April 21, 2015

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Veterans from all branches come together for reunion at Black River Landing

Veterans Reunion

LORAIN — Algie Nelson’s reason for showing up at Saturday’s inaugural Lorain County Welcome Home All Veterans Reunion was simple. “Camaraderie,” Nelson answered emphatically with a big smile. A Marine combat infantry veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the current Afghanistan war, Nelson returned to his native Elyria after retirement as a Norfolk, Va., police Read More…

For first time, a for profit corporation wins 2014 Difference Makers award

The founding members of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County -- Nancy Sullivan, left, Sue Bowers, Libby Thuning and Marcia Miller -- were named difference makers this year.

ELYRIA – It goes without saying that a person or a non-profit can be lauded as a difference maker in a community because they are generally the first one to step up and help, but for the first time Leadership Lorain County has named a for profit corporation as one of its 2014 Difference Makers. Read More…

High School Football Final Scores, Week 7

Week 7 Football Slider

FINAL SCORES: (Winners in bold.) Elyria 34, North Royalton 37 (@ElyriaAthletics, @NoRoNation, @gebby67) Elyria Catholic 42, Lakewood 21 (@ECHSAthletics) Brecksville 24, Avon Lake 14 (@shoremenfb, @JoelHammondCT) Maple Heights 56, Lorain 34 (@LCS_TV20) Bay 7, Midview: 42 (@BayAthletics, @middieupdates, @metalgod35) Avon 31, North Ridgeville 7 (@avoneagles, @nrhssports) Oberlin 10, Columbia 35 (@OberlinPhoenix, @CHSRaiders) Firelands 21,  Brookside 35 (@FirelandsFalcon, @jbrady_ct) Keystone 35, Wellington 0 (@WEVSD_sports, @TheRenegadeFan) Olmsted Falls 6, Amherst 21 (@SteeleComets) Read More…

Lorain County Metro Parks just got a little bigger


GRAFTON TOWNSHIP – The Lorain County Metro Parks will add a small section of newly-acquired land south of the Indian Hollow Reservation that includes a heron rookery and a small portion of the East Branch of the Black River. Word of the acquisition was released Wednesday in a statement by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Read More…

Dashcam video of Grafton police arresting mayor released (Warning: Graphic language)


GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan pleaded not guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to stop after an accident and failure to control. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle at the intersection of Fox Run and Hunting Hollow near Flanigan’s home in the 1100 block of Fox Run. Read More…

Police: Older man sought for approaching girls Thursday

ELYRIA –  Elyria police suspect two incidents Thursday afternoon in which an older, white man asked young girls if they needed rides are related. The first, at 4:38 p.m., happened by the BP gas station on East Bridge Street. A 12-year-old girl was walking home from school when a white pickup pulled alongside her and Read More…

Man charged with cocaine trafficking after SWAT team raids home

LORAIN — After a month-long investigation and a series of undercover drug deals, Lorain police, with help from the Lorain County SWAT team, raided a house Friday morning and arrested a man on charges accusing him of trafficking in cocaine. Victor C. Brooks, 44, of 1125 W. Fifth St., Lorain, was charged with drug trafficking Read More…

High School Football: Week 5 Final Scores

Week 5 Football


Longtime Elyria handyman store closing

Handy man

ELYRIA — Like most people in business for themselves, Ron Rogers had traditions that included a morning cup of coffee with neighboring businessman and longtime pal Tim Haury. That routine is coming to an end as Rogers, 62, is closing his well-known Bill Handy Mann Services home repair, remodeling and improvement business. Rogers, 62, has Read More…

Police: Suicidal man creates uproar on Spruce Street

  ELYRIA – A suicidal man turned violent and threatened to fight 10 police officers late Monday evening. Tony Hale, 40, was charged with assault on a police officer, having weapons while intoxicated and two counts of intimidation. His father, Bobby Hale, 68, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and two counts of Read More…