June 25, 2016

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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…

Long-awaited underpass on State Route 58 open to traffic

WELLINGTON — The long-awaited underpass project on state Route 58 officially opened to traffic on Wednesday morning. The $17.3 million project separates the paths of the CSX railroad line and state Route 58 and was part of several train track initiatives in the state to improve safety and traffic patterns. Ninety percent of the funding Read More…

Massive fire at Carter Lumber warehouse on U.S. 20

  A massive fire at a warehouse at Carter Lumber on U.S. Route 20 is being fought by Wellington firefighters and firefighters from neighboring area fire departments. No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5:30 pm, said Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee. Read Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.

Family donates father’s police uniform to museum

WELLINGTON — It was May 4, 1957, when Edmund Smith, a Wellington Police Officer, was shot and killed in the line of duty. On Saturday, 58 years later, his daughters donated his police uniform to the Spirit of ’76 Museum at 201 N. Main St. Connie Smith Buckland was 6 years old when her father Read More…

Worried about gunfire, Wellington Township group seeks zoning change

WELLINGTON TWP. — Some residents are concerned about stray bullets coming from a Pitts Road property purchased by a gun club. Residents aired their concerns to Zoning Commission members in a meeting attended by about 35 people Wednesday. Attorney Mark Craig, who represents the Wellington Township Citizens Group, said the Amherst Sportsman Club purchased the Read More…