February 8, 2016


Suspected drunken driver not charged after accident

WELLINGTON – The suspect who allegedly rammed a vehicle after a night of drinking was not charged for the incident, and Wellington police Chief Steve Rollins said it is unknown if he will be charged. Rollins said village Prosecutor Donald Zaleski would not approve aggravated vehicular assault charges because the alleged victims were not severely Read More…

Wellington teachers tour local businesses during in-service day

Spencer Flora, right, vice president of engineering, gives a plant tour to Ron Clady, math teacher at Wellington High School, Tamara Jenkins, an adviser at LCCC Wellington Center, and Roger Sasack, a science teacher at Wellington High, at Forest City Technologies in Wellington. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON – Teachers strive to prepare students for a career after graduation, so Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan decided that his teachers should get the opportunity to meet the local employers who do the hiring. The teachers visited several manufacturing plants, including Forest City Technologies, T.A.P.E., Inc., Cleveland City Forge and Whirlaway Corp., during their Read More…

Randall E. Carder

Randall E. Carder, 75, of Elyria passed away Friday, October 11, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Robert W. Rader

Robert W. Rader, 91, of Grafton, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at The Center Ridge Health Campus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria, (440)322-4626.

Robert J. Gardner, Sr.


Robert J. Gardner, Sr., 92, of Elyria, died Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was born September 20, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College, where he played football and then served as a Corporal in The United States Army Air Force. Bob was the former owner of Gardner Insurance Agency and for many years Read More…

Jacob “Jake” J. Schmitz, Jr.

Jacob “Jake” J. Schmitz, Jr., 69, of New London, passed away peacefully Friday, October 11, 2013 at The Laurels of New London. He was born August 8, 1944 in Avon, to Jacob and Emma (Bach) Schmitz. He worked at Ridge Tool in Elyria as a maintenance welder, before retiring after 43 years. He lived in Read More…

Daniel J. Roberts

Roberts, Daniel

Daniel J. Roberts, 67, of Grafton, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013, after a long illness, at home, and surrounded by his family. He was born on May 3, 1946 in Quantico Virginia, to the late Howard and Shirley Ruth (nee Brundage) Roberts. Daniel was a resident of Riverside California most of his life, moving Read More…

Wendolyn Joyce Simmons

Wendolyn Joyce Simmons, 70, of Oberlin, passed away suddenly, at home, Wednesday, October 9, 2013. She was born April 15, 1943, in Oberlin. She worked as Director of Imaging at Allen Mercy Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 2008. Wendy was a member of Rust United Methodist Church of Oberlin. She was past President of Read More…

Browns: Haden will have tough task if Johnson plays

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden lines up against the Detroit Lions Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is truly in a league of his own. “Megatron” led the NFL with 122 receptions and a record 1,964 receiving yards last season, continuing his sprint to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Obviously, Calvin Johnson is a difference-maker and he’s the best in the business at what he Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon defense shuts down North Ridgeville as Eagles remain unbeaten

North Ridgeville's Jonah Bowden stops Avon wide receiver Paul Duesler on the carry in the second quarter Friday night at North Ridgeville. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Coach Jeff Riesen had no trouble finding the reasons for North Ridgeville’s loss Friday night. “When you’re playing a good team like Avon, you can’t afford to make mistakes and get penalties,” he said. The Rangers did just that and the Eagles were their dominant selves in a 31-7 West Shore Conference Read More…