Visitors bureau suing its Web site designer
ELYRIA — The Lorain County Visitors Bureau is suing an Elyria advertising agency, accusing it of failing to produce the bureau’s Web site properly.
In a lawsuit filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, the visitors bureau alleged that Stewart Advertising redesigned the proposed Web site without its consent or knowledge and failed to timely and properly register the bureau’s Web site domain names.
Failure to register the domain names prevented the bureau from conducting business and advertising on the Internet, the lawsuit said, and led to monetary losses including a down payment made to Stewart, as well as preprinted brochures with press releases that included CDs and money paid to readvertise and reacquire a suitable Web site address.
The bureau is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
Oberlin power plant hosts open house
OBERLIN — The public is invited to an open house at Oberlin Municipal Light and Power from noon to 3 p.m. today at the plant at 289 S. Professor St.
There will be a free cookout, tours of the generating plant, bucket truck rides, an infrared camera demonstration and more.
The municipal plant is celebrating Public Power Week from Oct. 7 to 13 along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electricity on a nonprofit basis.
Van stuck in hole towed away by city
LORAIN — Erosion caused by numerous water main breaks left pavement on Sterling Road weakened enough that a van sank into a 3-foot-hole about 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Lorain police reported.
Juanita Hutchinson, 72, of Lorain, was looking for houses to rent with her granddaughter. When she tried to turn around, her Ford E-150 crashed through the pavement, the report said.
Police said the area had experienced several water main breaks, including one that had not yet been reported. The water from the break washed out the sand and gravel supporting the blacktop, the report said.
No one was injured and the van suffered no apparent damage. It was towed at the expense of the city.