July 30, 2014

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Indians notes: Nick Swisher scoffs at critics of “soft” schedule

MINNEAPOLIS — Much has been made about a soft schedule at the end of the season benefitting the Indians’ quest for their first postseason berth since 2007. First baseman Nick Swisher thinks it’s a bunch of nonsense. “I would just say as a direct quote to everybody else, no one was (griping) about the schedule Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria Catholic wins third straight after beating Amherst, 28-21

Elyria Catholic's Justin Rankin works his way through defenders for a big gain in the game at Amherst. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Amherst made plays, made adjustments and even made a quarterback change. The Elyria Catholic passing attack, coupled with a stingy defense, kept the Comets searching for answers … as well as their first win. Elyria Catholic senior quarterback Jeremy Holley riddled the Amherst defense in the first half as the Panthers built a Read More…

City saving thousands by slashing city-owned vehicles for employees

ELYRIA — Two years ago, more than two dozen city employees drove city-owned vehicles to and from their homes both inside and outside of Lorain County. Today, that number is fewer than 10, and the city is saving thousands of dollars a year because more employees are driving their own vehicles. Safety Service Director Mary Read More…

Former Lorain County auditor cuts reimbursement check

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Auditor Mark Stewart has cut a check to reimburse the county for money he was paid when he inappropriately cashed out 1,000 hours worth of unused sick time in April. The $180.98 check covers the amount that Stewart took home after taxes when he was overpaid for 750 hours of Read More…

Man charged with cocaine trafficking after SWAT team raids home

LORAIN — After a month-long investigation and a series of undercover drug deals, Lorain police, with help from the Lorain County SWAT team, raided a house Friday morning and arrested a man on charges accusing him of trafficking in cocaine. Victor C. Brooks, 44, of 1125 W. Fifth St., Lorain, was charged with drug trafficking Read More…

Terry L. Wengerd

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Terry L. Wengerd, 59, of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at his home. He was born September 15, 1954 in Massillon, to Alva and Lois Wengerd. He was a 1972 graduate of Tuslaw High School in North Lawrence, Ohio. Terry has been employed by USS/Kobe/Republic Steel since 1978. Terry enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, Read More…

Kimberlee Vandrasik

Kimberlee Vandrasik, 49, of Grafton Township, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bogner Family Funeral Home, North Ridgeville.

Lois Ethel Hutchison

Lois Ethel Hutchison (nee Squires), 92, of Oberlin, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at her home, following a brief illness. Lois was born November 9, 1920 in Oberlin. She was raised and lived nearly her entire life in Oberlin. Lois worked as a Supervisor for GTE Telephone in Oberlin for 18 years, after which Read More…

Basil Jude Schetter

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Basil Jude Schetter, 59, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at his residence. Basil was born August 10, 1954, in Tiffin. Basil was a commercial truck driver. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Elyria. He loved antiquing and building his own furniture. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing. Read More…

Gloria Bennett

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Gloria Bennett (nee Walker), 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at her residence, following a long illness. She was born in Wheelwright, Kentucky on July 12, 1938 and was a graduate of Wheelwright High School. Mrs. Bennett had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1970. She did clerical work at Read More…