June 29, 2015


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…

Lorain County JVS students hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

A wreath was placed at the Sept. 11 memorial Wednesday.

OBERLIN – They may not have fully grasped what had happened, but they remember where they were when it occurred. Lorain County Joint Vocational School student Efrain Gonzalez was sitting in his first-grade classroom, listening to his teacher read a book when the teacher next door ran into the classroom and whispered to her. “I Read More…