February 14, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Firefighter shootout raises money for food bank


The Wellington Firefighter’s Association sponsored Sunday’s Firefighter Shootout. The basketball tournament teams were comprised of firefighters from Elyria, Sheffield, Wellington, Spencer, Oberlin, Eaton Township, Elyria Township and Amherst. The event collected food for Well-Help Inc., a food bank that serves southern Lorain County. The Elyria Fire Department was tournament champion, according to the Wellington Firefighter’s Read More…

Photo gallery: Keelhaulers hold annual Vermilion River Race


The Keelhaulers Canoe Club of Northeast Ohio held its 44th annual Vermilion River Race on Sunday. Because of the low water conditions, the course started and ended at the South Street boat launch ramp in Vermilion instead of the usual downriver race from Schoepfle Garden to Mill Hollow. For more information about the group, visit Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet Special Olympian Andrew Minnich


Andrew Minnich Age: 15 Lives in: Elyria, freshman at Elyria High School Pursuit: Freshman at EHS, member of the EHS Vipers Special Olympics basketball team You’re going off to Special Olympics championship games in New Philadelphia. What position do you play? Point guard and shooting guard. I think you’re known for the long shot, how Read More…

15 Minutes: Dorothy Papay devotes her life to supporting our troops

Dorothy Papay Age: 79 Lives in: Amherst Pursuit: Supporting our troops Dorothy, what did you do during your work history? I was an Avon lady for 34 years. We won a lot of trips, my husband and I. I mean I took him with me. That was fun, but when he got sick, I had Read More…

Photo gallery: Elyria Schools Special Olympics team ready for state semifinals


The Elyria Schools’ Special Olympics basketball team, the Elyria Vipers, is getting ready for its state semifinals game 6 p.m. March 30 at New Philadelphia High School. The team consists of students in the sixth through 12th grades. The winner of that game will play in the state championship 9 a.m. March 31, while the Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet future farmer Jacob Squire


Jacob Squire Age: 15 Lives in: New London Pursuit: Farming What kind of tractor is this? A Massey Ferguson 1445. Do you think you’ll be a farmer when you grow up? Yes, sir. Does your family farm now? Yes. I mainly farm with my grandpa in Spencer and with my uncle on the other side Read More…

Photo gallery: Horse rescue organization holds Easter fundraiser


Angels Haven Horse Rescue held its Easter fundraiser Sunday in Grafton. The organization needs volunteers and donations of horse-related items and money. Call Heidi at (440) 781-5060 or visit angelshavenhorserescue.org for upcoming events.

Photo gallery: Tribute honors Sgt. Kerstetter and Howard B. Taft


A memorial tribute to Sgt. Jim Kerstetter, who was killed in the line of duty two years ago yesterday, and Howard B. Taft, who was also killed while on duty in 1942, was held Thursday on the lawn outside of the Elyria Police Department adjacent to Kerstetter Way. An honor guard and police bagpipers also Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet fish fry volunteer Barb Victor


Barb Victor Age: 59 Lives in: Elyria Pursuit: One of many members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 Ladies Auxiliary Barb, you’re a member of the Post 1079 Ladies’ Auxiliary? Yes. You’re delivering fish dinners from your hall kitchen to patrons at the Post 1079 fish fry. How many meals do you serve Read More…

Gasoline leak closes Lorain street

LORAIN — A gasoline leak has closed West 33rd Street in Lorain near Dayton Avenue. It is unclear what caused the spill, but there is no evidence that there has been an accident. Firefighters called for 15 to 20 bags of absorbent material. Check back at Chroniclet.com for more on this story as it becomes Read More…