December 20, 2014

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No need for law on flash mobs, Elyria law director says

ELYRIA — City Council will not have to create a new law to deal with flash mobs at public events as Law Director Terry “Pete” Shilling said the city already has an ordinance on the books that would apply. The idea of such a law was posed at a recent Community Development Committee meeting, but Read More…

Family, friends, school remember teen killed in bike accident on 57

Alexander Sismour is seen in his football uniform in this photo from the family.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When he was asked to talk about his younger son who died following a weekend traffic accident, Brian Sismour talked about a recent photo of 14-year-old Alexander. “That’s Alex … that smile … that’s him,” his father said Monday evening by phone from the family’s home, which saw visits by scores of Read More…

Elyrians honor 9/11 victims in candlelight ceremony

Nancy Cavin and Army veteran Lisa McCarty. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

ELYRIA — Holding an American flag and wearing a Never Forget T-shirt with a picture of the World Trade Center, Lisa McCarty sat at Ely Square on Sunday night remembering the 2,977 victims of 9/11 a decade later. “It’s a time to come together, to bring the community together for that one common denominator,” said Read More…

Driver dies in single-vehicle crash on Baumhart Road

ELYRIA – A Lorain man died early Saturday morning following an accident in which his truck went off the road, struck a tree and burst into flames. Marc A. Youngless, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 1 a.m. by Lorain County Deputy Coroner Eric Lockhart, who said the man died of asphyxiation Read More…

Teen bike rider killed in collision with car on Route 57

ELYRIA – A North Ridgeville teenager died Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a van while riding his bicycle across state Route 57 at East Broad Street. Alexander B. Sismour, 14, died of multiple injuries to his head and body, according to Lorain County Deputy Coroner Frank Miller. The boy was pronounced dead at Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic scores early, often in win over Elyria

ELYRIA – The Elyria Cup, soccer’s version of the “Battle of Elyria,” is staying at Elyria Catholic for another year, thanks to the Panthers’ overpowering start. Elyria Catholic jumped out to a 3-0 halftime advantage Saturday, then held off a fierce Elyria rally late to post a 5-2 win at Ely Stadium. Elyria Catholic improved Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic raises Elyria Cup again with 3-0 win over Elyria

ELYRIA – Elyria Catholic’s long dominance in the annual Elyria Cup girls soccer series continued Saturday at Ely Stadium. The Panthers took advantage of a Pioneers defensive lapse barely 20 minutes into the match, scored, and went on to a 3-0 victory. It was the 15th meeting of the crosstown rivals in Elyria Cup play, Read More…

Elyria fire chief abandons pursuit of pharmacy license, monitor equipment

Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton

ELYRIA — Fire Chief Rich Benton said Friday he has decided to indefinitely postpone plans to increase the department’s pharmacy license and will not apply for a federal grant to purchase advanced heart monitors. In the face of what is become a growing debate with LifeCare Ambulance Inc. over whether the licensure change and grant Read More…

Probation continues for man allegedly hit by police officer

ELYRIA — The man who was allegedly struck by Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch for telling the officer that he wished more police officers had died on the day Sgt. James Kerstetter was killed is getting another chance at probation after allegedly testing positive for cocaine. Johnny Smith Jr., 43, was allowed to continue on Read More…

High school soccer notes: Elyria-Elyria Catholic clash today

Soccer’s version of the battle of Elyria takes place today at Ely Stadium when the Elyria and Elyria Catholic boys and girls teams battle in the annual Elyria Cup matches. Although on paper the Panthers come into these matches as favored teams, Elyira Catholic boys coach Mike Wisnor knows anything can happen when these two Read More…