May 25, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria bars church from occupying building

ELYRIA — A local church focused on community outreach is out of its building due to a building code violation. The Beyond the Walls Church is holding services in its parking lot after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from the Elyria Building Department barring it from use of its Woodford Avenue facility until code violations are Read More…

Cities added to health district

ELYRIA — The Lorain County General Health District Advisory Council voted 14-3 Tuesday to accept Lorain, Elyria and Avon Lake into the health district Jan. 1. The District Advisory Council is made up of trustees from county townships, the president of the county commissioners and the mayors or executive officers of county villages. Assistant County Read More…

Police: Dogs break free and attack woman, puppy

ELYRIA – Two dogs were quarantined after attacking a woman and her puppy in a residential neighborhood Sunday evening. Vaughn Sprinkle, 25, was cited for failure to display dog tags or animal registration and dogs at large after his dogs broke through a fence and charged at the woman, her daughters and the puppy. According Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

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. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Elyria Schools’ funding strong through 2020

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools’ bottom line remains strong through 2020, but school officials said they have to get a handle on student enrollment. As the district loses students, it also loses money. On Wednesday night, district Treasurer Joy Clickenger delivered an updated five-year financial forecast to school board members. These updates are given every May Read More…

Posey Depot to close in June after 27 years

ELYRIA — It’s been an obvious but painful truth for years that small independent businesses struggle to compete with the big-box stores and their variety of merchandise sold at lower prices. But there is one thing the big boys will never succeed at, according to Sharon Schulz, owner of Elyria’s Posey Depot, which is closing Read More…

Elyria to end health department

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District as people know it today will no longer exist as of Dec. 31. The department will dissolve, putting about 20 people out of work, and services will fold into the Lorain County General Health District on Jan. 1. That’s the likely schedule put into motion with a 7-4 Read More…

Lorain Schools joins 15 other districts for the first time at Special Olympics

ELYRIA — Dressed in a blue T-shirt that read, “Team Titan,” Daylan Bodiford came to Ely Stadium ready to wow. He grabbed the torch and walked with a steady gait to the next competitor. In that one movement, the 2016 Special Olympics officially started for the athletes of Lorain Schools. This year marked the first Read More…