May 31, 2016

Elyria
Mostly sunny
76°F
 

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…

Wellington seeks railroad ‘quiet zone’ within village

WELLINGTON — The village may be getting a whole lot quieter in the near future. Village Council is awaiting word from CSX on whether it approves of a resolution creating a railroad quiet zone within the village. Mayor Hans Schneider said Council has wanted to implement a quiet zone for several years and credited Village Read More…

New priest at St. Patrick’s in Wellington

The Rev. David Trask stood before his new congregation March 6 — one day shy of completing his first week as the new priest for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church — and welcomed those in attendance. “I know you have had a lot of visiting priests over the past few weeks,” he said. “Well, I am Read More…

Wellington teen battling cancer to attend A Prom to Remember

For a teenage girl, prom often is the night of her dreams. The glamour, the excitement, the hairdos and heels — and yes, the dress. For a teen who has lived in the shadow of cancer, it can mean a lot more. What is a rite of passage for a healthy teen can become a Read More…

Former Wellington teacher and coach pleads guilty to charges stemming from improper relationship with student

ELYRIA — Nick Vaughn’s relationship with a student has cost him his job as a teacher and cross country coach with Wellington Schools and on Wednesday he pleaded guilty to criminal charges. But Vaughn said in court that while he is sorry about the repercussions and the people he has alienated, he remains in a Read More…