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Stephanie Blythe: 25 years of keeping kids safe

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Keeping Kids Safe – Stephanie Blythe, director of Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s Safety Town program (center in grey shirt) is seen here with some of her wee charges and aides Bryana Wallace (far left) and Emily Hahn (far right). Blythe began working for Safety Town 25 years ago at the young age of 13, serving as an aide. (Press photo, Michele Murphy)

By Michele Murphy

Sheffield/Sheffield Lake – …Read More

County grand jury considers drug charges from home where dog overdosed

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Jeff Gallatin

North Ridgeville – The Lorain County Grand Jury is considering drug-related charges against a trio of North Ridgeville residents stemming from a May 23 incident where police found marijuana and other drug-related items in their home on the same day a dog from there was treated for a drug overdose.

Capt. Marti Garrow said the department has given information on the case to the …Read More

A decade of fundraising bittersweet for Smiles for Sophie Forever

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The finish line at the 2016 Smiles for Sophie Forever Bash and Dash. (Photo, Smiles for Sophie Forever)

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake – Smiles for Sophie Forever is on track to hit $1 million in funding for individual families and brain tumor research. It is also celebrating 10 years as a nonprofit – a bittersweet milestone that will culminate in the 10th Annual Smiles for Sophie …Read More

Avon Lake resident honored for work with Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter recently honored Ann Paras with the Arlene Ellis Volunteer of the Year Award.

“The award recognizes a volunteer who exemplifies the dedication, creativity and extraordinary service of Arlene Ellis, the co-founder and first president of the Cleveland Area Chapter,” a press release explained.

Paras, an Avon Lake resident, has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association for more than seven years. …Read More

North Ridgeville Summer activities in full swing

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Bernadine Butkowski
Council At Large
Guest Columnist

North Ridgeville – Summer is here, the sun is hot and the splash pad at South Central Park is waiting for you to come and cool off.  It’s a fun time for young and old.

Friday evenings, there are movies in South Central Park.  Bring a picnic basket and chairs and you are ready for a fun family …Read More