March 27, 2015

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Stanford withdraws; Elyria superintendent search back to square one

The Elyria school board is restarting the search for Superintendent Paul Rigda’s successor whether it wants to or not. The last candidate, John Stanford, deputy superintendent for Columbus Schools, is planning to withdraw from the search. Stanford informed Steve Horton of the Ohio School Boards Association on Wednesday that he no longer wanted to move Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA — A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end when police raided a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions allegedly happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Read More…

North Ridgeville police combing through tips in Tyburski death

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police said Wednesday they have received a large number of tips and possible leads in the death of Rachele Tyburski, whose body was discovered in a semi-secluded area over the weekend. “We’ve gotten a very large response from the public,” police Lt. Detective Pat West said. West, the lead investigator in the Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA – A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end in a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Drug Task Force Read More…

Speed limit increase moving to Senate for vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trucks, buses and other larger vehicles have gotten the green light from a legislative panel to increase their speeds to 75 mph on the Ohio Turnpike and rural interstates. An Ohio Senate committee approved the change to the state transportation budget Wednesday, sending it to the full Senate for a vote. Read More…

Wellington floats idea of eighth graders at high school

WELLINGTON — Groups of parents and teachers gathered at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, largely concerned about the possibility of changes at Wellington Schools as the district continues to make cutbacks. Last month, interim Superintendent Stanley Mounts unveiled a detailed proposal to cut $2.4 million from the budget in order to bring the Read More…

Info sought about Avon Lake World War II casualties

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AVON LAKE — Nine Avon Lake High School graduates have died while serving in the armed forces, but little is known about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two who graduated in the 1940s. Avon Lake at-large Councilman John Shondel, who retired from the Army Reserve in 1985 and is sergeant-at-arms for Avon Lake American Read More…

Grandmother describes Lakewood woman found dead in Ridgeville as ‘beautiful, wonderful child’

Rachele Tyburski leaps into the arms of her father, Darryle. Darryle's death when she was 8 cast a pall on her life, her grandmother said.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE —Rachele Tyburski was no stranger to tragedy; nor to resilience. Between early-in-age sickness and loss, Tyburski spent 26 years turning to poetry, family and conversations with her mother for strength. But when Tyburski was found dead in North Ridgeville on Sunday, it was memories of her love and resilience in which her family Read More…

Elyria board president: No rush to name new superintendent

ELYRIA — If the Elyria school board thought it best last week to retrench from its superintendent search after recent weeks of controversy, the blow dealt Monday with the announcement that Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori doesn’t want the job shows further proof the board has a ways to go in finding the district’s next leader. Read More…

Woman found in North Ridgeville identified

Rachele-Tyburski, of Lakewood, Oh. (Photo courtesy of WKYC)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered Sunday in a field off Victory Lane. Police Lt. Greg Petek released a short statement this afternoon that said news reports of the missing woman resulted in family contacting them to identify the woman as Rachele Tyburski, 26, of Lakewood. Petek thanked the Read More…