April 17, 2014

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Lorain County African American Hall of Fame welcomes newest members

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LORAIN — As a saxophone player set the tone for Friday night’s third annual Jazz Chocolate Fest, inductees into the Lorain County African American Hall of Fame and recipients of the Vision and Views Media Hispanic Leadership Award reflected on their accomplishments. The inductees to the Hall of Fame included Jean Wrice, Rhoda Lee, Dr. Read More…

Sign up for LaGrange’s new CodeRED Emergency Notifications

LAGRANGE — Village officials on Tuesday announced the addition of an emergency notification system to help spread the word to village residents. In addition, the village — in tandem with Keystone Schools — has added its first school resource officer to its roster. Mayor Kim Strauss said the village has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Notification, which allows Read More…

Acting chief keeps title in LaGrange

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LAGRANGE — When police officer Chad Duensing reported for work Tuesday morning, it was business as usual at the station. The only difference was his job title. LaGrange Village Mayor Kim Strauss appointed Duensing as the village’s new police chief, succeeding Daniel Moore who announced his retirement in September. Duensing has been serving as acting Read More…

Faithful church members make 9th annual Cross Walk down Broadway

Danny Parsons, left, pastor at Church of the New Harvest, and his wife Melissa (holding their daughter Chloe) lead prayer at the 9th annual Cross Walk.

LORAIN — Church of the New Harvest member Jarrod Adams has carried the cross symbolizing the sacrifice his Savoir made for him every year for the National Day of People with Integrity Cross Walk. And, Saturday was the ninth consecutive year Adams, of Lorain, participated in the walk spent in prayer. “I am praying for Read More…

Zombies raise food, funds for Lorain County food bank

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AMHERST — Lurching bodies with torn flesh and oozing blood took over the streets Saturday for the 2013 Lorain County Zombie Walk. It took Cleveland resident Celeste Marcus two hours to transform her body into a zombie. Marcus said she finds it thrilling when people assume she is a statue … until she slowly moves Read More…

Firewalkers gather at Common Ground to learn life’s lessons

A man walks across fire at Common Ground on Baird Road Saturday in Oberlin. STEVE MANHEIM

OBERLIN — Underneath a pavilion on the property of Common Grounds on Baird Road, nearly 100 people waited with anticipation for their turn to walk across a bed of burning embers. But before walking across the fire, certified firewalk instructor Dave Tuscany told the somewhat apprehensive audience to not let fear dictate their lives. “The Read More…

LaGrange Police chief retires after 32 years of service

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LAGRANGE — After taking an oath to uphold the law and protect residents in the small village in southern Lorain County for 32 years, Police Chief Daniel Moore finished his last day in the office around 1 p.m. Friday. At the end of his shift, Moore, 63, turned over his police vehicle, badge and weapon. Read More…

No kidding, the brothers Harker have great goats

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WELLINGTON — Judges of the dairy market goat class weren’t kidding around when they announced that the two goats owned by brothers Robert and Aiden Harker won the top two places in their class. The Harker brothers, sons of Robert and April Harker of Florence Township, were thrilled to learn that their goats took top Read More…

Penfield trustee improves while in hospital

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PENFIELD TWP. — Penfield Township Trustee Lloyd Gordon continues to improve after being critically injured in a tractor mishap on Aug. 4. Gordon, who was run over by a tractor while working on his dairy farm, was listed in good condition Friday night, according to a MetroHealth Medical Center nurse supervisor. His wife, Susan Gordon, Read More…

Signs for bikes may have helped avert crash

CARLISLE TWP. — Signs posted near the intersection of Diagonal and Parsons roads are in place to alert bicyclists who are participating in the Bike MS: Pedal to the Point Ride 2013 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the dangerous curve. But for one local teen, the signs may have saved his life. According Read More…