July 5, 2015


Junior fair board finds creative solution to bird ban

WELLINGTON — Live birds are banned at the Lorain County Fair this year, but that doesn’t mean the fair will be poultry-free. The Lorain County Junior Fair board is working to bring in as many stuffed dead birds as they can to replace the real thing. The decision to turn to taxidermy comes after the Read More…

Flu fears chase poultry displays from this year’s county fair


WELLINGTON — Chickens and other poultry, which have long been staples of the Lorain County Fair, will not be coming back this year. The decision was made by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which released a statement last week saying the danger of spreading avian flu was just too high to allow birds at state Read More…

Three Dog Night to play Lorain County Fair


Mama told me not to come, but Lorain County Fair organizers expect a big turnout for Three Dog Night. The Grammy-winning band — whose hits besides “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” include “Eli’s Coming,” “Joy to the World” and “One” — performs Aug. 24, according to a Thursday fair news release. Formed in 1968, Read More…

Photographer Dan Messaros shares favorite Lorain County Fair photos


Dan Messaros earned the designation of official Lorain County Fair photographer through his work with the fair since 1973. Messaros, who operates a studio in Elyria, picked out some of his favorite photographs throughout the years from his extensive collection dating back to his start. Look on Page 1 of The Chronicle-Telegram for the story.

Longest-serving fair board member dies

WELLINGTON — A week ago Friday, John Emerich came to the Lorain County Fairgrounds to say goodbye. Having grappled with skin cancer for some time, Emerich knew he wasn’t going to be around much longer, according to Charisse Nikel, fair secretary and office manager. “It had to be tough,” Nikel said of Emerich’s final trip Read More…