May 23, 2015


Lorain County Metro Parks just got a little bigger


GRAFTON TOWNSHIP – The Lorain County Metro Parks will add a small section of newly-acquired land south of the Indian Hollow Reservation that includes a heron rookery and a small portion of the East Branch of the Black River. Word of the acquisition was released Wednesday in a statement by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Read More…

Commissioner’s proposal to reduce sick time payout has little support

ELYRIA – Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams found little support Wednesday for his proposal to change how the county pays out departing workers for their unused sick time. Workers hired before Nov. 15, 2005 are allowed to cash out up to 1,000 hours of unused sick leave, while those hired after that date can cash Read More…

Monsanto Fund’s $10K grant helps expand Wellington Schools greenhouse program


WELLINGTON – Wellington Schools will expand its greenhouse management program after receiving a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. Students will be able to grow vegetables for the school’s cafeteria while they learn about the science behind planting. Superintendent John Nolan said the grant will be used to install heating and proper ventilation in the Read More…

Water authority board meeting rescheduled

The Rural Lorain County Water Authority board meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

Oberlin, Wellington crime: Great Clips employee allegedly steals from register

Oberlin police 2 p.m. Sept. 30 — 46000 block U.S. Route 20, Tiffanie Rejent, 26, arrested and charged with theft for allegedly stealing money from Great Clips, where she was employed. The owner of Great Clips told police that the cash register was $40 short, and while reviewing security footage, he watched Rejent put the Read More…

Goodyear blimp will retire to Florida

In this Feb. 17, 2000 file photo, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. blimp, "Spirit of Goodyear", lifts off from the company's Winged Foot Lake facility in Suffield, Ohio, during its first day of flight testing. (AP photo)

AKRON, Ohio — After years of flights out of northeast Ohio, the Spirit of Goodyear blimp is retiring in stereotypical fashion: It’s moving to Florida. Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans for the blue blimp emblazoned with its gold logo to make farewell flights around the city Wednesday and Thursday. The aircraft’s light board Read More…

UPDATED: Greyhound bus heading to Cleveland involved in fatal Pa. crash

Firefighters from the White Deer Township and Milton fire departments work to extract victims from a crash between a Greyhound bus and a tractor-trailer in central Pennsylvania Wednesday. (AP Photo/Milton Standard-Journal, Kevin Mertz)

PHILADELPHIA — A Greyhound bus struck a tractor-trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman, critically injuring four other people and sending dozens to the hospital, authorities said. Trooper Matthew Burrows of the state police barracks in Milton said the bus was extensively damaged when it hit the rear end of Read More…

City mandates cleanups for Lorain Stoveworks sites

LORAIN — Cleanup of what a city Health Department official said are illegally dumped materials has been ordered at the Eastern and Western Stoveworks. Fleming Mosely, the department’s director of environmental health, wrote in letters Thursday to the property owners that construction and demolition debris were illegally dumped at the Western Stoveworks and mixed with Read More…

Man charged with domestic violence after alleged head butting


WELLINGTON — A 23-year-old resident was arrested after allegations that he “headbutted” a woman and spit on her after a night of drinking while watching a Cleveland Indians game. Police were called at 12:13 a.m. Thursday to the 300 block of South Walden Lane. Officers arrived and arrested Jason Remines, the alleged attacker. Elizabeth Moore Read More…

Man reports thieves took his backpack

OBERLIN — A man told police he was robbed by two men on bicycles on North Pleasant Street. Miles Serber called 911 at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday to report that a man jumped out from a row of bushes and grabbed his backpack before running away. Serber said he tried to chase the man, who ran Read More…