November 23, 2014

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Library overdue for a party

Branch celebrates 50 years, fifth year of new building NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Gone are the days when libraries were just viewed as places residents could only borrow a book or browse a magazine collection. Today, libraries can be a vital part of any community, regardless of size. Libraries now offer a wide assortment of reading Read More…

BREAKING NEWS — Elyria teen dies in crash

CARLISLE TWP. —A 15-year-old Elyria boy has died from injuries he received when the car he was riding in slammed into a tree Tuesday. Joseph Paletta was riding as a passenger around 9 p.m. in a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora heading east on East River Road when the driver of the car lost control, drove off Read More…

With Cascade too packed, July 4 fireworks will move to West Park

ELYRIA — West Park is the new home of Elyria’s Fourth of July fireworks display. Cascade Park has hosted the display the last several years, but Elyria Police Chief Michael Medders says that growing crowds mean the park is no longer a safe place to hold the festivities. Each year, more than 20,000 people fill Read More…

Signs line pockmarked Route 57 – but you don’t have to obey them

It’s one of the only times drivers can go 45 in a 25 mph zone and not get a ticket. But driving at or near the lower speed limit may help prevent bent rims and flat tires on cars traveling Elyria’s pothole-riddled state Route 57 bypass. A few weeks ago, a series of small “25 Read More…

LNB settles with investor group

LORAIN — A group of Lorain National Bank shareholders who once sought control of the bank’s board of directors has agreed to put its plans on hold after entering into an agreement with bank officials to seat two of their own on the board. Under the terms of the agreement, AMG Investments — a company Read More…

Teen badly hurt in rollover crash

CARLISLE TWP. — Three teens were in an Oldsmobile Aurora that crashed just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, rolling side-over-side and slamming into a tree in the front yard of an Elyria police officer. “They were fighting the curve the whole way,” said Officer Ben Currier, pointing to the upended car, which landed on its side Read More…

Elyrian’s truck flips on I-480

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Traffic was backed up for 5 miles during the early Tuesday commute when an Elyria woman’s truck was hit from behind and flipped. Tanya Brown, 34, was heading east just before 8 a.m. on Interstate 480 when another car trailing her tried to change lanes near the Granger Road exit, Garfield Heights Read More…

County mayors talk development

AVON LAKE — Try not to worry about economic troubles and focus on progress instead — like new hotels, schools, recreation facilities and hospital space, local power players said Tuesday. Mayors from Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake gave about 150 area business leaders outlined plans for growth at the North Coast Regional Chamber Read More…

Avon Lake man triumphant again on ‘Jeopardy!’

A serene smile crept across U.S. Navy Lt. Brett Kirwan’s face as “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek turned toward him. The 26-year-old Avon Lake native seemed pretty confident he had come up with the right answer for the final question, and sure enough, he had — winning $18,801 on his second day on the popular game Read More…

Grandmother charged with endangering

Jones 4-year-old outside house for hours LORAIN — Police found a 4-year-old girl wandering around her West 11th Street neighborhood Saturday, while her drug- and alcohol-addicted grandmother was passed-out inside a feces-filled home, according to a report. A neighbor called Lorain police around 12:30 p.m. after watching the unattended child make several attempts to enter Read More…