June 28, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
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Wellington rededicates memorial to firefighter

WELLINGTON — Buzzy, as Cathy Anderson calls her eldest son who drowned a decade ago while attempting to rescue two teenagers from flood waters, lives on in the memories of Wellington residents as a hero. On Wednesday, the 10-year anniversary of Allan “Buz” Anderson’s death, his mother shared how her son’s strength and love has Read More…

Wellington council accepts manager’s resignation; wastewater supervisor to serve in interim role

WELLINGTON — Mark Rosemark, superintendent of Wellington’s wastewater division, will serve as interim village manager while the municipality searches for a new one. Wellington on Monday accepted Village Manager Steven Pyle’s resignation, effective Aug. 3. Pyles’ last day in the office will be July 6. He will use vacation time to account for the difference. Read More…

Wellington village manager leaving position

WELLINGTON — Village Manager Steve Pyles is leaving to take a job in a central Ohio. Pyles, who has served as Wellington’s village manager since 2006, will be the new village manager of Granville, a village of 5,600 people in Licking County about 35 miles east of Columbus. Pyles earns $89,000 annually in Wellington and Read More…

Police say man allegedly pointed gun at church youth group

WELLINGTON — After reportedly pointing a gun at a church youth group at a First Baptist Church campout, a local man is facing abduction and other charges. Justin Fronek, 32, allegedly pointed a rifle with a laser scope at 16 boys who were sitting by a fire on church-owned property off East Herrick and Grand Read More…

Keeping an eye on some things that bug us

The 17-year cicada hatch has finally made its way to Lorain County, not surprisingly beginning in the southern regions near Wellington. Wildlife photography hobbyists and fans of the song bugs reported Tuesday that although they have been hard to find, the trees at Findley State Park are full of them. A word of caution, don’t Read More…

Memorial Day schedule of events

Rumpke, Republic Services and Elyria will not pick up garbage on Monday because of Memorial Day. Pickup will be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, meaning if pickup normally is Friday, it will be Saturday instead. Government buildings will be closed Monday as will most banks. Amherst The Memorial Day Parade Read More…

‘More Light’ reveals more Archibald Willard paintings

WELLINGTON — The members of Wellington Masons Lodge 127 celebrated a former member Sunday by putting his artwork on display. Archibald M. Willard, who rose to artistic fame for his painting “The Spirit of ’76,” painted a series of instructional charts regarding Masonic teachings while a member of the lodge more than 100 years ago. Read More…

Wellington police: There is no active shooter

WELLINGTON – Despite recent concerns the Police Department says there is not an active shooter in the village. “There was an employee at one of the elementary schools that said they saw someone running around with a gun,” Chief Tim Barfield said. “So Westwood Elementary School was placed on lockdown before being lifted.” Barfield said Read More…

Wellington hosts vigil marking end of watch for fallen officers

WELLINGTON — For about a minute Tuesday night, all emergency radio traffic in Lorain County halted in remembrance of the officers lost throughout the years in the line of duty. “268 to all units and listening agencies,” a county dispatcher said. “End of watch for our fallen Lorain County units. Gone but never forgotten. May Read More…

Survivors talk heroin at Wellington town hall meeting

WELLINGTON — Tears welled in the eyes of Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock while describing losing his nephew to a drug overdose to a crowd gathered to learn about the dangers of heroin Thursday. Mock said in his early years as a principal he got a call from his sister in Las Vegas at 2 Read More…