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David E. Horvath

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David E. Horvath, 43, of Wellington, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was born February 26, 1969, in Elyria. He grew up working at the family business, Horvath Nursery. He was proud to be a FFA member, and graduated from Wellington High School in 1987. He met his best friend and the love Read More…

John Shima

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John “The Welder” Shima, 63, of Sheffield Lake, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012, at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, in Lorain. John was born in Maple Heights, April 11, 1949. He was employed by Chieftan Trucking Company, as a truck driver. He enjoyed Friday night bowling at Shoreway Lanes and spent every Saturday Read More…

Mary Louise Youngless

Mary Louise Youngless, 67, of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mary lived in the Oberlin and Wellington areas all her life. She worked for Avon Products for many years in sales. She was a Oberlin High graduate in 1964. Mary enjoyed babysitting her cousin’s children and many others, bowling, Read More…

County judges order budget hikes

ELYRIA — The county’s Domestic Relations and General Division judges have ordered their 2013 budgets. The Domestic Relations Court, which also includes the Juvenile Division, ordered the Lorain County commissioners to provide a budget of $6,805,525 next year. Domestic Relations Court Administrator Doug Messer said the court order requires the commissioners to give the court Read More…

Obscene tanning-salon caller out of job at airport

John Dialinos has left his job as manager of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the wake of being convicted of making obscene phone calls to North Ridgeville tanning salons and masturbating outside one establishment. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman for the airport, said she couldn’t discuss the circumstances under which Dialinos parted ways Read More…

Veterans honored during ceremony at LCCC

ELYRIA — Looking fit and trim in his Navy uniform and white cap set at a jaunty angle on his head, Bill Clark could have collected a lot of bets from people trying to guess his age. The 86-year-old Sheffield resident served two years aboard the minesweeper USS Vigilance in the Pacific Theater during World Read More…

Artist memorializes Wellington Fire Department’s early days

WELLINGTON — A new 13-foot mural on Wellington Town Hall commemorates the odd circumstances revolving around the formation of the Fire Department in 1881. Nine days after the Fire Department was created, the first fire broke out. But the fire wagon, complete with red leather fire brigade buckets, was unavailable for immediate use. It was Read More…

Avon Lake officials want sit-down with FirstEnergy

AVON LAKE — In the aftermath of a week’s worth of storms, wind and extended power outages, city officials want to sit down with representatives of FirstEnergy to discuss how the firm responded to local communities. “There were all kinds of controversies over the length of time it took to get power back,” Mayor Greg Read More…

Weather complicates St. Anthony’s renovation plan

LORAIN — Changes at St. Anthony of Padua and St. Anthony School were planned and unplanned. The church at 1305 E. Erie Ave. was having its bell tower removed when fierce winds from superstorm Sandy ripped the roof off the nearby school at 1339 E. Erie Ave. on Oct. 30. The Rev. Richard Hudak, St. Read More…

Roundup: Nov. 10, 2012

Businessman pleads guilty to tax theft ELYRIA — A local businessman accused of failing to turn over $71,640 worth of sales tax money he collected between 2005 and 2010 pleaded guilty Thursday to theft and six counts each of failure to remit sales tax and incomplete, false and fraudulent returns prohibited. Richard Egy, 70, who Read More…