April 19, 2014

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Former students Skype call retired sixth-grade teacher

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ELYRIA — There are some one-of-a-kind teachers, whose teaching goes beyond the classroom, inspiring the lives that they touch. For six former Cascade Elementary students, Fred Visci was that teacher. Forty years after they left Visci’s sixth-grade class, the group couldn’t help but remember their favorite teacher and wonder what happened to him after his Read More…

Wellington gasoline leak cleanup gets national attention

Sunoco crews clean up a gas spill in Wellington in 2012. CHRONCILE FILE PHOTO

WELLINGTON — Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee will discuss the community’s 116,700-gallon Sunoco pipeline leak in 2012 with oil and gas experts on April 8. Wetherbee is scheduled to speak at the American Petroleum Institute’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. He will discuss best practices for emergency responses to gasoline leaks, such as the one Read More…

UPDATED: Police say supected bank robber called in high school bomb threat

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ELYRIA — A man suspected of robbing a Dollar Bank branch on West River Road North on Monday may have been responsible for a bomb threat at Elyria High School earlier in the day, police said. The suspect, Brett Benson, 40, of Avon, was arrested about one hour after the robbery at Dollar Bank on Read More…

Oberlin author hits big time with ‘Young Money’

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OBERLIN — It was purely coincidental that the “Wolf of Wall Street,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was released about the same time as Oberlin native Kevin Roose’s book that follows young Wall Street bankers. The coincidence didn’t hurt sales. Roose’s book, “Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits,” was Read More…

Space station astronaut shares stories about missions

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CLEVELAND — Karen Nyberg has had a view of the world that most people will never see. An astronaut for NASA, she spent six months living and working on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 6 crew. During the expedition, the crew completed 2,656 orbits of the Earth while traveling more than Read More…

Concerns raised about JVS carpentry facility’s air

OBERLIN — Lorain County Joint Vocational School instructor Ron Gresco said he was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a diagnosis he blames on poor air quality in the carpentry lab at the JVS. Gresco, who has taught carpentry classes at the school for 13 years, was placed on paid administrative leave due to Read More…

Wellington middle schoolers learn real money in the classroom

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WELLINGTON — McCormick Middle School students may not have a full-time job, children or a car, but Wednesday, they had a crash course on life as an adult. As part of the “Real Money, Real World” program, students were given an occupation, monthly income, families and even credit card debt. The eighth-graders then learned about Read More…

Oberlin veterinary hospital participating in golden retriever cancer study

Kim Faulk of Oberlin and her two golden retrievers, Montana and Spenser, who are enrolled in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. PHOTO PROVIDED

OBERLIN — Dog owner Kim Faulk was devastated when her golden retriever Ryder died of osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, at age 3. It wasn’t the $50,000 Faulk spent in veterinary bills, but losing an animal that she considered a family member that upset her most. “We put our life savings into him and did everything Read More…

High-speed collision injures three

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Read More…

UPDATE: Three transported to hospital after high-speed crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An 89-year-old man was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 83 Monday afternoon. The man was driving a red Buick Lucerne at speeds of nearly 100 mph when his vehicle rear-ended a blue Mazda CX-5 about 1 p.m. near Route 83 and Dorchester Avenue, North Ridgeville Police Sgt. Adam Freas Read More…