April 17, 2014

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School officials put on spot over minority contractors

ELYRIA — Elyria school officials said Wednesday they are aiming for total transparency concerning the construction of a new Elyria High, and at least one local leader put them to the test on the spot. Lorain County Urban League President Fred Wright urged the school district to reach out to local minority contractors and laborers Read More…

Park mission: Bring families together

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is on a mission to bring families closer together. In the past few years, the department has reinvented itself within North Ridgeville, and the brainchild behind many of the family oriented events is Missy Williams, programming supervisor for the city. A real treat A Halloween party Read More…

North Ridgeville police blotter: Oct. 4, 2007

Blotter bites  A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case — an arrest. On Sept. 24, a resident of the 6200 block of Wallace reported a picture that had been burned was placed on the front porch with a vulgar threat written on the back. The content of the picture revealed the Read More…

Roberta Blake

Roberta Elizabeth Blake (nee Krause), 60,  and a resident of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Haleakala National Park, HI, following a sudden accident. She was born June 15, 1947. Roberta was raised in Amherst and graduated from Marion L. Steele in Amherst. She was a lifetime resident of Amherst. Roberta was employed Read More…

Phillip L. Puffer

Phillip L. Puffer, 82, of Elyria died suddenly Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at his home. He was born September 7, 1925 in Conneaut, OH. Mr. Puffer was a former manager of both J.C. Penny and Robrt Hall Clothing Stores. He and his first wife, Bernadine started Puffer’s Floral Shoppe in 1968. Mr. Puffer was a Read More…

Michael Joseph Anderson

Michael Joseph Anderson, infant son of Michael V. Anderson and Jamie Jacobs of Elyria, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at University Hospital, Cleveland. Friends may call Friday, October 5, 2007, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st St., South Lorain. Additional survivors and arrangements Read More…

Joseph W. Kotai

Joseph W. Kotai, 72, of Pembroke, NC, formerly of Lorain, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC, of cancer. He was born August 28, 1935 in Lorain. Mr. Kotai graduated from Lorain High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. He retired with the Read More…

John C. Schweda

John C. Schweda, 80, of Berea, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2007. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Rose; father of Thomas C. (Mary Ann) of Louisville, KY, Cynthia (James) of Kanappolis, NC, and Daniel J. of Strongsville; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren of Grand Junction, CO. He was a U.S. Navy Read More…

Frances A. Eager

Frances A. Eager, 97, of Columbus, formerly a longtime resident of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Friendship Village of Columbus. She was born September 24, 1910 in Oberlin, the daughter of the late Emerson and Lena Sherrill. Frances is survived by sons, Dale and (wife Pat) of Westerville, David and (wife Caroline) Read More…

Frances “Nea” Taylor

Frances “Nea” Taylor, 75, of Elyria, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2007 in the Center Ridge Nursing Center of North Ridgeville, following a long illness. She was born in Chactaw County, AL, coming to Elyria 30 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was employed at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, retiring after 27 years Read More…