February 11, 2016

Elyria
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Throwback Thursday: Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles!

On Sunday night, Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their American debut, on the Ed Sullivan show. Not everyone was enthused, as a story from the next day’s paper indicates. Feb. 10, 1964 front page

Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s estate for EMS services

CLEVELAND — The mayor of Cleveland has apologized for the city sending a claim to the estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer, seeking $500 for transporting the boy by ambulance to a hospital. Mayor Frank Jackson said during a news conference Thursday that a city attorney was Read More…

Elyria looks to acquire General Industries property

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ELYRIA — The city is working to take ownership of the former General Industries property. The former manufacturing site at Olive and Taylor streets was once a sprawling complex with at least 12 buildings and a century-long history of product building. However many of the buildings, aside from two from the old steam plant, were Read More…

North Ridgeville encourages indoor walking at school

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Most people peering out their window at the season’s snow and cold and yearning for a walk could easily convince themselves that it wasn’t fit outside for man or beast, to paraphrase the great W.C. Fields. But because of a new North Ridgeville Heart & Sole initiative, people don’t have that excuse Read More…

This weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count as easy as 1-2-3

ELYRIA — Sparrow, check. Cardinal, check. Blue jay, Check. You don’t have to be an ornithologist. The Great Backyard Bird Count is as easy as  1-2-3. “It’s a nice, relaxing way to help,” said Cathy Priebe of the Black River Audobon Society.  “I like participating because I can have a cup of coffee and look Read More…

Avon Lake offers chance to revel in stars’ grandeur at ‘Dark Skies Bright Kids’ event Friday

AVON LAKE — An old fire house will transform into a space and astronomy lover’s paradise Friday. Avon Lake Parks and Recreation programmer Nicole Haas said “Dark Skies Bright Kids” will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Fire House Community Center at state Route 83 and Lake Road. Representatives from NASA Glenn Read More…

Republic Services files request to close road

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ELYRIA — Republic Services filed paperwork with Lorain County commissioners asking them to shut down a portion of Butternut Ridge Road. The company wants the 0.85-mile stretch of road between Oberlin and West Ridge roads closed to make it easier for its heavy equipment to haul fill dirt from land it owns on the north Read More…

Police seek suspect in assault, robbery at Lorain motel

LORAIN — Police are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect after a 69-year-old woman was beaten in her residence Thursday at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said the woman, whose name is being withheld until all family has been notified of the incident, was woken up about 4 Read More…

Schwartz barn in Avon to find new life in another location

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This barn at 35001 Schwartz Road in Avon will be taken down and reassembled in a new location.

AVON — Akron’s Chrissie Hynde sang in the Pretenders song “My City Was Gone” about how the farms of Ohio were being replaced by shopping malls. The lyric is prophetic as Avon, the former greenhouse capital of the world, which once had more acreage under glass than anywhere else on the planet, has morphed into Read More…

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, a day after the primary in New Hampshire, where a Read More…