May 4, 2016

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Residents displaced, no injuries in Eaton Township fire

EATON TOWNSHIP — A fire that began in the laundry room of an Archer Road home about 2 a.m. Saturday caused no injuries but temporarily forced the occupants out of the house. The fire broke out at a two-story frame home, according to North Ridgeville Fire Chief John Reese, whose department responded along with firefighters Read More…

Website becomes kid-centric at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Talk about a youth-driven culture. Anyone checking out the Oberlin College website Friday may have wondered whether the under-10 set (or younger) had hijacked the school’s online presence. The college’s webpage featured a big photo of three goggled youngsters peering at test tubes of colored liquids in a chemistry lab, beneath which was Read More…

Private data accidentally exposed by Amherst police personnel

AMHERST — Police personnel mistakenly posted online the Social Security numbers of about 30 people during a period when they were learning how to use a new record-management system. They appeared on accident reports that were posted online from the last few weeks of 2015 to the first few weeks of 2016, according to Chief Read More…

United Way celebrates impact

ELYRIA — A few years ago, United Way of Greater Lorain County began to shift the emphasis of its annual fundraising campaign from raising money to greater collaboration between agencies to better serve people in need. That change in focus is succeeding, according to a number of United Way partners who spotlighted various community collaborations Read More…

Grafton native shares details of Cuba trip

At the same time President Barack Obama was in Cuba trying to lay groundwork for closer ties between the U.S. and Cuba — the first for a sitting president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — Grafton’s Jordan Fitzgerald was there, too, as part of a Kent State University architectural mission. The group of 10 graduate Read More…

Vermilion officials see value in federal fund, want it continued

VERMILION — City officials are joining with wildlife and conservation groups to urge Congress to reauthorize the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The fund is used to help communities and organizations set aside land for preservation and other historic uses. Mayor Eileen Bulan said she wasn’t aware of details of legislative action regarding the Read More…

Memorial plaque placed for Amherst train wreck victims

AMHERST — People were drawn for various reasons to Tuesday’s dedication of an Amherst Historical Society plaque honoring the victims of a deadly train collision that occurred a century ago. Some were history or railroad buffs. Others were curious about local events. For sisters Susan Aish Hagan and Linda Aish Stasko, the draw to the Read More…

Firelands to decide if third time’s a charm for bond issue to replace schools

SOUTH AMHERST — The future of the Firelands Schools’ plan to replace two aging schools will be under discussion during a special school board meeting Monday. Superintendent Mike Von Gunten stopped short of saying whether he or the board would recommend or vote to hold a special election in August for a $29 million bond Read More…

Westlake PNC bank robbed

WESTLAKE – Police are seeking a masked gunman who walked into a PNC bank branch late this morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The armed robbery occurred at 11:05 a.m. at the PNC branch at the corner of Columbia and Detroit roads, according to Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner. Police are Read More…

Police: Man dealt drugs from his Fairlawn Avenue home

ELYRIA — A man neighbors long suspected of selling drugs from his house was arrested on multiple drug trafficking and possession charges Wednesday following a search of his Fairlawn Avenue home, police said. Paul Wilkins Jr., 45, was charged with felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, along with felony counts of possession Read More…