June 29, 2016

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The wit and wisdom of mothers

Mothers are the cooks who kept us fed, the housekeepers who kept us neat and the chauffeurs who carted us to and fro. They are the family bankers, personal shoppers and in-house doctors. Mom taught us to tie our shoes, kissed our boo-boos when we fell and hemmed our dresses before the big dance. And Read More…

Donors put their stamp on generosity

Times are tough, and people served by post offices in Elyria, North Ridgeville, Grafton, Wellington and Oberlin opened their hearts on Saturday with an abundance of food for those in need. Postal carriers – along with retired and off-duty carriers – picked up 103,500 pounds of food left on front porches or by mailboxes in Read More…

Community leaders are school readers in Elyria

ELYRIA – Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Jim Miraldi is used to presiding over a courtroom of adult defendants, tackling the heavy topics of guilt and innocence. It`s not too often that his job is to captivate an audience of fifth-graders. But on Wednesday he did just that at Elyria Community School, a charter school Read More…

Off the beat: May 10, 2009

Couple exchanges vows at Big Parade Oberlin College graduates David Reese and Rachael Wylie had such fond memories of Oberlin – and the Big Parade every first Saturday in May – that they came back last weekend from Chicago to be married and take part in the parade. Friends and family – some in costume Read More…

Police: Lorain man pulls gun on his family

LORAIN – A Lorain man was arrested following a domestic disturbance in which he fired a gun and threatened relatives, according to a police report. Donald Allen Fitch, 44, of Lorain, is charged with domestic violence, discharging firearms within the city and intimidation of a public servant. He also is charged with using weapons while Read More…

Elyria/Elyria Township notebook: May 10, 2009

EMH hosts Relay for Life fundraiser The EMH Regional Medical Center`s Relay for Life Team is hosting two events to raise money toward the team`s goal. On May 31, the team is hosting a bus trip to Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino. The bus will depart from the EMH Gates parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and Read More…

Board doesn`t back clemency for killer Daniel Wilson

Convicted killer Daniel Wilson received sympathy but no mercy from the Ohio Parole Board, which has unanimously recommended that Gov. Ted Strickland reject Wilson`s clemency request. Wilson, 39, is scheduled to be executed June 3 for the May 4, 1991, murder of Carol Lutz. In its clemency report released Friday, Parole Board members wrote that Read More…

Police raid nets large heroin stash

LORAIN – Police and federal agents found large quantities of heroin and other suspected drugs Friday when they used a battering ram to knock down the door of an Apple Avenue residence occupied by a father and son, a Lorain police narcotics officer said. Raul Velazquez, 57, was charged with a first-degree felony charge of Read More…

NOACA delays decision on weighted vote

Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair will have to wait until September for a vote on whether the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency will change the controversial weighted voting process that nearly stopped approval of a planned Interstate 90 interchange two years ago. NOACA`s board on Friday voted to table a planned vote on the change Read More…

Case to reopen to traffic soon

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – The headache should be over soon for motorists who have been finding other ways around the city because of Case Road`s closure. Shut since Dec. 1 to allow construction of a $4 million, 2,500-foot sanitary sewer line, the road is supposed to reopen to traffic Tuesday, according to Safety-Service Director Denny Johnson. Read More…