May 30, 2015


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…

Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award goes to ‘Goode’ Elyrian

Boy Scouts

ELYRIA – Leadership and community service — it’s what the Boy Scouts of America stand for. And it’s what the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America, looks for when selecting the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award. “The award is given to people who contribute vitality to Lorain County,” said Jerry Skully, resource Read More…

70 years later, man receives Lorain High School diploma


LORAIN — Nine dollars. That’s what prevented Leonard Puma from graduating high school. “I couldn’t stand to be embarrassed at graduation with those guys because I didn’t have the money for a suit,” Puma said. “And I didn’t want to bother my mother for a $9 suit.” These were the days when Puma’s mother would Read More…