May 27, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Man escapes from Amherst house fire – Video

AMHERST — A man said he made a stupid mistake with a wood burner in his basement and it led to a fire in his home at 411 N. Leavitt Road Thursday afternoon. “I put a couple of logs on the wood burner in my basement and I knew they were probably too big for Read More…

Election officials find uncontested primaries wasteful

AMHERST — Last May, the city incurred a bill of nearly $16,000 to pay for an uncontested Democratic primary. The city is not alone, so in hopes of eliminating similar situations in the future, Paul Adams, director of the Lorain County Board of Elections, has proposed a change in state law that would end the Read More…

The Morning Hit–2/25/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. That 97 rating is a little low? I Read More…

Stranded cat owes one life to tree climber (VIDEO)

AMHERST — Adam Porter has been climbing around in trees for 15 years. But the job he did Tuesday was a first for the veteran tree trimmer when he spent 30 minutes coaxing a frightened cat into his arms after the frazzled feline spent four days hugging a tree branch 50 feet in the air. Read More…

Police represented biggest earners in 2015 in Amherst, Vermilion

AMHERST — Members of the city’s Police Department again topped the list of the city’s top-10 wage earners for 2015. And, as has been the case for several years, Police Chief Jospeh Kucirek led the list with a yearly salary of $108,566.14, according to figures provided by City Auditor David Kukucka. A 26-year veteran of Read More…

Driver faces charges after pedestrians struck at Mercy

LORAIN — Charges were filed against an elderly woman Wednesday who police said drove onto a sidewalk and struck a pedestrian and multiple vehicles Tuesday at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Helen Battocletti, 84, of Amherst, was charged with reckless operation on private property. Lorain police Officer Kyle Gelenius said a driver’s license retest is being Read More…

Amherst man gets medal for Colorado water rescue

AMHERST — A local man who was honored by a Colorado police department for saving a girl who was drowning in a river said he only did what anyone else would have done. Jacob Drost, 32, was in Golden, Colo., on business over the summer when a female teenager jumped into some rapids and went Read More…

Restaurants gear up for Mardi Gras

With the Lenten season beginning this week, Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is being celebrated Tuesday across Lorain County. Several restaurants will be serving New Orleans-style meals Tuesday. The menu at Smitty’s, 368 E. Bridge St. in Elyria, will consist of barbecue pork po’ boys, a baguette sandwich and hurricanes Read More…

The Morning Hit–1/21/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. A thought on the Cavaliers. The Cavs Read More…

Cupcake shop to donate funds in memory of boy killed in sledding accident

AMHERST — The community touched by Drew Hayden is working to make sure he is remembered. The 9-year-old Amherst boy, who died last week of injuries sustained in a North Ridgeville sledding accident, has been remembered in vigils in both communities and during a varsity basketball game between Amherst and North Ridgeville. Now you can Read More…