February 13, 2016


‘We’re all paying:’ Heroin spreads misery in US

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  On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old — a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didn’t take long for Douglas to realize that the man, fresh out of treatment, was his second heroin overdose Read More…

Police scramble to find gunman after shots fired in Westlake

Police from several cities search for a gunman near Bradley Road in Westlake on Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Gunfire shattered the window of a small accounting firm on Saturday, prompting a six-hour-long manhunt for the shooter, which yielded no results. Around noon Saturday, shots were heard around Center Ridge and Bradley roads. One shot struck an accounting firm on 30700 Center Ridge Road and another was fired in the direction of Read More…

Programs offer former inmates another chance at normal life

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Mark Fahringer remembers the first time he met the man dating his former wife, Rahna Fahringer. He knew Terrence Abel, 39, had a criminal past, but the man who was fixing a used washer and dryer in Rahna’s garage offered up no red flags that he might be a danger to his former wife and Read More…

Elva Gayton

Elva Gayton, 73, of Oberlin, passed away suddenly at Allen Mercy Hospital in Oberlin, Friday, April 4, 2014. Cowling Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Oberlin, will announce further arrangements at a later date.

Thomas Vincent “Red” Wallace


Thomas “Red” Wallace, 67, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lorain, July 7, 1946, and graduated from Lorain High School, Class of 1964. He married his beloved, Catherine (nee Price) on September 9, 1967. He worked at Cleveland Electric Read More…

Anthony C. Averett


Anthony C. Averett (1959-2014) departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Akron, after an extended illness. He enjoyed life and had a unique ability to make people laugh. Anthony was an avid ice hockey player and fan. Anthony was preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Averett; father, Albert J. Averett, Sr.; Read More…

Sally J. Wiseman

Sally J. Wiseman, 85, of Elyria, passed away suddenly Thursday, April 3, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1929 in Youngstown. Sally graduated High School in Youngstown and went on to receive a Bachelors degree from Wooster College. She was a member of St. Jude Church. Survivors include life-time Read More…

Fern Gardner


Fern Gardner (nee Smith), 97, of Avon Lake, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. As a young girl, Fern enjoyed playing softball, dancing, and working at the basket factory in Rocky River with her sisters. After she married in 1942, she enjoyed golf, bowling, baking, gardening, crocheting, and knitting, but Read More…

Janice R. Brady


Janice R. Brady (nee Kiska), 69, of Amherst, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 23, 1944 in Lorain and was a life-long Lorain County resident. Jan was a 1963 graduate of Lorain Admiral King High School. She owned and operated Charade Toy Poodles, Read More…

Dena A. Conard

Dena A. Conard (nee Barlet), 56, of Elyria, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Cleveland November 19, 1957. She was a homemaker that took great joy from taking care of her family. Survivors include her loving husband of eight years, Robert Read More…