April 19, 2014

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Board OKs Lorain teachers’ contract

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools teachers contract was unanimously approved Thursday by Board of Education members. Members of the approximately 450-member Lorain Education Association approved the contract 248 to 32 Wednesday, according to Jay Pickering, association president. The three-year pact includes 1 percent raises in base pay in the first year. In October 2014, Read More…

State OKs Lorain Schools academic recovery plan

LORAIN — The academic recovery plan for Lorain Schools has been approved by Richard Ross, Ohio Superintendent of Instruction. “After reviewing the plan, I believe it is a good first step,” Ross wrote in a Wednesday letter to Academic Distress Commission members and Bill Zelei, commission chairman. “The commission and school district should continue to Read More…

Suspect in North Ridgeville store break-in turns self in

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of two men being sought for a weekend break-in at a tire store has turned himself in to police. Jeffrey Pajer, 32, of Lorain, surrendered to police at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police Lt. Greg Petek. Pajer was charged with one count of breaking and entering for the Sept. Read More…

Legal opinion: Rural Water board broke bylaws with secret vote

HUNTINGTON TWP. — The Rural Lorain County Water Authority board broke its own bylaws when it used a secret ballot to remove Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell during a May 15 meeting, according to a legal opinion written by the board’s lawyer. According to the bylaws, when a vote isn’t unanimous, the board should conduct Read More…

Squirrel Hunting Season

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My grandfather used to say, “Squirrels are smart, but they have a short memory.”  What that means is that squirrels will spot you, evade you, and even sound the alarm to other squirrels, but if you give them a few minutes to calm down, be very still and quiet, they’ll reveal themselves again. So, I’m Read More…

Walter D. Laveen

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Walter D. Laveen, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Walter was born September 27, 1921, to Elsworth and Laura Laveen. He was the youngest of eight siblings, Marie, Esther, Charles, Minnie, Hattie, Fred and Daniel (all deceased). He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was employed by NASA as a draftsman. Read More…

Stephen J. Mrazik

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Stephen J. Mrazik, 79, of Elyria Township, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. He was born May 21, 1934 in Kent, Pennsylvania. Stephen served with the U.S. Army and retired from CEI. He treasured spending time with his grandchildren, and will always be remembered for his sense of Read More…

Joan D. Byers

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Joan D. Byers (nee Somers) passed away suddenly, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Joan was born to the late William and Dorothy Somers (nee Rittmayer) on October 27, 1938 in Camden, New Jersey. Joan married and moved to Ohio in 1957, settling in North Ridgeville in 1963, then moving to Virginia in 1999. Read More…

Roger F. Wood

Roger F. Wood, 97, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, August. 22, 2013, in Keystone Pointe in LaGrange after a short illness. He was born April 17, 1916 in Spencer, which his grandfather helped found. He lived between Spencer and Elyria all his life. Mr. Wood was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church Read More…

Jane M. Polutnik

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Jane M. Polutnik (Thompson), 63, of Sheffield Village, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Jane was born June 25, 1950, in Alpena, Michigan, to George and Dorothy Thompson. She attended Saint Joe’s School of Nursing, where she met her soul mate of almost 42 years, John Polutnik of Elyria, who attended General Motors Institute Read More…