May 23, 2015

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Memorial Day brings ‘Murph’ event to North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For many, Memorial Day means kicking back with cookouts, working in the yard or simply enjoying a day off work or school. But a number of people will get up early and dedicate part of the holiday to breaking a sweat with a “Murph” workout to honor those in uniform half a Read More…

Authorities seek at-large suspect in Elyria ambush beating (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — A surveillance video depicting a random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two of three Cleveland men suspected in the attack earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and 5. Police and U.S. marshals Read More…

Change in traffic pattern blamed for increase in wrecks on Route 57

ELYRIA — Construction and a new traffic light in a heavily traveled section of Lorain Boulevard may be to blame after the number of traffic accidents in the area tripled in just a week. Last week troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol responded to six crashes on state Route 57 near Griswold Road after a Read More…

Lorain residents talk block grants

LORAIN — How to wisely spend $1.15 million in federal taxpayer Community Development Block Grant money was discussed in a community meeting Tuesday. The meeting, attended by about 30 people at El Centro community center, 2800 Pearl Ave., was the first of three scheduled this week. The money is from the U.S. Department of Housing Read More…

Special Olympics participants get chance to shine

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ELYRIA — For Evey Rodgers, the red tape that marked the finish line was less captivating than the roaring encouragement from the sidelines. The Murray Ridge student stopped halfway through the race Tuesday morning and threw one hand in the air, emphatically waving at the audience — her mother, teacher and other family members — Read More…

Police arrest two in Middle Avenue beating; one remains at large

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ELYRIA – A surveillance video depicting a particularly brutal random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two out of three Cleveland men involved earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and May 5. Police and the U.S. Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, May 19

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Ramadi rout puts U.S. Iraq strategy under scrutiny The Islamic State group’s capture of the provincial capital calls into question the Obama administration’s approach to rebuilding the Iraqi army as Shiite militias are poised to launch the Read More…

Downed tree blocks traffic in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Part of Center Ridge Road is closed after a tree fell down across the road. Center Ridge Road is currently closed between Barton Road in North Ridgeville and Mills Road in Westlake. Police were called to 32307 Center Ridge Road with reports of a tree down across the road. No wires are Read More…

Davis pleads guilty to attacking cellmate; still awaiting murder trial

ELYRIA — Accused killer Benjamin Davis pleaded guilty Monday to attempted felonious assault for attacking his former cellmate inside the Lorain County Jail. Davis, who could get the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder and other charges for the December slaying of Robert Caudill, immediately was sentenced to four years in prison by county Read More…

Finding a path to success: Discussions begin for My Brother’s Keeper

Frank Whitfield readily admits he doesn’t know what the My Brother’s Keeper initiative will look like for Elyria. “The biggest fear I had in bringing this to the forefront is there was no outcome in mind,” said the president and CEO of the Lorain County Urban League. “We cannot think out of this we will Read More…