October 23, 2014

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Ford to sink millions here

New ‘flex body shop` will cost at least $350 million AVON LAKE – Just days after the Ohio Assembly Plant was on the chopping block during union contract negotiations, Ford Motor Co. is investing at least $350 million in the plant, county officials said. Avon Lake Mayor Rob Berner said Ford could potentially invest as Read More…

Grace holds off Quinn

ELYRIA – Elyria Mayor Bill Grace had the luxury of name recognition as an eight-year incumbent, not to mention being an Elyria native, a former councilman and a Democrat in a largely Democratic city. But on Tuesday night, a first-time political candidate running without party support came within a few hundred votes – roughly a Read More…

Lorain to talk trash again

LORAIN –Council plans to meet tonight to reconsider approving the controversial “pay as you throw” program it effectively vetoed for the entire county Monday. But whether the meeting will make any difference remains to be seen. In order to even reconsider the issue, nine Council members must be present for the meeting. Of those nine, Read More…

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Zuber beats Berner

AVON LAKE –  It took three times, but Karl “KC“ Zuber finally will be known as mayor. After unsuccessfully running for mayor in 1993 and 2001, Zuber bested incumbent Mayor Robert J. Berner on Tuesday night. Zuber collected 3,268 votes to Berner`s 2,307 votes, or 58.6 percent to 41.4 percent, according to unofficial election results. Read More…

Hike in sales tax buried

ELYRIA – County voters overwhelmingly shot down a sales tax hike Tuesday, defeating by a 4-to-1 margin a measure that county commissioners insisted was vital to avoiding budget cuts and layoffs in the coming years. “You can talk until you`re blue in the face, but some people aren`t going to be receptive,” Commissioner Betty Blair Read More…

Huge OK for Avon

AVON – When Chad Brant moved to Avon from Middleburg Heights three years ago, he was upset that there was no public recreation center for his family to use. “When we got here, we figured we were pretty much out of luck as far as physical fitness goes,” he said. That will change soon. Voters Read More…

Accused kidnapper arrested

LORAIN – A California woman wanted by police for kidnapping her own child from Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested in Lorain late last week along with the child`s father, a Lorain police report said. The girl, 3, was taken by police and placed into protective custody. Renee Badger, 31, and William Clark, 40, both of Read More…

Cavs 108, Warriors 104: LeBron leads first road win

OAKLAND, Calif. – LeBron James had 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, and Damon Jones` 3-pointer with 2:30 to play put the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead to stay in a 108-104 victory over Golden State on Tuesday night. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who kept the Read More…

Indians: Byrd’s option exercised

CLEVELAND – Pitcher Paul Byrd, whose admitted use of human growth hormone served as a backdrop to the end of Cleveland`s season, had his $7.5 million club option for 2008 picked up by the Indians on Tuesday. Before Game 7 the AL championship series in Boston, Byrd acknowledged taking HGH after the San Francisco Chronicle Read More…