April 20, 2014

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Successful school levy cost nearly $100K

Elyria committee spent most in May primary LORAIN — The biggest spender in the May primary was the committee to construct a new school in Elyria, spending just shy of $100,000 of the more than $120,000 the group gathered during the election cycle. In the final two months before the election, the committee spent $69,163 Read More…

Blazing trail: Runners brave 90-degree heat to carry Special Olympics torch

ELYRIA — The three troopers trotted along Chestnut Ridge Road at a steady pace. They were on the last leg of Lorain County’s first Special Olympics torch run Monday morning, and by about 10:15 a.m., in the middle of a two-mile jog, the sweat was dripping down their faces. It figures, of course, that the Read More…

Fastest girl on wheels

10-year-old on her way to Guinness record GRAFTON — Stephanie Beane is definitely a risk taker — the 10-year-old lives for the adrenaline rush. So it’s probably fitting that the Grafton girl appears to have made her way into the Guinness World Records as the youngest stock car driver in the world when she hit Read More…

Jamboree – same fun, different place

AMHERST — For the past 15 years, the front lawn of town hall has been the focal point of Amherst’s Old Time Jamboree, a three-day event that draws crowds upward of 15,000. This year, however, the event will be moved from the historic Five Points intersection to a parking lot on Church Street. The Amherst Read More…

Consultant rips former treasurer

Analyst says loan concealed Lorain Schools’ financial crisis LORAIN — A financial consultant hired by the Lorain school board says bad fiscal management, along underestimating the effect of losing students to charter schools, is to blame for the district’s current financial crisis. Lowell Davis, who has previously served as a school treasurer and who is Read More…

School district cuts 26 more positions

LORAIN — Lorain Schools dropped the ax on another 26 positions Monday. The cuts were handed down to administrative and administrative support staff, with 24 of the 26 eliminated positions coming from the district’s Charleston Administrative Center. Principals, supervisors and district directors were among the more than $1 million in salaries cut from the district’s Read More…

With seconds to spare …

Rescuers pull woman, collapsed man from car just before train hits Bette Pearce and Shawn Foucher The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — For the past year, 81-year-old Theodore Ramsey had cared for himself and his ailing wife. So when he fell ill Monday morning, he stuck with that independence — he and wife Emma, 85, climbed into Read More…

Avon Lake light study gets mixed signals

AVON LAKE — The traffic signal at state Route 83 and Electric Boulevard will stay lit, but at a cost of more than $110,000 to the city. During Monday’s Collective Committee meeting — which includes the entire Council — a recommendation was made to take on the costs associated with the signal’s upgrade after Columbus-based Read More…

‘Mommy’s in the rug’

Pregnant mom missing; 2-year-old son found alone M.R. Kropko The Associated Press NORTH CANTON — A pregnant woman vanished from her home, where her 2-year-old son was found alone amid toppled furniture, the scattered contents of her purse and a pool of bleach on the floor. “Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy’s in Read More…