February 11, 2016

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Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic lets first-half lead slip away against Rocky River

ELYRIA — It was a great start but Elyria Catholic couldn’t survive a scoring drought in the last three quarters Friday night in losing a West Shore Conference game, 49-39, to Rocky River on Senior Night at the Coliseum. The Panthers (9-10, 6-5) played smart basketball in the first quarter, repeatedly getting the ball inside Read More…

Police log for Feb. 16, 2012

Lorain police Monday, Feb. 13 9:07 p.m. — 1200 block W. 10th St., attempt to siphon gasoline from a truck reported. Tuesday, Feb. 14 12:35 a.m. — 2400 block Oberlin Ave., a man reported a window on his home shattered and his security light damaged. 1:19 a.m. — 1800 block Lorain Ave., Samantha Meade, 27, Read More…

Boys basketball: EC sophomore dominates the paint

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ELYRIA — It was a game plan Elyria Catholic hopes to employ every night and it was one that worked to perfection against the smaller Clearview team — feed the ball inside to 6-foot-5 sophomore Jeremy Holley. The Panthers center hustled, banged and dominated the Clippers on Tuesday night and Elyria Catholic was able to Read More…

Boys basketball: Pioneers can’t match Mentor

MENTOR — It’s probably hard to imagine that Elyria couldn’t have played much better or given any greater effort Tuesday night. After all, it gave up 93 points and lost by 21. But that was the case as the Pioneers simply couldn’t keep up with the state’s third-ranked team in Division I, losing 93-72 to Read More…

Elyria mayor says about $1M in cuts needed to preserve carryover

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda delivers her State of the City address Tuesday at Wesleyan Village. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda’s first State of the City address got right to the point: She needs to make $1 million in cuts in this year’s budget to protect a $3 million carryover. Brinda, speaking Tuesday at the Wesleyan Village, said cuts from the state’s local government fund and the elimination of the estate Read More…

Elyria mayor gives first state-of-the-city address

Mayor Holly Brinda’s first State of the City address outlined where she thinks the city is today and where she would like it to go in the future. Finances will be a key determining factor in how the city fares in the next year to three years. The upcoming budget will reflect a $1 million Read More…

Days after raid, Elyria Mexican restaurant is back open

ELYRIA — Mezcal Tequila at Midway Mall was back in business Monday after nine suspected illegal immigrants were arrested last week. The restaurant near Applebee’s had been padlocked for several days after a raid Wednesday morning. A manager at Mezcal Tequila declined to comment Monday, and it was unknown whether those who were arrested last Read More…

Girls basketball: Two quarters leave Elyria a little shy

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ELYRIA — At the end of Monday’s Northeast Ohio Conference game against North Royalton, all Elyria coach Mike Walsh could do was fall to the floor in despair. Walsh had just watched as Mary Jones’s 3-point shot rattled around the rim before falling off into the hands of a North Royalton defender to give the Read More…

Making romantic connections by the dozen: Valentine’s Day eve is the big day for flower shop workers

Stephanie Thompson, of Puffer’s Floral Shoppe in Elyria, works on one of the many Valentine’s Day orders in the process of shipping out Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Monkey, monkey, monkey. Today, there is a woman somewhere smelling a bouquet of fresh flowers who knows exactly what that inside joke means. But Yvonne Hutchson, the owner of Elyria’s Puffer’s Floral Shoppe, said she doesn’t, and it was not for her to ask the person who purchased the arrangement for an explanation. Read More…

Former councilman’s accuser says he was never subpoenaed

ELYRIA — The stepson whom former Elyria City Councilman Herman Larkins was accused of pulling a gun on last year didn’t show up in Elyria Municipal Court last week because he was never subpoenaed. Elyria Law Director Scott Serazin said last week that Joseph Wisher Jr.’s failure to appear in court was the reason prosecutors Read More…