September 16, 2014

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‘United We Sweat Family Field Day’ touts exercising

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ELYRIA — Saturday’s United Way-sponsored “United We Sweat Family Field Day” offered families the chance to get pumped up with a variety of exercises and other physical activities. While participants exercised, they were spared the sweat, given the day’s unseasonably cool temperatures that hovered in the 50s following rain that continued up to the 10 Read More…

Elyria: Recalling self sacrifice and heroism of 9/11

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ELYRIA — The 9/11 attacks and future attacks in Iraq and Syria were on the minds of participants in an Ely Square candlelight vigil Thursday. On the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the downing of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., that killed 2,977 victims, they were remembered Read More…

Elyria grandmother victim of phone scam

ELYRIA – An Elyria grandmother fell victim to a scam Wednesday morning when someone called her, pretending to be an Akron police officer and asked for bond money. The 78-year-old Elyria woman told police she received a call from a woman who said she was “Officer Davis” from the Akron police Department. The suspect told Read More…

Search underway for new Elyria Schools superintendent

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ELYRIA — In less than two months, the Elyria school board will have in hand a list of educators vying to be the district’s next superintendent. The Ohio School Boards Association has posted an announcement on its website advertising for the position and will take applications until Oct. 31. Elyria Superintendent Paul Rigda, who has Read More…

Elyria, 2 employee groups OK contracts

ELYRIA — A plan to bring additional police officers and firefighters to the city hinges on a tax plan city officials are gambling will be a hit with voters come November. But before Election Day, the city and two of its largest employee groups — the Elyria Police Patrolmen’s Association and the local chapter of Read More…

Developer of old Spring Valley Golf Club says he has financing for new projects

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ELYRIA — Bob Corna knows his word doesn’t carry much weight with some people. In the seven years the seasoned developer has owned the former Spring Valley Golf Club, he has presented to city officials and community members so many reiterations of rebirth for the recreational course that this summer’s movement — spotted by anyone Read More…

Report: December house explosion caused by slow gas leak

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ELYRIA — A slow leak in the interior gas lines of a Columbia Avenue house led to a Dec. 20 explosion that shook the city and neighboring communities, according to an Elyria Fire Department report made public this week. Elyria Fire Marshal Carl Keith wrote that the leaking gas was ignited by pilot lights in Read More…

School pride riding on Elyria, Lorain rivalry football game

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ELYRIA – A Pioneer in blue? A Titan in red? A mix-up of sorts could very well take place depending on the outcome of the much anticipated football game between Elyria High School and Lorain High School. That’s because the game – the varsity football teams have not played each other in almost a decade Read More…

Two suspects sought after shooting at Circle K

Update 1:30 p.m.: Elyria Police have identified the shooting victim as Richard Tainter, 43, of Elyria. He was in good condition on Thursday afternoon at MetroHealth, according to a hospital spokesman. ELYRIA — Two suspects remain at-large after a shooting at Circle K early Thursday. A male clerk at Circle K, 515 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Read More…

Agreement settles legal feud between Elyria, pump plant contractor

ELYRIA — The city just wanted a new high-service pumping station at its Lorain water pumping plant. What it got was a project that dragged on for nearly three years and an arduous lawsuit. A settlement approved by City Council on Tuesday night aims to allow for the completion of the project and puts an Read More…