July 7, 2015

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Rail worker injured by fall from train

CSX workers and medical personnel work to move a man injured after a fall from a train Thursday in Wellington Township.

WELLINGTON — A railroad company employee fell six feet from the top of the train he was working on in Wellington and had to be hospitalized Thursday. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday the 63-year-old man and other CSX employees were working atop a slow-moving train in Wellington just west of Webster Road. The workers were unloading Read More…

Power restored after scheduled predawn blackout

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ELLINGTON — Power was restored Monday morning after a planned outage by Wellington Electric that began at 2 a.m. Monday. Electric crews cut power to repair two potential failure points that were discovered June 8 after a routine audit of Wellington’s electric grid. Electricity was cut to homes and businesses while traffic lights remained operational on Read More…

Wellington power halt delayed a day

WELLINGTON – The village has switched the date that it is turning off all power to Monday instead of Sunday. Last week, village officials confirmed that everyone who uses Wellington Electric will have their power turned off early in the morning Sunday while they work on fixing problem spots in the main energy feed line. Read More…

Wellington to go dark — literally

WELLINGTON — The entire village is preparing for a three-hour power outage scheduled early Sunday morning. Power will be shut down in the village from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday while repair crews work on fixing two potential issues in the main energy feed line, according to a press release from the village. First Read More…

Wellington schools on audit list after dismal financial forecast

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools is waiting to hear whether it will be eligible for a free, eight-month performance audit from the state following a poor five-year forecast last year. The forecast, which predicted that the school district would run out of money by the spring of 2016, caught the attention of the Ohio auditor’s office, Read More…

Former Main Street chairwoman making Wellington mayoral bid

WELLINGTON — A Wellington native and business owner is throwing her name in the ring for mayor. Patti Young, outgoing board chairwoman of Main Street Wellington, is planning to run for mayor after current Mayor Barbara O’Keefe said in March that she was considering stepping down. Young, a Wellington native who is a co-owner of Read More…

Lincoln funeral train replica to make appearance in Wellington

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In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to inspect the gleaming new locomotive that had been commissioned just to carry him around the country. But the day before that inspection was to take place, Lincoln died of an assassin’s bullet. The regally outfitted train became his funeral train. Though the original met a sad end Read More…

Teen dies a week after Camden Township crash

CAMDEN TWP. — A Wellington teenager who was hospitalized after a car crash last week died Saturday at the hospital. Leigha Hostal, 19, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition following a car crash in Camden Township on May 10, but died at the hospital Saturday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Read More…

Sisters remain critical, one serious, after Camden Township crash

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash Sunday night near state routes 511 and 303. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

CAMDEN TWP. — Two Wellington crash victims remained in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday night. Sisters Leigha Hostal, 19, and Erin Hostal, 16, crashed at the intersection of state routes 511 and 303 about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. The posted speed limit in the area is 55 mph. Leigha Hostal was Read More…

Daylong vigil for a fallen officer

Wellington police, including Lt. Jeff Shelton, stand for 12 hours Monday outside the memorial for fallen Officer Edmund Smith. Smith died May 4, 1957, after a suspect he was pursuing shot him, Wellington Police Chief Tim Barfield said. Officers sought to keep the memory of Smith alive by standing near his memorial through the day. Barfield said he hopes the act of remembrance will also show Wellington residents that police officers have sacrificed while protecting the public. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE