May 6, 2016

Elyria
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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.

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…

Friendship shared at Veteran of the Year Banquet

LORAIN — Whenever Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera hears taps … he remembers. Every time he sees a United States flag flying high … he remembers. And, when he drives around Lorain County and spots a Purple Heart on a license plate … he remembers. Every day, Rivera sees reminders of the time he served Read More…

Meeting aims to give families tools to fight drug addiction

ELYRIA — Every night before Kerri Johnson goes to bed, she tells her son, Ryan Johnson, “good night.” It has become part of her nightly routine since July 2, 2013. There are no kisses. No hugs. No text messages. Every night, she walks to the urn set upon a shelf surrounded by photographs of her Read More…

Lorain/Elyria CROP Walk scheduled for tomorrow morning

LORAIN — Walkers and runners from Lorain County will join forces Saturday during the annual Lorain/Elyria CROP Walk. The event will be held rain, shine or snow starting 9 a.m. Saturday at Lorain County Metro Park Day’s Dam on 31st Street in Lorain. Longtime participant Chuck Anthony of Elyria said the walk began 30 years Read More…

New priest at St. Patrick’s in Wellington

The Rev. David Trask stood before his new congregation March 6 — one day shy of completing his first week as the new priest for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church — and welcomed those in attendance. “I know you have had a lot of visiting priests over the past few weeks,” he said. “Well, I am Read More…

Teen’s logo design chosen for Lorain County Pride Day shirts

LAGRANGE — Keystone High School student Sara Wargo took vision in her mind and brought it to life using digital imaging. On May 21, volunteers for the annual Lorain County Pride Day will be donning the image on T-shirts. Sara’s representation of “Pride Day” earned her first place out of 550 entries for a design Read More…

Dangerous new drugs on streets

Two dangerous new strains of narcotics have been discovered in Lorain County within the past two weeks. Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association President Duane Whitely, Elyria’s police chief, said the dangerous narcotics have been found in cases from Amherst, Elyria and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. “The community has been made aware of the Read More…