August 29, 2015

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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.

Riding in her sister’s honor

WELLINGTON — Wearing a tank top, jean shorts and cowboy boots, Erin Hostal walked through Barn 15 of the Lorain County Fair, home to the junior fair horses with her horse Della at her side. “Horse coming through!” Erin announced as she passed between the walkway leading out to the round pen where she allowed Read More…

Three-vehicle crash kills Elyria man

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A three-vehicle crash killed an Elyria man and injured two other local residents, despite all of them wearing their seat belts. Hubert H. Vaughan, 48, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Vaughan was driving a 2001 Ford Focus east on U.S. Read More…

Cousins honored for helping to save infant from crash into house

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AVON — Standing side by side, their arms wrapped around each other, Jacob Majkut and his cousin, Damian Garcia, looked out from the balcony of All Pro Freight Stadium and onto the diamond Friday night. To sum it up in their words — it was awesome. A far cry from the horror both Jacob, 12, Read More…

Search continues for missing boy, 4

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — Search crews continued to look for Sydney Heidrick, 4, late Friday after he was reported missing from his grandparents’ home at 4845 Lake Road. Sydney, who weighs approximately 48 pounds, was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. with law enforcement arriving at the residence by 5:30 p.m. Helicopters, police dogs. the United States Read More…

Cancer survivors, supporters march on

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ELYRIA — Sisters Lynn Haney, Beverlee Troutman and Doris Walker participated in Friday’s Relay for Life at Elyria Catholic High School stadium in memory of their sister, Joani Smith, who died of breast cancer at age 56. But they also walked in honor of themselves because all three are breast cancer survivors. Haney, 54 of Read More…

Owner of home escapes West River blaze

ELYRIA — Valeria Harris sat in a chair Friday night on the tree lawn of her neighbor’s home, watching as crews from the Elyria Fire Department extinguished a fire that started in the attic of her home at 631 West River Road. Harris, who has lived in the home for 50 years, watched in disbelief Read More…

Erosion closes Miller Park Road beach in Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — A sign warning beachgoers to stay clear of Lake Erie hung Friday at the Miller Road Park beach or in this case, a lack of beach. Avon Lake city officials were unavailable for comment Friday, but according to the city’s Facebook page, the beach was closed as of 2:54 p.m. Thursday until Read More…

Grafton native makes science an art

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Grafton native Madeline Newcomb is seeing success in a place where the beauty of art and the advancement of medicine meet. Newcomb, 22, recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a bachelor of fine arts in biomedical art. If her degree sounds scientific based, it’s because it is. “Medical and scientific illustrations are Read More…

Midview graduates urged to drive their own bus

Devon Karban gets his diploma from Scott Goggin, superintendent of Midview Schools, at Midview High auditorium on May 29. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON TWP. — In the parking lot outside Midview High School, vehicles were decorated with congratulatory phrases including, “Class of 2015” and “Good-bye MHS, Hello BGSU!” Inside the gym, parents, grandparents and loved ones used their graduation programs to ward off the heat and humidity. In the end, the lights were dimmed before the 60th Read More…

Trooper from LaGrange honored at police week in Washington D.C.

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Mementos of Mike Paris Sr., sit on shelves inside Jean Paris’s LaGrange home. The photograph of him in his Ohio Highway Patrol trooper uniform, his badge number and the flag that draped his casket are memories of Mike Paris that his wife looks at every day. It’s her way of keeping his memory alive. Mike Read More…