February 14, 2016

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Convict’s gun request shot down

ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi has shot down a request from a Grafton man convicted of murder to be allowed to use guns for hunting. It’s typically illegal for convicted felons to use, or even touch, a firearm, but judges have the power to lift that restriction. Kevin Bernaciak, who was Read More…

High school wrestling: With lineup full, Keystone bests Lutheran West

BEACHWOOD — Keystone hadn’t had the best luck in dual meets. With injuries hampering the Wildcats in the early portion of the season, they were not able to fill a full lineup and forfeits cost them several matches. One of those matches came against Lutheran West, which Keystone wound up losing by criteria. On Wednesday, Read More…

Police log for Jan. 24, 2013

County sheriff Monday, Jan. 7 12:24 p.m. — 35000 Cooley Road, Eaton Township, burglary and theft of money/cash and jewelry. 12:51 p.m. — 38000 block Robson Road, Carlisle Township, burglary and theft of Xbox, three controllers, eight video games; register book; credit cards, birth certificates; safe; cell phone case; cigars; miscellaneous jewels; and a Mercury Read More…

Police: Mother of alleged bully punches woman at school

BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick woman was charged with assault after she punched another woman in the face Tuesday afternoon while waiting to pick up her child at Willetts Middle School, according to Brunswick police. As parents waited in their cars for their children to be released from school, police said Connie L. Edmiston, 42, of Read More…

Girls basketball: Shoregals run away from Clippers


AVON LAKE — With a third-quarter run, Avon Lake created some breathing room in a close non-conference game with Clearview on Wednesday night. Then with success in what became a foul-shooting exhibition, the Shoregals pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 40-29 victory. Avon Lake shot no free throws in the first half. But Read More…

Nora Jeanette Harwood

Harwood, Nora

Nora Jeanette Harwood, 89, of Rochester, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Elms in Wellington. She was born October 10, 1923 in Rochester Twp., daughter of the late Jesse and Edith (Storrow) Knapp. Nora was a lifelong resident of Rochester. She was a 1941 graduate of Brighton High School. She had worked at the Read More…

Dolores J. Grill


Dolores J. Grill (nee Eicher), 76, was born April 15, 1936 and entered in to rest Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Dolores was retired from Lorain County Community Action where she was a school bus attendant. Dolores truly enjoyed and loved the children and her co-workers. Dolores enjoyed Bluegrass music, her two dogs, Moe & Mike, Read More…

Pat Leimbach

Pat Leimbach, 85, of Brownhelm Township, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. There will be visitation with her family at Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ on Friday, January 25, from 6:30 to 9 P.M. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, January 26, at 11 A.M.

William B. Belan

William B. Belan, 65, of Grafton, passed away at EMH Healthcare, Monday January 21, 2013 following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Ambrose B. Toth

Ambrose B. Toth, 95, of Interlachen, Florida, formerly of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home of Palatka, Florida, 386-325-4521, handled arrangements for the family.