September 16, 2014

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Man claims he was robbed of $750

ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville man said he was beaten and robbed about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Kevin Goers said he left Eddie’s Club, 1433 Lowell St., with two men he didn’t know, according to a police report. Goers said a friend told him the men would drive Goers home. The friend wanted to stay at Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school board considers realignments, closures

The Sheffield Board of Education is considering a realignment of schools that would see the current middle school be used for third to sixth grades. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CORRECTION: Third- through sixth-grade classes would attend Brookside High School under a plan being considered by the Board of Education. Sheffield Middle School likely would be demolished due to its age, Superintendent Michael Cook said. SHEFFIELD — Barr and Tennyson elementary schools likely would be demolished, leased or sold as part of a realignment Board of Read More…

Propane gas shortage hits homeowners hard

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As if the wicked cold and seemingly never-ending snowfall aren’t enough, propane gas — that commodity used by many in rural areas to heat their homes — is in short supply this year. That means it is a lot more costly, too. “It has been the proverbial perfect storm,” said Allen Dunlap, manager of Linden’s Read More…

Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…

Keystone proposes starting school year earlier

LAGRANGE — Those involved with 4-H are concerned with a proposal made by Keystone Schools Curriculum Director David Kish to start school earlier than usual. Superintendent Jay Arbaugh said the school year traditionally starts the Monday after the Lorain County Fair, which this year is scheduled to run Aug. 18 through 24. But after state-mandated Read More…

North Ridgeville Council fills Ward 1 seat

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As a business owner, Terry Keenan helped oversee several big commercial projects over the years. “I’m very interested in being part of how decisions are made regarding the way communities are operated,” Keenan, 55, said following Monday’s City Council meeting at which he was confirmed by a unanimous 6-0 vote as the Read More…

Elyria updates traffic study for first time in 40 years

ELYRIA — With an eye toward not just moving vehicles but moving people, the city has updated its thoroughfare plan for the first time in more than 40 years. The last plan, completed in 1972, was nothing more than a map of streets. The new plan, funded with a grant from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Read More…

Ricky “Rick” Rader

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Ricky “Rick” Rader, 51, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in his home, following a battle with cancer. He was born July 10, 1962 in Berea and had been a lifetime resident of Grafton. Rick was a 1980 graduate of Midview High School and was employed by Westview Concrete for 27 years. He Read More…

Marguerite “SIS” Damm Mielcarek

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Marguerite “SIS” Damm Mielcarek, 81, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after an 11 month illness of a broken heart. She was born September 17, 1932 in Elyria, to Alfred and Marguerite (nee Carr) Damm. Marguerite moved to Lorain at age 10 and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1950 and Read More…

Lauren Blair Ward

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Lauren Blair Ward, of Vermilion, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 31, 2014 at home in the presence of her family. She was born November 16, 1989 in Elyria. She graduated from Firelands High School in 2008. She then attended Lorain County JVS and completed the medical assistant program. Lauren was currently employed at the Giant Read More…