April 19, 2014

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Trade old stuff for new at plant swap

WELLINGTON — If you have a garden, you likely encounter two problems each year — how to mix things up so your garden doesn’t become the same old thing year after year, and what to do with all of those plants, flowers and trees that have multiplied throughout the growing season. The biannual plant swap Read More…

College football preview: Oberlin expects to be a factor in the North Coast Athletic Conference

Matt Florjancic The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — Confidence is the buzzword at Oberlin. With key skill players returning and a solid core of recruits ready to step in, the Yeomen are looking to improve on last year’s 5-5 overall record and surprising third-place finish in the North Coast Athletic Conference football standings. “I think it’s about Read More…

Do you love a mystery?

How about “Mr. Brown Can Moo. Can You?’ LORAIN — In the mood for a little romance? How about some mystery? Or just looking for an alternative to reading,”Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” for the umpteenth time to your child? Well, the used book sale at the main branch of the Lorain Public Library Read More…

Oberlin grad promotes fair foreign trade

OBERLIN — There’s doing business, and then there’s doing business in a manner that’s fair and equitable. That what this Saturday’s Fair Trade Summit in Oberlin is all about. With both domestic and foreign storefronts peddling items such as authentic pottery, intricate rugs and hand-made jewelry, Oberlin College alumna Alia Kate suggests buyers question the Read More…

Convicted killer says he’s a ‘changed man,’ seeks death delay

  For more information about the story visit the Akron Beacon Journal online http://www.ohio.com    Ridgeville woman was one of victims in 1986 double rape and homicide Phil Trexler The Akron Beacon Journal COLUMBUS — Attorneys for condemned inmate Richard Wade Cooey asked for mercy Monday, saying the state would kill a changed man if Read More…

Lorain boy faces risky heart surgery

LORAIN — Pulmonic atresia, absent central pulmonary artery, left aortic arch, ventricular septal defect, parachute mitral valve with mild mitral stenosis and multiple anomalous pulmonary collateral arteries. If you’re at a loss for what all of those words mean, you’re not alone. Four-year-old Brendon Shadle doesn’t know what they mean either. But they are words Read More…

Lake Erie`s unsung jewel

LORAIN — When most people think of area tourist destinations, they envision trips to Geneva-on-the-Lake, Sandusky or Put-in-Bay. That’s the kind of thinking that Michael Challender, executive director of the Lorain Growth Corp., wants people to forget, because many of the reasons people travel outside of Lorain County for entertainment are available right here — Read More…

Lorain Port Fest promises even more amusement

Christina Jolliffe The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN —  If you haven’t yet taken full advantage of living so close to the lake, you might want to relax with some good music, great food and a spectacular view of Lake Erie at next weekend’s Port Fest 2008. About 35,000 people turned out for Port Fest 2007 and — Read More…

International Festival salutes armed forces

Alison Dietz The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — The Lorain International Festival is celebrating a different kind of national pride this year by honoring the U.S. armed forces. This still fits in with the international theme. “Behind every military uniform is an ethnic person,” said Terri Soto, this year’s festival president. The Lorain International Association, in its Read More…

Digging for answers in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — From afar, the scene looks a lot like a craft fair. Six bright blue canopies dot a small meadow tucked between a field of tall grass and a forested area. People dressed in casual clothing mill around each tent. But the crafts here weren’t made by neighborhood jewelers. The pieces of pottery and Read More…