February 14, 2016

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Persistence helps Keystone student overcome injury, pass tests to graduate

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Rachel Liller holds up her tassel after her graduation from Keystone High School in December.

LAGRANGE — Rachel Liller was proud to think she’d continue the tradition in her family of graduating from Keystone High School. Her parents, Jerry Liller Jr. and Susan Liller, both graduated from the school in 1985. Rachel, 18, was to be the last of eight generations of her mother’s family to receive a diploma from Read More…

Brinda sets additional times to meet

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is adding to her schedule of events designed to spark community conversations. Since taking office, Brinda’s Mayor’s Night In events have been 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month, except July and August, in the third-floor conference room at City Hall. In September, the Mayor’s Night In Read More…

Counties contend with first major snowfall

So much for our mild winter. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night and into Thursday — an unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be hazardous the next few days. Wind chill advisories or warnings could be issued today and Read More…

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

UPDATED: Last four occupiers in Oregon wildlife refuge surrender

BURNS, Ore. — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks into the takeover and arrested a figure in the fight against federal control of public lands. The holdouts were the last remnants of Read More…

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…

10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 11

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Pyongyang reacts strongly to Seoul’s industrial facility move North Korea vows to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all of the South’s assets at a jointly run factory park in the North. 2. Ranchers standoff 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…