June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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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…

Keystone joins list of schools seeking reimbursement from state over charters

LAGRANGE — The Keystone school district has joined the growing list of area school systems demanding that the state reimburse money it estimates it has lost to charter schools. The Keystone school board unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting Monday night asking for more than $3 million back from the Ohio Department of Education. Read More…

UPDATED: Power restored after outages across county

Outages throughout the county were the result of a transmission line problem, and all of it has been restored, according to First Energy. Around noon, a problem occurred with a main transmission line that feeds several power stations and that result in a widespread outage. Mark Durbin, company spokesman, said the outage is being investigated, but all customers Read More…

Motorized memorial offers tribute to LaGrange hot rodder

ELYRIA — One might say David M. Lowery wanted to go out with a roar, or better yet, the rumble of customized hot rods he loved so much. Many drivers tooling past Busch Funeral Home on Second Street on Thursday afternoon likely did a double-take or two when they spotted more than a dozen vintage Read More…

LaGrange man dead in Huron County crash

CLARKSFIELD TWP. — A LaGrange man died Monday morning after his car collided with a tractor-trailer at state routes 18 and 60 in Huron County. Mark E. Lauer, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash at 9:55 a.m., according to the Norwalk post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Lauer’s son, Nathaniel M. Read More…

LaGrange Post Office remains closed

LAGRANGE – The local post office has remained closed off and on from Sept. 9 and remained closed Monday. According to United States Post Office postmaster Eric Amsden, a computer system was installed several months ago, but after the new computers arrived, all systems had to be updated to match the software. A sign remains Read More…

Little library checks in to LaGrange

LAGRANGE — In the center of a tiny community now sits a little library made of wood that can store 50 books. On Thursday, Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Community Library dedicated the little library to residents with the help of children who brought books to share with others. The little library was provided by the Read More…

Riding in her sister’s honor

WELLINGTON — Wearing a tank top, jean shorts and cowboy boots, Erin Hostal walked through Barn 15 of the Lorain County Fair, home to the junior fair horses with her horse Della at her side. “Horse coming through!” Erin announced as she passed between the walkway leading out to the round pen where she allowed Read More…

Cross country: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo repeats as Icebreaker champ

CARLISLE TWP. — Keystone senior Shannon Wargo was hoping to run a great time and repeat as the girls individual champion at the annual Keystone Cross Country Icebreaker Invite at the Carlisle Reservation Equestrian Center on Monday. What she didn’t expect was to set a personal record time of 19:11 in her first official race Read More…

Keystone Elementary School makes its debut

LAGRANGE — The final piece of the Keystone Schools puzzle is in place, and the finished product was revealed to the public Saturday. The 86,000-square-foot Keystone Elementary School has security systems, wireless Internet, efficient heating and cooling systems, 25 classrooms, a media center, gymnasium and arts and music rooms. It is worlds away from the Read More…