March 2, 2015

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Elyria Salvation Army holds free farmers market

A volunteer distributes food Tuesday at the Salvation Army on Broad Street in Elyria. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Bobbie Zmich had no idea what was going on when she came upon the line of cars and 30 to 40 people in front of the Elyria Salvation Army on Tuesday morning. “I was on my way home and a lady stopped me on the corner and told me they were giving away Read More…

LCCC retools future goals, seeks input from the public

ELYRIA — Hundreds in Lorain County will be tapped for input as Lorain County Community College retools its vision for the future. It’s 2011, and it’s fair to say the college has succeeded in accomplishing nearly everything it set out to do by 2015. Of the six strategic priorities and 38 strategic initiatives hundreds of Read More…

Fire damages apartments at Wilkes Villa

ELYRIA – Residents of eight four-bedroom apartments in a Wilkes Villa building were forced to evacuate after a fire started in an upstairs bedroom in one of the apartments at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. A crowd of spectators gathered to watch, including many children, as flames leapt through a hole the roof. Firefighters sprayed water Read More…

Motorcycle rider in critical condition at MetroHealth

ELYRIA — A South Amherst man is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland following an accident overnight, according to Elyria police. Scottie Scott, 53, was riding on Lowell Street when he was hit by a car at the intersection of Penfield Avenue, according to Lt. Chris Constantino. Constantino said Jessica Garcia, 26, Read More…

911 tapes: Toddler who died Sunday was bleeding from mouth

ELYRIA — The aunt of a toddler who died early Sunday frantically told a 911 operator that the girl was bleeding from the mouth. The aunt’s call sent paramedics to respond to Rosewood Park Apartments shortly after midnight Sunday. Listen to the 911 calls: A female caller, who identified the child — 2½ year old Read More…

Tax break for new hotel gets Elyria schools’ OK

ELYRIA — City Council is finally moving forward with plans to give the builders of a Hampton Inn and Suites a tax abatement package after an agreement was reached with Elyria Schools. The $6 million, four-story hotel is being planned for the Midway Mall area with construction slated to begin later this year. The 99-room Read More…

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…