October 20, 2014

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Elyria Parks Board to discuss Cascade recommendation

ELYRIA — The Elyria Parks Board will meet today to decide if it should recommend to city officials that entering into a partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks is the best option for Cascade Park. The Rev. Carl Small, the board’s chairman, said he can’t say with certainty what that recommendation will be, but Read More…

Elyria fire victim remembered for making people laugh

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ELYRIA — Sifting on Wednesday through the debris from the fire that killed his aunt, Paul Flood found a Halloween photo of Jacqueline Berg from 1998. Standing at her job as a supermarket cashier, a smiling Berg is dressed as a clown with a red nose and rainbow wig. Flood said the getup was typical Read More…

9/11 vigil planning unites strangers

ELYRIA — Two women who were strangers before they came together for a common cause are teaming up to organize a candlelight vigil to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks. From 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Ely Square, the event, which has grown from “people in the park with candles Read More…

Coroner’s office identifies woman who died after apartment fire yesterday

James Justice, center, and brother Edward, of Elyria, talk with an Elyria firefighter after they pulled a 67-year-old woman from an apartment fire on Columbus Street yesterday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — A woman who was badly burned in a fire in her apartment at 315 Columbus St. around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday died overnight at the hospital, according to Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton. Jacqueline N. Berg, 68, died about 11:45 p.m. at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after being LifeFlighted there from EMH Regional Read More…

Woman’s dog fends off attacker

ELYRIA — A woman’s dog fought off an attacker last night, according to a police report. The 21-year-old woman was walking her dog, whose breed wasn’t listed in the report, about 9 p.m. in the area of Broad Street and Concord Avenue, the report said. She told police a man approached her and grabbed her Read More…

Police log for Sept. 7, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 4 3:37 p.m. — 200 block Princeton Ave., four tires worth $200 stolen from front yard. Police found the tires in bushes nearby and returned them to the owner. 4:25 p.m. — Chris’ Place, 515 Clark St., purse containing $60 and debit card stolen out of car on Saturday. 5:05 p.m. Read More…

Elyria Council: LifeCare, Elyria Fire Department need to plan

ELYRIA — City Council held off on a vote to allow the Elyria Fire Department to seek a change to its pharmacy license and apply for a grant for 12-lead heart monitors so concerns may be addressed about a potential rivalry between the Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance Services if both entities are licensed to Read More…

Branham to serve as Lorain Schools’ interim leader

LORAIN — Nine years after serving as Lorain Schools interim superintendent, John Branham has retaken the job after being appointed today at the special Board of Education meeting. Branham, who left his job as Ashland University director of graduate studies, also previously served as director of staff and community relations for the Lorain school district Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

Fired worker sprayed business with wing sauce mixture, police say

ELYRIA — Police were called to an Elyria business yesterday morning after a fired employee returned and sprayed an office area with a wing sauce mixture. According to a police report, officers responded to Marketplace Insights, 172 Reaser Court, about 9:40 yesterday morning. An employee told police the former worker, who’d been fired for providing Read More…