April 24, 2014

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Lorain Council, FirstEnergy reach agreement on substation

LORAIN — A $7.1 million borrowing plan is a price worth paying for waterfront development, Lorain and FirstEnergy Corp. officials said at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council unanimously approved the 25-year plan to purchase a 1.73-mile parcel from FirstEnergy at and around the Edgewater substation at 200 Oberlin Ave. The money will help pay FirstEnergy Read More…

Route 303 re-opened for traffic

State Route 303, between State Route 58 and Pitts Road in Pittsfield Township, is back open after an accident was cleared away.

UPDATED: Man dead at Pittsfield Township standoff scene

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The man found dead inside the house Lorain County sheriff’s deputies had surrounded for most of the day died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh declined to release the man’s name. He said deputies were called to the scene before 10 a.m. today for a domestic disturbance involving Read More…

Slick roads lead to lots of crashes

It was a crazy morning for drivers and law enforcement alike. And it all can be blamed on Mother Nature and a nasty mix of rain, ice and sleet. Several accidents sent troopers and officer all over the county early Monday morning. Black ice and freezing rain was the worst near Middle Ridge Road and Read More…

Deputies surround home in Pittsfield Township

Deputies on Rt 303 just west of RT. 58

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County sheriff’s deputies have surrounded a home on state route 303 just west of state Route 58 this morning. Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said deputies are responding to a disturbance call and trying to determine whether or not shots have been fired. He said there was some initial communication with the Read More…

Lundy to run for commissioner in 2014

  ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, has announced that he will run for Lorain County commissioner next year. Lundy is the first Democrat to declare his intentions to seek the seat currently held by county Commissioner Tom Williams, the lone Republican on the three-member board. Williams defeated former state Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, Read More…

Oberlin dean named president of Kenyon College

OBERLIN — Sean Decatur, Oberlin College’s dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be the next president of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Decatur, who has been dean at Oberlin since 2008, will start his new job on July 1. “Oberlin is a wonderful institution and it has been a pleasure to be Read More…

Jordan Michael Briggs

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Jordan Michael Briggs (Nicholas Williams), was called from labor to reward Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He was born in Cleveland on December 27, 1994. Jordan lived in Elyria, attended Midview High High School in Grafton, as well as John Marshall High School in Cleveland. He planned to get his GED and go to college. You Read More…

Vera Samoylicz

Vera Samoylicz (nee Zintchenko), 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013. Devoted mother of Tania Kegyes (George S.), Nancy Pekarcsik (Gary), Viola Wyderka (Paul), and the late Nina Lizzini (Robert); loving grandmother of eight; and great grandmother of 16; dear sister of Nadia Mutter, Tatjana Degan and the following deceased: Zena Beran Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Ohio State gets trip to Dayton, No. 2 seed in West Region

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is the No. 2 seed in the West Region, yet in the NCAA’s notion of geography it only has to travel a short distance and doesn’t have to leave the state to play its first game. Still, coach Thad Matta has reason to feel uneasy about his Buckeyes’ NCAA Tournament draw Read More…