February 7, 2016

Elyria
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34°F
 

Coast Guard trains for ice rescues on Black River

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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

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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…

Lorain accepts $15 million Black River cleanup grant

LORAIN — A $15 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was approved at City Council’s Monday meeting. The money is for ongoing efforts to clean up the Black River, which was designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern in 1984 due to steel mill pollution. The other Ohio areas of concern are Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Black River, stays perfect in PAC

Tori Smart pitches for Columbia in a game at Black River on Thursday, April 23. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Despite wearing coats over their uniforms to ward off temperatures in the 30s, Columbia was hot at the right times Thursday in downing Black River 4-3 in a Patriot Athletic Conference game. Columbia, which improved to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Stripes Division, came up with the winning run without a Read More…

Lorain police investigating suspicious death after remains found

LORAIN – A man collecting aluminum cans in a remote area stumbled across the remains of 25-year-old Kathleen Burke, who went missing in the city almost a year ago. Police launched a suspicious death investigation after the remains of Burke’s body were found on April 11 this year in a remote area of central Lorain, Read More…

EPA: Black River ‘Area of Concern’ could be shrinking

ELYRIA — The vicinity around the Black River considered by the federal government to be an environmental “Area of Concern” could be shrinking. The present boundary encompasses the entire Black River watershed, including French Creek, but Ted Conlin of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency told the Lorain County commissioners Wednesday that environmental officials want to Read More…

Black River 5K, Fun Run held in memory of Wellington teen

Drew Guyer

WELLINGTON — The Friends of Black River will host its second annual S.O.S. 5K and Mile Fun Run later this month. Instead of raising money to help the schools, this time the group hopes to benefit the legacy of budding soccer and basketball star Drew Guyer. Thirteen-year-old Drew was a student at McCormick Middle School Read More…