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Engineers present options to fix erosion that plagues River Walk

This observation platform and the walkway leading to it at Cascade Park was closed in July because of structural problems.

ELYRIA — An engineering report on the slippage under a walkway of the West Falls River Walk presents the city with three costly options for repair. The Bramhall Engineering and Survey Co. said the city will have to spend $125,000 to $350,000 for fixing the problem. The slippage initially was blamed on erosion, but Bramhall’s Read More…

Man arrested after argument with wife, stepdaughters

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested for allegedly attacking three of his stepdaughters after they intervened in an argument with his wife, according to police. Grady Phillips, 40, was charged with two counts of felonious assault and three counts of domestic violence. Police were called to a disturbance in front of a home at Read More…

Police log for Sept. 22, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Sept. 20 11:24 a.m. — 400 block Second St., a woman reported that someone stole a package containing a bowl, two pairs of slippers, a screen and two emergency lanterns that was supposed to be delivered to her apartment by the U.S. Postal Service. The value of the items totaled $89.87. 12:21 Read More…

Route 2 eastbound snarled at Gulf Road; delays expected most of the day

ELYRIA — State Route 2 eastbound is reduced to one lane in the area of the Gulf Road overpass and is expected to be clogged up all day due to an accident, according to an ODOT spokeswoman. The accident, which happened about 7:30 a.m. involved a tractor-trailer. No one was injured, but the construction zone Read More…

Elyria Council OKs new IT department

ELYRIA — It’s been months since the city administration retooled its approach to information technology and named an IT director and assistant director, and now the department has been formed on paper after two separate ordinances where passed Monday by City Council. The first ordinance formally created the department, and the second ordinance created a Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic, Wellington settle for a tie due to rain

Wellington's No. 6 Janelle Pitts and No. 16 Julia Marks fight for the ball with Elyria Catholic's No. 19 Jenna Ellingson. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

WELLINGTON — It was likely a preview of the Division III district tournament at Rocky River next month, except that postseason matches can’t end in ties. In a tense, action-packed non-conference match, the Elyria Catholic and Wellington girls battled to a 1-1 tie in non-conference play Monday afternoon. They played in a continuous downpour which Read More…

Two weeks needed to find cause of Elyria High football players’ illness

ELYRIA — It will take about two weeks to determine if salad served to the Elyria High football team caused an unknown stomach illness that forced Friday night’s game with Strongsville to be played on Sunday, health officials said. Salad was the only item left over from a potluck dinner hosted by parents Thursday night, Read More…

Would-be Elyria mayoral candidate appeals to federal court

ELYRIA — Tim Quinn has asked a federal judge to order the Lorain County Board of Elections to restore him to the November ballot as an independent candidate for mayor of Elyria. The elections board removed Quinn from the ballot earlier this year because a day after filing to run as an independent he voted Read More…

Apple Festival organizers say fest went well, despite fight reports

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ELYRIA — The annual Elyria Apple Festival ended Sunday night with organizers calling the event largely a success with only a few blemishes. But the assessment is in direct contrast to many who attended the festival then took to their Facebook pages to express their displeasure. Attendees called the festival “ruined” and “like a bad Read More…

Police log for Sept. 20, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 9 2:04 p.m. — Dollar General, 4660 Oberlin Ave., theft of 42 DVDs valued at $380. 4:17 p.m. — 800 block North Central Drive, report of attempted theft of window air conditioner. Tuesday, Sept. 13 6:48 a.m. — 2900 block Leavitt Road, car passenger side window forced down and $200 car Read More…