February 12, 2016

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Power outage leaves Vermilion district scrambling

VERMILION — The Vermilion Schools had to scramble Tuesday to remove nearly 600 kids from the district’s middle school due to a power outage. The power outage took out the phone lines to all three of the district’s schools before 9 a.m., which the district announced on its Facebook page. Then all the buildings started Read More…

After 35 years, pastor is retiring

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HUNTINGTON TWP. — When Stephen — “just Steve” — Carmany, the retiring longtime pastor at the United Church of Huntington, was in college in sunny Southern California, he began to see something else entirely. He was working toward a degree in political science, planning to become an attorney. But that was before God stepped in. Read More…

Brownhelm Twp. all covered by Santa

BROWNHELM TWP. — There are an awful lot of stories floating around about Santa Claus at this time of year, but the residents of tiny Brownhelm Township can tell you more than most about that red-suited Bringer of Dreams. The children will tell you how he visits them every Christmas Eve, stopping by to drop Read More…

New park memorializes Brookside alumni

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — An idea for a memorial park to honor deceased classmates from Brookside High School has moved from idea to a proposal to near-reality with lightning speed in Sheffield Lake. It started in August at the 40th reunion of the Class of 1975. That was when classmates realized that 14 of them already Read More…

Diabetes 101: What to look for

November is American Diabetes Month, meant to raise awareness of the disease and encourage proper care and diagnosis. Diabetes occurs when the body’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. The blood carries glucose, the body’s main source of energy, to every cell in the body. The pancreas secretes insulin into the blood to Read More…

Timely diabetes diagnoses save lives

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Liam Parrish was only 10 days away from his third birthday. He loved cars and trucks and trains. His baby brother was 1. He was “all boy.” And he was also doing some odd stuff. The little boy with the raspy voice still didn’t talk much, so it wasn’t what he said that was concerning Read More…

Wellington mayoral race sees 2 new faces

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Two different candidates — a political novice and a seasoned veteran — will square off to see who will lead Wellington, the first time the mayor’s job will go to someone new in more than 20 years. Business leader Patti Young and village Councilman Hans M. Schneider are vying for the seat being vacated by Read More…

Memories of McCormick

McCormick Middle School in Wellington. CHRONICLE FILE

Built just after the Civil War, McCormick Middle School has held a place in the history of Wellington for nearly 150 years. But the iconic school has also managed to hold a place in the hearts of many former teachers and alumni, the place where so many memories of their youth were formed. When the Read More…

After retirement, pressed back into service

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VERMILION — After languishing for almost two decades shuttered and used for storage, the historic Moes Cider Mill has quietly come back to life. Housed in a small red building on the southern edge of town, the cider mill is owned by the same family and still uses its original cider press to turn fall’s Read More…

Nord forms suicide survivors’ group

Unexpected death can rip a hole in the heart of any family, but suicide of a loved one can amplify that grief. Research indicates those left adrift in suicide’s wake can face increased risks of suicide themselves, aggravated by depression and guilt. When Lorain County mental health professionals noticed a marked jump in suicides locally, Read More…