May 29, 2015

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Ailing woman’s companion back home

Maggie Mae

ELYRIA — Maggie Mae is back home. Two days after Elyria resident Victoria Donovan said her dog possibly was stolen Tuesday out of her car while she was undergoing tests at EMH Elyria Medical Center, she found her beloved young mixed-breed King Charles spaniel on Cambridge Avenue. “I received hundreds of phone calls from people Read More…

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce chief to retire

Frank DeTillio

Frank DeTillio’s quarter century as Lorain County Chamber of Commerce has been challenging. DeTillio, who is retiring at the end of the year, took over in 1988. Rustbelt communities like Lorain County were hit hard as the auto, shipping and steel industries closed or downsized plants and sent jobs out of the country. “The national Read More…

Police say Taser not used in arrest of man who died

William Taylor

LORAIN — William Taylor Jr. was not stunned with a Taser by Lorain police officers responding to a West 17th Street home where he reportedly had crashed through a window and landed on a resident. Lorain police Detective Buddy Sivert said Thursday that although one police officer had drawn a Taser during the incident, the Read More…

Child luring attempt reported Tuesday in Elyria

ELYRIA — An incident Tuesday in which a man spoke to a child from his car does not appear to be connected to recent incidents of attempted child luring in Elyria, according to police. The most recent case of attempted luring occurred around 4:30 p.m. as a St. Jude’s School 13-year-old student was walking on Read More…

Scouting for Deer


Scouting for deer in the early season is a little like sneaking a peek at a blind date before you meet. When it comes to deer, if you don’t put in the time and effort to do the scouting, you might miss out on the date completely. In the early season the weather is often Read More…

Arvetta “Faye” Grazetti


Arvetta “Faye” Grazetti (nee Deyarmin), 66, of North Ridgeville, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born December 15, 1946 in Brush Valley, Pennsylvania and was a resident of North Ridgeville for over 30 years. Faye loved dancing, music and playing the keyboard. She especially enjoyed taking Read More…

Marjorie A. McKitrick


Marjorie A. McKitrick (nee O’Brien), 77, of Elyria passed away peacefully Wednesday October 16, 2013 following a long illness. She was born September 6, 1936 in Elyria. She was a 1954 Elyria High School graduate. Marjorie was a registered nurse and graduated Cum Laude from LCCC. She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Read More…

Joseph T. Pichola


Joseph T. Pichola, 93, of Akron, and formerly of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at his home, following a brief illness. He was born December 2, 1919 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania and lived in Elyria for most of his life, spending the last several years in Akron. Joe was employed at the former Republic Read More…

Robert W. “Robby” Robinson


Robert W. “Robby” Robinson, 75, of Elyria (Amherst Township), went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. He passed away while battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born on the banks of the Susquehanna River in the upstate New York farming community of Bainbridge on July 31, 1938, to Carl Robinson Read More…

Dorothy Ann Zipay


Dorothy Ann Zipay, 84, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Born in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, she had lived most of her life in Elyria. An active member involved in many aspects of St. John Lutheran Church in Elyria, she was a dedicated and loving homemaker who had owned Dorothy Ann’s Catering. She was preceded in Read More…