March 29, 2015

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Gasoline leak causes evacuations in Wellington

WELLINGTON — A Wellington mobile home park has been evacuated because of 10,000 gallons of gasoline that leaked from a nearby pipeline. Media outlets report that at least 50 people were forced to leave their trailer homes as a precaution in Wellington, about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. No injuries were reported. The leak was Read More…

Excessive alcohol use may have contributed to death of 20-year-old Wellington man

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WELLINGTON — Authorities said alcohol overdose is suspected in the death of a young Wellington man who reportedly drank an entire bottle of vodka on Christmas while mourning the death of another Wellington man in an accident that happened in Miami Beach last year. Tyler J. McLean, 20, was found by friends about 8:30 a.m. Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington dominates Black River, stays perfect in PAC

SULLIVAN TWP. — With a huge game against one-loss Brookside just a week away, Friday’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game with Black River had all the makings of a trap game for Wellington. Riding a six-game winning streak, it might have been easy to overlook the Pirates and focus on next week’s pivotal game, Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville earns four individual titles, third place as a team at J.B. Firestone Invitational

SULLIVAN TWP. — North Ridgeville’s lightweight wrestlers reached the finals in four of the first five weight classes at the 38th Annual Black River J.B. Firestone Invitational on Saturday. Better still for the Rangers, all four were victorious, giving North Ridgeville a tournament-best four individual champions en route to a third-place finish in the team Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington turns close game into rout with 31-0 run against Clearview

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two games were played last night in the Clearview gym. One was a back-and-forth affair that promised to turn into a nail-biter, the other was a wide-open, take-no-prisoners blowout. The strange thing was both were played in a total of four quarters as the Wellington Dukes blasted the Clippers over the last Read More…

Police log for Dec. 14, 2011

County sheriff Thursday, Dec. 8 8:14 a.m. — 400 block Pine Hollow Blvd., Daniel Gomez, 39, Lorain, charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly refusing to leave his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. 8:08 p.m. — 43100 Oberlin Elyria Road, Carlisle Township, Scott Wilson, 28, Oberlin, charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. 11:45 p.m. — 45600 Read More…

Man taken into custody after Wellington-area standoff

WELLINGTON TWP. — A man was taken into custody after holding sheriff’s deputies at bay for more than an hour an a half last night. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Crestview Mobile Home Park about 9 p.m. because a man had argued with his wife and had a loaded shotgun. The Read More…

Oberlin and Wellington school board races headed to recounts

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two school board races will go to a recount after the Lorain County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the final results of the Nov. 8 election. In the race for two seats on the board of Oberlin Schools, Barry Richard, who was the sole candidate whose name actually appeared on the Read More…

Man gets 3 years probation in anthrax hoax

A Wellington man who touched off a bioterrorism scare after mailing an envelope containing a white powdery substance to a Texas marketing company last year was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to three years of probation. The substance that Bruce Massey mailed to Allied Marketing Group wasn’t hazardous, but it rekindled fears of 2001 when Read More…

Football: 3 county players named tops in district

Lorain County was all about defense last season. Three of the Northeastern Lakes all-district defensive players of the year hailed from the county in 2010. This season, the county flipped to the other side of the ball and three seniors were named the district’s Offensive Players of the Year on Wednesday. With a bumper crop Read More…