April 19, 2014

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Police chief’s wife enters not guilty plea

AVON LAKE — Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, pleaded not guilty to a theft charge stemming from her latest shoplifting arrest, according to Avon Lake Municipal Court records. Elaine Freeman was arrested Monday at Kohl’s and booked at the Avon Police Department before being release. She  previously was arrested Read More…

Student at Avon Schools may have meningitis

AVON — Avon Schools has alerted Avon residents, parents and students  after a potential case of viral meningitis was  detected in a student Wednesday. Superintendent Mike Laub said the district is trying to provide “precautionary communication with the district” regarding the incident. Meningitis, which is an inflammation of the tissue around the brain and  spinal Read More…

Treasurer: Snodgrass asked me to hire Stewart

ELYRIA — Before Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass hired his predecessor, Mark Stewart, in April, he asked county Treasurer Dan Talarek to give Stewart a job, Talarek said Thursday. Snodgrass wanted Stewart to represent the treasurer’s office on the county Board of Revision and even often offered to cover Stewart’s wages out of funds he Read More…

JVS superintendent gets reprimand for plagiarism

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School Superintendent Glenn Faircloth has been reprimanded for an August plagiarism incident in which he copied parts of an online post written by a New York superintendent and used them as part of an update he wrote for the JVS website. Faircloth declined to comment after the written Read More…

Lorain removed from fiscal watch

LORAIN—The city’s financial picture is looking better to the state. Lorain has been removed by the state from the fiscal watch where it had been since 2002, city officials said Thursday. “It’s great news for the city,” Auditor Ron Mantini said. The fiscal watch designation was created in Ohio in 1996 to warn communities and Read More…

Browns CEO Joe Banner responds to ex-president Mike Holmgren’s criticism of Trent Richardson trade

BEREA — Former Browns president Mike Holmgren told Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle the Browns traded their best player in running back Trent Richardson and he would’ve quit if he were the coach. “Philosophically, if I’m the coach and someone came in anywhere and did that, said we’re going to do this, my response Read More…

Arthur Merle Rush

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Arthur Merle Rush, 88, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon, following a brief illness. He was born in State Line, Pennsylvania on July 28, 1925. Mr. Rush had been a resident of North Ridgeville for over 50 years. He received his high school diploma from Read More…

William Edward Peck

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William Edward Peck, 26, of Oberlin, finished his race and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, September 17, 2013 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born June 18, 1987 in Buffalo, New York and was a 2008 graduate of Elyria High School. He was a resident of Read More…

George R. Bent II

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George R. Bent II, 85, resident of Kendal at Oberlin CCRC and formerly of Rocky River, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin. He was born March 5, 1928 in Berea, Kentucky. He graduated from Westtown Friends School in Westtown, Pennsylvania and was awarded degrees from Oberlin College and Woodrow Wilson Read More…

Randy Wayne Unangst

Randy Wayne Unangst, 59, of Avon, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, September 15, 2013. He was born June 29, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Richard and Martha (Kellogg) Unangst. He was a lead set up man at Sifco Forge in Cleveland for the past 12 years, and prior to that, Read More…