February 5, 2016


Lorain County poverty rate up, median income down

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Hard times continue for many Lorain and Lorain County residents. New U.S. Census Bureau statistics showed poverty increased while household income and home values decreased since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007. Poverty increased from 12.5 percent in 2008 to 14.4 percent last year in the county. Lorain’s rate rose from Read More…

Democrats vote to oppose county government reform

  ELYRIA — The Lorain County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee on Wednesday voted to oppose a proposed reform of county government whose backers are trying to get the issue on the November 2014 ballot. The vote among Democrats present was unanimous, but one member of the committee, Elyria Democratic Party Chairman Mark Stewart, was notably Read More…

Mary Mildred Mager Garwell


Mary Mildred Mager Garwell, age 92, entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 17, 2013. She is now with her beloved husband, George, who entered eternal life in 1974. Mary was surrounded by her family at her home, where she lived with, and received loving care by Sandy Riley of Adult Care by Sandy. Born in Keysterville, Read More…

William E. “Bill” Peck

William E. “Bill” Peck, 26, of Oberlin, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Arrangements will be announced by Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.

Arthur Merle Rush

Arthur Merle Rush, 88, a long time resident of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon, following a brief illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Helen M. Simo

Helen M. Simo (nee Fidyk), 90, of North Ridgeville, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at her home. She was born February 22, 1923 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and had been a Lorain area resident most of her life. Helen worked as a Sales Clerk at Ontario Department Store in Lorain retiring in 1986. During World War Read More…

Helen Sexton


Helen Sexton (nee Hardwick), 74, of South Amherst, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Amherst Manor Nursing Home, following a short illness. She was born June 6, 1939 in Kidder, Kentucky where she was raised. South Amherst had been her home since 1966. Her primary focus in life was that of being a homemaker. Read More…

Cecil Donovan

Cecil Donovan, 90, of Elyria, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, in Westlake, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria.

Alfred E. “Gene” Ice


Alfred E. “Gene” Ice, 82, formerly of North Ridgeville, passed away Monday, July 14, 2013 in Florida, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Wetzel County, West Virginia and had lived most of his life in North Ridgeville, before retiring in Zephyrhills, Florida. Mr. Ice served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to Read More…

(Updated) Browns pull stunner, trade RB Trent Richardson to Colts for 1st-round draft pick


BEREA – Seventeen months ago, the Browns traded fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round picks to move up one spot just to guarantee they’d get Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the No. 3 selection in the draft. On Wednesday, the new Cleveland regime determined Richardson wasn’t as valuable as a pick expected to land in the Read More…