January 29, 2015

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Keystone grads mourn the one who`s not with them

CARLISLE TWP. — Even with 148 seniors packed onto the stage Friday night, it seemed strangely empty. The Keystone High School Class of 2008 was not complete without Kristal Lucas, valedictorian Chelsea Flanigan said. Lucas was 16 when she died of complications following a tonsillectomy in October 2006. Every single graduate stood up and clapped Read More…

Camden Twp. family homeless after fire

  CAMDEN TWP. — Four people have been left homeless after a fire gutted their log home Thursday afternoon. The home, at 51830 Betts Road, was deemed a total loss, Wellington fire Lt. Bill Brown said. “The home was completely destroyed to the point where the second floor is now in the basement,” Brown said. Read More…

For Midview grads, ‘it`s time to fly`

Ominous clouds gave way to a warm breeze as Midview High School’s 52nd commencement ceremony began and 278 graduates prepared themselves to embrace the winds of change. Setting the tone for the evening, Valedictorian Lauren Gauvreau spoke about the steps she and her classmates had taken over the years and the step they will now Read More…

Lorain man named veteran of the year

LORAIN — Don’t expect Clarence Geisel to slow down just because he’s 81. After all, he has a busy schedule to keep. He’s commander of the Disabled American Veterans Honor Guard Louis Paul Troy Chapter 20 in Lorain, and if that isn’t enough, he’s also the president of the Lorain Veterans Council. The Lorain man Read More…

Sheffield blotter: May 31, 2008

Sheffield police Monday, May 19 8:26 p.m. — 4500 block Colorado Ave., report of a disturbance. Thursday, May 22 4:04 a.m. — 1500 block Harris Road, report of a disturbance and unwanted guest. Friday, May 23 7:19 p.m. — 4200 block East River Road, Timothy D. Flynn, 26, Parsons Road, Avon Lake, charged with operating Read More…

State warned Gas USA owners of violations

ELYRIA — A year ago, state inspectors told the owners of Gas USA to correct the violations they found with the station’s leak detection system. Whether they corrected them isn’t known — the owner isn’t talking, and the state has no record of ever getting a response that the repairs were made. But now that Read More…

Higher fuel costs exhausting cities’ budgets

The hurt of high gas prices is affecting more than just the average joes. Cities are feeling the pinch —likely even more than their residents — as they fill up fire trucks, dump trucks and other vehicles that keep the city crews rolling along for their jobs. Elyria Auditor Ted Pileski tried to dole out Read More…

Elyria High graduation rate exceeds 90 percent

ELYRIA — Today’s 421 graduates not only represent the largest Elyria High School graduating class since 1992, but are also proof that the district is dedicated to reaching the state rank of “excellent.” The number of graduates means the district, for the first time since the state began ranking school districts in 1996, has reached the Read More…

Suspended cop’s complaint gets his benefits revoked

Rule also will apply to any suspended Lorain employee Read More…

Girl’s allegation of abduction try turns out to be misunderstanding

ELYRIA — A 9-year-old girl said four men tried to lure her into a red pickup truck Friday afternoon while she was walking her dog. But when police caught up to the truck in North Ridgeville after an hour-and-a-half search, they learned the whole thing had been a big misunderstanding, according to police. The little Read More…