February 28, 2015

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Amherst’s twirled champion competes against adults


AMHERST — Baton twirling may be a family talent, but an Amherst teen has taken it to a new level, competing internationally against adults. Madison Eis competed in the U.S. Twirling Association’s championship for the first time in 2011 when she was 13. Held in Jacksonville, Fla., she was competing against the top twirlers in Read More…

Annual Discover Aviation Days Air Show expands to two days

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ELYRIA — Discover Aviation Days Air Show returns Memorial Day weekend and, for the first time, the event will be spread out over two days, providing more excitement, chills and education than before. “There was so much going on in just one day that it was almost too much,” said Paul Koziol, organizer of the Read More…

Black River 5K, Fun Run held in memory of Wellington teen

Drew Guyer

WELLINGTON — The Friends of Black River will host its second annual S.O.S. 5K and Mile Fun Run later this month. Instead of raising money to help the schools, this time the group hopes to benefit the legacy of budding soccer and basketball star Drew Guyer. Thirteen-year-old Drew was a student at McCormick Middle School Read More…

Lorain native gets job on Channel 3 morning show

Tiffany Tarpley

LORAIN — Viewers of WKYC-TV Channel 3’s “News Today” show may see a familiar face on air. That’s because Lorain native Tiffany Tarpley will be joining the show Monday. Tarpley, the daughter of Namon and Linda Tarpley, said returning to Northeast Ohio has always been her plan. “I’ve always wanted to work in Cleveland,” she Read More…

Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…

Western Reserve Land Conservancy staff exhibits own art for land awareness

Women look at a piece of art on display at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy in Moreland Hills. PHOTO PROVIDED

MORELAND HILLS — Imagine putting on an art exhibit with your co-workers. Keep imagining. Now, stop laughing. Unless you work in an artistic field, the idea of a staff art exhibit may seem a little … unnatural. But the Western Reserve Land Conservancy pulled it off and discovered an artistic community within its own ranks Read More…

Kanisa House continues its 35th annual Kwanzaa observation

The first day of Kwanza is celebrated Dec. 26, 2010, at Kanisa House in Elyria. The themes for each of the seven days are Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work & Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Christmas may be over at midnight Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of the holiday has ended. In fact, it is beginning anew for those who celebrate Kwanzaa. The seven days of Kwanzaa begin Thursday and run through Jan. 1, culminating in a community potluck dinner. While Christmas is a Christian holiday Read More…

Annual ‘Messiah’ Sing-Along set for Friday in Oberlin

OBERLIN — For more than half a century, residents from around Lorain County flocked to Oberlin every December to listen to and participate in the Messiah Sing-Along. Handel’s music wafted through the air, as both young and old sang alongside some of the most talented vocalists to come out of Oberlin College. The annual tradition Read More…

Lorain County Toys for Tots in need of donations

Tots for Tots campaign in Elyria Nov. 25. Steve Manheim

ELYRIA — After several years of partnering with neighboring Cuyahoga County, Toys for Tots of Lorain County is on its own. And Christy Howard needs your help. Howard, who is the Lorain County coordinator, has 400 families to provide for this year. That’s 800 children in need of a Christmas. And there is a waiting Read More…

Black River Stamp Club to host annual show Saturday

Stamps from Warren Dolata's collection on Nov. 20. Steve Manheim

ELYRIA — Philatelist, cover collector, cancellations — this club has a secret language, and its members are more than willing to let you in on the secret. A philatelist is a stamp collector. There are 80 of them in the Black River Stamp Club. North Ridgeville resident Warren Dolata, a chef at Wesleyan Village in Read More…