May 4, 2016

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Microburst flattens corn in LaGrange field

LAGRANGE — The unusual-looking flattened corn along state Route 301 was not the result of the extraordinary landing of an alien craft. But Mother Nature is often just as extraordinary, as LaGrange farmer Dean Forbush will attest. Forbush, 53, has farmed land near Route 301 and Biggs Road since 1974, and he’s seen some strange Read More…

301 in LaGrange to close next week

LAGRANGE – A section of State Route 301 will be closed most of next week for a culvert repair. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Transportation, 301 just south of Whitney Road, will close Monday. The detour route for northbound motorists is 301 to State Route 18, east to State Route 83, Read More…

UPDATED: Bill banning caffeine powder passes state Senate

COLUMBUS — Pure powdered caffeine couldn’t be sold in Ohio under legislation headed to the governor for his expected signature. The measure that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday also would prohibit sales of powdered alcohol. Passage of the bill follows the anniversary of a northeast Ohio teen’s overdose death from caffeine powder. Eighteen-year-old Logan Read More…

Lorain County commemorates Memorial Day

Among the participants in Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Elyria were Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 in Elyria. Other participants included the Elyria Police Department Color Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, honorary parade marshal and Read More…

Trooper from LaGrange honored at police week in Washington D.C.

Mementos of Mike Paris Sr., sit on shelves inside Jean Paris’s LaGrange home. The photograph of him in his Ohio Highway Patrol trooper uniform, his badge number and the flag that draped his casket are memories of Mike Paris that his wife looks at every day. It’s her way of keeping his memory alive. Mike Read More…

Division II district softball: Keystone blanks Firelands

LAGRANGE — Keystone’s storied softball program will play for its 28th district championship this afternoon at Community Park. The young Wildcats, with one senior on the roster, advanced Monday with a 4-0 victory over Firelands in a Division II district semifinal. It wasn’t easy for the third-ranked Wildcats (23-5). The Falcons (17-11) showed up well-prepared. Read More…

Gallo gets full-time post at Keystone district

LAGRANGE — Franco Gallo is ready to keep his sleeves rolled up and working for the Keystone Schools but looking forward to doing it with a bit less stress. “I’m very interested in continuing the progress we have made so far,” Gallo said. “I’d like to finish what I started here.” Gallo, 35, is to Read More…

High school softball: Third-ranked Keystone finds way to win, slips past Vermilion with unearned run, just two hits

LAGRANGE — Keystone has aspirations of playing softball into the month of June, but Wednesday the Wildcats’ dreams nearly ended in the middle of May. Though the Wildcats (22-5) were able to get just two hits off Vermilion sophomore Becca Oates, they still scratched out a 1-0 win thanks to an unearned run in the Read More…

‘Warrior’ mom fights cancer battle moment by moment

The videos and pictures are what you might find on the Facebook pages of most new mothers. There are pictures of a toothless little guy, grinning wide. There is a video of the chubby-cheeked baby, cooing and giggling. And then there’s the video of Jenny Bassett coaching her nearly 8-month-old son as he tries to Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water incentive gets new life as committee advances plan

LAGRANGE — The possible return of an old retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers passed its first major hurdle Wednesday night. At a joint meeting of Rural Water’s Personnel and Executive committees, members voted 13-2 to have the full Board of Trustees consider the proposal at a meeting next month. Between Read More…