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Archives for April 1, 2014

Cotton Club liquor permit not renewed

LORAIN — Less than two years after opening, the Cotton Club is scheduled to close April 20 when its liquor permit expires due to rowdiness inside and around the bar. In a March 21 letter to club owner Antoinette Daniels Barnhill, Ohio Division of Liquor Control superintendent Bruce Stevenson rejected the permit renewal. Stevenson noted police Read More…

Elyria sets parameters for attorney, law firm

ELYRIA — Attorney Kenneth Stumphauzer will attend city meetings, research legal opinions for Mayor Holly Brinda and prepare contracts as the mayor’s administrative legal counsel. His law firm, Walter Haverfield, will serve as special counsel to the city handling labor negotiations and labor relations matters, but it cannot bill for Stumphauzer’s time because all of Read More…

Appeals court judges uphold conviction in 2011 rape

ELYRIA — Two of out three judges on a 9th District Court of Appeals panel that reviewed the rape conviction of Jeremiah Charlton concluded that the guilty verdict that sent him to prison for eight years was “against the manifest weight of the evidence,” but it wasn’t enough to change his fate. “Because the Ohio Read More…

Lorain High School principal accepts new post

LORAIN — Diane Conibear’s six years as Lorain High School principal included merging two high schools into one and later moving students into two temporary buildings. Conibear, who recently announced she will depart at the end of the school year in August, said the merger and move were the biggest challenges of her career. However, Read More…

US rules Lorain County Board of Elections serves Spanish-speaking voters well

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The U.S. Department of Justice no longer will monitor the Lorain County Board of Elections for compliance with a 2011 agreement designed to improve access of Spanish-speaking voters to the ballot box. “Defendants have fulfilled their obligations under the Agreement constant with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act,” federal prosecutors wrote Read More…

Lorain school realignment likely postponed

LORAIN — School realignment, tentatively set to begin in August, will likely be postponed a year, Superintendent Tom Tucker told the Lorain Academic Distress Commission Monday. “We feel we need to do a lot more education next year,” Tucker said. “Spend more time explaining it and getting out there and working with (parents).” Tucker’s plan Read More…

Early voting for May 6 primary begins today

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Early voting begins today in Ohio. The Lorain County Board of Elections will extend office hours for the next month. Elections board Director Paul Adams said the in-person office hours have been set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Board offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8 a.m. to Read More…

Charleen Jungbluth

Charleen Jungbluth, 58, of Wellington, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Weber Health Care Center, Wellington, where she resided for the past 30 years. She was born on June 30, 1955 in Lorain. She was a client of Murray Ridge Center in Elyria. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Wellington. She Read More…

Bert Thomas Locke

Following a short battle with leukemia, Bert Thomas Locke of Oberlin died peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014 with his wife by his side. Bert was born in Oberlin, on November 18, 1945. A proud 1964 OHS alumnus, he went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Landscape Management. He owned and Read More…

James L. “Jimmy” Perkins

James L. “Jimmy” Perkins, 45, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria. 440-322-3717