May 28, 2015

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Man indicted in accident that killed Tomasheski family members

ELYRIA — Gerald Wetherbee Jr. has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges for the June car crash that killed two people and left two others fighting for their lives. Wetherbee, 35, also is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, driving under suspension and DUI for the June 11 crash on state Read More…

Girls tennis: Carmela Mostardi, Emily Witt live up to seeds

Magnificat’s Emily Witt, a Grafton resident, returns a shot during Tuesday’s Division I sectional. Witt advanced to next week’s district. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

OBERLIN — After rain wreaked havoc on the first two days of the Division I girls tennis sectionals at Oberlin College, the majority of the singles players finally got their chance to shine Tuesday in the warmer weather. When the sun went down Tuesday, only four singles players were left standing — the four district Read More…

Garden dedicated to Holly Dembie at Midview’s West Elementary

A sign at Holly’s Memory Garden, which was dedicated Thursday at Midview West Elementary School. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

EATON TWP. — The night Holly Dembie died, she sent an email to friends and family saying “I love you and you are my sunshine,” her mother told a crowd that gathered Thursday for the dedication of Holly’s Memory Garden. It was typical of how Dembie, a special-needs instructor for Midview Schools, lived her life, Read More…

Police log for Sept. 30, 2011

Elyria police Wednesday, Sept. 28 8:02 a.m. — 300 block Fourth St., a man reported that someone entered his garage and stole a GPS unit, CDs and a small pocketknife from his pickup. 10:27 a.m. — 700 block Washington Ave., Joseph Hebebrand, 50, same address, charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and drug Read More…

School to honor Holly Dembie with garden

EATON TWP. — In her life, Holly Dembie loved working with children and with plants and flowers in her garden. At 4 p.m. today, her co-workers in Midview Schools will dedicate a garden in her name at West Elementary School, 13070 Durkee Road, where she worked with special needs children. “The garden will be a Read More…

Midview grad places 11th at Beijing event

Despite taking a hard elbow to the mouth at the start of the swim, Kim Shaheen was fine with the result at the Dextro Energy World Championship Grand Final Beijing in China on Sept. 11. The 1988 Midview graduate finished in 11th place out of 34 athletes in the 40-44 women’s age group with a Read More…

Man dies in Grafton-area crash

GRAFTON TWP. — Alcohol is suspected of being a factor in the death of a Litchfield man who died in a one-vehicle crash Monday morning at Island and Law roads. Matthew D. Royer, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lorain County Coroner’s office, according to information from the Elyria post of the Read More…

Police log for Sept. 16, 2011

Lorain police Monday, Sept. 12 8:36 p.m. — 1300 block W. 14th St., Marqua D. King, 27, 300 block E. 22nd St., Lorain, charged with assault and aggravated menacing, but not arrested, for allegedly slapping a woman and threatening to shoot her and her family. The family suspected King had broken into their home and Read More…

After horror of crash, Tomasheski family survivors try to find new normal

Tom Tomasheski hugs his daughter, Danielle, during an interview Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

GRAFTON TWP. — The dark-haired girl with the feather weaved into her hair bounces into the living room and plops down on the couch, clutching a cell phone in her right hand. Danielle Tomasheski, 13, is hanging out until her teachers finish their day at Midview Middle School and then come over to tutor her Read More…

Fire forces Eaton Township family from home

EATON TWP. — Multiple departments responded to a fire in Eaton Township overnight. The fire, at 37795 West Capel Road, was reported at 4:48 a.m. Eaton Township Fire Chief Jason Brooks said residents of the home called in the fire and were able to evacuate by the time the Fire Department arrived. The fire, which Read More…