June 3, 2015


Deborah S. Sauer

Deborah S. Sauer (nee Hosey), 59, of Elyria, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at EMH Healthcare. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, is handling arrangements.

Beatrice L. Schuetz

Beatrice L. Schuetz (nee Soehnlein), 89, formerly of Parma, died peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2013 at The Abbewood in Elyria surrounded by her family. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, is handling arrangements.

Girls basketball: Five from area pick up state honors

Three Lorain County players received special-mention honors and two were named honorable mention when The Associated Press All-Ohio girls basketball teams were released Monday. Lorain’s Alexandria Harris and Elyria’s Mary Jones were special-mention selections in Division I, while Vermilion’s AuBree LaForce was special mention in Division II. Honorable-mention honors went to Amherst’s Brooke Wallace in Read More…

Local grocers receive top statewide honor

Steve and Tammie Krakomperger of Cascade Management display their award Monday at their Wellington Village Market. The Pinnacle Award was presented to them by the Ohio Grocers Association, which annually recognizes the best grocers in the state. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

WELLINGTON — The daily business of ringing up and bagging groceries took a backseat Monday at the Village Market where owner-operator Steve Krakomperger and his wife, Tammie, were given top honors by a statewide grocers group. Owner-operators of six supermarkets in Lorain and Huron counties that employ about 500 people and operate as Apples Markets, Read More…

State Sen. Manning offers amendments to Ohio Turnpike bill

Motorists pay their tolls as they exit the Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville on June 16, 2009. (AP photo.)

State Sen. Gayle Manning has offered amendments to a bill approving the sale of $1.5 billion in bonds leveraged by the Ohio Turnpike to guarantee the money raised will largely be spent repairing roads in northern Ohio and to freeze the tolls that E-ZPass users pay for short trips on the toll road. The bill Read More…

Man pleads guilty in four-vehicle crash

ELYRIA — A Grafton man who seriously injured two people when he crashed his truck into three other vehicles in June pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault and DUI charges. Christopher Gerhart, 22, had a blood-alcohol cencetration of 0.189, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08, and his friends had drawn Read More…

Sheffield Council OKs tax exemption

SHEFFIELD — A tax exemption approved by Village Council members at their Monday meeting increases taxes the village will receive if 150 lots off Colorado Avenue are developed. Council members Jean Ackerman, Matthew Bliss, Robert Markovich and Carolyn White voted yes. Councilman Walter Min was absent. The ordinance involves Tax Increment Financing in which property Read More…

Police announce enforcement areas for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Department released its list of high-enforcement areas during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The department will conduct blitz patrols this weekend on state Routes 57, 113, 301, U.S. Route 20, Lake Avenue and Broad Street. The enforcement efforts will concentrate on drivers who are impaired, under suspension or have seat belt Read More…

Transmission line to be built in Brownhelm Township

BROWNHELM TWP. — A 2.8-mile transmission line will be built in Brownhelm Township after the authorization of the Ohio Power Siting Board. The board gave American Transmission Systems Inc., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, the OK to build the 345-kilovolt line within an existing transmission corridor in Brownhelm Township. As a part of the larger Beaver-Davis Read More…

Why Bother With Breakfast? It’s the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Imagine you’re a car. After a long night of sleeping, your fuel tank is empty. Breakfast is the fuel that gets you going so you can hit the road at full speed after going without food for 8 to 12 hours during sleep. Read More…