August 21, 2014

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Schools get $21,270 grant

The Elyria school district`s three junior high schools have received a $21,270 grant from an Elyria nonprofit to help run a daylong camp aimed at strengthening relationships and interaction among the district`s junior high students. Elyria Charities, started by Elyria High School graduates Bill and Rachel Speidel, donated the money this month after learning about Read More…

Choo Choo’s fire blamed on butt

LAGRANGE – A cigarette butt tossed into some wood mulch probably caused a fire that damaged Choo Choo`s retaurant Monday night, LaGrange Fire Chief James Rader said. The fire crept up wood siding near the mulch, damaging the women`s bathroom inside and causing smoke damage throughout the restaurant, he said. There was moderate damage to Read More…

Lakeview Park presents renovations next month

LORAIN – It`s been eight months since Lakeview Park was anything other than a construction site. Once considered an oasis planted in the middle of Lorain`s urban landscape, Lakeview`s park benches and shady trees overlooking beautiful Lake Erie were replaced with stacks of wood and workers in hardhats while a much-needed renovation was taking place. Read More…

Local roundup: Nov. 21, 2007

Man fined in death of deer  A Spencer resident won`t be hunting this season – or the next two, for that matter – after being convicted of multiple state wildlife violations, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Brian Zoldock, 40, was found guilty Friday of four misdemeanor counts of illegally killing a deer. Zoldock Read More…

Home, job gone, family still has hope

LORAIN – Fire may have destroyed the Talbot Lane home of Daniel Caraballo and four of his children, but it hasn`t taken away their hope. They began searching for a new house on Tuesday and they will spend Thanksgiving with friends, said Caraballo, the father of Nita, 15, Eric, 14, Angie, 11, and Maya, 7. Read More…

Suspects charged in barhopping break-ins

AVON – Police say two men hit four area bars in less than two hours Sunday morning, walking away with more than just your typical hangover after a night of barhopping. Antonio M. Davis, 30, of Cleveland, and Larry Haynik Jr., 31, of Strongsville, appeared in Avon Lake Municipal Court on Tuesday to answer to Read More…

County OKs contract with maintenance workers

ELYRIA – The county commissioners Tuesday agreed to a new contract with about 40 employees represented by the United Steelworkers Union. The three-year contract will give the employees, most of whom do maintenance and custodial work and operate directly under the commissioners, a 4 percent raise for 2007, followed by a 2.5 percent raises for Read More…

New bridge in Amherst, finally

AMHERST – Through seven long years, Bobbi Miller never gave up hope that someday she would be able to use the bridge next to her house. The Jackson Street Bridge, which straddles the Norfolk & Southern railroad tracks, has been closed or under construction since 2000. It finally and quietly reopened Tuesday, much to Miller`s Read More…

College football: BCS to expand pool if needed

NEW YORK  – The Bowl Championship Series will expand the pool of teams eligible for at-large bids if it`s faced with a shortage of qualified contenders when the season is over. BCS rules state a team must have at least nine victories and finish in the top 14 of the final standings to qualify for Read More…

Bus fare to rise by 15 cents

ELYRIA – Using public transportation to get around the county is going to be a bit more expensive next year. Beginning Jan. 1, nearly all ticket prices on Lorain County Transit will increase, with the cost of a full fare rising 15 cents to $1.90. Only the cost for Oberlin College students to hitch a Read More…