September 3, 2015

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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…

Grafton man injured when car strikes tree

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GRAFTON TWP. — A single-car crash on state Route 83 sent the driver to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Seth Wood, 20, of Grafton, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Route 83 and was attempting to pass another vehicle on the road about 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, Ohio Read More…

‘Warrior’ mom fights cancer battle moment by moment

Jennifer Bassett holds her son Frankie, 8 mos., at their Middleberg Heights home on Friday afternoon, May 8.  Bassett, originally from LaGrange, is currently battling breast cancer that spread to her liver. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The videos and pictures are what you might find on the Facebook pages of most new mothers. There are pictures of a toothless little guy, grinning wide. There is a video of the chubby-cheeked baby, cooing and giggling. And then there’s the video of Jenny Bassett coaching her nearly 8-month-old son as he tries to Read More…

Commerce expert: Lorain County must prepare for 2016 GOP convention

When the Republican National Convention arrives in Cleveland in July 2016, Lorain County must be ready for thousands of visitors. During a meeting Tuesday at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Center, Mike Mulhall, vice president of Partnerships Destination Cleveland, said Cleveland can expect to see about $200 million in direct spending as a result of Read More…

Heroes assemble for ‘Avengers’ premiere

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ELYRIA — Superhero characters from Marvel comic books made an appearance Friday at Midway Mall’s Atlas Cinemas as part of the city’s annual Superhero Weekend. With the premiere of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it was an evening Pharoah Hernandez, 3, and his mom, Christine Delgado, wouldn’t forget. Pharoah, dressed as his favorite superhero, Batman, Read More…

Lorain County parks employees urged to keep quiet about ranger’s arrest

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LAGRANGE — Lorain County Metro Parks Director James Ziemnik sent out a mass email to all park employees encouraging them to keep quiet about the arrest of Ranger Michael Goodrich and warning them that there could be consequences if they chose to do otherwise. The email was sent Saturday — five days after Goodrich was Read More…

LaGrange Township: Electric aggregation

LAGRANGE TWP. — Voters will have the opportunity to approve Issue 6 on the May 5 ballot, which would allow LaGrange Township to enter into an agreement with an electric supplier for a discounted rate. Voters must give the township permission to enter such an agreement, which could lead to lower rates for residents for Read More…

Columbia Schools: Renewal levies

Issue 11 What it is: A 2-mill permanent improvement renewal levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $398,097 per year Purpose: Capital improvements, equipment, technology; it cannot be used for operating expenses. Cost: The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $61.25 a year. Issue 12 What it is: A 3.13-mill emergency operating Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Carlisle Township: Gas/electric aggregation

Issue 2: Carlisle Township gas aggregation Issue 3: Carlisle Township electric aggregation What it is: Both seek approval to enter into a contract with a gas and electric supplier When residents of Carlisle Township visit the polls in May, they will be voting on Issues 2 and 3 to determine if they agree to enter Read More…