April 18, 2014

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Ernestine J. Gondor-Yuhas

Ernestine J. Gondor-Yuhas (nee Kos), 90, of Lorain, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Golden Acres Nursing Home, Amherst, following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced tomorrow by the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain.  

K’s mounting for Tribe, but it’s OK with Wedge

If the Indians were playing at home in recent days, Jacobs Field would have been the coolest place in town. I’m saying cool as in temperature, not as in trendy, because the Indians’ bats would have air-conditioned the place. They certainly generate a breeze. This team can strike out like nothing we’ve ever seen. At Read More…

Elyria drops nemesis

ELYRIA — The dynasty might not be over, but it was derailed for a year. Elyria will send an 11-12 girls team to the Little League state finals for the first time since 2001. Elyria defeated an old nemesis, Tallmadge, 7-1 to win the District 3 championship Tuesday at Vic Janowicz Park. “This is a Read More…

Vote brings ‘pay-as-you-throw’ a step closer

ELYRIA — The county’s Solid Waste Management District’s Policy Committee approved a controversial “pay-as-you-throw” trash program Tuesday, but it’s still far from a done deal. County commissioners, the city of Lorain and communities representing 60 percent of the county’s population must still sign off on the plan for it to become reality. The biggest stumbling Read More…

All pets must go

Adoption center being closed in favor of spay, neuter program VERMILION — Faced with the reality that adoption will not curtail the growing homeless pet population, the World Animal Foundation has decided to close its pet adoption center. President Gary Barnby said the nonprofit organization, headquartered on Liberty Avenue, instead plans to focus on low-cost Read More…

High court asked to consider guns at Justice Center

ELYRIA — The county’s judges are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to conduct a review of the security at the county Justice Center to help settle a debate over whether police officers can carry firearms in the courthouse. The ban on any officer not assigned to courthouse security carrying a weapon has been in place Read More…

Man charged with cruelty to alpacas

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A Huntington Township man has been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty after sheriff’s deputies discovered a pen full of neglected alpacas at his state Route 58 farm last month, deputies said. Dan Dailey, 41, was charged with nine counts of animal cruelty because deputies found two dead alpacas and squalid Read More…

It’ll be a party when ‘Potter’ book hits stands

So nothing’s scarier than a Dementor? How about the feeding frenzy being conjured in area bookstores, theaters and towns at the marketing dream of a Harry Potter double-whammy? Today, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” opens on thousands of screens across the nation. And, if that wasn’t enough, bookstores, libraries and entire communities Read More…

Avon Council adds sales tax hike to ballot

AVON — It’s officially up to Avon voters to decide if they want a recreation center, a minor league baseball team and other first-class athletics facilities. Council approved adding a 0.25 percent income tax increase to the November ballot during Monday’s meeting. The projects hinge on the tax increase, which would bring the city’s income Read More…

Friends rescue teen in lake

VERMILION — Heather Schutes, 14, was feeling pretty good about herself around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. “I never saved someone in my whole life,” Heather said, smiling and crying a bit as she stood on a lakeside cliff at Vermilion’s Showse Park.  Heather’s elation came after the unsettling event that she and her boyfriend, Ray Agront, Read More…