May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

LaGrange holds first Relay for Life to fight cancer

A small community showed its support in the fight against cancer Friday by hosting its first American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Keystone High School Stadium. In what was called a “mini” Relay for Life because of LaGrange’s community size, rather then being held overnight, the event started at 6 p.m. and ended about Read More…

LaGrange prepares to host first Relay for Life

LAGRANGE — Shades of purple will color the Keystone High School stadium as the community rallies behind its first Relay for Life, with the theme, “Paint Your World Purple.” Purple is the signature color for Relay for Life events. It’s perfect for the Keystone-LaGrange community, whose school color is predominantly purple, said co-coordinator Sarah Robinson Read More…

Republic Services’ withdrawal accepted; Butternut Ridge stays open

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners accepted Wednesday the withdrawal of a request by Republic Services seeking to close a portion of Butternut Ridge Road in Carlisle and New Russia townships to allow trucks to move between the Lorain County Landfill on the south side of the road, and property on the north side of the Read More…

Family’s fifth son born with disease twins share (VIDEO)

Editor’s note: In December 2011, readers were introduced to the Hurst family of LaGrange. At the time, Bryce and Baen Hurst were the only set of identical twins in the United States to be diagnosed with Hurler syndrome. Since the first story, doctors diagnosed another set of twins, a fraternal boy and girl, with the Read More…

Keystone student in trouble for `joke’

LAGRANGE – A high school student who made a threatening joke at a lunch table Wednesday afternoon is in hot water with school and police officials. Keystone Schools Superintendent Franco Gallo would not say exactly what the student said at Keystone High School. He only called it “an inappropriate statement or threat.” “We immediately started Read More…

LaGrange seals $1 deal for empty Keystone Elementary

LAGRANGE — If one man’s trash is another’s treasure, then Keystone Schools’ Liberty Street building should prove to be a gold mine for the village, which plans to move its offices there. Mayor Kim Strauss said the village lucked out when it reached an agreement with the school district to purchase the vacant school for Read More…

Persistence helps Keystone student overcome injury, pass tests to graduate

LAGRANGE — Rachel Liller was proud to think she’d continue the tradition in her family of graduating from Keystone High School. Her parents, Jerry Liller Jr. and Susan Liller, both graduated from the school in 1985. Rachel, 18, was to be the last of eight generations of her mother’s family to receive a diploma from Read More…

Highway patrol: Sullivan man killed in one-car wreck had left scene of previous crash

LAGRANGE — A Sullivan man who died in a crash Wednesday night was involved in another crash about 20 minutes before the one that killed him, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Troopers said Kip McGraw, 41, of Sullivan, was driving west on Kipton-Nickel Plate Road about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. He was going around a Read More…

Former Keystone football team trainer faces sex charge

LAGRANGE — A personal trainer who worked briefly with the Keystone High School football team was arrested and charged with sexual battery Monday. LaGrange Police Chief Chad Duensing said Mark Febel, 43, had been a suspect since Dec. 12, when he was spotted in a suspicious vehicle in a local church parking lot. “He was Read More…