May 24, 2016

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Lorain County volunteers help with mission in Belize

ELYRIA — The saying “one person’s trash is another one’s treasure” might be best illustrated through a global lens. That is the lesson learned by many Lorain County residents who spent time this spring traveling to Belize to help provide much-needed equipment and educational materials to extremely poor regions. It was the ninth annual mission Read More…

Money from stolen charity jar replaced — and then some

Every Sunday, the Rev. Janet Long takes to the pulpit at Washington Avenue Christian Church and preaches about hope. The lyrics might be about redemption, or water turning into wine or triumph over death, but the tune is always hope. But hope was in short supply in late February when someone broke a window, pried Read More…

Postal carriers’ food drive will be Saturday

This Saturday offers one of the easiest ways to help those in need. Postal carriers around the county — and around the country — will be collecting nonperishable food items as they make their usual rounds delivering mail. Simply put any donated food items next to your mailbox on Saturday morning, and your route carrier Read More…

Lorain County middle-schoolers help create positive project

Middle school can be a tough place, especially for kids who don’t fit in with their peers. Mental health professionals have said that social isolation is a risk factor that can lead to depression and, in the worst cases, self-harm and suicide. Area leaders looked for ways to reach out to that population, and a Read More…

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…