February 6, 2016

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Avon’s Quartermaster General shop supplies TV, movie productions

Quartermaster General in Avon has many unique colonial reproductions, furnishings and primitives within the store.

AVON — The small, white frame house that dates to the mid-1800s sits in the middle of a commercial complex. The Quartermaster General shop may not be as well-known to many in the area as owners Sherie and Jim Selander would like, but it has a very big reputation in the world of historical re-enactors Read More…

Residents criticize landfill expansion plan

Trash is dumped at the Lorain County Landfill in New Russia Township. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Proposed expansion of the Lorain County Landfill got trashed Thursday. Republic Services Inc., which runs the landfill, wants to increase the landfill’s height from about 150 feet to 240 feet on about 166 acres of the dump’s 279 permitted acres. The 1,400-acre landfill, which opened in 1984 and accepts an average Read More…

Former Columbia coach pleads guilty to marijuana charges

Matt Sheets

ELYRIA — Former Columbia High School boys basketball Coach Matt Sheets pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking in marijuana and offenses involving a minor. Sheets entered the plea to amended charges Thursday. He originally was charged with trafficking in marijuana and offenses involving a minor after he provided beer to a 19-year-old former student at the Read More…

Lorain police officer gives Purple Heart to dying 8-year-old

Enrique Davila, 3, shows off his graduation photo in this 2008 picture. Davila died Tuesday at the age of 8.

LORAIN — Eladio Andujar tried to suppress decades-old memories as he entered 8-year-old Enrique Davila’s hospital room on Tuesday evening. “I was trying to stay strong,” Andujar said of the moment when he saw the child, unconscious and on life support at the Cleveland Clinic. Surrounded by Enrique’s family and friends, Andujar, a Lorain officer, Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged in domestic violence incident

Elyria police Wednesday, Oct. 23 1 a.m. — 500 block S. Abbe Road, Joseph Stevenson, 26, same address, charged with domestic violence, unlawful restraint, aggravated burglary and disrupting public service. The mother of two children with Stevenson said he entered her apartment and took her phone. When she attempted to get it back, the woman Read More…

Icy conditions reported on bridges around Lorain County

The State Highway Patrol is reporting icy conditions on bridges near: Route 20 by Grafton Road Routes 82 and 252 Leavitt and Middle Ridge roads The Ohio Department of Transportation reported earlier Friday that Route 20 Westbound was closed. According to Lorain County Dispatch, a car crashed into a guardrail. The road has since been Read More…

Donald L. Strouse


Donald L. Strouse, 96, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born March 2, 1917 in Burbank, to the late Charles and Daisey (Yost) Strouse. He retired from Columbia Gas where he was a service manager. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #202 and former member Read More…

Irma Strojny-Jones

Irma Strojny-Jones, (nee Polgary), 83, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, 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.

Daniel L. Hall

Daniel L. Hall, 66, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440- 322-4626.

Rita A. Gensert

Rita A. Gensert, 83, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, October, 23, 2013. The Cremation Society of Ohio is assisting the family. Arrangements are pending.