February 13, 2016


15 Minutes: Meet dance instructor Carolyn Stringer


Carolyn Stringer Age: 56 Lives: Vermilion Pursuit: Line dancing You are? A dance instructor. I teach line dancing. I’ve been line dancing for 17 years, teaching for 15. They became popular in the ’70s. What are some of the more popular dances? “The Electric Slide” — they still do it at weddings, “The Cupid Shuffle,” Read More…

Photo gallery: Bill Becket named veteran of the year


Bill Beckett, 92, was named veteran of the year by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria on Sunday. Beckett entered the U.S. Army in February 1944 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and many other military honors. He has served Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet Vietnam veteran General Brown Jr.


General Brown Jr. Age: 63 Lives: Lorain, grew up in Elyria Pursuit: Veteran General, how did you get that name? Is it a nickname? I’m a junior — my father never did one day in the military, but I did. That’s my name on my birth certificate. I’m a Vietnam vet, ’69-’70. Did the drill Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet Lorain art booster Paul Biber


Paul Biber Age: 64 Lives: Lorain Pursuit: Art booster Paul, you have a “gig” on Broadway — in Lorain. What do you do? This is our opening act for Follow the Fish. It’s a public art project, the goal of which is to connect art with economic development. One of the big research findings lately Read More…

15 minutes: Meet Halloween enthusiast Dreama Mendyka


Dreama Mendyka Age: That I will not tell — I’m looking for the youth serum — the fountain of youth. Lives: Lorain What do you do? I love Halloween, it’s the best time of the year. Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I work at the Party Place near Midway Mall. What’s your Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet businessman and volunteer Tom Lahetta


Tom Lahetta Age: 55 Occupation: President of the North Coast Building Industries Association Lives: South Amherst Why are you cleaning up — volunteering — on South Maple Street on such a nice day? My brother, Phil, happens to be the chief building official for the city of Elyria and when they talked about revitalizing this Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet apple grower Laurie Grobe


Laurie Grobe Age: 44 Lives: Amherst Township Pursuit: Apple grower — wife of Allen Grobe — who runs a stand at the Apple Festival and another on state Route 113 west of Elyria in Amherst Township. What’s the big news in apples this fall? We had a freeze in April after we had the early Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet band conductor Megan Fulper


Megan Fulper Age: 18 Lives: Amherst Pursuit: Marching band at Steele High School What do you do with the Amherst Marching Comets Band? I am basically the student leader and band conductor. I’m the one who has to get everyone together, make sure everything’s going OK and be the student liaison between the director and Read More…

VIDEO: Wednesday at the Lorain County Fair


Photo gallery: Wednesday at the fair