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Putting a big cheer in her life

GRAFTON – Raven Reed has S-P-I-R-I-T. For the past four years, Raven, a senior at Midview High School, has been cheering on the Middies for various sporting events. “I began cheering after I decided to take a break from gymnastics,” Raven said. “In many ways, cheerleading and gymnastics are very similar, so I decided to Read More…

Grafton & LaGrange notebook: May 29, 2009

Bikers ride to benefit four-legged friends The Many Paws Reach Out Program at 111 S. Center St., LaGrange, will be holding its first motorcycle run at noon on June 7. The first motorcycle will depart at 1 p.m. There will be a bake sale in the morning with free coffee. After the run, the group Read More…

A Midview night for achievement

GRAFTON – A city administrator, a former president and CEO of McDonald Co., an executive director of prison fellowship, a former Midview Schools secretary, a motivational speaker/talent scout, and the president and CEO of EMH Regional Healthcare System all have one thing in common – they were awarded the “Make a Difference” Hall of Honor Read More…

Grafton & LaGrange notebook: May 22, 2009

LaGrange woman wins $10,000 Talking on the telephone has paid off big time for LaGrange resident Patricia Deidrick. On May 15, Deidrick picked up a $10,000 “thank you” for participating in a customer service survey for Alltel Wireless, which has been acquired by Verizon Wireless. A loyal customer since 2000, Deidrick was honored during a Read More…

Grafton Fireman’s Festival coming up

GRAFTON – Come rain or shine, Grafton`s annual Firemen`s Festival is Memorial Day weekend. For the 73rd year, the Grafton Village Fire Department has spent numerous hours planning, preparing and working hard to make this year`s festival bigger and better than ever. The festival kicks off Thursday and runs through May 25 at Willow Park. Read More…

Grafton and LaGrange notebook: May 15, 2009

Buckeye DockDogs Dogs and their owners are invited to a free event held rain or shine noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Forever Friends Pet Care Center & Hospital, 36469 state Route 303, Grafton. Buckeye DockDogs Club members will be on hand to answer questions, give instructions and demonstrate the sport. Members of Buckeye Read More…

Grafton and LaGrange blotter: May 15, 2009

LaGrange police Thursday, May 7 3 p.m. – Keystone Middle School, theft of a bicycle. Friday, May 8 11:45 p.m. – US Grant Street, Joseph Donnelly, 44, 600 block Rundle Street, LaGrange, cited for marked lanes, driving under the influence and prohibited alcohol content. Grafton police Thursday, May 7 11:50 a.m. – 1000 block Vivian, Read More…

Family that lost house to fire could have new one in weeks

GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — The house that Lorain County volunteers helped to build will soon be finished. Nearly three and a half years have passed since the Hamilton family of Grafton Township has had a place to call its own — a fire destroyed the family’s home on state Route 57 in October 2005. But now, Read More…

Through the eyes of a caricature artist

GRAFTON — Perfection is usually a key element in the eyes of an artist. But for Grafton caricature artist Matthew Minnich, anything goes when his marker hits the paper. With a subject less than 6 feet away, Minnich studies the face, then quickly turns his attention to his drawing board. Less than two minutes later, Read More…

Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia Notebook: February 6, 2008

Benefit will help pay medical bills Peggy Horvath, co-owner of Affordable Pet Services in LaGrange, has helped many seniors and disabled people through her Many Paws Reach Out Program. Now it’s time to reach out to Horvath. Several weeks ago, Horvath was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and must undergo surgery. She has beaten ovarian cancer Read More…