November 1, 2014

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Kenyon College taps Oberlin dean for president

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An Oberlin College dean who was at the center of the college’s response to incidents of hate and bigotry has been tapped to be the next leader of Kenyon College, another of Ohio’s liberal arts colleges. Sean Decatur, 44, will be Kenyon’s 19th president and will assume the position in July. Kenyon’s Board of Trustees Read More…

Man dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound after 5-hour standoff

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — A 30-year-old man died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as Lorain County sheriff’s deputies surrounded a duplex on state Route 303 just west of state Route 58. County Coroner Stephen Evans said Kenneth K. Cole shot himself with a pistol in the basement of 46167 state Route 303 shortly after he Read More…

Lorain native, alternative musician dies at age 39

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alternative singer-songwriter and Lorain native Jason Molina has died at his home in Indianapolis. He was 39. The Marion County coroner confirmed Molina died Saturday. The cause of death hasn’t been determined. His record label, Indiana-based Secretly Canadian, says he stopped touring in 2009 “to deal with severe alcoholism.” On its website Monday, Read More…

Jason Molina, 1973-2013: Remembering a high school legend

I woke up yesterday and was searching the Internet when I got a Facebook message from one of my old high school classmates that sent chills up my spine. Jason Molina, dead at 39. Jason and I weren’t the best of friends at Admiral King High School. But our circles did cross more than once Read More…

State rep says he’ll vie for commissioner’s seat

ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, announced Monday that he will run for Lorain County commissioner next year. Lundy, who is term-limited from running for re-election to the State House, is seeking the seat currently held by county Commissioner Tom Williams, the three-member board’s lone Republican. A former reporter, Lundy has served as an Read More…

Clearview names interim superintendent

LORAIN — Durling Middle School Principal Jerome Davis has been named Clearview Schools interim superintendent. Davis will succeed Superintendent Stanley Mounts, who is leaving March 29. Davis, who has been with the district for about seven years, will continue as principal while superintendent, according to Eddie Cozell, Board of Education president. Cozell said board members Read More…

Cavs stink up the arena in lopsided loss to Indiana

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers put forth a total team effort Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. They all stunk. Already without Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao, Cleveland lost rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters to a sore left knee after one quarter, then displayed no heart the rest of the night while falling 111-90 to the Read More…

Madge Frances Brandau

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Madge Frances Brandau (nee Currier), 92 years of age, and a resident of Vermilion, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at New Life Hospice Residence Center, following a brief illness. Madge was born January 2, 1921 in Henrietta Township and spent the last 60 years living in Brownhelm Township. Madge graduated from Henrietta High School Read More…

Reverend Meredith D. Coleman

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2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” On Sunday morning March 17, 2013, God called home his loving and obedient servant, Reverend Meredith Dee Coleman of the Jefferson United Methodist Church, after a short, but courageous battle against cancer. Always sensitive to fellow Read More…

Kim Glauner

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Kimberly K. Glauner (nee Horn), 50, lost her fight with Leukemia on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Born in Berea, Kim attended Columbia and North Ridgeville schools. She graduated from Bryan & Stratton Business College in 1992. Most recently she was employed at the Elyria Moose Lodge and C. Mulligan’s Pub in North Ridgeville. Kim was Read More…