October 20, 2014

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Shower of birthday cards is making soon-to-be 4-year-old boy’s month

Cancer survivor Gabe Rooker loves getting birthday cards, from all over the country.

AMHERST — Every day is Gabe Rooker’s birthday — at least for the month of June. Gabe, who will officially turn 4 on June 30, is celebrating this year with a card party. The Amherst boy, who was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his third birthday, can’t have a traditional birthday party with lots of Read More…

Lorain theater hosting ‘Honor Flight’ showings

LORAIN — He served his country nearly 70 years ago. It was his duty and he did it. It changed his life. But Avon resident George Bliss, 88, didn’t know it still mattered to other people until he boarded Honor Flight. “Walking down the walkways, people applauded and cheered,” he recalled of his trip four Read More…

Olmsted Falls student makes final ‘Jeopardy’ appearance tonight

OLMSTED FALLS — He may be behind after Thursday night’s episode of “Jeopardy,” but don’t count out the hometown favorite just yet. Jim Coury, a sophomore at Georgetown University, has been down before and come back strong. He will appear for the second time on the Jeopardy College Tournament tonight. The scores from Thursday and Read More…

Olmsted Falls man still alive in College Jeopardy tourney

OLMSTED FALLS — It’s not often that you root for someone you may compete against, but that’s exactly what Jim Coury did, until he found himself buzzer-to-buzzer against an old rival. During his second appearance on the Jeopardy College Tournament on Wednesday night, Coury squared off against Solon resident Nishanth Vli, a student at Washington Read More…

Olmsted Falls man gets off to slow start on ‘Jeopardy’

OLMSTED FALLS — Answer: This character, said to represent Shakespeare’s philosophy, has a name that means “fortunate” in Latin. Question: Who is Jim Coury? That is correct. (Well, technically, the question is “Who is Prospero,” but the other contestants on the Jeopardy College Tournament on Tuesday night, might disagree.) Coury, a sophomore at Georgetown University Read More…

Workmen excavating for a sewer project discover long-forgotten brewery cellars

AMHERST — A 1954 newspaper article found in the files at the Amherst Historical Society by a local historian sets the scene “the old cellars are still there. One wonders what people will say years from now if they ever uncover these cellars and try to determine what they were used for.” Mysterious and tempting, Read More…

Talent group to hold auditions Tuesday

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GRAFTON — She wasn’t one of those little girls who had always dreamed of being in the spotlight. While she has been dancing since she was 5 years old, it was always more of a passion than a career goal. And she definitely didn’t imagine herself as a movie star — at least, not until Read More…

Group to hold teen abuse awareness night Tuesday at LCCC

Chad Heileman, curriculum director and presenter.

ELYRIA — It starts gradually at first, so gradually that most people miss the signs. But there are almost always signs. They are signs of verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of both males and females It isn’t just aimed at adults, it happens to teens as well, according to Todd Walts, president and CEO Read More…

National Women Build Week clinic taking place tomorrow

ELYRIA — It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty, ladies. And help people in the process. Lorain County women are being invited to participate in National Women Build Week, which takes place across the country May 4 through May 12. For six years, Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Read More…

Super Hero Weekend strikes the county

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ELYRIA — Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, Super Hero Weekend flies into Elyria on Thursday and the second annual event is packed with more entertainment punch than before. “It’s going to be the same as last year, but we’ve tried to up it a notch or two,” said Richard Hooper, Read More…