May 1, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Leap year baby: Woman marks 100 years, 25 birthdays

WELLINGTON — The sassy Edna Halsey is both the oldest and the youngest resident at the Elms Retirement Village. A Leap Year baby, she was born Feb. 29, 1916. “I can be 25 or 100,” Halsey said. Although Halsey can really only celebrate her actual birthday every four years, something she says her mother actually Read More…

Restaurants gear up for Mardi Gras

With the Lenten season beginning this week, Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is being celebrated Tuesday across Lorain County. Several restaurants will be serving New Orleans-style meals Tuesday. The menu at Smitty’s, 368 E. Bridge St. in Elyria, will consist of barbecue pork po’ boys, a baguette sandwich and hurricanes Read More…

Group asks Fair Board to ban Confederate flag sale

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Fair Board decided last year to continue to allow the sale of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds, but a group calling itself the Fair Minded Coalition of Lorain County has renewed a push to ban the flag. “To some Americans, the Confederate flag is merely a historical artifact of Read More…

Plunging for a worthy cause

WELLINGTON — Sixty people took the plunge into 35-degree water for the Wellington Eagles Polar Bear Plunge at the home of Stanley and Tami Waite on Sunday. The event benefits the Landry Cole Foundation. Its namesake, a teenager in Wellington, is currently battling cancer, and funds are needed for an i-STAT machine, which will monitor Read More…

Police: Robbery suspect caught

ELYRIA— Police have arrested a suspect in the string of robberies last week at local businesses. Police say Daniel T. Bennett, 32, of Wellington, is responsible for robbing three different businesses within three days. On Jan. 2, police believe Bennett robbed the BP gas station on East Bridge St. On Jan. 5, police say Bennett Read More…

Wellington to inn: Time to mosey out?

WELLINGTON — Police were called to the Mosey Inn in downtown Wellington 59 times last year, including for a stabbing that resulted in serious injuries, according to police. The high volume of incidents has sparked discussions between Wellington City Council and police on the question of whether the bar should be deemed a nuisance and Read More…