February 6, 2016


Avon Lake passes law allowing rifles to cut deer numbers

AVON LAKE — The city has concluded a sometimes contentious yearlong debate over how to go about reducing the city’s troublesome deer population. By a 6-1 vote, City Council passed legislation Monday night that authorizes Mayor Greg Zilka, Police Chief David Owad and other officials to hone a plan for controlling the city’s estimated 250 Read More…

Crash victim known as park biologist

CLEVELAND — A driver involved in a three-vehicle accident Friday night is a popular aquatic biologist for the Cleveland Metroparks. Michael Durkalec, 41, of Wakeman, remained in critical condition Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was injured when his vehicle and one coming in the opposite direction on state Route 113 collided head-on Read More…

State may take down bridge near mall in 2014


ELYRIA — The 49th Street Bridge — the one spanning state Route 57 by Midway Mall — could come down sooner rather than later. A year ago, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda was being told the reconfiguration of Route 57, including the removal of the 49th Street Bridge, would be a project years in the making. Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge wins again


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Unlike baseball or bowling, basketball does not have perfect games. Lake Ridge may want to change that. The Royals were knocking on the door of perfection Monday, shooting 78 percent from the field in the first half and forcing 24 turnovers in a 72-41 non-league trouncing of Parma. Lake Ridge (13-2) had Read More…

Police log for Jan. 15, 2013

Elyria police Saturday, Jan. 12 2:53 p.m. — Police Department, 18 West Ave., a resident said his front license plate was stolen from his Chevrolet Silverado, which was in the parking lot of his apartment complex in the 100 block of Hawthorne St. Sunday, Jan. 13 11:06 a.m. — 200 block Park Meadow Drive, a Read More…

Margaret L. Wallencheck

Margaret L. Wallencheck (nee Potts), 74, of Elyria, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, at Northridge Health Center, in North Ridgeville after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 9, 1938 in Cleveland, and has been a lifelong resident of Elyria. Margaret was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, in Elyria. She enjoyed Read More…

Patricia Caswell

Patricia Caswell, 73, of Wellington, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are pending, and will be announced by Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, Wellington.

Evelyn Jeffries

Evelyn Jeffries (nee Stewart), 80, of Elyria, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, January 8, 2013, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Lynn Hollins Fenderson

Lynn Hollins Fenderson, 75 years old, of Oberlin, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elyria. She was born September 16, 1937, in Simpson County, Mississippi. She worked as a Manager at L & K Restaurant in Oberlin, volunteered at Oberlin Senior Center, and was a caretaker for many family and Read More…

Donald C. Scott


Donald C. Scott, 84, of Canton, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, after a short illness. He was born December 31, 1928 in Cleveland. He was a graduate of Oberlin College and University of Vermont. He lived in Canton and worked for the Chicago City Colleges. He was a Veteran Read More…