August 29, 2015

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LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Experience not restricted to those from rural parts

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WELLINGTON — The first time Cheyanne Zenda wanted to take an animal project to the Lorain County Fair, her mother said no to the idea of a farm animal. It didn’t matter that the Zenda family lives in Wellington, a stone’s throw from some of the county’s largest farms. Betsie Zenda said she was not Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

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WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…

Two injured in overnight blaze in Wellington

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WELLINGTON — Two men staying at the Hillcrest Motel were injured in a fire called in around 5 a.m. today. Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee described the injuries as non-life threatening. He said one of the men was hospitalized for smoke inhalation while the other had burns on his upper torso. He didn’t identify the men. Wetherbee said Read More…

Car hits train in Wellington Twp.; 18-year-old driver killed

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WELLINGTON TWP. — An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when police said he crashed into a train at the railroad crossing on Pitts Road, one mile south of state Route 18, near Jones Road. The crash was called in to police about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts, of 123 Middle St., was southbound on Pitts Read More…

McCormick Middle School could get big-screen goodbye

McCormick Middle School in Wellington. CHRONICLE FILE

WELLINGTON — The old McCormick Middle School, which will be torn down when the new one opens this winter, may have one last hurrah. A movie called “Men of Granite,” starring William Hurt and Shirley MacLaine, could be filming some scenes in the old middle school gym in late September, according to the movie’s producer, Read More…

UPDATED: Person killed after car hits train in Wellington

WELLINGTON – An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when the car he was driving struck a train on Pitts Road near Jones Road about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts of 123 Middle Street was southbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu when he struck one of the cars of a westbound CSX train, according to Trooper Read More…

Link explored between man’s assault, murder suspects

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BRIGHTON TWP. — Police are investigating whether there is a link between a slaying in Brighton Township last week and an assault that occurred a few hours earlier in Wellington. A man reported being assaulted inside his apartment in the Walden Apartment complex in Wellington just before midnight Aug. 2, according to Wellington Police Chief Read More…

Three incumbent mayors bow out

Barbara O'Keefe

Three sitting village mayors will not seek re-election in November. Nonpartisan political candidates had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections to have their names appear on November ballots. According to the filings, Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan, South Amherst Mayor Barbara Becker and Wellington Mayor Barbara O’Keefe aren’t running. David Read More…

UPDATED: Man found dead after Brighton Twp. house fire

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By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman BRIGHTON TWP. — Tom Zaffer said he would’ve sold the farmhouse he and his wife own at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road, but their son loved living there. On Tuesday, Eric Zaffer died in the home in a fire authorities have deemed suspicious. The home included stables for about a dozen Read More…

Wellington man faces federal child porn charges

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A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…