April 18, 2015

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County residents help Red Cross bring relief

They may never know her name, but people driven from their homes by floodwaters or tornadoes may well be saying a prayer for selfless people like Charlotte Barlik. Responding to a middle-of-the-night phone call, the 77-year-old Avon woman was one of hundreds who brought them hot food, encouragement and a bit of comfort. “I had Read More…

Red Cross aiding Toledo fire victims

TOLEDO — American Red Cross officials say most of those left homeless by a massive apartment complex fire in Toledo are now staying with friends and family. Ken Robinson of the Red Cross’ Toledo chapter says the agency has so far helped 114 people from 52 families with food and clothing. He says officials on Read More…

String of burglaries reported in Elyria

ELYRIA — A string of burglaries late Friday or early Saturday has left several residents missing property. One homeowner in the 200 block of Sixth Street told police that the burglar was brazen enough to come into the room where she and her boyfriend were sleeping and steal two digital cameras. The thief — who Read More…

Blotter: July 7, 2008

Elyria police Friday, July 4 2:52 p.m. – 1000 block Gulf Road, utility pole falls on parked car. 4:34 p.m. – 1000 block Chestnut Commons Drive, Wal-Mart, Shanta Shannon, 33, 1800 block Middle Ave., charged with theft. 11:25 p.m. – 500 block Foster Ave., Robert McGinnis, 25, Lorain, charged with possession of marijuana and possession Read More…

Little actors take a bite out of ‘Wonka Jr.`

ELYRIA — Even without Slugworth to offer anyone an Everlasting Gobstopper, “Willy Wonka Junior” remains the sweet story of an ambitious candy man and the child who adores him. The play is this summer’s offering from the Lorain County Children’s Pioneer Theatre, now in its 33rd season. In a weird coincidence, the Lorain Place Youth Read More…

Elyria Notebook: July 6, 2008

EHS class of 1939 reunited in June One of Elyria High’s oldest classes, the class of 1939, celebrated its 69th reunion on June 21 in the Cascade Room of Wesleyan Village. Alum Jean (Crisp) Bowen contacted all living graduates. Out of a class of 350, 217 graduates have died and of the 121 living graduates Read More…

Five rescued from burning apartment building

LORAIN — Three adults and two children were rescued Saturday afternoon from the second-floor balcony of a burning apartment building. Off-duty Lorain firefighter Brian Molina said he was driving down Broadway and saw a woman hanging off a small wooden balcony at the corner of East 31st Street while smoke poured from windows and doors. Read More…

Charges filed in Elyria stabbing

ELYRIA — The 25-year-old Elyria man stabbed during a dispute with a neighbor Thursday night was listed in good condition Friday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Ricky Lowe Jr., 25, was stabbed once in his lower stomach around 9:30 p.m. — shortly after telling his Clinton Avenue neighbor, 53-year-old Scott Hall, to get out Read More…

Historians undertake a grave task

Long hidden, Brown Cemetery is being restored Read More…

Test scores drop for public school sophomores

COLUMBUS — Sophomores at publicly funded high schools scored slightly lower on the state’s graduation test for the second straight year, with more than a third failing at least one of the test’s five sections, preliminary state figures showed. The results include students attending publicly financed charter schools. Just 30 percent of those students passed Read More…