May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Grafton officer honored for saving woman

GRAFTON — Part-time Grafton Patrolman Brent Payne was presented an award at Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting for reviving a local woman after a heart attack. The woman, who did not wish to speak to the media, sat in the front row and tried to control her emotions as Sgt. Kenneth Jake spoke about Payne’s Read More…

Grafton, Lorain police ahead of the game on certification

GRAFTON — Two Lorain County police agencies have applied for state certification on new standards that won’t become mandatory for another year. Grafton police and Lorain police are working on meeting new standards on use of force, use of deadly force and recruitment and hiring practices that have been established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Read More…

Officer supplies defibrillator to help woman

GRAFTON — A part-time police officer who carries a defibrillator in his car used it to try and save a woman’s life Sunday. Patrolman Brent Payne, who works full time for the Lorain Police Department and part time for the village, was the first to arrive 8:30 p.m. at the 1000 block of Willow Street Read More…

Grafton native shares details of Cuba trip

At the same time President Barack Obama was in Cuba trying to lay groundwork for closer ties between the U.S. and Cuba — the first for a sitting president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — Grafton’s Jordan Fitzgerald was there, too, as part of a Kent State University architectural mission. The group of 10 graduate Read More…

Grafton seeks permission to build water tower

The village of Grafton wants a county judge to declare that building a 200,000-gallon water tower in Reservoir Park doesn’t violate the terms of the deal it made to purchase the land in 1999. The purchase agreement made with Leonard A. Bescan Family Trust, Alberta Gaetz and Wilma Lilley says the land “shall be used Read More…

Mourners start new chapter

GRAFTON — Families from all over Lorain County, and beyond, gathered Sunday night at Our Lady Queen of Peace’s Catholic Church to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who died too soon. Each story was different, yet the same. Photographs in frames, or free standing, situated on the altar depicted Read More…

Grafton woman dead in crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A 93-year-old Grafton woman died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to Sgt. Timmothy Hoffman of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Laura B. Wright, 93, of state Route 303 in Grafton, died Wednesday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Wright was driving her 2013 Fiat eastbound Read More…

It’s not even Thanksgiving, but Operation Christmas Child is a go

ELYRIA — Even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet, busy little elves across the county are gearing up for the holiday with Operation Christmas Child. This is national collection week, where volunteers gather up shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children around the world — and you can help. Shoeboxes with toys, school Read More…

Grafton teens sleep in boxes to better understand plight of homeless

GRAFTON – Taylor Stefan, Tessa Pickering and seven other high school students ate food cooked over a wood fire and made other preparations before settling down to spend the night huddled under blankets and in sleeping bags tucked inside cardboard boxes. The nine members of a confirmation class at Our Lady Queen of Peace had Read More…

NEXUS foes meet, vow to continue opposition

GRAFTON TWP. — People seeking to reroute the NEXUS gas transmission line told landowners Thursday night that although restraining orders may have been filed against them, the fight against the Texas company is not over. More than 50 people gathered at Grafton Township Hall, some of them concerned residents and others members of the Coalition Read More…