April 30, 2016

Elyria
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Security says man tried to take knife into court

ELYRIA — Police said a defendant in an eviction case was caught bringing a 2-inch knife concealed in a pen into Elyria Municipal Court late last week. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said court staff received a tip about a week before Friday’s incident that Donald Moore III, 35, planned to bring the hidden blade Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/30/16

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. Busted for a brothel. An Elyria woman is Read More…

‘The intent is to make sure people are held accountable’: Elyria takes on charity drop-off bins

ELYRIA — City Council wants to regulate charitable collection bins that dot the city. Carrying the names of organizations such as the American Association of Lost Children, Special Olympics or Planet Aid, these bins are on street corners, parking lots and in neighborhoods waiting for donors to drive by with bags of unwanted clothes. Safety-Service Read More…

Avon Lake holding off on health department decision

AVON LAKE — City Council intends to wait a little longer before deciding whether to join the Lorain County General Health District. The Lorain City Health Department has provided services to Avon Lake since 1974, and Avon Lake paid Lorain anywhere from $85,000 to more than $100,000 for those services. But Lorain’s large budget deficit Read More…

Elyria’s goal is to add 11 officers by end of year

ELYRIA — The city is hoping to add 11 new police officers by the end of the year. Because of the passage of Issue 6, the city’s 0.5 percent income tax increase, on March 15, the money will be there. But the question remains if the city be able to fill the demand in time. Read More…

Brinda to urge Council to end Health Department

ELYRIA — The city could save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by merging the Elyria Health District with the Lorain County Health District, which is something Mayor Holly Brinda said she will recommend to City Council. On Monday, during a meeting of the City Council’s Strategic Planning Committee, Council members will hear from Read More…

Woman accused of running brothel out of Elyria home

ELYRIA – A woman allegedly running a brothel out of her rented Elyria home is facing criminal charges following a bust by Elyria police on Monday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said officers arrested Alysia Mericle, 29, after she offered sex in exchange for money during an undercover operation at her High Street home. Mericle Read More…

Elyria game to pursuing recreation grant funds

ELYRIA — The opportunity to go after a federal grant has resurrected interest in a splash pad and also a possible walking trail at West Park. For the next month, the federal government wants urban areas with 50,000 residents or more and park systems to submit ideas for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant program. Read More…

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Volleyball tournament pits Elyria schools staff against each other

International expansion in Elyria church’s future plans

  ELYRIA — When Senior Pastor Jim Mindling stood before the congregation of the Church of the Open Door earlier this month with his hands outstretched and the words 20/20 Vision on large screens behind him, he said he was there to share God’s plan. In the Bible, Mark 1:38 says “And he said unto Read More…