February 14, 2016

Elyria
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Survivors hope to break heroin’s grip

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LORAIN — The roar of the motorcycle procession nearing Veterans Memorial Park Sunday afternoon elicited a cheer from the attendees during the second annual Lorain Community Task Force Remembrance Ceremony. Moments later, nearly 25 motorcyclists walked the path leading to a Christmas tree, carrying toys for the children who have lost loved ones from heroin. Read More…

Night-and-day change seen as new McCormick Middle School is toured, dedicated

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WELLINGTON — “Bright,” “airy” and “positive” were words guests used while walking through the new McCormick Middle School in Wellington during the dedication and open house Sunday. Throughout the day, Principal Craig Housum said there was a mixture between current families and former students popping in to get a peek at the new school. After Read More…

Bill to expand emergency medication passes

State Rep. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, announced the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of legislation that will ensure patient access to insulin medications during medical emergencies. House Bill 188 was prompted by the death of Kevin Houdeshell, 36, of Avon Lake, who died Jan. 8, 2014, after he was unable to obtain needed insulin. Houdeshell was Read More…

Grafton woman dead in crash

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GRAFTON TWP. — A 93-year-old Grafton woman died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to Sgt. Timmothy Hoffman of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Laura B. Wright, 93, of state Route 303 in Grafton, died Wednesday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Wright was driving her 2013 Fiat eastbound Read More…

Former Oberlin leader remembered

OBERLIN — Faculty, staff and alumni filled the pews of Finney Chapel on Friday night, listening to stories told of Nancy Dye, the 13th president of Oberlin College. Dye, 68, died Oct. 28 at her home in Lakewood. She served as the college’s first female president, from 1994 to 2007. Moments before Diana Roose, secretary Read More…

Avon Lake resident running wherever life may take her

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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

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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

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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…