May 25, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
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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…

Schneider beats Young in race to succeed O’Keefe as Wellington mayor

Councilman Hans M. Schneider defeated businesswoman Patti Young to become the next Wellington mayor. Schneider won 620 to 577, or 52 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial election results. Schneider is a dialysis nurse, working on a registered nursing degree, and father of three. He has been a member of Council and unsuccessfully challenged Read More…

Happy campers: Findley State Park opens new Nature Center, gives updates on other improvements in works

Last year the Ohio legislature approved a historic $88.5 million capital improvements investment for Ohio State Parks. While this sum was unprecedented to a system accustomed to asking hat-in-hand for small sums for specific projects, it left the parks with a real conundrum of where to begin. Last Friday I had the chance to meet again with state officials at Findley State Park near Read More…

Wellington mayoral race sees 2 new faces

Two different candidates — a political novice and a seasoned veteran — will square off to see who will lead Wellington, the first time the mayor’s job will go to someone new in more than 20 years. Business leader Patti Young and village Councilman Hans M. Schneider are vying for the seat being vacated by Read More…

Three hurt in car-bus crash

WELLINGTON — A driver, her mother-in-law and the driver’s 6-year-old daughter were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the car they were in was struck by a Wellington Schools bus at the intersection of state Route 511 and Peck-Wadsworth Road about 3:50 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Steven Drew of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post said driver Read More…

Pilot uninjured in glider crash

WELLINGTON — Any landing you can walk away from is a good one, but Joseph Drasler said Wednesday’s was his last as a pilot. “I’m 79 years old for Christ’s sake,” said Drasler who crash-landed his glider at Reader-Botsford Airport, 41541 state Route 18, about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. “So far, I’ve been pretty lucky, I Read More…

Correction

A second flag run put together by supporters of the confederate flag will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Wellington Town Hall. A story in today’s Chronicle-Telegram inaccurately stated the run would be held Thursday.