July 29, 2015

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All types of heroes walking in Relay For Life

ELYRIA – They may be dressing up as superheroes this month, but the real superheroes are behind the masks. The Relay For Life of Elyria teams have raised more than $1.5 million for services and programs that benefit people living with cancer since the first teams hit the pavement 20 years ago. As they prepare Read More…

Elyria duplex damaged by fire


ELYRIA — Fire gutted half of a duplex Friday morning and displaced one resident, but no one was injured during the blaze. The Elyria Fire Department was called to 232 Bon Air Ave. about 10:30 a.m. A firefighter on the scene said smoke and flames were showing through a front window and when crews arrived Read More…

Owner of home escapes West River blaze

ELYRIA — Valeria Harris sat in a chair Friday night on the tree lawn of her neighbor’s home, watching as crews from the Elyria Fire Department extinguished a fire that started in the attic of her home at 631 West River Road. Harris, who has lived in the home for 50 years, watched in disbelief Read More…

Preservation district homeowners feel handcuffed by history


The owners of dozens of historic homes near downtown Elyria want out of the West Avenue Historic District, but preservation enthusiasts are not letting the properties go without a fight. Homeowners say the issue at hand is the requirements of the Elyria Landmarks Preservation Commission, which has to sign off on improvement plans in the Read More…

PHOTOS: Elyria fireworks


Elyria first to celebrate the Fourth


ELYRIA — America’s 239th birthday was celebrated three days early by thousands who watched a 25-minute fireworks display at West Park on Wednesday. Many families were among the crowd, including Matt Novosielski and Karel Taylor of Elyria, who brought their 3-year-old son, Landon, and 22-month-old daughter, Layla. The noise was too much for Layla, who Read More…

Congregations offer support, solidarity to Elyria church


ELYRIA — Before smoke from the fire that ravaged College Heights Baptist Church dissipated, the Rev. Darrell Deer learned just how connected the faith network is in Lorain County. His phone has been ringing nonstop with fellow pastors and congregants of other churches offering prayers and facilities in the wake of a fire that caused Read More…

Fireworks still planned Wednesday — but if you’re going, bring a chair


Planning to attend Wednesday’s fireworks show at Elyria’s West Park? Bring a lawn chair, said city officials. The grassy fields at West Park are wet, Mayor Holly Brinda said. “I don’t think blankets would be advisable this year,” she said. “It’s doable, but will be soggy.” Heavy rains in recent days have taken their toll on Read More…

Kids learn life lessons through stage training at theatre


School may be out, but the halls of St. Mary Catholic School in Elyria are buzzing with activity as 70 children and teenagers prepare for this summer’s Lorain County Children’s Pioneer Theatre production. Now in its 39th season, Pioneer Theatre provides workshops and rehearsals for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade leading up to a Read More…

Elyria man indicted on rape charge

ELYRIA — The 25-year-old Elyria man who confessed to having sexual relations with a missing 12-year-old Avon girl earlier this month has been indicted on a single count of rape. Demetrius Richardson Jr. was arrested after police traced the girl and the 2-year-old she was babysitting to his Elyria apartment. Richardson told police he had Read More…