May 25, 2016

Elyria
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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…

It’s not goodbye for retiring priest

WELLINGTON — Heirlooms have a way of telling life stories. Inside the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church sat an old wooden desk that for the past 40 years has become the Rev. James Reymann’s sanctuary. At that desk, he has read the Bible, jotted down service notes and prayed the rosary. Next to Reymann’s Read More…

Man arrested after allegedly stabbing two at Wellington bar

WELLINGTON — Two people were stabbed when an argument in a downtown Wellington bar turned violent early Monday. Police said two men and a woman were arguing when one of the men, Jeremiah Donovan, 28, stabbed the other man and the woman about 2 a.m. Monday Police believe the man was stabbed multiple times in Read More…

Local government offices to have shortened hours for New Year’s holiday

Over the New Year holiday weekend, most government offices will have curtailed office hours. The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will Read More…

Family, friends dedicate memory garden to deceased boy

WELLINGTON — Family and friends of Drew Guyer came together Wednesday on the second anniversary of his death to remember the 13-year-old’s life and dedicate a memory garden to him at Wellington Community Park. Drew, a student at the old McCormick Middle School, was participating in an open gym when he collapsed and died from Read More…

Time running out to be a Santa to a senior

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No one should be forgotten during the holiday season. But while many holiday programs benefit children in the community, few remember an often-overlooked group: senior citizens. Many seniors will be alone during the holidays, perhaps their children have moved out of the area or maybe they don’t have children and their spouse Read More…

Retiring mayor honored for 23 years of service

WELLINGTON — Mayor Barbara O’Keefe, who has held the village’s highest office for 23 years, said she thought “it was a terrible idea” when a dinner was proposed to honor her years of service. Judging from the 100-plus who turned out Saturday night to fete the retiring mayor at St. Patrick’s Church, O’Keefe would be Read More…