May 29, 2016

Elyria
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The Morning Hit–5/19/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Lorain County population grows 1.3 percent

The latest annual population statistics were released by the Census Bureau today at midnight and the figures show Lorain County growing slightly. According to the statistics, which compare 2015 populations to 2010 Census figures, the county experienced a 1.3 percent population increase. North Ridgeville and Avon, which continue to experience residential and commercial growth, saw Read More…

Elyria Schools’ funding strong through 2020

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools’ bottom line remains strong through 2020, but school officials said they have to get a handle on student enrollment. As the district loses students, it also loses money. On Wednesday night, district Treasurer Joy Clickenger delivered an updated five-year financial forecast to school board members. These updates are given every May Read More…

Posey Depot to close in June after 27 years

ELYRIA — It’s been an obvious but painful truth for years that small independent businesses struggle to compete with the big-box stores and their variety of merchandise sold at lower prices. But there is one thing the big boys will never succeed at, according to Sharon Schulz, owner of Elyria’s Posey Depot, which is closing Read More…

Elyria to end health department

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District as people know it today will no longer exist as of Dec. 31. The department will dissolve, putting about 20 people out of work, and services will fold into the Lorain County General Health District on Jan. 1. That’s the likely schedule put into motion with a 7-4 Read More…

Lorain Schools joins 15 other districts for the first time at Special Olympics

ELYRIA — Dressed in a blue T-shirt that read, “Team Titan,” Daylan Bodiford came to Ely Stadium ready to wow. He grabbed the torch and walked with a steady gait to the next competitor. In that one movement, the 2016 Special Olympics officially started for the athletes of Lorain Schools. This year marked the first Read More…

PHOTOS: 2016 Special Olympics

More than 500 athletes from Lorain and Cuyahoga counties participated in the 36th annual Special Olympics at Ely Stadium on Friday morning.

Housebound woman the victim of fatal Elyria fire

ELYRIA — A fatal fire Thursday morning claimed the life of a housebound woman who lived on Greenwood Court with her brother. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans said Concetta Pietrocini likely died from smoke inhalation and burns. Neighbors said Pietrocini lived in the home with her brother, Vincent, who cared for her. Fire officials Read More…

Elyria resident reports cats with shooting injuries

ELYRIA — A series of shootings has left cats in the 100 block of Hamilton Street injured. Bill Mueller said one of his three cats is at the vet because of a small hole he found on the cat’s lower chest. “I take really good car of my cats,” he said. “And earlier today I Read More…

Thieves hit two Cleveland Street businesses in Elyria

ELYRIA – Two Cleveland Street businesses were broken into early Wednesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said someone broke into Sambino’s Pizza and Kennedy’s Barber Shop, both located in the 300 block of Cleveland Street, and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. Police responded to the area of Sambino’s Pizza after an alarm went Read More…