September 4, 2015

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LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Pair named Junior Fair royalty

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WELLINGTON — Two college kids with a hankering for fair life and agriculture were crowned this year’s Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen. It’s royalty with a country flair for Austin Washburn and Katie Cline. The ceremony Monday in front of the Lorain County Fair board’s office is the culmination of months of work Read More…

Hidden Valley struts its stuff in parade

AMHERST TWP. — A small Amherst community got a big parade Saturday. In the early afternoon Saturday, firetrucks, LifeCare ambulances, an ice cream truck and a group of bicyclists lined up on Allendale Lane in the tightknit Amherst Township community of Hidden Valley for the second annual “Hidden Valley Fun Parade.” The parade is meant Read More…

Exit Claus: Light Up Lorain event spurned in favor of Amherst

LORAIN — Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen is packing up and moving to Amherst, something that doesn’t sit well with some who help put on Light Up Lorain, the organization that has long hosted Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Lorain. Steve Bansek, chairman of Light Up Lorain, said that even with the departure, the annual event Read More…

Family remembers woman killed in crash as devoted mom

AMHERST — Sitting in her living room, watching her children play, was exactly where Debra Majkut liked to be on a weekday morning. From that spot, she could watch her sons, Jacob, 12, and Jaxon, 5 months, whom she and her husband James tried for more than a decade to conceive. It was the perfect Read More…

Hyde stepping down from Wellington council

WELLINGTON — Longtime Councilman Jeff Hyde is stepping down after 10 years with the village. Hyde turned in his resignation letter to the city last week, saying that he plans to leave the position at the end of December in order to spend more time with his family. “I have been wanting for quite some Read More…

Amherst draws crowds for Dancing on Main Street

AMHERST — Clad in a Keystone Kops-style hat, loud clown-style polka-dot bow-tie, bulbous red nose and clenching a Sherlock Holmesian pipe in her teeth, Michaela Cui was hard to miss Saturday at the 12th annual Dancing on Main Street in downtown Amherst. The annual August event sees the heart of the downtown business district taken Read More…

Area vision center to offer free check-ups, glasses to eligible kids

LORAIN — An area vision center and a nationwide eyewear provider are teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Lorain to ensure about 50 school-age children head back to school able to read books and work on computers with a good pair of glasses free of charge. North Coast Eye Care in Amherst Read More…

Cleveland woman killed in Route 2 rollover

AMHERST — A Cleveland woman was killed after the car she was riding in flipped over on state Route 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Corrine Sherels, 69, of 149th Street in Cleveland, was transported from the crash to University Hospital Amherst where she died from her injuries, an Ohio Highway Patrol report said. State troopers said Read More…

Amherst mom participates in veteran competition

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AMHERST — Raquel Zornes enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 and with a military career that spanned more than 10 years and included a year in Iraq in 2008, the now-37-year-old thought she had prepared herself for life after the military. “When I left the service with an honorable discharge — as we do Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…