July 1, 2016

Elyria
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One dead in early morning house fire in Elyria

ELYRIA – A fatal fire this morning claimed the life of a house-bound woman who lived on Greenwood Court with her brother. Elyria Fire Chief Richard Benton said the brother tried to rescue his sister, but he could not get her out of the house in time. “From my understanding, the woman was an invalid Read More…

St. Jude School installs a Buddy Bench

ELYRIA — Imagine you are in a park and notice a person alone on a park bench. Do you sit down and say hello or not? Students at St. Jude School are being encouraged when the scenario presents itself on the school playground to opt for the choice that could end in new friendships. On Read More…

Amherst students ‘Dazzle’ with regional theater awards

Valerie Farschman will be the first to admit that “Little Shop of Horrors” was not her first pick for a student musical. “We were kind of perplexed with the choice, not sure if it was for us,” Farschman said Tuesday. But joining an educational program with Cleveland Play House meant students at Marion L. Steele Read More…

Super Heroes to Kids adventure takes over Elyria

ELYRIA — Jude Shultz just wanted to run around, catch supervillains and throw his vibranium-iron alloy shield to protect the city from evil. It was a full day for the 5-year-old from North Ridgeville, but with his mother — Mandy Shultz dressed as American Dream — by his side, and more than a dozen other Read More…

Wellington Schools considers drug tests

WELLINGTON — A proposal for random drug testing is being suggested for student athletes and students involved in extracurricular activities at Wellington High School for the 2016-17 school year. Thursday night Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock brought the realities of drug addiction home with a story of his nephew dying of an overdose. Friday he Read More…

Health district merger could lead to increased cost for Elyria businesses

ELYRIA — Elyria restaurant owners and environmental health permit seekers will pay higher fees if Elyria elects to shutter its health department and joins the Lorain County General Health District. The county agency charges higher fees in some areas, and residents should be aware of the potential impact before City Council members vote on the Read More…

Elyria High senior named foundation’s prom pick

ELYRIA — Elna Wright had a night to remember last fall when she was crowned Elyria High School homecoming queen. Now, the special needs student will finish her senior year with another special night in a gown to honor her late cousin. Elna, who is known for her radiant smile, is this year’s prom pick Read More…

County health district can’t promise jobs for Elyria workers

ELYRIA — If City Council is hedging on joining the Lorain County General Health District because it wants a guarantee city employees will get jobs, Lorain County Health Commissioner Dave Covell said he can’t offer such reassurances. What Covell can say with certainty is that he needs passionate public health workers. “Almost all of them Read More…

Super Heroes to Kids take to streets to save Elyria from villains

ELYRIA — A good superhero story always has a few things: a hero to save the day, a villain worth battling and a city worth protecting. On Saturday, the plot points of an epic superhero story will unfold in downtown Elyria when the members of Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio and a chosen group Read More…

Amherst State of the Schools: superintendent says co-curricular activities essential to success

AMHERST — On Monday night, Amherst students played the first note of a song that signifies the beginning of a musical journey that will last for years to come. This year, the district of roughly 4,000 students started its first orchestra program. Band is a staple co-curricular activity in the district, but orchestra was not Read More…