April 16, 2014

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Council members overturn hiring agreement

LORAIN — A local hiring agreement was overturned Thursday night by City Council members. The old agreement required 75 percent of workers on city construction projects of $100,000 or more to be qualified Lorain or Lorain County residents with 9 percent minorities. The new ordinance involves projects of $2 million or more and requires 25 Read More…

Judge frees Alyson Sweany from lockup for role in young son’s death

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi has freed Alyson Sweany less than two years after ordering her to prison for four years for her role in the death of her son, Jesse Crum Jr. Miraldi granted Sweany’s request for judicial release over the objections of prosecutors and the family of Jesse Crum Read More…

Boys basketball: Technical on coach looms large in Titans’ loss

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EATON TWP. — After experiencing a sub-.500 regular season, Lorain High was putting together a Cinderella run through the Division I Midview District, knocking off Avon and Avon Lake to reach Wednesday night’s district semifinals. It came to an end Wednesday night — but not without one last burst from the Titans. Sixth-seeded Lorain went Read More…

15-year-old girl charged over threatening letter about Christmas lights

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old girl was charged with disorderly conduct after police discovered she wrote a threatening letter to a woman about the Christmas lights on her home. Capt. Chris Costantino said the girl is facing a disorderly conduct charge, and a hearing will be held in juvenile court. The girl is accused of leaving Read More…

Westlake man hospitalized after police pursuit and crash

WESTLAKE — A Westlake man was hospitalized after he crashed the SUV he was driving following a police pursuit. Corey Schoenberger, 38, of Westlake man was observed driving in and out of parking lots in the Crocker Road area just after midnight overnight, according to police. After committing a number of moving violations, a Westlake Read More…

Girls regional basketball: It’s a family affair for balanced Royals

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Over the course of a long, hard season a good basketball team comes together like an extended family. Nowhere is that more true than at Lake Ridge Academy, where a veteran team that starts four seniors and one junior has nurtured a freshman class that has provided depth to help the Royals win their first Read More…

Basketball all-star festival at Clearview to benefit Brad Anderson fund

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Last year, Brad Anderson, a fixture within the Clearview community, was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Without a liver transplant, he would surely die. A fund was started in his name for donations to help Anderson get the needed transplant, along with his growing medical expenses, and it is still Read More…

Four teams petition to join Southwestern Conference

Along with death and taxes, we can add high school conference changes as another certainty in life. For many years, the Southwestern Conference remained a league with little change. The last major conference shake up came during the 2005-06 school year when Fairview, Bay and Rocky River left and were replaced by Brecksville, Berea and Read More…

Ohio troopers increased DUI arrests last year

CLEVELAND — The Ohio State Highway Patrol attributes a crackdown on drunken driving to the increase in arrests for the offense statewide last year. The Plain Dealer reports that troopers in 2012 arrested 24,520 suspected drunken or impaired drivers. That was a 3 percent increase over 2011. Also in 2012, crashes that involved drunken drivers Read More…

Special Council meeting set for tonight to consider hiring agreement

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LORAIN — Repeal of a local hiring agreement is expected at a special City Council meeting at 7:30 tonight. Designed to increase employment for Lorain and Lorain County residents on city construction projects, the Project Labor Agreement stipulates 75 percent of qualified Lorain or Lorain County residents be hired for projects of $100,000 or more Read More…