April 17, 2014

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Open Door students learn Christians also celebrate Passover

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ELYRIA — A table set with matzo bread, grape juice standing in as wine, parsley, horseradish and an apple and nut mixture allowed students at Open Door Christian School to participate Wednesday afternoon in a fast-paced Passover Seder, a ritual meal recounting God’s freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Some may wonder Read More…

Planned Route 57 widening sparks debate in Grafton

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GRAFTON — Widening of state Route 57 from two to three lanes has caused a divide. County and village officials at a Wednesday public meeting attended by about 100 people stressed portions of the road will remain open during the seven-month, $4.62 million project. The 1.25-mile project is from the railroad tracks by the Harvest Read More…

JVS carpentry lab air quality tests come back clean

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OBERLIN — Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are pleased that two carpentry lab air quality and particulate tests showed no concerns. The tests, completed March 17 and 18 by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Safex Inc., indicated that the individuals tested for wood dust did not exceed the permissible exposure limit set by Read More…

Vermilion Road repair project upsets residents, businesses

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BROWNHELM TWP. — Business owners are concerned that a planned road closure on Vermilion Road to repair erosion that threatens to collapse the road will hurt their bottom lines. The repair work, which includes using massive pylons to stabilize the ground and shifting about 1,200 feet of roadway, is slated to begin June 9, which Read More…

Students’ photo project aims to put bullying in perspective

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OBERLIN — “Fat.” “Ugly.” “Stupid.” Those are words that Oberlin and Wellington students have been called or have used to describe a classmate. Langston Middle School student Tali Brown said she has heard those words used to describe a classmate, but it wasn’t until she participated in the “This is me” project through Common Ground’s Read More…

Local student-athletes sign to play in college


AVON LAKE — There are several student-athletes that can finally exhale. Making it official Wednesday, Avon Lake’s Tyler Nock, Wyatt Ohm, David Winkel, Logan Montague, Seth Muck and Emily Krause can all breathe a little easier after signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level. The process wasn’t easy as Read More…

Replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train to visit Lorain County

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WELLINGTON — David H. Kloke spent years researching and building a detailed replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train. Admittedly nuts about trains, it was something else that drove his dedication to the project. “Mostly it’s about Lincoln,” the master mechanic and former construction trades worker said Tuesday by phone from the Elgin, Ill.-based shop of Read More…