June 26, 2016

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Car hits train in Wellington Twp.; 18-year-old driver killed

WELLINGTON TWP. — An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when police said he crashed into a train at the railroad crossing on Pitts Road, one mile south of state Route 18, near Jones Road. The crash was called in to police about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts, of 123 Middle St., was southbound on Pitts Read More…

McCormick Middle School could get big-screen goodbye

WELLINGTON — The old McCormick Middle School, which will be torn down when the new one opens this winter, may have one last hurrah. A movie called “Men of Granite,” starring William Hurt and Shirley MacLaine, could be filming some scenes in the old middle school gym in late September, according to the movie’s producer, Read More…

UPDATED: Person killed after car hits train in Wellington

WELLINGTON – An 18-year-old Wellington man was killed when the car he was driving struck a train on Pitts Road near Jones Road about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Nicholas Roberts of 123 Middle Street was southbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu when he struck one of the cars of a westbound CSX train, according to Trooper Read More…

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

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

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…