November 23, 2014

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Edwin R. Fawcett

Edwin R. Fawcett, 72, of Rotunda West, Fla., died Monday, November 26, 2007, at Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Port Charlotte. He was born February 2, 1935 in Salem, Ohio, to Russell and Margaret (Davis) Fawcett. He was a resident of Florida since 2004, moving from North Ridgeville, where he retired from General Read More…

David Odell Fraley

David Odell Fraley, 49, dear father of Sara Fraley and Stephanie Beauchamp (Angel); fond grandfather of Jalil Kender, Justin Kender, Nevaeh Beauchamp, Ean Beauchamp and Emery Wilson; brother of Diana Ramer, Mary Gessner (Rick), Christopher Fraley (Shawnell) and the late John W. Fraley III; son of Doris Fraley and the late John W. Fraley II. Read More…

County transit gets new director

ELYRIA – Lorain County Transit, which has been racked by budget cuts and rising fares, has a new director. Robin Bulan started work Monday at a salary of about $50,000 a year. Bulan`s prior work experience was with private transportation carriers Ryder ATE, First Group AM, First Student and First Transit, according to County Administrator Read More…

Dale J. McClune

Dale J. McClune, 81, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at his home after a long illness. He was born May 12, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Elyria. He served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater for the 791st Field Artillery Battalion. While still in Europe, he assumed duties Read More…

Bette Lu Parrish

Bette Lu Parrish, 85, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Wesleyan Village in Elyria. She was born December 2, 1922, in Peoria, Ill., and lived in the Chicago vicinity until 1972. She was then a resident of Mount Pleasant, S.C., for over 40 years. She was a Purdue University alumna majoring in home economics and Read More…

‘New’ Giant Eagle doesn’t fly

ELYRIA – Giant Eagle representatives said Thursday that the Cleveland Street store in Elyria will close in February, just 16 months after Giant Eagle acquired it and 17 others from Tops supermarket chain. SHAWN FOUCHER / CHRONICLE The Giant Eagle on Cleveland Street in Elyria is closing in February. Ongoing “financial reasons” have made it Read More…

Alleged bigamist single again after he divorces first wife and second wife leaves

ELYRIA – In September, James Bouyer had two wives. Today, he has none. Bouyer Bouyer, 61, was granted a divorce Thursday by county Domestic Relation Judge David Berta from Annie Bouyer, whom he married in 1966 but has been separated from since 1985. But Berta warned Bouyer that even though the divorce was made retroactively Read More…

Mixing it up for a good cause

Tasty event reminds of dangers of driving drunk ELYRIA – The smorgasbord of multicolored, alcohol-free drinks came in many forms – icy, gloppy, canary yellow, flamingo pink, piping hot and frigid cold – and they were slurped up by the jovial tongues of a couple hundred people who gathered Thursday for the Lorain County Community Read More…

Avon Lake gets national ranking

Avon Lake High School has been named one of the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine lists the school as one of the top 505 of 18,790 high schools analyzed in a recent study. That puts the Shoremen in the top 3 percent in the 40 states Read More…

Review: ‘Golden Compass’ dazzles, but story ultimately lacks direction

Taking dead aim for the same crowds that loved the “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” franchises, the glossy, epic-wannabe fantasy “The Golden Compass” is a strange brew. It intrigues but ultimately falls flat, unable to jell into a cohesive, compelling movie with a strong storyline. The film uses exotic and impressive locales in Read More…