April 19, 2014

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State rep gives students revealing presentation

Nude pic on flash drive stuns seniors, Barrett NORWALK — Seniors in government class at Norwalk High School might have thought they were in anatomy class Tuesday when a topless photo popped up during a PowerPoint presentation. State Rep. Matt Barrett, D-Amherst, was speaking to a class when he plugged a flash drive, a portable Read More…

Art teacher, cafe owner, pastor

The Rev. Alana Kelley took various paths before finding her calling  It might seem surprising that a woman who is the former owner of a gourmet cafe could appreciate something with the dubious name “bacon fry.” But that is exactly the Hungarian custom that Alana Kelley chose to celebrate her installation as the pastor of Read More…

Grafton and LaGrange blotter: Aug. 24

LaGrange police Friday, Aug. 17 1:45 a.m. — North Center Street and Loperwood Lane, Clinton Buttolph, 21, 100 block Loperwood Lane, LaGrange, charged with no turn signal, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. The passenger, Matthew Disbennett, 21, Litchfield, charged with carrying concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Read More…

The key to donkey victory: Hang on tight

WELLINGTON — Thursday night, the donkeys ruled the grandstand. In front of 500 spectators, 60 brave souls saddled up and attempted to ride donkeys. But the donkeys seemed to have a hidden agenda — bucking their riders. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Erika Gress holds on to win a donkey race at the fair Thursday night. Read More…

Songstress Rimes provides her own lightning at fair

Country music’s little girl is all grown up. That’s the message the tall and slender LeAnn Rimes delivered to a packed grandstand Wednesday night at the Lorain County Fair in Wellington. Arguably the biggest star performing at the fairgrounds this year, Rimes delivered for her audience time and time again. The audience witnessed an already Read More…

Diamond Rio plays crowds’ heartstrings

TOM MAHL / CHRONICLE Classic country band Diamond Rio performed before a near sellout Tuesday night at the Lorain County Fair. WELLINGTON — Rain, rain went away Tuesday night at the Lorain County Fair when Diamond Rio played its hits for a nearly packed house at the Wellington fairgrounds grandstand. Together for 15 years, this Read More…

Engvall doesn’t disappoint fans

 STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Comedian Bill Engvall performs at the Lorain County Fair.  WELLINGTON — Billed as a clean and family-friendly funnyman, comedian Bill Engvall lived up to his reputation Monday night, when roughly 3,000 wet and brave souls defied the rain to see his 80-minute-plus set at the Lorain County Fair. Engvall, who stars Read More…

Harvest time in Lorain

Farmers market at Black River Landing is still going strong  LORAIN — Farm-fresh produce, herbs, honey and baked goods have been staples at the Black River Landing farmers market for almost three seasons now.  Although September is approaching, the stream of customers in search of locally produced goods is as steady now as it was Read More…