November 27, 2014

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Lorain district gets $3.4M

District may rehire some laid-off teachers LORAIN — Lorain School District officials, who have endured plenty of hard knocks these past few months with a massive deficit and teacher layoffs, discovered Friday the district will receive $3.43 million in federal money. The money was awarded from the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program. Read More…

Expect a hot/cold, wet/dry winter

What’s the weather going to be like? Depends who you ask. ELYRIA — Get ready for driving snows and long bouts of freezing temperatures this winter. Wait — make that warmer-than-average temperatures and light flurries. What? Predictions for winter 2008 are helter-skelter, depending on who’s being asked, and even competing almanacs are coming up with Read More…

Police briefs: Sept. 22, 2007

Mother: Friend gave son antidepressant LORAIN — Police are investigating a Lorain woman’s complaint that her 11-year-old son’s friend gave him a prescription antidepressant because he was feeling down, a Lorain police report said. The woman told police that a 12-year-old girl gave her son an unknown quantity of generic Paxil pills. The woman said Read More…

William L. Wigton, III

William L. Wigton, III, 86, died Friday, September 21, 2007, at Golden Acres Lorain County Home after a lengthy illness. William was born on March 21, 1921, in Peking, China, then moved to Lorain County when he was four. He was a salesman with the May Company, retiring in 1981 after 30 years. He was Read More…

Rev. Dr. Joseph Hilton, III

Rev. Dr. Joseph Hilton III, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. He served as the Chief of Chaplain Service at Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The wake will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at The House of The Lord, Read More…

Justin J. Mackert

Justin J. "Jeff" Mackert passed away September 21, 2007, in Vermilion. He served in the Navy and was a WWII veteran. He was the beloved husband of Alice ( Nee Hartman) and the late LaVerne (Nee Wittich) and Jean (Nee Nieman); dear father of Linda Miller (Steven Forgerson), Marquerite " Peg" DiMarco (Frank), George (Sharon) Read More…

Janice M. Schlechter

Janice M. Schlechter, (nee-Simms), 65, of Elyria, died Saturday at her home following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at state Route 57, Elyria.

Hocking College president under investigation

COLUMBUS — The president of a technical college whose school is under investigation by the state attorney general’s office charged more than $25,000 in travel expenses to a credit card, a newspaper reported Saturday. Hocking College President John Light totaled $9,909 in charges for three trips to Chicago, along with other trips to Nashville, Philadelphia, Read More…

James Lanier Dickerson, Jr.

James Lanier Dickerson, Jr., 55, of Elyria, died unexpectedly Friday, September 21, 2007, at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria. Mr. Dickerson was born March 18, 1952, in Birmingham, Ala. He had lived in the Lorain County area since 1964. He was a member of Greater St. Matthew A.M.E. Church of Lorain where he served Read More…

Bill would require reporting of names of carnival workers

COLUMBUS — Traveling carnival companies in Ohio would have to provide police with the names of all employees under proposed legislation. The bill comes after a court-ordered check of a carnival company by Athens County Prosecutor David Warren last year revealed many of the company’s workers had prior felony convictions, back child support orders and Read More…