July 24, 2014

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Elections officials find ways to replace aging poll workers

LANCASTER — The City Council is considering allowing city employees to take paid leave to work the polls during elections, a trend that’s increasingly popular as the current roster ages. A 2004 state law allows employees to go on paid leave to work elections, and encouraging public employees to serve will help replace the dwindling Read More…

Growing Inspiration

A new approach – and a blue egg – revitalize Columbia Station farm A chicken’s blue eggs are providing a small community with a unique organic opportunity and revitalizing a local farm when it most needed it. The Breychak farm in Columbia Station has been in operation since the early 1960s, but its fences began Read More…

Sheriffs check chicken coop

SHEFFIELD TWP. — An anonymous tip led Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies to a Sheffield Township chicken coop to investigate allegations that cockfighting was taking place there Sunday. Deputies went out to the property in a fenced-in area where Lowell Avenue dead ends about 4:30 p.m. and found more than 40 people gathered around the coop. Read More…

A virtual morgue in cyberspace

Site archives the dead of MySpace Meghan Barr The Associated Press Somewhere deep in cyberspace, where the living greet the dead, there are ghosts. They live in a virtual graveyard without tombstones or flowers. They drift among the shadows of the people they used to be, and the pieces they left behind. Allison Bauer left Read More…

Fall victim, 2, remains critical

ELYRIA —  A 2-year-old girl who fractured her skull after she fell from a second-floor window Saturday still was fighting for her life at a Cleveland hospital Sunday night. Cora Mae Gentry was listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center late Sunday, where she was being treated for the head injury as well as Read More…

Goldie Allen

Goldie Allen, 88, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007, at her home, after a long illness. She was born Sunday, April 6, 1919 in Flat Gap KY, living in Grafton for 25 years.  Mrs. Allen was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her family home, gardening of flowers, and being a mother. She Read More…

William J. Dooley

William J. Dooley, 78, of Mount Vernon, died July 29, 2007 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. He was born July 28, 1929 in Mount Vernon to William F. and Elizabeth (Feeney) Dooley. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. He was a Charter member of Council 2970, Knights of Columbus Fourth Read More…

Joan D. Havanish

Joan D. Havanish (nee Kus), 76, of North Ridgeville, died Saturday, July 28, at her residence following a short illness. Mrs. Havanish was born March 23, 1931 in Cleveland, and had also resided in Berea where she co-owned Grindstone Inn for fifteen years, retiring in 1973. She moved to North Ridgeville in 1977, and involved Read More…

Mary Margaret Magyary

Mary Margaret "Margie" Magyary (nee Kelovsky), 78, of Avon, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at St. John Westshore Hospital after a long illness. She was born, Feb. 4,1929, in Twin Rocks, PA and had lived in Avon for over 45 years. She was a member of the ladies VFW Auxilliary Post 7035 and enjoyed sewing Read More…

John Perry Roberts

John Perry Roberts, 92, of LaGrange, passed away Sunday morning at the Elms Retirement Village, in Wellington, after a long illness. He was born Thursday, November 12, 1914 in Cleveland, living in the LaGrange area since 1960. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton for many years. He Read More…