June 27, 2016

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About Melissa Linebrink

Melissa Linebrink covers Grafton, LaGrange and Columbia Township for The Chronicle, and writes the "Mommy Wars" column. She can be reached at 329-7243 or MLinebrink@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.

Rebuilding of First Evangelical Lutheran to become documentary

LORAIN — Native-resident-turned-Hollywood-film-director John Baumgartner plans to film a documentary on the rebuilding process of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The historic 90-year-old church was destroyed by an arsonist in August 2014, and since that time its congregants have gathered elsewhere to worship. According to the church’s Facebook page, Baumgartner’s endeavor will be privately funded. In Read More…

Elyria Catholic valedictorian tells class to ‘be on fire and be a light for all to see’

ELYRIA — Banners with uplifting phrases such as “Unleash Your Destiny” and “Begin with the end in mind!” hung inside the Elyria Catholic Coliseum on Friday night as the 109 graduates walked in, surrounded by family and friends. It was a night worth waiting for after four years of high school. During the 67th commencement Read More…

LaGrange holds first Relay for Life to fight cancer

A small community showed its support in the fight against cancer Friday by hosting its first American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Keystone High School Stadium. In what was called a “mini” Relay for Life because of LaGrange’s community size, rather then being held overnight, the event started at 6 p.m. and ended about Read More…

Woman honored for sending care packages to troops

GRAFTON — For more than a decade, Marilyn Riddle tried to pack up the comforts of home to keep up the spirits of anonymous soldiers overseas. On Thursday, a local man on the receiving end of many care packages paid tribute to her dedication by presenting her with a plaque and many thanks. U.S. Air Read More…

Super Heroes to Kids to raise funds for summer lunches

Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio isn’t done helping the children of Lorain County. After turning Elyria into a virtual comic book with the help of “Super Kids” — those suffering from adversity — May 7, Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio is on a mission to help feed the hungry. For the second year, Read More…

Superheroes converge on Elyria

ELYRIA — Superheroes congregated inside Atlas Cinemas Midway Mall 8 on Friday evening, greeting fans before they viewed Marvel’s latest movie, “Captain America: Civil War,” as part of the city’s annual superhero weekend. This marks the third year Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio, a nonprofit organization that rallies communities together to support children and Read More…

Grafton officer honored for saving woman

GRAFTON — Part-time Grafton Patrolman Brent Payne was presented an award at Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting for reviving a local woman after a heart attack. The woman, who did not wish to speak to the media, sat in the front row and tried to control her emotions as Sgt. Kenneth Jake spoke about Payne’s Read More…

LaGrange prepares to host first Relay for Life

LAGRANGE — Shades of purple will color the Keystone High School stadium as the community rallies behind its first Relay for Life, with the theme, “Paint Your World Purple.” Purple is the signature color for Relay for Life events. It’s perfect for the Keystone-LaGrange community, whose school color is predominantly purple, said co-coordinator Sarah Robinson Read More…

Wellington seeks railroad ‘quiet zone’ within village

WELLINGTON — The village may be getting a whole lot quieter in the near future. Village Council is awaiting word from CSX on whether it approves of a resolution creating a railroad quiet zone within the village. Mayor Hans Schneider said Council has wanted to implement a quiet zone for several years and credited Village Read More…

Midview’s JROTC leader chosen Teacher of the Week by WEWS-TV

EATON TWP. — From dawn to dusk, retired Col. Ralph Swann is focused on readying today’s students to become respectful citizens through Midview High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, commonly known as JROTC. And in turn, he has earned their admiration. On April 18, Swann, who is typically at the forefront of applauding his Read More…