November 22, 2014

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Antioch College to stay open

YELLOW SPRINGS — Trustees overseeing Antioch College said Saturday they have reversed their decision to temporarily close the school, which is known for its pioneering academic program that produces students with a passion for free thinking and social activism. The reversal is contingent on whether alumni and the school can meet fundraising goals over the Read More…

Dems look to solidify gains in state

COLUMBUS — The way Democrats figure it, they borrowed about 500,000 voters in bellwether Ohio last year and ended more than a decade of statewide political frustration. Now they seek a more durable relationship in time for the 2008 presidential election. Their salesman of choice? That would be Gov. Ted Strickland and the face of Read More…

Police blotter: Nov. 4, 2007

Elyria police Monday, Oct. 29 6:30 a.m. – 500 block Ternes Ave., spool of wire stolen. 10:30 a.m. – 500 block Ternes Ave., a heater, ladder, scaffolding and pieces of aluminum were stolen. 3 p.m. – 500 block Georgetown Ave., missing wallet. 3:23 p.m. – 100 block Burns Road, broken window. 8:50 p.m. – 900 Read More…

Westlake fire chief demoted, suspended

WESTLAKE — A fire chief who used on-duty firefighters to service his family’s vehicles was demoted and suspended without pay for 30 days, Mayor Dennis Clough said. The union representing Westlake firefighters complained in June about Fire Chief Richard Pietrick asking them to do repair work on the cars, said Clough, who announced the results Read More…

Car strikes pole; two men injured

AMHERST — Neighbors were jolted out of bed early Saturday by the noise as a Toyota Corolla jumped the shoulder of South Lake Street near Beach Cliff Drive and hit a utility pole. “We thought it was an explosion,” said Judith Ingersoll, who ran to the window with her husband, Charles. Police — who are Read More…

Group urges ‘no’ vote on sales tax issue

ELYRIA — Taxes are high enough and county commissioners haven’t justified the   0.25 percent sales tax increase they passed in March, say activists who met Saturday on Ely Square. The group, called the Local Liberty Committee, spent the day erecting orange signs near highways and busy city streets, urging voters to “Vote No” on Issue Read More…

New leader has big plans to streamline local Girl Scouts

Alford-Smith LORAIN — It’s not the camping badge, the gymnastics badge or the scrapbooking badge. No, what is really important, is training girls to be strong leaders, said Daisy Alford-Smith, the new CEO of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio. “We want to equip them with skills, knowledge and experience to make them leaders. Read More…

Who says they can’t have a ball in Iraq?

Soldier’s parents collect balls for troops and kids Even soldiers strapped with M16 rifles like to play ball once in awhile. “We just got an e-mail today that he was out of soccer balls and candy,” said Betsy Weaver, whose son, Richard Dibler, 27, is an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. Collection for troops To Read More…

Anne L. Chernitsky

Anne L. Chernitsky (nee Dziak), 82, of Elyria, died Thursday, November 1, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born March 27, 1925 in Keisterville, Pennsylvania and lived in Elyria for most of her life. Mrs. Chernitksy was employed for 25 years at EMH Regional Medical Center, retiring as the Read More…

Clarence N. Wallace

Clarence N. Wallace, 67, loving father of Jerry Laport of Elyria, Clarence Jr. of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, James of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey (Terri) of Cleveland, Michelle Phillips (Glenn) of Cleveland and Albert of Waynesburg Pennsylvania; grandfather of five; brother of James of Olmsted Falls, Loretta Higginbotham of Brook Park, Richard of Elyria, Elizabeth Sturbleng of Elyria, Read More…