April 30, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria’s oldest church has new leader

ELYRIA — The city’s oldest established church has a new leader. While the Rev. Patrick Nicolino became senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in January, he already was a familiar face at the church. He had worked on a part-time basis for years before submitting his resume for the head position after Read More…

Wellington teen battling cancer to attend A Prom to Remember

For a teenage girl, prom often is the night of her dreams. The glamour, the excitement, the hairdos and heels — and yes, the dress. For a teen who has lived in the shadow of cancer, it can mean a lot more. What is a rite of passage for a healthy teen can become a Read More…

Church on The North Coast’s ‘wisdom imaginarium’ is room to grow

The smallest members of the congregation are in for the biggest surprise soon at Church on The North Coast in Lorain. The area housing the children’s ministry has been undergoing renovations since January, and work is expected to be complete come Easter morning. Called the “Wisdom Imaginarium,” the $150,000 project revamped a 4,000-square-foot area to Read More…

Therapy dog has gone from ‘kennel 15′ to Vermilion kids’ best friend

VERMILION — Middle schools are not known for fostering a calm atmosphere. Students from grades four to seven come in all sizes and emotional ranges at Sailorway Middle School, but the staff here has found a new weapon to calm overwhelmed kids. He’s only 4 years old, but Jameson, the school’s new therapy dog, carries Read More…

Two area women offer support for mothers with postpartum depression

There are so many expectations when a woman is expecting a child — but being sidelined by irrational fears, feelings of detachment and overwhelming sadness aren’t usually the ones she dreams about. For two area mothers, the need for support from other moms who felt the same way and made it through those dark days Read More…

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

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

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…