May 27, 2016

Elyria
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Cedar Point’s Valravn an early hit with thrill-seekers

SANDUSKY — It was that frozen, “why am I doing this” moment that had everyone talking at Cedar Point’s’ media day Wednesday where the park debuted its 18th roller coaster Valravn. The multi-record-breaking dive coaster rapidly lifts three-row trains of riders to the top of its record 223-foot lift hill, affording riders wide-open views of Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/4/16

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. Check out the Valravn! The Valravn is the Read More…

New coaster Valravn plays like Cedar Point’s greatest hits, but is worth the trip

SANDUSKY — If you’ve enjoyed the plethora of roller coasters Cedar Point has offered over the past couple of decades, then there’s a good chance you’ll love Valravn. The two-minute, 23-second ride on the park’s newest roller coaster is like a medley of the amusement park’s greatest hits. There’s the comfortable seating of the Rougarou, Read More…

The Morning Hit–9/10/15

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. Goodbye, Key and Peele. Last night was the Read More…

Cedar Point to add another record-breaking coaster

Cedar Point officials unveiled details of the park’s newest roller coaster today. Using a swooping bird of prey in its animated presentation, officials announced the record-breaking Valravn. Long rumored by industry watchers and fans, the drop coaster boasts several records including tallest at 223 feet, fastest at 75 mph and longest dive coaster at 3,415 Read More…

Is Cedar Point taking a dive? Amusement park offers cryptic news release

SANDUSKY — Never let it be said that Cedar Point doesn’t know how to attract attention. Park officials released a somewhat cryptic news release Tuesday afternoon announcing a 9 p.m. Aug. 18 presentation, which industry sources say will be for the thrill park’s 18th roller coaster. “I have no details or stats of yet, but Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/11/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what’s happening online so you don’t have to try to figure it out for yourself. One wrong step online and you’re on a government list forever. We’ll guide you along a safe path. Anyway, enough with the small talk, let’s hit it. Why yes, you Read More…

Holiday weekend schedule

Lorain County courts and government offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Most city governments will be closed Friday, too. There will be no delays in trash pickup this week for customers served by Republic Services and Rumpke. In Elyria, trash will be picked up on Friday as scheduled as Read More…

Cedar Point reopens for season

Cedar Point, established in 1870 and the second oldest operating amusment park in the U.S., unveiled its newest roller coaster — the Rougarou, from a mythical French wolflike creature — for guests to ride for the first time Friday. The ride features a 119-foot-high vertical loop, 103-foot dive loop, a heavily banked 350-degree turn, an Read More…

Cedar Point expert: ‘Dark ride’ likely coming

Rumors have been flying for about 10 days that Cedar Point in Sandusky is planning to add a dive coaster to its renowned stable of roller coasters. But one well-versed observer of the park — and the theme-amusement park industry in general — is convinced otherwise. “A dark ride is what’s next up for Cedar Read More…