March 4, 2015

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15 Minutes: Meet Nord counselor Brittany Bramwell

Brittany Bramwell, a child counselor at Nord Center, shows some of the artwork her patients made for her. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Brittany Bramwell Age: 27 Lives: in Elyria What is your title at the Nord Center, where you work? Child and adolescent counselor-therapist at the Nord Center, one year in June. I grew up in Elyria and am a 2002 grad of Elyria Catholic. Describe what you do on a daily basis? Well, I work with Read More…

Elyria Catholic picks Elyria grad to lead wrestling team

ELYRIA – A former Elyria High standout wrestler will now be guiding Elyria Catholic. Tony Filiaggi, a two-time district qualifier for the Pioneers who went on to wrestle four years at Baldwin-Wallace, was named the new Panthers coach Friday. Filiaggi also worked with Elyria coach Erik Burnett for 10 years in the Elyria youth wrestling Read More…

Stomper is headless no more

Stomper's Head

Federal court keeps Tim Quinn off ballot for Elyria mayor

ELYRIA — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Tim Quinn’s latest effort to be placed on the ballot as an independent candidate for mayor of Elyria. Quinn conceded the loss and threw his support behind Ray Noble, the Republican running to replace Elyria Mayor Bill Grace, who was defeated in the May Democratic primary by Read More…

Owner of Mardi Gras applies for separate liquor permit

Mardi Gras Lounge’s current liquor permit is linked with two other downtown Elyria bars — Uncle Vic’s and Benchwarmers Sports Bar.

ELYRIA — The operators of Mardi Gras Lounge are seeking their own liquor license, a move that would separate the establishment from the permit held by Dean Costa, the owner of Uncle Vic’s Nightclub. Costa’s permit, which currently covers the operations of Uncle Vic’s, Mardi Gras and Benchwarmers Sports Bar, will be the subject of Read More…

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…