December 20, 2014

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United Way raises $3 million in record-breaking fundraising effort

ELYRIA — The United Way of Greater Lorain County reached a record-breaking fundraising milestone, which was announced Tuesday. The organization raised $3.051 million, the highest single-year total in 11 years and marking a 6 percent increase over last year’s campaign. Raising the most money was PolyOne Corp., which became the first company in the 97-year Read More…

Elyria considers change to overtime policy

ELYRIA — A proposal to change a long-held policy regarding overtime for city managers, supervisors and foremen — the middle management who bridge the gap between department heads and union employees — is being considered. On Monday night, Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka asked the City Council Finance Committee to change a few portions of Read More…

Report: Vermilion patrolman broke into captain’s office, stole car key

VERMILION — A patrolman, accused of breaking into a police captain’s office through the ceiling to steal a car key, repeatedly lied about the incident during a two-month investigation, according to a police report. Patrolman Dale Reising could face disciplinary action or dismissal from the police department following an incident on Jan. 9 when he Read More…

Leonard “Gus” Gutschmidt

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Leonard “Gus” Gutschmidt, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Missoula, Montana on Friday, March 28, 2014. He was born in Olmsted Falls on August 12, 1933 to Henry and Helen Gutschmidt. He graduated from North Ridgeville High School and entered the Navy, where he spent the next 20 years of his life, which Read More…

James Lee “Jimmy” Perkins

James Lee “Jimmy” Perkins, 45, of Elyria, left to be with his Lord Friday, March 28, 2014. He was born November 9, 1968 in Elyria. He grew up in Wellington and LaGrange. He graduated from Keystone High School. He was employed at TeleTech Communications for 15 years as a lead engineer. He also worked for Read More…

Charles “Chuck” Barkley Plato

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Charles “Chuck” Barkley Plato, 76, of Marblehead, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014 at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. Chuck was born August 22, 1937 in Lorain and lived along the lake front most of his life. He attended St. Mary’s High School and joined the Naval Reserve Surface Division 4-105 in Lorain, where Read More…

Dallra Washington

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Dallra Washington, 51, of Elyria, unexpectedly departed this life Thursday, March 27, 2014. She leaves behind her beloved sisters and brothers, Pamela Jones (Eddie) of Elyria, Mikki McCall of Alabama, Rhonda Washington of Las Vegas, Kimberly Washington of Atlanta, Thomas Chapman (Nancy) of Canton and Dallas Washington of Las Vegas; and a host of nieces, Read More…

Evelyn McCain Ryan

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Evelyn McCain Ryan (nee Stone), 92, of Elyria, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Crystal Waters Retirement Home in Strongsville, following a brief illness. Mrs. Ryan was born in Cleveland, July 7, 1921, and lived in Elyria for most of her life. She was a self-employed beautician for over 30 years and belonged to the Read More…

Richard Hurley

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Richard Hurley, 82, died suddenly at home at the Renaissance in Olmsted Township, Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was 82 years old. Dick spent his educational career in the Berea School System, as principal of Berea High School and Midpark High School. After his school retirement, he developed and managed an Employee Assistance Program for Read More…

Donald “Sky Pilot” Hale

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Donald “Sky Pilot” Hale, 72, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Donald was born June 7, 1941 in Conneaut, Ohio, and has resided in North Ridgeville for over 40 years. He was employed by Ford Motor Company as a Layout Inspector for over 25 years, retiring in 1996. Donald proudly served in the United States Read More…