August 29, 2014

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Site that houses Lorain City Garage needs many fixes

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LORAIN — As city officials seek a new home for the City Garage and Street Department building, workers make do within the dilapidated building. The approximately 100,000-square foot complex at 114 E. 35th St. consists of an office building, garage and auxiliary garage. It originally was the home of the Mascon Toy Co. and formerly Read More…

Meet Sam, a purrfect type of worker

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LORAIN — The city’s youngest employee works for food, spends all of his time at the office and never gets in trouble for mousing around. Sam, a 4-year-old Russian blue cat, has been keeping the Street Department office at 114 E. 35th St. free of mice since the fall of 2008. Bypassing civil service examinations, Read More…

Youth Empowerment zone envisioned for Elyria’s 5th Ward

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ELYRIA — Two groups that shared the same vision, but worked independently for years, are coming together to collaborate on the city’s south side. Inspired by the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, stakeholders in the city’s 5th Ward are working to create a Youth Empowerment Services Zone in the area Read More…

Man held woman in house, choked her, police say

VERMILION — A man was arrested Friday after he reportedly choked his ex-girlfriend and held her against her will inside her home on Woodside Avenue, police said. Police received a call from the woman at 12:25 a.m. that her ex-boyfriend, Mark Lee, 41, had been at her home and that he had choked her. Officers Read More…

Ohio OKs $1.5 million for summer food programs

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich has authorized spending up to $1.5 million more to help feed needy children during the summer when they aren’t getting free lunches at school. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks said the money will help continue last summer’s weekend meals backpack program for children in need. The money comes from the Read More…

Ohio State basketball: Deshaun Thomas asserts himself, leads second-half rally

COLUMBUS — In the middle of the hand-to-hand combat that is a typical Wisconsin-Ohio State game, Deshaun Thomas took over. The junior scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking, 15-point second-half run, to lead the 11th-ranked Buckeyes past the Badgers 58-49 on Tuesday night. “That’s easily the best player we’ve played because of how Read More…

Verna Mary Wysocki

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Verna Mary Wysocki (nee Dembinski), 94, of Elyria, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a long illness. She was born January 27, 1919 in Lorain. Verna enjoyed knitting, and working crossword puzzles. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Jalowiec (Jim) of Carlisle Township; three sons, Robert (Cindy) of Elyria, John Read More…

Clarence H. “Brother” Hamker

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Clarence H. “Brother” Hamker, 88, of Grafton, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at his home. He was born in North Ridgeville, where he lived until moving to Grafton in 1995. Clarence enjoyed working on his farm and taking care of his animals. He was a member of Fields United Methodist Church, North Ridgeville and Read More…

Cory Wilkerson

Cory Wilkerson, 41, of Elyria, passed away suddenly Monday, January 21, 2013. He was lifelong resident of Elyria and a graduate of Elyria West High School, Class of 1990. He was a beloved husband to Luvenia M. Wilkerson (nee Hollis); a loving father to his children, who will cherish his memory, Michael Dante Wilkerson, Amiri Read More…

Shelby A. Charlton

Shelby A. Charlton, 67, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013. Shelby was born in Welch, West Virginia on December 23, 1945. She has resided in Lorain County for over 50 years. Shelby was a homemaker, who cherished her time spent with her family. She enjoyed watching her daily soap opera and favorite TV Read More…