April 17, 2014

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Lorain school levy averts takeover by the state for time being

LORAIN — History and the economy were working against it, but Issue 39, a 4.8-mill property tax levy for Lorain Schools, prevailed. Supporters credit Tuesday’s passage to high turnout for the presidential election, including more younger voters, the relatively small size of the levy and the recent hiring of Lorain native Tom Tucker as superintendent. Read More…

Lorain County Democrats’ partisan support helped lift Obama, incumbents

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County remained a Democratic bulwark during Tuesday’s election, strengthening President Barack Obama’s victory in the crucial swing state of Ohio, according to unofficial election returns. Obama beat out Republican challenger Mitt Romney by taking 50.2 percent of the vote statewide to carry Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. Romney won 48.2 percent of Read More…

‘A lot of work ahead’ for Elyria district

ELYRIA — Twenty-four hours didn’t lessen the sting of the blow Elyria Schools received Tuesday at the polls when voters rejected a plea for additional operating revenue. One day after losing a bid for a 10-year, 4.99-mill levy, Elyria school board members lamented the loss and what the future would hold for the district that, Read More…

Midview Schools placing levy on February ballot

EATON TWP. — The Midview school board voted Wednesday to put a 9.75-mill property tax levy before voters in a special election in February after voters defeated a combined earned income tax and property tax on Tuesday. The 9.75-mill property tax on the February ballot would raise $4.6 million a year for 10 years, said Read More…

With rail companies’ cooperation, trains could again stop at East Avenue station

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is lobbying two rail companies to bring passenger train service back to the Lorain County Transportation and Community Center on East Avenue.

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is appealing to two railroad giants to work together to benefit Elyria and possibly the Lorain County Transportation and Community Center. Amtrak is proposing $1 million in improvements to the current station on East Bridge Street. The improvements to the platform also will bring the company into compliance with the Read More…

Memorial trail for slain area soldiers to be dedicated in Lorain on Sunday

LORAIN — A memorial trail honoring local soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars will be unveiled Sunday as part of area Veterans Day commemorations. The Heroes Walk dedication is 10:50 a.m. Sunday on the city block between Oberlin and Hamilton avenues and First and Second streets between Settlers’ Watch and the Admiral King Read More…

With Ted Kalo victorious, rapport with his fellow Commissioner Tom Williams turns testy

ELYRIA — A day after winning a third four-year term, Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo, a Democrat, seemed to be gearing up for a battle with fellow Commissioner Tom Williams, a Republican. “I look forward to the next two years,” Kalo said during Wednesday’s commissioners’ meeting. “I guess I look forward to the next six Read More…

Police log for Nov. 8, 2012

Lorain police Saturday, Nov. 3 8:09 a.m. — 3700 block Oxford Drive, reported theft from a vehicle. The vehicle’s owner said his vehicle’s window was smashed and a CD player and speakers were stolen. 11:48 a.m. — 500 block Broadway, reported theft of a rug from Bootlegger’s Bar. Police said a security video captured a Read More…

Elyria district gets $50,000 from FirstEnergy

ELYRIA — An energy contest has resulted in a $50,000 payday for Elyria Schools. The money, which was symbolically given to school officials Nov. 1 in the form of a big check, is the result of First Energy Solutions’ Thanks a Million contest that ran through the end of October. The contest was pretty simple: Read More…

Man shot while trying to buy pot, police say

LORAIN — Police said an 18-year-old Lorain man was shot Tuesday night as he tried to buy marijuana on West Erie Avenue. Police were sent to West 21st Street and Lorain Drive at 11:33 p.m. and met with the victim, Travone Edwards, of Lorain, who had a gunshot wound to his hand. He was taken Read More…