June 29, 2016


PHOTO GALLERY: Dogs jump for it at Pet Fest in Lorain

Dogs take their best jumps in this weekend’s Pet Fest at Black River Landing in Lorain.

Photo gallery: Families enjoy fun day at Elyria church

Children enjoy Emmanuel Lutheran Church family fun day Saturday in Elyria. The sixth-annual free event included games, refreshments, water balloon toss, fire department tours and raffle.

Photo gallery: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ opens tonight

Jacob Schindler, a senior at Vermilion High, runs through a final dress rehearsal Wednesday as Joseph in the Lorain Community Music Theater production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Stocker Center at Lorain County Community College. The show opens today at 7:30 p.m. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Read More…

Photo gallery: Kids and cops enjoy Operation Open Heart

Children enjoyed the day with law enforcement and dinner Wednesday at the Vermilion River Reservation as part of Operation Open Heart. The program is for at-risk children from Lorain County. More than 40 kids and 24 law enforcement and safety services officers from Lorain County participated.

Photo gallery: New London Relays

Photos from yesterday’s New London Relays.

Photo gallery: Elyria High crews get a tasty thank you

Students in the Elyria High Family and Consumer Science club delivered hundreds of cookies — with thank-you notes attached — on Thursday to construction workers working on the school.

Photo gallery: Concert raises $2,500 for Haiti relief

Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed at a Haiti fundraiser at Finney Chapel in Oberlin on Wednesday. Eastwood Elementary students, including Katherine Doane, 5, a kindergartner sang “We Are One with You Haiti” before the concert. Eastwood students raised $2,500 for Haiti relief.

Never too late: WWII vet receives Elyria High diploma on 85th birthday

John Butler, a World War II veteran from Elyria, was presented his Elyria High School diploma from Associate Superintendent Gordon Dupree at Butler’s 85th birthday party Saturday at Church of Christ on Lake Avenue.

S’novim godom! Russian new year celebrated in Lorain

The Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative celebrated the Russian New Year’s Eve on Saturday at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Lorain. Guests were treated to the traditional black bread dipped in salt, garlic and honey. The event featured singers, dancers and strolling violin players, as well as an experienced fortune teller. At the end Read More…

A big welcome home for Marines who served with David Hall

A celebration of the weekend welcomed home Lance Cpl. Jean Fenelus and his wife, Misty, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Fenelus is a member of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, the same unit in which Lance Cpl. David Hall, of Elyria, served before he was killed Aug. 31 in Afghanistan Read More…