May 2, 2016

Elyria
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Man suspected of car break-ins tackled by witness

ELYRIA — A man took justice into his own hands early today when he tackled another man who had allegedly been rummaging through cars on Sherman St., according to an Elyria police report. Police arrested Andrew Karkoska, 27, of the 400 block of Broad St., for robbery and disorderly conduct by intoxication, the report said. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria loses regional semifinal in overtime

AKRON — Two teams no one expected to still be around this late in tournament play waged a great defensive chess match Thursday at the University of Akron’s James A. Rhodes Arena. It took a couple of late calls that could have gone either way to spell the difference in overtime as Medina moved one Read More…

Elyrians ask for signatures supporting mayor’s request for audit

ELYRIA — A few local residents are walking their neighborhoods armed with a petition calling for City Council to approve Mayor Holly Brinda’s plan to have the state Auditor’s Office conduct detailed performance audits of city operations. Residents see the audit as the best way to identify money-saving efficiencies in the city and do not Read More…

Police log for March 16, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, March 13 10:35 a.m. — 200 block Louisiana Ave., a woman reported the theft of two packages of medication that had been left by FedEx on her porch. 11:29 a.m. — Lake Avenue and Rush Street, John Sansom II, 29, Wellington, charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. 12:23 p.m. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria’s Anthoni Horton does a little of everything

It takes a certain amount of luck to make it to the regional tournament in basketball. Luck and players like Anthoni Horton. Horton, Elyria’s 6-foot-4 senior co-captain, is one of those players whose hard work, hustling style and unselfish attitude are just what a team needs to get the percentages working in its favor. He’s Read More…

Discussion focuses on problems faced by Elyria’s teen girls

ELYRIA — Merry Brown grabbed a microphone Wednesday evening, walked into a crowd of teachers, parents, community leaders and teenage girls and focused on the shy girls. The retired teacher was not going to take no for an answer. “We are here because we want to know why our girls are so angry,” she said. Read More…

City of Elyria saves $94,000 on copier contract

ELYRIA — The city has renegotiated the contracts with its copy machine vendor, MT Business Technologies Inc., and secured a lower rate than the one obtained by former Mayor Bill Grace, who signed the contracts without using the bid process. By using the state purchasing program, Law Director Scott Serazin said the city was able Read More…

City of Elyria is near its debt limit, auditor says

ELYRIA — The city is quickly reaching the point where it will max out the amount of money it can borrow to pay for big-ticket items. With a debt load of more than $43 million, city Auditor Ted Pileski said he is concerned about the amount of debt the city is carrying. State law determines Read More…

High school basketball: Ex-area stars to face off as coaches as Elyria takes on Medina

Before Elyria boys basketball coach Brett Larrick could return a reporter’s phone call Monday, he was visited by one of his friends and mentors, ex-Elyria coach Keith Sooy. The old friends chatted about various topics, but not once did Thursday’s Division I regional semifinal clash between the Pioneers (15-9) and Medina (9-15) at the University Read More…

Elyria High administrators urge students to buckle down to meet state benchmarks

ELYRIA — Principals Tom Jama and Jim Wall want to spend the night on the roof of the Elyria High School media center. They just need students to do one thing: score really well on this year’s Ohio Graduation Test. If enough students pass all five parts of the test and the building reaches the Read More…