October 25, 2014

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Local leaders meet school funding plan with reserved optimism

Gov. John Kasich speaks Thursday at a special meeting of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

In a state whose Supreme Court has declared numerous times that the school funding system is unconstitutional, Gov. John Kasich’s announcement Thursday of a dramatic change in how schools are funded was met with cautious optimism by local districts’ leaders. The proposal, which is expected to reach upward of $7 billion next year, is the Read More…

Health & Dentistry opening its clinic in Elyria

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ELYRIA — It seems like a simple concept — going to the doctor when you or your children are not feeling well. But in a city where 16 percent of its residents are without health insurance — as the 2012 Lorain County Health Assessment determined — many in Elyria do not have the option of Read More…

Ford bonuses could go to child support for those who are behind

AVON LAKE — Not all Ford Motor Co. workers will see the $8,300 profit-sharing checks the company will hand out in March. Those who have fallen behind in child-support payments will see their windfall reduced by what they owe in arrearages, according to Ann Eckstein, administrator of the Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Eckstein Read More…

Police log for Feb. 1, 2013

Elyria police Wednesday, Jan. 30 7:59 a.m. — 300 block Olive St., theft of keys to six company vehicles, an Enterprise rental vehicle, computer and tower and several company gas cards to purchase gas from Med Speed. Police said the items, except for the gas cards, were found in a garbage bin near the property. Read More…

A month into job, judge appoints her third bailiff

ELYRIA — Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Lisa Swenski has been on the job for less than a month and is on her third bailiff. Swenski said Thursday she has hired Dan Urbin, who resigned last month from his longtime job as bailiff for county Common Pleas Judge James Burge, to replace her current bailiff, Read More…

Lorain police seeking leads in bank robbery

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LORAIN — Police are still looking for a suspect who robbed a Chase Bank on Leavitt Road on Wednesday. Special Agent Vicki Anderson, a spokeswoman with the FBI’s Cleveland division, said she was not notified that the suspect had been arrested. The suspect, a white male in his 20s or 30s, is believed to be Read More…

Juanita L. Currier

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Juanita L. Currier (nee Feakins), 83, and a resident of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria. She was born May 7, 1929 in Oberlin and was a 1948 graduate of Oberlin High School. She had been employed at Beneficial Finance before retiring. She held the office of woman’s auxiliary Read More…

Tony Trupo

Tony Trupo, 88, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at his home, following a brief illness. He was born January 12, 1925 in Berea and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Tony worked at Ohio Screw Products in Elyria for 30 years, retiring as a machine operator in 1990. Following his retirement, he worked Read More…

Raymond M. Jakubec

Raymond M. Jakubec, 61, of Little River, South Carolina, formerly of Elyria and Lorain, went home to be with the Lord at his residence on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, following a one year illness. Ray was born in Lorain on June 13, 1951 and was a life long resident of Lorain County, before moving to Read More…

John Michael Chastain

John Michael Chastain, 25, of Brook Park, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Brook Park. He was born November 26, 1987, in Cleveland. John was raised in North Ridgeville and spent his entire life in this area. He loved playing and watching basketball. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Alexandra; his father, Read More…