February 9, 2016


Former manager sues Goodwill Industries for wrongful termination

The former human resources manager for Goodwill Industries of Lorain County filed a lawsuit against the agency Friday, claiming wrongful termination after she was fired for investigating an alleged theft scheme within the agency. Pamela Dietz, of Avon Lake, filed the lawsuit in Lorain County Common Pleas Court in a detailed complaint that spells out Read More…

Farmers market moves to Broad Street

ELYRIA — The now-vacant parcel at 328 E. Broad St. will host a farmers market and art showcase. Elyria City Hall and a Sears department store used to sit there, but the decayed building was razed a year ago after the city’s Building Department condemned it. A seeded green space was left after crews demolished Read More…

Probe clears Crime Lab director of wrongdoing

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  ELYRIA — An investigation into missing items at the Lorain County Adult Probation Department has cleared the county Crime Lab and its director, Emmanuel de Leon, of wrongdoing, county sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said Friday. But Cavanaugh said the investigation into missing guns and other items at the Probation Department continues. “Some things Read More…

Possible meth lab found in $1M Sheffield Lake home

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Madhu Sudan Dutta, one of the owners of 3675 E. Lake Road, was arrested Wednesday at the house. Detective Olen Martin said the Drug Task Force has been investigating suspicious activity at the house since August, but new information came to light this week that led officers to go there. Martin said Dutta was in Read More…

15 percent in Lorain County ‘food insecure’

A study released Friday confirms what many food banks in Lorain County already know: At least 15 percent of those living in the county are “food insecure.” Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, shows a growing population at risk of hunger throughout Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s service area, which Read More…

Warren D. Powelson


Warren D. Powelson, 78, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Mercy New Life Hospice, following a brief illness. He was born November 7, 1935, in Unionport, Ohio. Warren graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1955. He retired from the City of Elyria as superintendent of the communications department, after working 43 Read More…

Mr. Henry A. Oehlke

Mr. Henry A. Oehlke, 80, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain.

Mary Ellen “Mel” Burness


Mary Ellen “Mel” Burness, 74, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Wesleyan Village, Elyria, while under the care of Crossroads Hospice. She was born January 16, 1940 in Spencer, Massachusetts, and lived in Ohio for the past 60 years. Mary worked at Murray Ridge from 1975 until retirement in 1992. She was Read More…

Gerald E. “Buddy” Morrison


Gerald E. “Buddy” Morrison, 81, of Ruggles, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home. Born on April 17, 1933, in Upshur County, West Virginia, to the late Buck and Opal (Lane) Morrison, he was one of nine children; two brothers and six sisters. Gerald served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in Korea. He Read More…

Michael John Costello


Michael John Costello, 64, of Elyria, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a long illness, with his family by his side. He was born March 30, 1950 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Michael was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Connecticut. He worked for Moen as a sales forecast analyst Read More…