February 9, 2016

Elyria
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2 arrested after man shot early Sunday

ELYRIA — Arrests have been made after a Sunday morning shooting at a Third Street residence. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to 416 Third St. about 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

Restaurants gear up for Mardi Gras

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With the Lenten season beginning this week, Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is being celebrated Tuesday across Lorain County. Several restaurants will be serving New Orleans-style meals Tuesday. The menu at Smitty’s, 368 E. Bridge St. in Elyria, will consist of barbecue pork po’ boys, a baguette sandwich and hurricanes Read More…

BREAKING: Elyria police investigating 3rd Street shooting

ELYRIA – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday at a 3rd Street residence. Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the 416 3rd Street around 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

Wood from old barns gets second life

28jan16 bishop--- Steven Lambert works a section of barn siding loose from one of his recycling projects on Albrecht Road. The barn has extensive rotting in the support beams and the roof so it had to come down.

As the wind whipped through the partially deconstructed 150-year-old barn on Albrecht Road in New Russia Township, a whistling sound rose from the sandstone base to the airy rafters. In its prime, the old barn was used to store hay. Today, the wooden beams supporting the structure are rotting, causing a potential safety hazard. A Read More…

Elyria forum tackles sports complex concerns

Built in the 1920s, Ely Stadium has weathered nearly a century of wear and tear and it shows. Among the problems: exposed conduits, water damage, poor ventilation, deteriorating wood beam ceilings, leaky flat concrete rooftops and mildew.

ELYRIA — Many residents, parents and community members want the construction of a new all-sports complex to be a part of the Elyria Schools master plan, but they need more information from the district on cost, maintenance and other issues before agreeing to vote yes in November. District officials recognize it will not be easy Read More…

Vigil set today for slain couple

ELYRIA – A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday for Michael L. Lewis and Fannie Lewis, the Elyria couple found shot to death on Sunday. The vigil will take place in front of the Lorain County Justice Center in downtown Elyria. A second vigil that was supposed to take place at West Recreation Center Read More…

Elyria Police: Double shooting likely wasn’t random

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ELYRIA — Police suspect the Elyria couple killed in a double shooting Sunday was targeted. “I don’t think this was just a random act,” Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Police were called to 128 Fox Hill Lane about 10 p.m. Sunday for a report of gunshots in the area and found Michael L. Lewis, Read More…

Forum gathers ideas for Lorain County transit

ELYRIA — Residents gathered for a forum Wednesday night to discuss the lack of public transportation in Lorain County. “We know that transportation is a complex issue,” said Brian Frederick, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. “In every needs assessment that we do, transportation has been at the top of the Read More…

Elyria police warn of string of catalytic converter thefts

ELYRIA — Police are warning residents to keep an eye on their vehicles while at work or shopping after numerous catalytic converters were stolen from several locations. Most recently, police received a report regarding theft of catalytic converters from four cars at Riddell, 669 Sugar Lane, which occurred Tuesday about noon. Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…

Brinda promises realistic optimism for upcoming Elyria state of the city address

ELYRIA — In one week, Mayor Holly Brinda will deliver her fifth State of the City address, the first of her second term, and the tone will be one of realistic optimism, she said Monday after a City Council meeting. Brinda will address business and community leaders Feb. 9 at Wesleyan Village during a joint Read More…