April 16, 2014

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Paul L. Schmittle

Paul L. Schmittle, 77, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, September 29, 2007. He was born in Wilgus, Pa., and lived in Elyria for most of his life. Paul was enlisted in the Army in May 1949, serving until June 1955. He retired from Arco’s Gas Station, where he was a Read More…

Kenneth H. Schroeder

Kenneth H. Schroeder, 60, of North Ridgeville, passed away September 26, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a supervisor at Ford Motor Company. He was the son of the late Harry and Margaret (nee Vida) Schroeder; loving husband of Kathy (nee O’Neill); devoted father of Kenneth J., Crystal Goad (Tom), Joe Read More…

Wellington school workers issue no-confidence vote

WELLINGTON — More than 100 teachers and non-teaching staff of the Wellington Schools met Sunday night and issued a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Victor Cardenzana, according to a spokeswoman for the teacher’s union. The highly-charged language in a 12-point resolution alleged that Cardenzana “threatened retaliation for union activities,” “misappropriated” funds from a permanent Read More…

Military reports 60 insurgents dead in Iraq

BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more than 60 insurgent and militia fighters in intense battles over the weekend, with most of the casualties believed to have been al-Qaida fighters, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Embassy, meanwhile, joined a broad swath of Iraqi politicians — both Shiite and Sunni — in criticizing a nonbinding Read More…

Roundup: Oct. 1

Man allegedly strikes Lorain cop with car LORAIN — A Lorain man faces 14 charges including felony fleeing, felonious assault and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs after allegedly hitting a Lorain police officer with his car. Donald William Zelenak, 43, drove away from Patrolman Timothy Thompson after Thompson Read More…

Judith Ann Sislowski

Judith Ann Sislowski (nee Collins), 60, of Vermilion, died Sunday, September 30, 2007, at University Hospital, Cleveland, after a 3-week illness. She was born June 1, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and lived in Vermilion since 1970. She had also lived in Amherst and Elwood City, Pa. Mrs. Sislowski taught middle school and high school English, Read More…

Brenda Carol ‘Penny’ Mitchell

Brenda Carol “Penny” Mitchell, 57, of Elyria, died Sunday, September 30, 2007, at EMH Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born April 16, 1950 in Millstone, Ky., and lived most of her life in Elyria. She was a 1968 graduate of Colonel White High School in Dayton. She worked as manager and Read More…

Police blotter: Oct. 1

Elyria police Friday, Sept. 28 5:30 a.m. – West Avenue and 15th Street, five suspicious men knocked on woman’s car window; woman didn’t open her door.  1:46 p.m. – 300 block Sixth St., Elyria High School, 16-year-old male charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 4:05 p.m. – West Avenue and Fifth Street, girl said an Read More…

Arthur K. Dawson

Arthur K. Dawson, 71, of Grafton, died Monday October 1, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home of Elyria.

Catholic parishes unite to create regional schools

CINCINNATI — Ohio Catholic parishioners are forming regional schools that draw children from multiple parishes as falling enrollments and rising operating costs have caused school closings in recent years. Cincinnati’s 19-county archdiocese, one of the largest in the nation, saw enrollment fall 17 percent in the past decade at its 102 elementary schools and 22 Read More…