September 30, 2014

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After-school program helps students

Students at Franklin Elementary school in Elyria aren’t just learning writing, reading and math and science. They’re also learning how to ballroom dance. For an hour after school every Tuesday and Thursday, fifth- and sixth-grade students perfect their dancing skills and learn how to swing dance, waltz and tango. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Juanita Williams Read More…

Pastor’s son indicted on murder charges

ELYRIA — The teen accused of shooting his preacher father in the face and killing his mother has been indicted by a county grand jury. Daniel Petric, 16, will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of 43-year-old Sue Petric and the wounding of the Rev. Mark Petric, 45, of New Life Assembly Read More…

Judge turns down lethal injection case

ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi rejected requests by two accused killers to throw out the possibility they could face the death penalty if they’re ultimately convicted. On Thursday, Miraldi said he saw no reason to duplicate the efforts of fellow county Judge James Burge — who is already reviewing the constitutionality of Read More…

State will extend E-Check through ’08

COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers blasted through the year’s final floor session this week by addressing emissions, veterans’ benefits and abortion. The actions capped a year that saw near unanimity on the state’s most significant policy document — the state’s $52.3 billion budget — but passage of few other significant laws. The House and Senate, both Read More…

Former state Rep. Trakas plans run for Congress

ELYRIA — Former state Rep. Jim Trakas, an employee at Lorain County Community College, has his eyes on the 10th Congressional District seat currently held by presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich. Trakas, a Republican from Independence, was a seven-year representative in the 15th and 17th districts of the Ohio House, and he currently works part-time at Read More…

Woman charged with DUI after single-car crash

LaGrange police Thursday, Dec. 6 8:30 p.m. – South Center Street, off Public Square, Ryan Vajas, 22, Wellington, charged with driving under suspension. Friday, Dec. 7 12:05 a.m. – South Center Street and Commerce Drive, Marcus Rauscher, 22, Grafton, charged with driving under the influence, driving outside restriction, failure to signal, open container in a Read More…

Luella M. Baskin

Luella M. Baskin (nee Stiteler), 86, of Lorain, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at her home. She was born July 24, 1921 in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania and had resided in Lorain since childhood. Luella was a 1938 graduate of Lorain High School. She worked in the catalog department of Sears, Roebuck and Co., the bookmobile for Read More…

Dennis A. Halitzka

Dennis A. Halitzka, 66, of Grafton, died Saturday, December 8, 2007 at his home. He had retired as a carpenter for the State of Ohio. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, working with his hands and was especially Read More…

Lois J. Edgar

Lois J. Mechling Edgar, 70, of Elyria, died Thursday, December 13, 2007 after a long term illness, following a long and full life of caring for others. She was born August 12, 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Monroe and Jane Stolar Mechling of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Lois was a 1955 Read More…

Candis Foster

Candis Foster, 34, of Eaton Township, passed away in her home after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.