August 4, 2015

Elyria
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Wellington crash victim mourned

Samantha May, left, and Josh Gfell. PHOTO PROVIDED

PENFIELD TWP. — Samantha May spoke in a soft voice about the way she and Joshua Gfell, a fellow graduate of Keystone High School who died in a one-car crash Thursday, came back into each other’s lives. “We re-connected on Facebook after graduation and at the beginning of this year we got together,” May, 25, Read More…

Rural water authority shelves retirement plan

LAGRANGE — A controversial retirement incentive plan was rejected by the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board Wednesday in a split vote. The final vote of 14-11 ends, for now, months of discussion about whether the program, which expired in 2013, should be resurrected. The plan would have allowed Rural Water to buy up to Read More…

Committee punts retirement plan to rural water board

LAGRANGE — A controversial retirement incentive plan for workers at the Rural Lorain County Water Authority was sent back for consideration to the full water authority board at a committee meeting Wednesday. The plan, which allows Rural Water to buy up to five years of service credit for retirement-eligible workers, had been sent back to Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Trustee says anonymous note told him mother’s money went to wrong township

ELYRIA — Wellington Township was mistakenly paid $153,554.75 in estate taxes that should have gone to Pittsfield Township and Danbury Township in Ottawa County. Wellington Township officials said Thursday they have agreed to return the money, which the township was sent in August 2012, to Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass’ office so it can be Read More…

Fundraiser planned for trustee hospitalized after being run over by tractor

PENFIELD TWP. — Penfield Township Trustee Lloyd Gordon continues to improve after he was run over by a tractor on his farm Aug. 4. Gordon was listed in stable condition Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Gordon’s family has reported that Gordon is receiving physical therapy, although menial tasks Read More…

Longtime Penfield Township clerk calls it a career

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PENFIELD TWP. — Just call her “Queen of the Grants.” After 37 years of helping to run Penfield Township, Eleanor Gnandt has retired as fiscal officer and clerk. A reception will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Penfield Township Hall at state Routes 301 and 18 for the woman, who helped bring hundreds of Read More…

Penfield Township dairy farm gets waterbeds to keep its cows happy

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PENFIELD TWP. — If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad’s Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds. After 10 months of use, dairymen Richard and David Conrad gave the waterbeds a thumbs-up during a visit Thursday to the farm on Indian Hollow Road. More photos below. Read More…