July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain police presence intended to deter pedestrians on Henderson Memorial Bridge

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Transportation is bringing in the Lorain Police Department to keep pedestrians off Henderson Memorial Bridge. ODOT spokeswoman Joyce Miller said maintenance on the westbound section of the bridge is expected to last until the end of July and until then the westbound lanes and pedestrian path are closed. “We’re Read More…

Lorain officials favor on-land dredging disposal

LORAIN — City Council wants the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to find alternatives when it comes to dredging the Black River. At a regular meeting Monday, Council voted unanimously to draft a resolution encouraging the corps to find solutions in which the sediment dredged from the bottom of the river is disposed of on Read More…

Residents welcome stormwater system upgrade

ELYRIA — While it is conceivable there are Elyria residents do not want to pay the coming stormwater utility fee, those who attended a public forum Thursday hosted by Mayor Holly Brinda were more concerned with the program’s benefits than its cost. Teresa Jackson said she is tired of the standing water that pools on Read More…

Trading stories of trail trials

Remember last week’s column about the challenges of hiking the Appalachian Trail? No sooner did I send that column off than an email came across my desk about a man named Brandon Jacob setting out on that trek to raise funds for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s habitat restoration. I was telling someone recently that Read More…

A shore thing finished in Cascade Park

ELYRIA — Nature has a way of displaying beauty and brawn when given time, and no other place in Elyria illustrates this better than Cascade Park. The Black River winds its way through the 315-acre park, producing some of the best natural effects around, but it also can be a force to reckon with in Read More…

Coast Guard trains for ice rescues on Black River

LORAIN — The Black River has finally frozen over. Or at least enough for the U.S. Coast Guard Lorain Station to do its first ice rescue training exercises for the season Thursday. “This is the first time all season that this group of guys has had the chance to go out and practice their ice Read More…

Most wonderful time of the year: High school basketball starts today with Lorain County Holiday Tournament

Forget about Halloween or Thanksgiving. For many people, today is their favorite day of the fall as the 2015-16 high school basketball season gets underway. The girls season tips off tonight with a number of a big games, with the highlight being the Lorain County Holiday Tournament. This year’s event will be played at Elyria Read More…

Fleeing man crashes into Black River

ELYRIA — An assault and robbery suspect crashed into Black River around 11 a.m. today. Raymond E. Smith crashed the car he was driving into the Black River while fleeing police, according to a U.S. Marshals Service news release. Smith was accused of choking a person during a robbery at the Elyria Motel, 701 Oberlin Read More…

$15M grant for Black River

LORAIN — A record-setting $15 million grant was awarded Tuesday to the city by the Environmental Protection Agency for the final steps of Black River restoration projects. EPA Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman said during a news conference at Black River Landing the $15 million is the single largest Great Lakes Restoration Read More…

Third Street repairs first priority in zero-sum game

ELYRIA — The city may soon be seeing the reconstruction of Third Street and its bridge over railroad tracks, after a Council decision Monday evening. But that decision comes at a price. In this case, the repairs and reconstruction mean the city won’t have enough money to repair other streets in Elyria this year. Council Read More…