April 16, 2014

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Elyria Council asked to stop flash mobs

ELYRIA — With the Apple Festival quickly approaching, City Council is being asked to discuss what should be done about flash mobs and if it is pertinent to craft legislation banning them. But it was not entirely clear Monday what prompted such a concern with flash mobs that quick action from Council is being sought. Read More…

Elyria coach Kevin Fell defends himself against accusations Pioneers ran up the score on Amherst

ELYRIA – Anyone who left Friday’s Elyria-Amherst game with the impression the Pioneers were “running up the score” on the Comets is wrong, says Elyria coach Kevin Fell. Aaron Goldhammer, a talk show host on WKNR 850-AM, talked to Fell on the air Monday morning after accusing the veteran coach of trying to embarrass the Read More…

Turnpike crash injures two

Two people suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in a 4:30 p.m. crash on the Ohio Turnpike westbound lanes by the Elyria-North Ridgeville border. Both the female driver and her male passenger were conscious and alert after being cut from their wrecked station wagon by North Ridgeville firefighters about 5 p.m. The crash, Read More…

Lorain’s Atkinson hired by Georgia Schools

ELYRIA — Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is moving on to head the DeKalb County Schools. On Monday, in a 6-to-3 vote the Georgia school board ratified Atkinson’s three-year contract with the district, and she is slated to begin her new position Sept. 15. Atkinson’s formal hiring comes two days after she visited DeKalb County to Read More…

Boys soccer: Fast start propels Elyria Catholic past Wellington

ELYRIA – School may not be in session just yet for everyone across Lorain County, but a veteran Elyria Catholic squad held its own version of Soccer 101 for visiting Wellington on Saturday afternoon at Knights of Columbus Field. Scoring goals in a variety of ways and playing keepaway with the ball from the Dukes Read More…

H.S. Football: A perfect opening night for Pioneers, new coach Kevin Fell

Elyria’s Demetrius Walton (1) gets a great block from Zack Cook (5) on Amherst’s Chase Stephenson on Friday night.

ELYRIA – Before the season began, first-year coach Kevin Fell predicted good things on offense for his Elyria Pioneers. “I hope you keep good stats,” he advised just a short time into preparing Elyria for the season. What he didn’t reveal was how good the defense would be. The Pioneers ran roughshod over the shellshocked Read More…

Man that police officer is accused of hitting apologizes

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ELYRIA – The assault charge against Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch – who is accused of punching a suspect handcuffed to a hospital bed – will be dropped if he completes a court-ordered diversion program. Johnny Smith Jr., the man Loesch is accused of hitting at EMH Medical Center in Elyria on Jan. 27, asked Read More…

Plea deal reluctantly taken

ELYRIA – Jeremy Brown reluctantly took a plea deal Thursday in the March 1 shooting death of Jason Smith during a drug robbery. Under the terms of the deal, Brown, 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery, burglary and felonious charges stemming from the 28-year-old Smith’s death. He also pleaded guilty in an unrelated Read More…

Judge OKs postponing sentencing in boy’s death

ELYRIA – A judge agreed to give the attorney of Alyson Sweany more time to look into the possibility that a blood platelet disorder rather than child abuse caused the death of Jesse Crum Jr. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi at first said he would deny Paul Griffin’s request for additional time in Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Open Door dream becomes a reality

On a warm August afternoon, Open Door Christian School principal Darrell Dunckel watched as several young men ran football drills and practiced plays. He beamed as if he were a father watching his baby enter the world. “It’s sort of one of those dreams you’ve had for years, and when it comes to fruition, it’s Read More…