May 22, 2015


Appeals court judges uphold conviction in 2011 rape

Jeremiah Charlton

ELYRIA — Two of out three judges on a 9th District Court of Appeals panel that reviewed the rape conviction of Jeremiah Charlton concluded that the guilty verdict that sent him to prison for eight years was “against the manifest weight of the evidence,” but it wasn’t enough to change his fate. “Because the Ohio Read More…

Lorain High School principal accepts new post

Diane Conibear

LORAIN — Diane Conibear’s six years as Lorain High School principal included merging two high schools into one and later moving students into two temporary buildings. Conibear, who recently announced she will depart at the end of the school year in August, said the merger and move were the biggest challenges of her career. However, Read More…

US rules Lorain County Board of Elections serves Spanish-speaking voters well

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The U.S. Department of Justice no longer will monitor the Lorain County Board of Elections for compliance with a 2011 agreement designed to improve access of Spanish-speaking voters to the ballot box. “Defendants have fulfilled their obligations under the Agreement constant with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act,” federal prosecutors wrote Read More…

Lorain school realignment likely postponed

LORAIN — School realignment, tentatively set to begin in August, will likely be postponed a year, Superintendent Tom Tucker told the Lorain Academic Distress Commission Monday. “We feel we need to do a lot more education next year,” Tucker said. “Spend more time explaining it and getting out there and working with (parents).” Tucker’s plan Read More…

Early voting for May 6 primary begins today

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Early voting begins today in Ohio. The Lorain County Board of Elections will extend office hours for the next month. Elections board Director Paul Adams said the in-person office hours have been set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Board offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8 a.m. to Read More…

Charleen Jungbluth

Charleen Jungbluth, 58, of Wellington, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Weber Health Care Center, Wellington, where she resided for the past 30 years. She was born on June 30, 1955 in Lorain. She was a client of Murray Ridge Center in Elyria. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Wellington. She Read More…

Bert Thomas Locke


Following a short battle with leukemia, Bert Thomas Locke of Oberlin died peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014 with his wife by his side. Bert was born in Oberlin, on November 18, 1945. A proud 1964 OHS alumnus, he went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Landscape Management. He owned and Read More…

James L. “Jimmy” Perkins

James L. “Jimmy” Perkins, 45, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. 440-322-3717

SFC Sergeant Cornell F. Shepherd, Sr.


Retired SFC Sergeant Cornell F. Shepherd Sr., 79, of Elyria, passed away peacefully in the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in Elyria, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, following a short illness. He was born in Cleveland, coming to Elyria after his retirement from the U.S. Army. He attended the Cleveland public school system. After graduation, Mr. Read More…

Charles Conrad Cluley


Charles Conrad Cluley, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Grace Hospital, Fairview, following a short illness. Born in Elyria, where he lived most of this life, until moving to North Ridgeville in 2007. He studied Business at Oberlin School of Commerce. He worked in Retail Sales at JC Penny and Read More…