November 20, 2014

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North Ridgeville updates city website

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city’s revamped website offers more user-friendly features designed to make it easier for residents to do business with the city, leaders say. The site includes online reporting of potholes, paying traffic tickets and an eNews Signup feature to alert residents to timely situations. Mayor David Gillock took note of the more Read More…

Oberlin Schools seeks public input on designs for consolidated building

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OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools Superintendent John Schroth is asking the public to weigh in on four design proposals for a new consolidated K-12 building. The proposals, designed by the BNIM and Stantec architectural firms, were presented to the public during a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The designs ranged from linear, a building with separate Read More…

Lorain likely to need help to resolve housing case backlog

LORAIN — Handling thousands of housing code prosecutions will require additional help, Lorain Municipal Court Judge Mark Mihok said Tuesday. Mihok said a part-time magistrate and part-time court clerk would likely need to be hired. Mihok said it was premature to say how much they will be paid. In 2012, Lorain established the Nuisance Inspection Read More…

Judges deliberate fate of Gas USA clerk’s killer (Video)

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ELYRIA — Vincent Jackson Jr.’s head hung down as the video of him killing Qiana Walton played in court Tuesday. He jerked upright when the fatal gunshot rang out.
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Lorain school board protests city tax deal

LORAIN — The improvement of relations between City Council and the Board of Education was one of the goals of Mayor Chase Ritenauer when he took office in 2012, but a tax dispute has soured relations. Council on Monday passed two 10-year tax increment financing infrastructure projects that will reduce future taxes to Lorain Schools. Read More…

First Baptist to add tech element; four teachers to be cut

ELYRIA — Starting with the 2014-15 school year, the small, private First Baptist Christian School on LaGrange Road will add technology to its middle and high school programs. “This will take the best of both worlds — technology and instructor-based teaching — and combine them in a way that works for students,” said Barbi Quick, Read More…

North Ridgeville changes canvassing laws for non-profit groups

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is looking to amend its law governing peddlers by removing wording that now requires nonprofit canvassing groups to first register with the city. Political or religious-based groups, as well as other nonprofit organizations wishing to go door to door, no longer would be required to register with the mayor’s office, Read More…

Avon property owners required to install sidewalks

AVON — The city’s continued development means 55 property owners who don’t have sidewalks on their land must install them at their expense. The property owners who will have to install sidewalks, as part of a resolution passed by City Council last month, live on Chester Road from Traveler’s Point west to Moore Road (south Read More…

Nathan “Nate” W. Cox

Nathan “Nate” W. Cox, 49, and a resident of Elyria, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his residence after a long illness Nate was born in Lorain, January 30, 1965 to the late Frank B. Cox and Eleanor R. (nee Deering). He was a member of the Class of 1983 of Midview High Read More…

Donald Edwin Westbrook

Donald Edwin Westbrook, 92, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home, following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria.