May 30, 2015


Cleveland Clinic to build inpatient hospital in Avon

A Cleveland Clinic medical helicopter lands at the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday that it will expand the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon into an inpatient hospital. The clinic operates the 190,000-square-foot medical center, including an emergency room which opened in September, just off the Interstate 90 interchange at Nagel Road. It has more than 420 full-time employees, many Read More…

Study says Ohio’s Lake Erie beaches are worst in nation

An environmental group says Lake Erie beaches in Ohio were the worst in the national last year for water quality. The annual report from the Natural Resources Defense Council on coastal beaches ranked Ohio last based on how many times E. coli bacteria posed a health threat to swimmers at Lake Erie’s 61 public beaches. Read More…

Valerie G. Suki


Valerie G. (nee Graovac) Suki, 66, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at her home. Val was born in Lorain on October 13, 1946. She graduated from Admiral King High School in Lorain and she was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Lorain. Val was married on June 17, 1967 to her loving husband, Read More…

Gordon A. Freeman

Gordon A. Freeman, 78, of Elyria, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Richard Daniel Zullo

Richard Daniel Zullo, 69, of Grafton, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at his home surrounded by family. A celebration of Richard’s life will take place Monday, August 12, 2013. A full obituary and details regarding the celebration will appear at a later date. Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, Wellington, is assisting the family and condolences may be Read More…

Helen V. Bors

Helen V. Bors, 93, a lifelong resident of Lorain County, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. The Bors family will receive friends Friday, July 5, 2013 from 2 to 8 P.M. in the Dovin Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be Read More…

Lance Douglas Teaman


Lance Douglas Teaman, 65, of Sheffield Lake, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at his home, after a lengthy illness. Lance was born March 13, 1948 in Lorain and had been a Sheffield Lake resident the last three years, moving from Findlay. He owned his own architectural firm and had also been the associate architect for Read More…

New law to take a bite out of animal abuse


As an animal activist working tirelessly for stricter animal abuse penalties, Amherst resident Michael Smeck has seen some of the worst cases of animal abuse and, oftentimes, those responsible received little more than a slap on the wrist. But on Sunday, animal advocates were one step closer to their ultimate goal of charging animal abusers Read More…

Ex-city employee charged with theft in office


ELYRIA — A former city of Elyria communications technician has been charged with theft in office for allegedly stealing siren control systems valued at nearly $19,000. Nicholas Cerreto, 33, is accused of taking 30 of the Whelon Cencom Sapphire Siren Systems, which are valued at $625 each, from a locked storage area in Elyria’s maintenance Read More…

North Ridgeville Council sets policy on feral cats

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Renewed calls for the firing of Humane Officer Barry Accorti and changes in the way the city deals with feral cats were partially answered at Monday night’s City Council meeting. After hearing from approximately a dozen people, most opposing Accorti’s fatal shooting of five feral kittens June 10, Mayor David Gillock announced Read More…