December 1, 2015


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 Follow her on Twitter.

Avon Lake resident running wherever life may take her

Terri Schoenholz, of Avon Lake, runs on the Waterside Crossing Trail daily.

AVON LAKE — Terri Schoenholz walked into her kitchen, carrying a medium-sized triangular wire container. The container itself doesn’t mean anything; however, the contents inside told their own story. As Schoenholz, 51, of Avon Lake, pulled out each marathon medal — 43 in all — she was briefly transported back to a city where she Read More…

North Ridgeville woman shot dead; husband held

Gloria Svec, right, with her brother, Jim Mallos.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A North Ridgeville woman was shot to death Friday evening, and her husband has been charged with murder and felonious assault. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. North Ridgeville police officers received a 911 call at 6:46 p.m. from a man stating that he had shot his wife. When they Read More…

Girl Scouts get hands-on experience

EATON TWP. — Using their newly learned skill of sewing, eight Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 50652 spent an hour Tuesday night sewing together pieces of gently used sweaters. The end result was pairs of mittens that will warm the hands of the homeless of Lorain County. Troop leader Denise Sheldon said the troop could Read More…

Grafton police warn residents after break-ins

GRAFTON — Two break-ins in nearby Carlisle Township have Grafton police asking residents to be on alert for suspicious people. The most recent break-in happened 8 p.m. Oct. 10 on Parsons Road in a condominium complex. The homeowner was in the house at the time, said Police Chief Dan Clark. The other was reported at Read More…

Tressel offers tips for high school students at Midview


EATON TWP. — Opportunity, engagement and success were the three components Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel shared with the small audience seated inside Midview High School. For the roughly 70 spectators, listening to Tressel talk about eliminating student debt, valuing the student experience, engaging in learning opportunities, career decision making and reaching goals, the Read More…

Jim Tressel to address students Wednesday at Midview

Jim Tressel

EATON TWP. – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel will travel to Lorain County to share his expertise of higher education with high school students. From 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, countywide high school students, along with their parents or guardians, are invited to hear the former Ohio State University football coach speak at Midview Read More…

Oberlin Food Hub turns to crowdfunding

OBERLIN — In its quest to support small and medium-sized farmers and food entrepreneurs, the Oberlin Project is hoping others within the county will help fund a $50,000 Oberlin Food Hub. The Oberlin Food Hub crowdfunding campaign began Sept. 2 and will run through Oct. 17; however, donors can provide monetary support any time. While Read More…

Another brick from the halls: Lorain councilman answers requests for pieces of St. Joe’s

Lorain Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, shows a few of the bricks he's collected from the demolition of St. Joseph Hospital. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Councilman Dennis Flores donned a hard hat and carted out bricks from the demolition site of a portion of the St. Joseph Community Center on Friday. After the first ceremonial bricks were given to Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer and Flores, D-2nd Ward, when the demolition started Wednesday, Flores said residents and former residents Read More…

Picture of bride’s proud father with her stepfather goes viral


Posted by Delia D Blackburn Photography on Monday, September 28, 2015 ELYRIA — A photo taken by wedding photographer Delia D. Blackburn of LaGrange has gone viral within the past two days after she managed to capture a magical moment that is now tugging at the hearts of people across the world. Before Brittany Peck’s wedding Read More…

Packed meeting gets heated as Butternut Ridge Road closure debated


CARLISLE TWP. — A Republic Services representative shared the company’s plans to possibly close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road to concerned residents during Monday night’s township meeting. As 7 p.m. approached, it became standing-room only in the regular trustee meeting hall, forcing the trustees to move the meeting into the enclosed garage, allowing for Read More…