April 18, 2014

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Double lung transplant patient celebrates 18-month anniversary

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Relaxing after her granddaughter’s birthday party, Debbie Wallhead noticed the clock flashing 2:30 a.m. It was Jan. 15, 2012, and she wanted to attend church later that morning. She reached over, shut off the light and tried to settle in. But within minutes, her phone rang — the call marked the start of a long Read More…

Trayvon Martin: Oberlin ‘needed a voice’ among nationwide vigils

OBERLIN — A national dialogue spread to the local level at a vigil in Oberlin commemorating the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin midday Saturday. The ceremony occurred at Martin Luther King Park unofficially in conjunction with Saturday’s Justice for Trayvon 100-city vigil movement spearheaded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. “Oberlin needed a voice in the Read More…

Two Elyria residents will take their skills to the National Senior Games in Cleveland

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Two residents will represent Lorain County in this year’s National Senior Games, which kicked off last night in Cleveland. “Senior” does not refer to their skill level, although the top players from around the country will show off their skills in 19 different sports. Rather, it is a reference to age. Starting in 1987, the Read More…

Lorain Countians cope with hottest day of the year so far

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There have been a few days with high temperatures this summer, but none have been as hot as Wednesday. With its high of 93 degrees, it received the official designation as hottest day of the summer so far. The temperature surpassed the high of 91 degrees that had been recorded a few times earlier in Read More…

Interfaith festival shares skill sets

The First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio will host its 34th annual festival — themed “Building a Loving Community” — demonstrating a sustainable method to nurture a community. The festival, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, is a local effort striving to better the lives of Lorain County residents. “The festival helps people achieve Read More…

Summer crops are bountiful, but late-season vegetables could be in jeopardy if rain continues

Patrick Fenik and his son, Adam, 9, show off their corn Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Lorain County can thank the excessive rain for the bountiful crops available at local farms. In June, the Greater Cleveland area saw a total of 7.90 inches of rain, which is above the 4.47 inches that is average for the month, according to the National Weather Service’s statistics. Many farms reported reaping the benefits of Read More…

Avon Lake business gets eyes-on with Google Glass device

Ed Skimin, president of Emerge Inc. in Avon Lake, wears the company’s demonstration unit of Google Glass.

When the Internet first appeared, Ed Skimin, responding to a gut feeling about its potential, co-founded the software development company Emerge Inc. He jumped in again when he noticed a trend of electronic wearables. “I’m a big fan of disruption and changing the status quo,” said Skimin, a Lorain native whose business is in Avon Read More…

Not your parents’ game of golf

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For most people, being active means going on a walk with the dog or spending an hour at the gym. To a group of friends from Wellington, physical activity has taken on a different meaning. The five close friends, who have known each another since high school, devote their free time to the competitive sport Read More…

County Health & Dentistry pediatricians promote literacy among patients awaiting their checkups

Kenia Santiago looks at a book with the help of her mom, Keenia Santiago, at the Lorain County Health & Dentistry building in Lorain. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

A visit to the doctor will be a lesson in literacy if Lorain County Health & Dentistry’s new program is a success. The agency, which treats the uninsured and the underinsured, jumpstarted a new local chapter of the Reach Out and Read program, which has 5,000 other sites nationwide. The goal is to introduce early Read More…

Photo contest asks: ‘Show us how you move it’

The Lorain County General Health District wants to know about innovative exercises that keep the community on its feet. But there’s a twist — the agency is looking for the examples via photographs. July 1 marks the beginning of Lorain County’s second photo contest called “Show Us How You Move It.” The contest will give Read More…