June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
65°F
 

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.

Former Wellington teacher faces charges for inappropriate relationship with student

WELLINGTON — A former Wellington teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage student last year was indicted on charges of sexual battery and tampering with evidence. Nick Vaughn, 31, turned himself in Thursday to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into Vaughn, which has been ongoing since December, turned up around Read More…

LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Experience not restricted to those from rural parts

WELLINGTON — The first time Cheyanne Zenda wanted to take an animal project to the Lorain County Fair, her mother said no to the idea of a farm animal. It didn’t matter that the Zenda family lives in Wellington, a stone’s throw from some of the county’s largest farms. Betsie Zenda said she was not Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

WELLINGTON — The 170th Lorain County Fair begins today. Setup, which began Aug. 9, concluded Sunday. The event includes some 500 vendors and dozens of animal exhibitors, many who participate annually. They include Eric Bates, owner of Wintersville-based Bates Brothers Amusement Co., which has been providing rides at the fair since about 1990. Bates said Read More…

Two injured in overnight blaze in Wellington

WELLINGTON — Two men staying at the Hillcrest Motel were injured in a fire called in around 5 a.m. today. Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee described the injuries as non-life threatening. He said one of the men was hospitalized for smoke inhalation while the other had burns on his upper torso. He didn’t identify the men. Wetherbee said Read More…