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Avon/Avon Lake Notebook: June 2, 2008

Yearbook advisers recognized Two advisers for the 2007 Shore Log yearbook at Avon Lake High School have produced one of the best yearbooks in the state of Ohio. Krystine Shea and Hilary Bickerton received the honor from Josten’s, a company specializing in making yearbooks and class rings. Only 10 schools in Ohio were among those Read More…

AMHERST: Cheers, tears and words of wisdom

CLEVELAND — As yellow and green clad graduates filled the CSU Wolstein Center on Sunday, the cheers of proud parents echoed throughout, signaling the start of the 121st Marion L. Steele graduation ceremony.It was a day of cheers, tears and words of wisdom. As the graduating seniors gathered as a group — likely for the Read More…

600 turn out at fundraising dinner to support attack victim

ELYRIA — About 600 people turned out at Sunday to support a 43-year-old Carlisle Township woman paralyzed from the waist down in a brutal attack as she hiked in Carlisle Reservation last month. CARL SULLENBERGER / CHRONICLE Zetia Turner, 5, helps Pat Stevens, center, and Sandy Rieth with the sale of tickets at a fundraiser Read More…

The phantom conductor of Elyria’s death trolley

Historians know little about man at helm during disaster that led to creation of EMH, Easter Seals STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Sheriff’s Lt. Jack Hammond looks through the 1907 jail register. ELYRIA — The motorman blamed for a deadly trolley car crash 101 years ago in Elyria served only two days in the county jail. Read More…

AVON: A beginning’s end

AVON — A new set of graduating Eagles is ready to spread its wings. The Avon High School class of 2008 took their final walk as seniors in the high school gymnasium Sunday, but as one senior put it — the commencement ceremony marked only the beginning of a new chapter in each of their Read More…

Crash investigation goes to prosecutor

BIRMINGHAM — The investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon will be turned over to the county prosecutor to determine if charges will be filed. Trooper Clifton Dowell of the Ohio Highway Patrol said no charges have been filed at this point against the driver of the car that the biker, 45-year-old Steven L. Read More…

WELLINGTON: Recalling memories — then and now

The Wellington High School class of 2008 received its diplomas on Sunday afternoon with much acclaim and praise from an audience of friends, family and teachers. The 130 graduates reminisced with Senior Class President Ashley Jordan, who pondered the perfect way to express the impact of their high school memories. CARL SULLENBERGER / CHRONICLE David Read More…

Complaints grow over FirstEnergy`s tree cutting

CLEVELAND — The company blamed for triggering the massive 2003 blackout is angering Northeast Ohioans for its aggressive policy of removing trees that get in the way of power lines. FirstEnergy Corp. has been hacking away since the blackout, which was helped along by wires sagging into treetops. But residents say the company is removing Read More…

Fugitive of the Week: June 2, 2008

A 23-year-old Elyria man who allegedly punched a Lorain police officer in December 2005 is the Fugitive of the Week. Nickolas Drakos is wanted on a contempt of court warrant stemming from charges of assault, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. NICKOLAS DRAKOS 5 feet, 7 inches tall 140 pounds Black widow spider tattoo on Read More…

Analysis: Primary fight over for Obama camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s Barack Obama’s party now. He beat the ultimate insider at the insider’s game. And he’s already turned his full attention to the general election contest against Republican John McCain. During a weekend in which Hillary Clinton mounted a likely last hurrah in Puerto Rico and national Democrats resolved the sticky Read More…