December 1, 2015


Brinda won every ward, all but two precincts in Elyria mayoral race

Elyria mayoral candidates, from left: Incumbent Democrat Holly Brinda, Republican Garry Gibbs, independent Tim Quinn and write-in candidate Chalene Mudd.

ELYRIA — Democratic Mayor Holly Brinda claimed victory at the polls Tuesday by winning the majority votes in all but two of the city’s 31 precincts. Brinda received a total of 5,930 votes and her biggest competition came from Republican challenger Garry Gibbs, who received 4,222 votes. Independent Tim Quinn and write-in candidate Chalene Mudd trailed Read More…

Elyria mayoral election precinct breakdown

Brinda fends off three challengers to win second term as Elyria mayor


ELYRIA — Elyria voters overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to stick with Mayor Holly Brinda for a second four-year term over three challengers. Brinda won the four-way mayoral race with 5,930 votes or 53 percent, according to unofficial election results tallied by the Lorain County Board of Elections. Republican challenger Garry Gibbs, a one-time City Council member Read More…

Elyria PD adds six officers


ELYRIA — Six police officers were sworn in to the Elyria Police Department on Monday afternoon, bringing the force back up to nearly full strength. The additions grow the department to 84. The city budgets for 85 officers. The new additions all are part of what is known as the Lateral Transfer Program, which means Read More…

Suspect in Long John Silver’s robbery arrested

Chad Nichols

Police have identified the person they believe committed an aggravated robbery at Long John Silver’s on Cleveland Street on Oct. 28. Chad Thomas Nichols, a 31-year-old Parma Heights resident, was identified using surveillance footage from surrounding businesses. Police also said they identified Maria Vlahopoulos as the driver of the vehicle Nichols got into after the Read More…

Fire displaces seven residents


ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that began about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. A report was unavailable Sunday night, but fire Capt. Carl Mack said the fire ignited in a garbage can behind the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread Read More…

Elyria fire displaces seven

ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that broke out about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire started in a garbage can outside the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread to the second floor, fire Capt. Carl Mack said. The cause Read More…

UPDATED: Power restored after outages across county

Outages throughout the county were the result of a transmission line problem, and all of it has been restored, according to First Energy. Around noon, a problem occurred with a main transmission line that feeds several power stations and that result in a widespread outage. Mark Durbin, company spokesman, said the outage is being investigated, but all customers Read More…

Woman shot in Speedway parking lot; suspect remains at large


ELYRIA — A woman was shot in the parking lot of the Speedway, 895 Lorain Blvd., about 3:05 a.m. Friday. A friend of the woman who was next door in a car in the parking lot of the Westfield Garden Apartments, 525 Bell Ave., told police he heard her arguing in the Speedway parking lot Read More…

Motorized memorial offers tribute to LaGrange hot rodder

Classic cars owned by street rod lover David Lowery sit outside the Busch Funeral Home on Second Street in Elyria.

ELYRIA — One might say David M. Lowery wanted to go out with a roar, or better yet, the rumble of customized hot rods he loved so much. Many drivers tooling past Busch Funeral Home on Second Street on Thursday afternoon likely did a double-take or two when they spotted more than a dozen vintage Read More…