May 24, 2016

Elyria
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Fire guts home

BRIGHTON TWP. — Fire crews from multiple departments in Lorain County battled a structure fire at 23400 Gore Orphanage Road on Friday. A neighbor reported the fire at 8:20 p.m. The single-story house was 50 percent “fully engulfed” by the time fire crews arrived at the scene. The Wellington Fire Department was the main unit Read More…

Slain couple mourned at vigil

ELYRIA — Family and friends of Michael and Fannie Lewis gathered around the steps of the Lorain County Adult Probation Building, consoling each other during a vigil Friday in memory of the slain couple. At 7 p.m. Friday, homemade posters read, “True Love Never Dies: Fly High,” while candles burned and people spoke out in Read More…

Man critical after two-vehicle Camden Township crash

CAMDEN TOWNSHIP — A Kipton man is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash on Vermilion Road near State Route 511. Michael Hill, 54, was taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The driver of the other vehicle, Dawn Byers, 47, of LaGrange, was uninjured. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Byers, Read More…

Viral wedding photo family to make TV appearance

Life for Brittany Peck hasn’t been the same since she said “I do” to husband Jeremy Peck in September. A photograph taken by local photographer Delia D. Blackburn at the wedding showing her biological father, Todd Bachman, grabbing the hand of the other man who helped raise her, Todd Cendrosky, and walking her down the Read More…

Grafton Twp. woman gets creative to raise money for friend

By day, Dianna Mezurek helps run her husband’s agriculture businesses, New NW Sales Co., based in New Wilmington, Pa., and Mezurek Livestock, in Grafton. But, during the quiet hours of night — after her son, Chance Mezurek, has gone to bed — Dianna Mezurek ventures into her makeshift art studio where she lets her creativity Read More…

Friends and family mourn Lorain shooting victim

LORAIN — Roughly 75 people huddled together Friday night and shared stories depicting the life of Corrina Charlton. Charlton, 59, died Jan. 16 from injuries sustained from an apparent gunshot wound. Anthony Wayne Davis, 57, of 916 W. Seventh Court, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder. The vigil was in front of the home Read More…

Standoff ends quietly

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A two-hour standoff involving a North Ridgeville man ended with him surrendering, police said. North Ridgeville police were dispatched at 5:44 p.m. to the 36000 block of Mills Road in reference to a man who was “reportedly depressed and suicidal.” No one else was inside the home at the time of the Read More…

It’s not goodbye for retiring priest

WELLINGTON — Heirlooms have a way of telling life stories. Inside the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church sat an old wooden desk that for the past 40 years has become the Rev. James Reymann’s sanctuary. At that desk, he has read the Bible, jotted down service notes and prayed the rosary. Next to Reymann’s Read More…

County’s first baby arrives late New Year’s Day

ELYRIA — The first New Year baby in Lorain County made a rather late debut at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Jariel Morales was born at 4:08 p.m. Friday — a bit later than other babies born on the same day in past years. “I couldn’t believe he was the first,” his mom, Angelica Melendez, Read More…

Amherst man badly injured New Year’s Eve

LORAIN — Ringing in the New Year with his friends left one man in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. According to Lorain police, Michael Ostanock, 42, of Amherst, arrived 7:30 p.m. Thursday at a house on the 700 block of East Erie Avenue to “hang out and celebrate the New Year.” Ostanock Read More…