May 27, 2015

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Fire destroys garage in Lorain

LORAIN — Fire destroyed a garage at 3450 Albany Ave. and damaged the empty home next to it Sunday. The fire, called in around 8:15 p.m., was contained just before 9 p.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls. The cause of the fire, which he said broke out in a car port attached to Read More…

American Legion burglarized again

ELYRIA — Members of American Legion Post 12 received an unpleasant surprise Sunday as they opened the Legion building to prepare for Veterans Day ceremonies. The building was burglarized for the second time since Nov. 2, according to Darell Bishop, the Legion’s fiscal officer. Bishop, father of Chronicle-Telegram chief photographer Bruce Bishop, said in an Read More…

Police log for Nov. 12, 2012

Elyria police Saturday, Nov. 10 1:19 a.m. — 100 block Brace Ave., Steven Thacker, 35, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. The mother of two children with Thacker, whom police said had a swollen red eye, said he struck her in the face. Thacker denied punching her saying the woman was hurt from Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet dance instructor Carolyn Stringer


Carolyn Stringer Age: 56 Lives: Vermilion Pursuit: Line dancing You are? A dance instructor. I teach line dancing. I’ve been line dancing for 17 years, teaching for 15. They became popular in the ’70s. What are some of the more popular dances? “The Electric Slide” — they still do it at weddings, “The Cupid Shuffle,” Read More…

Photo gallery: Bill Becket named veteran of the year


Bill Beckett, 92, was named veteran of the year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria on Sunday. Beckett entered the U.S. Army in February 1944 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and many other military honors. He has served Read More…

Helen Ann Atkinson

Helen Ann Atkinson (nee Squire), 55, died on Friday, November 9, 2012 at her home in Lorain, Ohio following a one year illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio.

Bobby D. Clowser

Bobby D. Clowser, 69, of LaGrange passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Elyria Memorial Hospital R.M.C. after a long illness. He was born Tuesday, July 6, 1943 in Normantown West Virginia, living in the LaGrange area since 1965. He is a member of Wellington Freewill Baptist Church for many years. Mr. Clowser was employed Read More…

Carl L. Farmer


Carl L. Farmer, 81, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Southwest General Residential Hospice Center in Strongsville, after a long illness. He was born on January 1, 1931 in Hebbertsburg, Tennessee, and grew up in Crossville, Tennessee. Carl had lived in Strongsville for the past four years after moving from Elyria, where he Read More…

Esther J. Sooy-Smith


Esther J. Sooy-Smith, (nee Beal), 84, of Elyria passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Life Care Center of Westlake following a brief illness. She was born October 10, 1928 in Elyria. Esther was a multi-million dollar sales associate with Russell Realty. She was a member of Grace Community Church. Esther loved serving others; she Read More…

Fannie Mae Walden


Fannie Mae Walden, 97, of Oberlin went home to be with the Lord on Friday November 9, 2012 in New Life Hospice of Lorain following a short illness. She was born in Marietta, Florida coming to Oberlin, over 70 years ago from Cleveland. A graduate of Geneva High School Class of 1933. Mrs. Walden was Read More…