July 5, 2015

Elyria
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All types of heroes walking in Relay For Life

ELYRIA – They may be dressing up as superheroes this month, but the real superheroes are behind the masks. The Relay For Life of Elyria teams have raised more than $1.5 million for services and programs that benefit people living with cancer since the first teams hit the pavement 20 years ago. As they prepare Read More…

Thousands gather in Lorain for fireworks show

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Nick Bena, of LaGrange, Anna Offineer, of Amherst, and  Brian Leach, of Elyria, gathered Saturday night at the Lorain Municipal Pier to watch the fireworks show.

LORAIN — “Ooh!” Aah!” Nothing commemorates a revolution like fireworks, and the thousands who gathered in and around downtown Lorain weren’t disappointed with the Independence Day celebration and display Saturday. Two-year-old Ava Williams sat in a stroller and on the lap of her father, Mario Williams, during the 15-minute display. Williams said this was the Read More…

Closing motels’ residents ponder next step

Eriewview Motel, W. Erie St, Lorain June 22.  Steve Manheim

LORAIN – Wendy Jones doesn’t know where to go. With three children in tow and a few prior evictions on her record, Jones is trying but finding it hard to leave the Erieview Motel, where she and her family have lived for a month. But, she said, she’s calling multiple homes and apartments in the Read More…

Fourth of July holiday events

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AVON — Fireworks will follow the Lake Erie Crushers game today. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. There is no charge to watch the fireworks after the game. GRAFTON —There will be a fireworks watch party 7 to 10 p.m. today at Willow Park featuring food vendors. Fireworks will follow at dark. LORAIN — The Read More…

Elyria duplex damaged by fire

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ELYRIA — Fire gutted half of a duplex Friday morning and displaced one resident, but no one was injured during the blaze. The Elyria Fire Department was called to 232 Bon Air Ave. about 10:30 a.m. A firefighter on the scene said smoke and flames were showing through a front window and when crews arrived Read More…

Owner of home escapes West River blaze

ELYRIA — Valeria Harris sat in a chair Friday night on the tree lawn of her neighbor’s home, watching as crews from the Elyria Fire Department extinguished a fire that started in the attic of her home at 631 West River Road. Harris, who has lived in the home for 50 years, watched in disbelief Read More…

Erosion closes Miller Park Road beach in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — A sign warning beachgoers to stay clear of Lake Erie hung Friday at the Miller Road Park beach or in this case, a lack of beach. Avon Lake city officials were unavailable for comment Friday, but according to the city’s Facebook page, the beach was closed as of 2:54 p.m. Thursday until Read More…

Preservation district homeowners feel handcuffed by history

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The owners of dozens of historic homes near downtown Elyria want out of the West Avenue Historic District, but preservation enthusiasts are not letting the properties go without a fight. Homeowners say the issue at hand is the requirements of the Elyria Landmarks Preservation Commission, which has to sign off on improvement plans in the Read More…

Alternative plan would not extend road in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Westlake developer Tony Valore said Thursday his latest proposal for the Crosscreek development would avoid a controversial extension of Aurensen Drive but add more single-family and cluster homes to the project. “Nothing has been finalized yet, but we’re still working on it,” Valore said. “The city came back with a few things Read More…

NEXUS surveying effort winds down in county

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Surveyors for the NEXUS Gas Transmission project encountered few problems as they knocked on doors over the past week at the homes of property owners who previously have refused to give them permission to survey. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is a 36-inch diameter, high-pressure natural gas pipeline that is planned to Read More…