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Wellington boy collapses, dies at open gym

WELLINGTON — A 13-year-old boy died suddenly Tuesday night while playing soccer at Westwood Elementary School, according to Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans. Evans said the boy collapsed at the elementary school and he was rushed to Mercy Allen Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Drew Guyer was an eighth-grader at McCormick Middle School, said Read More…

Suspected drunken driver not charged after accident

WELLINGTON – The suspect who allegedly rammed a vehicle after a night of drinking was not charged for the incident, and Wellington police Chief Steve Rollins said it is unknown if he will be charged. Rollins said village Prosecutor Donald Zaleski would not approve aggravated vehicular assault charges because the alleged victims were not severely Read More…

Wellington wants to clean up or demolish house

The village of Wellington contends the house at 139 S. Mill St. constitutes a public nuisance. CHELSEA MILLER/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON – The village is seeking to clean up or get rid of a property on South Mill Street. The home, at 139 S. Mill St., is in violation of the village’s ordinances that constitute a public nuisance because it is out of repair, not structurally sound and serves as a home for rodents, insects Read More…

Man charged with domestic violence has vulgar explanation for woman’s injuries

WELLINGTON — Police weren’t buying a Wellington man’s explanation of how his 20-year-old girlfriend was injured. He said it was rough sex. She said it was abuse. Police believed her and Matthew Hules, 23, was charged with domestic violence after the woman called police Friday. She told police Hules came home drunk and attacked her Read More…

High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic unveils new offensive formation, dominates Wellington in season opener

Elyria Catholic's Jeff Ruiz keeps the ball away from Wellington defenders Monday night. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After a promising preseason, the Elyria Catholic boys opened an equally promising regular season Monday night at Knights of Columbus Field. Eight players scored goals as the Panthers routed Wellington 8-1 in a non-conference season opener for both teams. Wellington has the rest of the week off because of the Lorain County Fair. Read More…

Wellington district spends $28,740 on investigation

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools paid $28,470 to an attorney who investigated complaints against the district that were found to be unsubstantiated. The money was paid to the law firm Squire Sanders, which was hired to investigate numerous complaints made by the district’s former curriculum director, Christopher Kamenski. Kamenski, who resigned June 30, alleged that he Read More…

State Route 58 to be closed in Wellington

State Route 58, north of state Route 18 in Wellington, will close Monday to construct a temporary railroad crossing as part of the new railroad grade separation project. The detour route for northbound motorists is state Route 58 to state Route 18, west on Route 18 to Route 511, north on Route 511 to Route Read More…

Ex-curriculum director for Wellington Schools: Threats, abuse led me to quit

WELLINGTON — The former curriculum director of Wellington Schools said his time with the district was marred by threats and intimidation, which took a toll on his mental and physical health. The curriculum director, Chris Kamenski, resigned June 30 after 16 months at Wellington Schools. In a letter of resignation to the district, he wrote Read More…

Maya Johnson throws perfect game, strikes out 15 out of 15 to lead Columbia Red Wagon Farm to OGSO Class A district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Columbia Red Wagon Farm pitcher Maya Johnson wasn’t just good Monday night — she was perfect. Johnson threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out all 15 batters she faced as Columbia defeated Keystone Sugar Ridge Towing 10-0 in an OGSO Class A (U-10) district championship game at Palmer Field. While Johnson has Read More…

Police log for July 10, 2013

Elyria police Monday, July 8 12:07 p.m. — Adult Parole, 631 Griswold Road, an employee said an unidentified male called several times, telling the front desk secretary that the employee was under arrest. The employee believes to know the male, who claimed to be calling from “the sheriff’s department.” 5:15 p.m. — 100 block Pennsylvania Read More…