High School that resulted in the cancellation of the final games of the Lorain County Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. The public apology came in the form of a letter to the Read More…

UH Elyria gets $10.6M gift


ELYRIA — The University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center plans to target hard the issues of obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes in Lorain County and will do so with the largest philanthropic gift in the hospital’s 107-year history. Monday it was announced that the Hampson Family Foundation and LaGrange resident Karen Mole have donated Read More…

Now it’s the most wonderful time of the year: Girl Scout cookies going on sale


Chances are, if you are looking to purchase Girl Scout cookies this year, you will opt for a box of Thin Mints, Samoas or Tagalongs. Last year, those three classics topped the list for best-selling cookies and are such tried-and-true favorites that its likely to remain true for 2016 as cookie sales begin. After all, Read More…

Elyria Schools auctioning Edison, Jefferson properties


ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is hoping to sell at auction two long-shuttered schools. Both the buildings and land at Edison and Jefferson schools will be sold at auction next week. The auctions will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the district’s Administration Building, 42101 Griswold Road. Each school will be open for viewing Read More…

Kwanzaa begins with celebration of unity

The Rev. Gerald Evans lights the candles for the first night of Kwanzaa at First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio in Elyria on Dec. 26. The 37th annual Kwanzaa Celebration at FCII will continue nightly at 7 pm through Jan. 1  at the Kanisa House, 142 Cleveland Street.

ELYRIA — Unity doesn’t require everyone to do the same thing, but success can be achieved when all people work toward the same goal. That was the message local minister Gerald Evans had for the small group who gathered Saturday to celebrate the first night of Kwanzaa at Kanisa House on Cleveland Street. On Saturday Read More…

Police seek tips on Lorain bank robbers

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LORAIN — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a trio connected with a bank robbery this morning. Police are looking for a white male, a black male and an unidentified person who robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Lorain Super Wal-Mart. The while man walked into the store on Leavitt Road, placed Read More…

Photographer recognized for winning shot

Time.com called this photo by David Richard one of the best of the year.

It was a moment in time snapped in less than a second. Dave Richard didn’t know what he had when the shutter closed on his camera. That’s the job of a highly sought-after contract photographer. He takes more than a thousand images a game as quickly as possible and gets them into the hands of Read More…

Not-Forgotten Box donations distributed


ELYRIA — “Oh, there’s a trampoline,” Lisa Corley said with a smile as a shopping cart full of items intended for her family was wheeled toward the back door of the Elyria Salvation Army. Corley, 45, knew the mini trampoline was on the list she gave to the agency when she signed up for the Read More…

Lorain oversight commission member named interim state school superintendent

Lonny Rivera

A seasoned educator serving on the Lorain Schools Academic Distress Commission has been tapped to temporarily lead the state education system. Lonny Rivera, who joined the Ohio Department of Education in April as an associate superintendent, was named interim state superintendent of instruction at the most recent state Board of Education meeting. His appointment was Read More…

Firelands putting bond issue for new school on March ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Firelands Schools is going back on the ballot this March with an attempt to secure local funding to build a new school before state dollars run out. Last November, a $29 million bond issue to build a new middle and high school building was defeated by voters. Monday night, board members voted Read More…