October 22, 2014

Elyria
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sutton, Ganley, others face off at Lorain forum

LORAIN — This sighting may be on par with seeing Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Mon­ster. Congresswoman Betty Sut­ton, D-Copley Township, and her Republican challenger, Tom Ganley, were in the same place Wednesday night talking issues. The two met and sparred at the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress Candidates Forum at St. Joseph Community Read More…

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends, family hold vigil for Gwen Wright

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LORAIN — Hope and fear, faith and worry stood side by side in the parking lot of Mercy Regional Medical Center on Tuesday evening, as more than 100 co-workers and friends of miss­ing nurse Gwen Wright came together for a can­dlelight vigil. Wright, 38, left her Wellington home a week ago to rent a movie. Read More…

IRG’s rescue try for St. Joe’s in Lorain is a full go

Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist, left, and Mayor Tony Krasienko, right, listen to veteran Samuel Felton speak at St. Joseph Community Center in Lorain. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

LORAIN — Lorain snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat on Tuesday, announcing a deal with Industrial Realty Group and the reorganized South Shore Development Corp. to keep St. Joseph Com­munity Center open. “This has been months of negotiations,” Lorain Service Director Robert Gilchrist said at Tuesday’s press conference in the St. Joseph lobby. Read More…

Sheffield OKs safety-force raises

SHEFFIELD — Sheffield Council unanimously approved contracts with the village’s safety forces at Mon­day’s meeting. This is the first time police and fire­fighters have had collective bargain­ing agreements with the village, Mayor John Hunter said. The contracts were effective Mon­day and run until March 31, 2013. Firefighters and police officers will get 2.5 percent raises Read More…

Dinner planned to benefit family whose home burned after car hit it

SHEFFIELD — More friends are rallying to help the Melvin family, which lost everything it owned when a car plowed into their home on Oct. 3 and ignited, killing the driver and torching the house. A benefit spaghetti dinner will be 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VFW at 577 Harris Road in Sheffield. Read More…

One last taste of summer: Temps 20 degrees above average Sunday

Bob Kyle of Vermilion, left, and his son Dennis Kyle of Avon fish at Findley State Park, south of Wellington on Sunday. “If it was like this all year long, I’d be in paradise,” said Bob Kyle. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Sunday was one last weekend of sunny warmth. The National Weather Service in Cleveland reported temperatures way above normal for this time of year. According to Marty Thompson of the National Weather Service, the average high temperature for Oct. 10 is 63, with a low of 45. In Elyria on Sunday, the high tem­perature was Read More…

No new clues for missing woman

Gwen Wright

WELLINGTON — A Wellington woman missing since Wednesday night has still not been found. There were no updates in the case of 38-year-old Gwen Wright, Wellington police reported on Sunday evening. Wright is 38 years old, white, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 190 pounds. She has reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. Photos posted on Read More…

Westview students go extra mile with Wildcat Walk

Students take part in Westview Elementary School’s Wildcat Walk last week.

AVON LAKE — Westview Elemen­tary School students are willing to go the extra mile for their school. Literally. For the fourth year, just about all of the close-to-300 Westview stu­dents participated in the Wildcat Walk, a fundraiser for the school. Last week, students walked around a 0.15-mile course outside the school, and family and friends Read More…

Lorain library trustees face tough money decisions

AVON — The Lorain Public Library System board of trustees has a tough decision to make. Short-term success or long-term security? The system has three branches — Avon, Domonkas in Sheffield Lake and Lorain — which will need levies on the ballot in May 2011. By the end of 2015, Chief Fiscal Officer James Wilson Read More…

Celebrity chef impressed with Ohio

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LORAIN — For Aaron Sanchez, one of the perks of being a celebrity chef is being able to discover food all over the country. The former “Next Iron Chef” contestant — who now stars on Food Network shows “Chefs vs. City,” “Chopped” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” — didn’t know what to expect Read More…