May 24, 2015


Atkinson’s Lorain tenure also controversial

LORAIN — Cheryl Atkinson’s tenure as Lorain Schools superintendent was longer and happier than her time at DeKalb County Schools in Georgia, where her ouster is expected today, but not without controversy. Seventeen months after Atkinson’s departure, reforms in Lorain have been instituted in the way superintendents are paid and how the school district is Read More…

Mayor vs. ex-mayor in Vermilion

VERMILION — The mayor’s race this November will feature two familiar faces — both have held the position before. Former Mayor Jean Anderson will challenge incumbent Mayor Eileen Bulan, according to an uncertified list of candidates who filed by Wednesday’s deadline. Anderson and Bulan are the only two candidates vying for the spot, so the Read More…

Boy’s alleged beating leads to man’s arrest

ELYRIA — Police arrested an Elyria man after receiving a report from Northwood Middle School that he allegedly beat his 12-year-old child. On Monday, James P. Smith, 34, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and endangering children. Officers were sent to Northwood earlier in the day and met with Smith’s 12-year-old child, who had Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Scruffy


SCRUFFY Scruffy is a spunky senior. She’s very playful and loves her toys. Scruff loves other dogs, cats and kids. Toddlers may not be the best fit, but she loves to play with older kids. Don’t let her age deter you from adopting her. This old gal has lots of life left to live. She’s Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Pepper


PEPPER Please pick Pepper. He is a handsome canine that arrived from another facility in hopes of getting a home sooner here at Friendship. He’s a great dog that seems like he would fit in with any family. He is very docile and has shown no bad habits during his stay. Pepper is past the Read More…