October 13, 2015


Link explored between man’s assault, murder suspects


BRIGHTON TWP. — Police are investigating whether there is a link between a slaying in Brighton Township last week and an assault that occurred a few hours earlier in Wellington. A man reported being assaulted inside his apartment in the Walden Apartment complex in Wellington just before midnight Aug. 2, according to Wellington Police Chief Read More…

Three incumbent mayors bow out

Barbara O'Keefe

Three sitting village mayors will not seek re-election in November. Nonpartisan political candidates had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections to have their names appear on November ballots. According to the filings, Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan, South Amherst Mayor Barbara Becker and Wellington Mayor Barbara O’Keefe aren’t running. David Read More…

UPDATED: Man found dead after Brighton Twp. house fire


By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman BRIGHTON TWP. — Tom Zaffer said he would’ve sold the farmhouse he and his wife own at 49625 Peck-Wadsworth Road, but their son loved living there. On Tuesday, Eric Zaffer died in the home in a fire authorities have deemed suspicious. The home included stables for about a dozen Read More…

Wellington man faces federal child porn charges

Ryan P. Reynolds

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

PHOTOS: Wellington Cheese Festival

Pets, games and, of course, cheese were plentiful in Wellington this weekend as the city held its annual Cheese Festival.

Hot Stove baseball: Hard-hitting Midview Maniacs bang out 20 hits, score 22 runs in cruising to Class H state tournament


WELLINGTON — There is a simple reason the Class H Midview Maniacs are heading to Alliance this weekend for the Hot Stove state championships. They’re relentless with the bats. The Maniacs (23-0) topped the 20-run plateau for the third straight time in the Lorain County regional tournament to top Cloverleaf 22-5 Sunday in five innings Read More…

Man injured in Wellington crash recovering

Kenneth Willbond, the Rochester Township man seriously injured in a Tuesday crash, is recovering. Willbond, 20, was listed in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Wednesday night, a nursing supervisor said. Police said Willbond was eastbound on state Route 18 in Wellington Township between Pitts and Quarry roads when his pickup was Read More…

Girls Softball: Hannah Rasmussen pitches Oberlin to 1-0 win in OGSO district tourney

GRAFTON — Oberlin’s Bryanna Rivas saw a pitch she really liked and drilled it into the right-center-field gap Wednesday night for a two-out, sixth-inning double. As luck would have it, Oberlin pitcher Hannah Rasmussen was on second base just then, after walking and advancing on a wild pitch. Rasmussen, who also had a no-hitter going, Read More…

Rail worker injured by fall from train

CSX workers and medical personnel work to move a man injured after a fall from a train Thursday in Wellington Township.

WELLINGTON — A railroad company employee fell six feet from the top of the train he was working on in Wellington and had to be hospitalized Thursday. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday the 63-year-old man and other CSX employees were working atop a slow-moving train in Wellington just west of Webster Road. The workers were unloading Read More…

Power restored after scheduled predawn blackout


ELLINGTON — Power was restored Monday morning after a planned outage by Wellington Electric that began at 2 a.m. Monday. Electric crews cut power to repair two potential failure points that were discovered June 8 after a routine audit of Wellington’s electric grid. Electricity was cut to homes and businesses while traffic lights remained operational on Read More…