February 12, 2016


Wellington rescue crews respond to rail emergencies


WELLINGTON — Wellington firefighters were called to two unrelated incidents involving CSX trains within 18 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday. The first occurred about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when fire broke out in a locomotive of a CSX freight train at the Webster Road crossing, according to Wellington Fire Chief Mike Weatherbee. The fire was confined Read More…

Lorain officer suspended and demoted for bad time cards

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer has been suspended and demoted for manipulating the hours he worked in order to get a three-day workweek. Jeff Jackson has been demoted from sergeant to patrolman and given a 14-day suspension without pay, according to a Feb. 22 letter sent by Lorain Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler. “This misrepresentation Read More…

Former boutique owner establishes ministry in Lorain


LORAIN — In the mid 1990s, Diana Bruno was realizing her childhood dream — her own boutique, filled with elegant clothing that she designed and made. Her store, New Beginning by Diana, was a success in its first five years in Lorain and when she moved the shop to Elyria. But there was something unusual Read More…

Cavaliers get gift win from Mo Williams, Jazz

CLEVELAND — The first words that came out of the mouth of Cavaliers coach Byron Scott in his postgame press conference were, “Merry Christmas to us.” After playing in slow motion for most of the night, the Cavs got a big present Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, where they somehow found a way to defeat Read More…

Opposition in Elyria’s 3rd Ward bows out of primary


ELYRIA — Elyria teacher Mark Jessie, who is running for City Council in the 3rd Ward, will be unopposed in May because the second Democratic candidate, Fred Trimble, has withdrawn. Trimble, who lives on Defiance Avenue on the city’s east side, had his name crossed out on the candidate list on the Lorain County Board Read More…

Keystone hopes bus comes from can-do effort


LAGRANGE — The community is donating everything from cans to scrap metal to some really offbeat items in hopes of raising a substantial sum of money to go toward a new school bus. Some folks have become quite creative when it comes to donations, according to Margaret Miller, transportation supervisor for Keystone Schools who got Read More…

Karen E. Ientile


Karen E. Ientile (nee Heiser), 58, of Lorain, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Born July 17, 1954 in Glendale, Arizona, Karen lived most of her life in Ohio. She graduated from Lorain High School in 1972. Following a career opportunity, Karen moved to North Carolina, and worked Read More…

Kenneth Homer-Ray Bentley


Kenneth Homer-Ray “Dinky” Bentley, 27, of North Ridgeville, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 4, 2013, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. He was born in Elyria on January 31, 1986. Mr. Bentley resided in North Ridgeville for the past six years and had previously lived in Gibraltar, Michigan. He was a 2005 graduate of Read More…

Marie Henderson

Marie Henderson, 82, of Wellington, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, unexpectedly, at her son’s home. She was born June 2, 1930, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. She lived in Oberlin most of her life and attended First Baptist Church in Elyria. Marie enjoyed reading, bowling, puzzles, and her cat, Beanie. She is survived by her son, Roger Read More…

Karla M. (Poulsen) Schworer

Karla M. (Poulsen) Schworer, 95, of Elyria passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Stein Hospice of Sandusky after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St. Grafton.