July 29, 2014

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Ex-con leads prison prayer

GRAFTON — A quiet fell over the prison folding tables Wednesday as every head bowed in prayer. “What we go through tonight will be very personal,” said Michael Andrew Swiger, 39, a reformed convict. “The person sitting next to you is likely someone who wants your forgiveness, or who you want forgiveness from.” STEVE MANHEIM Read More…

Drive-through flu shots popular

ELYRIA — For those who love the convenience of a drive-through, the Elyria City Health Department is happy to oblige with a drive-through flu shot clinic next month at Lorain County Community College. “Getting a flu shot is as simple as filling up your gas tank,” said Linda Moore, director of nursing for the Health Read More…

North Ridgeville police blotter: Oct. 11, 2007

Monday, Oct. 1 10:13 a.m. — 7500 block Race Road, theft of trailer valued at $1,500. Tuesday, Oct. 2 4:11 a.m. — Forest Wood Drive, an officer observed a man stealing pumpkins from Marc’s on Center Ridge Road. Donald Bartlett, 37, Parma, charged with petty theft, driving under the influence and excess BAC. Wednesday, Oct. Read More…

Candy Lee McComas

Candy Lee McComas, 57, of Wakeman, died Tuesday evening, October 9, 2007, at the Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Firelands, New London, where she had lived since 1992. She was born May 19, 1950 in Bay Village, daughter of the late Fred L. and Lajean (Novotany) Weldon, Jr. She was raised in Vermilion and lived Read More…

The smell of the greasepaint, the flickering of the house lights

Olde Towne Theatre opens 27th year needing an angel NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When the lights go up to accent the Olde Towne Hall Theatre stage, sometimes they flicker. At times, they have even gone off for minutes at a time, leaving the actors in the dark. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Rick Evans, Susan Didino (center) Read More…

Willie James Porter

Willie James “Snag” Porter, 80, of Elyria, went home to be with the Lord October 8, 2007. He was born March 1, 1927 in Laverne, AL and moved to Elyria in 1948. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII. He worked for 40 years as a diesel repairman at United States Steel Read More…

Cleo L. Snyder

Cleo L. Snyder, 84, of Elyria, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a long battle with cancer. He was born October 3, 1923 in New Bethleham, PA and was an Elyria resident for most of his life. Mr. Snyder worked as an electrician for many years, retiring in 1982 from Read More…

Donald A. Dumire

Donald A. Dumire, 87, of Port Orchard, WA, and formerly of Sheffield Township, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Ridgemont Terrace Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mr. Dumire was born in Saint George, WV on November 10, 1919, and had been a long-time resident of Sheffield Township from the early 1950’s until the Read More…

Lico Y. Boone

Lico Y. Boone, 81, of Elyria, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007 in his home following a long illness. He was born in El Dorado, AR, coming to Elyria 51 years ago. He was employed as a laborer for Duplex Foundry and Tappan Industries, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. He was a Read More…

Fuller F. Bogard

Fuller F. Bogard, 100, of Elyria, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Western Reserve Hospice House, Cleveland. He had lived alone in his home until he was hospitalized October 3, 2007. Fuller was born in Beach Haven, PA January 12, 1907. He moved to Akron as a youth and had worked at Firestone Tire Read More…