February 11, 2016

Elyria
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The Morning Hit–1/15/16

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. Justice for Cascade. Ralliers gathered in front of the Read More…

Ralliers want max penalty in Cascade Park case

Protest-SLIDE

ELYRIA — By 9 a.m. Thursday, dozens had gathered in front of Elyria Municipal Court at West Avenue and Broad Street to rally in support of severe sentences for two men accused of tossing a dog over a cliff in Cascade Park. They want the maximum penalties for Christopher Taylor, 21, and Joshua Novak, 24, Read More…

Rally at courthouse canceled

ELYRIA — The Nitro Foundation canceled the rally originally planned for Thursday at Elyria Municipal Court. The rally was Planned to encourage law enforcement to impose maximum penalties for Christopher Taylor and Joshua Novak, the men allegedly involved in throwing a dog off of a cliff in Cascade Park. The Nitro Foundation plans to reschedule Read More…

Dog’s abuse gets response

Gucci-SLIDE

SOUTH AMHERST — The Nitro Foundation, the animal rights group that is hosting a rally at Christopher Taylor and Joshua Novak’s court appearance, is bringing a new movie to Lorain County. “A Dog Named Gucci” is being screened 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at Amherst Cinema. Proceeds from the movie screening will go to Friendship Animal Protective Read More…

Second man charged in dog tossing incident

ELYRIA— A second man has been charged in connection with the Dec. 29 incident at Cascade Park where a dog was allegedly thrown off of a cliff. Joshua Novak, 24, of Elyria, was served with the charges of abandoning animals, cruelty to companion animals, obstructing official business and obstructing justice on Tuesday, while jailed for Read More…

Animal activists plan rally prior to alleged dog thrower’s hearing

ELYRIA — The Nitro Foundation has organized a rally to encourage Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Lock Graves to give Christopher Taylor the maximum penalty for allegedly throwing his dog off of a cliff if he is convicted. Taylor, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned 10 a.m. Jan. 14. The group plans to gather at Read More…

Dog said to have been tossed from cliff hasn’t been found

ELYRIA — Despite a search along the banks of the Black River, authorities haven’t been able to find a dog that an Elyria man is accused of throwing twice off a rocky cliff in Cascade Park last week. Friendship Animal Protective League Executive Director Greg Willey said several days of searching after the Dec. 29 Read More…

Man charged with hurling dog from Cascade cliff twice

Christopher Taylor

ELYRIA — An Elyria man threw his dog off of a rocky cliff twice in Cascade Park on Tuesday, eyewitnesses told rangers investigating the incident. Christopher Taylor, 21, was allegedly seen by others in the park, who reported the incident to Lorain County Metro Parks rangers at 3:26 p.m. “Witnesses say they saw the dog Read More…

Elyria parks input sought

ELYRIA — Now that Lorain County Metro Parks has unveiled its master plan for Cascade and Elywood parks, the city Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to tap the public for input on the future of all parks under the city’s control. A meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday at East Park Recreation Center, 1101 Read More…

Metro Parks unveils Cascade plan

Cascade-Park-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Cascade Park, under the direction of the Lorain County Metro Parks, will give residents a place to walk, bike and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The rock formations, waterfalls and river views will be the focal points of the historic park now under the control of the county agency. On Tuesday Read More…