March 31, 2015

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Community says farewell to Eric Nord

OBERLIN — For a man who helped create a $1 billion corporation, Eric T. Nord was a modest man with a hands-on approach to life, according to friends and family. There were smiles, tears and shows of appreciation at funeral services Friday for Nord, who died June 19 at 90. About 500 people attended the Read More…

N.R. sewers are to dye for

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Storm water leaking into sanitary sewers or backing up and flooding basements has long been a thorn in the city’s side or — more correctly — its infrastructure. This is why dye testing will again be done to the city’s sanitary and storm sewer systems in three neighborhoods beginning next week. The Read More…

Ritter Library picks a builder

VERMILION — A Cleveland firm with local ties has been chosen to serve as construction manager for the $3.5 million, 15,000-square-foot expansion of Ritter Pubic Library slated to get under way by early spring of 2009. R.P. Carbone, the company hired by the library board of trustees, employs Vermilion brothers Tim and Mike Rini, who Read More…

Off the beats

Despite auction, there’s still little interest in old YMCA building  That flurry of activity last week at the defunct YMCA on Washington Avenue? No, it wasn’t sale prep. Rather, a personal property auction cleared away a lot of the contents — including the colorful jungle gym that had been out front. John Wagner with the Read More…

Teaching the art of theater

Lorain Palace Youth Theatre program now in its 31st summer LORAIN — Jacob Myers is the Willy Wonka you know and love — whether that’s Gene Wilder, Johnny Depp or Roald Dahl’s original. Myers, 18, is starring as the confectionary genius in “Willy Wonka Junior,” a stage version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that Read More…

Lorain/Sheffield/Sheffield Lake roundup

’04 Southview alum now a Naval Academy grad Navy Ensign Jared R. Shullick, son of Richard and Cheryl Shullick of Lorain, recently graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., with a bachelor of science degree with a major in ocean engineering. He is a 2004 graduate of Southview High School in Lorain. Historical wedding Read More…

Death penalty fight remains unresolved

Despite Supreme Court rulings, challenges will still be considered Read More…

Driver sentenced to 43 years in fatal Ohio crash

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man said Friday he doesn’t know if he’ll ever forgive the driver whose pickup truck slammed into his minivan, killing his wife and four children. Danny Griffin, who survived the crash along with his daughter and stepson, told a judge his life will never be the same. “I know my Read More…

Supreme Court strikes down D.C. gun ban

WASHINGTON — Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and Read More…

Storms give area a summer soaking

ROCHESTER TWP. — The water had risen to the window of Kathleen Yeager’s car, trapping her inside, before her rescuers — eight Wellington firefighters — got there. They pushed an inflatable boat down the middle of Quarry Road Thursday night to get to her after a torrent had raged across the pavement, leaving 3-foot-deep floodwaters. Yeager’s Read More…