September 2, 2014

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UPDATED: All-clear given after bomb threat at Elyria High

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Updated (11:30 a.m.): The all-clear has been given at Elyria High School after a bomb threat. Students were returning to the school at 11:30 a.m., and will finish the school day as normal. Elyria police and firefighters responded to the school and investigated the threat. Check back for more information as it becomes available. ————–Original story——————– Read More…

Elyria High students show support for levy, student group

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ELYRIA — Signs that read “Equality” and “Support Issue 2” were mixed equally at a peaceful rally Monday morning at Elyria High School. Lined up in front of the historic Washington Building on Middle Avenue, students came together before class to rally in support of the district’s upcoming renewal levy and a newly formed gay-straight Read More…

Elyria blotter: Resident says window broken, coins stolen

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Elyria police Wednesday, March 19 12:01 a.m. — 400 block Ashland Court, a man said someone tried to file a tax return using his Social Security number. 2:30 a.m. — 1400 block Lowell St., a deejay at a bar told police a woman came into the bar and started threatening and punching him 7:00 a.m. Read More…

UPDATED: Abbe Road bank robbery suspect remains at large

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Update (12:30 p.m.): Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. Read More…

Elyria mayor seeks donations to bring back Fourth of July fireworks

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ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is aiming to return a Fourth of July fireworks show to the city. However, city finances won’t allow tax dollars to be spent on the festivities. So the mayor, who has raised enough funds to bring free summer camps to the city for three consecutive summers as well as increase Read More…

Elyria teacher starts online petition for changes to standardized tests

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ELYRIA — It started with a guest column in the Washington Post, where Elyria teacher Dawn Randall lamented about the exhausting standardized testing schedule of Ohio students. Now, the educator with 24 years in the classroom under her belt is letting her voice be used to drive an online petition calling for changes in the Read More…

Ice jams local water intake pipes for second time this winter

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Seen as a rare occurrence, frazil ice is a phenomenon that has struck Lorain County twice this winter, first at the Avon Lake water plant and on Monday at the Elyria water pumping plant — prompting Elyria officials to issue a water conservation alert. Read More…

Updated: Elyria water customers asked to conserve

  UPDATE — SEE EARLIER STORY BELOW FOR MORE:   North Ridgeville, which contracts for about 75 percent of its water needs from Elyria, reported no problems with its water supply today, according to Al Swindig Jr., a supervisor with the city Service Department. “We’ve had no problems at all,” Swindig said. “They called us Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man allegedly stole aluminum cans from neighbor’s yard

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Elyria police Friday, March 14 3:07 p.m. — 400 block Concord Ave., David Woodburn, 48, 300 block Concord Ave., Elyria, cited for theft. A neighbor accused Woodburn of stealing aluminum cans from her backyard. She said she followed a trail of cans from her backyard to Boston Avenue where she said Woodburn was putting cans Read More…

Two Elyria Schools liaisons work with families to improve attendance

ELYRIA — The school district’s two liaisons have a variety of duties, including improving students’ attendance. Erik Burnett and Troy Hill each average 10 to 15 home visits per week, said Amy Higgins, Elyria Schools spokeswoman. Generally, 10 unexcused absences during a school year trigger a visit. Visits usually come when parents don’t return calls Read More…