November 27, 2015


Nord Family Foundation awards more than $1.2 million in grants

AMHERST — The Board of Trustees of the Nord Family Foundation awarded grants of more than $1.2 million at its late October meeting. The foundation gives grants to organizations in areas including Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, Columbia, S.C., Denver and Boston. The Nord Family Foundation is a successor to the trust established by Walter G. Read More…

Difference Makers are recognized

Bill Harper

This year’s recipients of Leadership Lorain County Difference Makers Awards each aimed to change the community through philanthropy, community service and advocacy. The winners in this diverse group speak volumes to the work being done in Lorain County by so many, said Beth Maiden, Leadership Lorain County CEO and president. Maiden said she is often Read More…

Oberlin, Wellington middle school students show and tell emotions in Common Ground project


OBERLIN — A dejected girl — no older than 14 — stares from a black background out of the frame of a photo hanging in the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts gallery. “Second best” and “useless” are scrawled in deep black ink across pieces of paper and pasted to her arms. “I don’t feel anything Read More…

Firewalkers gather at Common Ground to learn life’s lessons

A man walks across fire at Common Ground on Baird Road Saturday in Oberlin. STEVE MANHEIM

OBERLIN — Underneath a pavilion on the property of Common Grounds on Baird Road, nearly 100 people waited with anticipation for their turn to walk across a bed of burning embers. But before walking across the fire, certified firewalk instructor Dave Tuscany told the somewhat apprehensive audience to not let fear dictate their lives. “The Read More…