December 18, 2014

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LCCC pilots program for high school students

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College is fighting back against a low college graduation rate with an ambitious program. Thursday, college officials announced an initiative, MyUniversity, that attempts to make it easier for area high school students to complete college-level classes at their high schools. High school students can earn an associate’s degree through the Read More…

Burge lifts order recusing himself from Cillo cases

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Thursday lifted his own order barring himself from hearing cases being handled by Assistant County Prosecutor Tony Cillo. Burge in January removed himself from several cases pending in his courtroom that Cillo was assigned to, including a capital murder case. At the time, Burge said Read More…

Elyria temple hosting Holocaust remembrance service tonight

ELYRIA — An Elyria temple is hosting a Holocaust remembrance service to both honor victims of the tragedy and remind the community that similar human rights violations can happen anywhere. At 7:30 tonight, Temple B’nai Abraham, 530 Gulf Road in Elyria, is holding a Holocaust remembrance service during its weekly Sabbath service. “It’s important to Read More…

North Ridgeville to hold community forum on plans for middle school

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The community will get its first chance to hear about the planned middle school during a forum next week. The meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the North Ridgeville Education Center off Center Ridge Road at Mills Creek Lane. “This will be the first time for a report back to the community Read More…

Madelyn Carol Fox

Madelyn Carol Fox, 57, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 24, 2014. Friends may call Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 2 until 4:30 P.M., and Monday, April 28, 2014, from 10 until 11 A.M., at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road, Columbus, where a Funeral Service will begin Monday at 11 A.M. Read More…

Mark A. Elek

Mark A. Elek, 55, of Elyria, passed away after a long illness, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria. 440-322-4626.

Stella Rakich

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Stella Rakich (nee Toth), 94, of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home, Avon. She was born December 31, 1919 in Lorain, to Aaron and Stella (nee Trelay) Toth and was a graduate of Lorain High School. Stella was homemaker and enjoyed baking and cooking, which she was excellent at. Read More…

Frances H. Finley

Frances H. Finley, 91, of Columbia Station and formerly of Hanover, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.

Lila R. Rader

Lila R. Rader (nee Ade), 88, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626.

Ronald L. Williams

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Ronald L. Williams, 83, of Elyria, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1930 in Elyria and was a 1948 graduate of Elyria High School. Ron was employed at Bendix Corporation in Elyria from 1950 until retiring in 1983. He had attended First Baptist Church in Read More…