October 31, 2014

Elyria
Rain
43°F
test

Oberlin Schools seeks public input on designs for consolidated building

oberlin school slider

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…

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…

Social media campaign promotes autism awareness

autisim slider

A film crew hoping to raise awareness for autism named today #BeerAutismHope Day. The crew, Rare Brain Studios, is filming Lance’s Brewery Tour. The tour of breweries across the U.S. was organized by Vermilion resident Lance Rice, who has autism. The social media campaign is meant to spread awareness for autism during Autism Awareness Month, Read More…

Programs offer former inmates another chance at normal life

prison slider

Mark Fahringer remembers the first time he met the man dating his former wife, Rahna Fahringer. He knew Terrence Abel, 39, had a criminal past, but the man who was fixing a used washer and dryer in Rahna’s garage offered up no red flags that he might be a danger to his former wife and Read More…

Ground broken at site of Wellington Middle School

040514brreakingslide

WELLINGTON — Laying the groundwork to build a new middle school and auditorium was largely the work of the community, so it’s no surprise that they would turn out for the ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday. Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, who was invited to speak at the event, said he was surprised by the outpouring Read More…

Investigation into air quality at JVS lab noted need for improvements

jvs slider

PITTSFIELD TWP. — An investigation of the air quality in Lorain County Joint Vocational School’s carpentry lab led to several suggestions by the company hired to examine it, but carpentry instructor Ron Gresco said several of the suggestions were ignored. The school did discontinue the use of blowing equipment in the lab, create a timeline Read More…

Oberlin officials look back with pride, forward with optimism

oberlin slider

OBERLIN — The city of Oberlin won’t be resting on its laurels in the coming year. Rather, City Council has sketched out an aggressive, wide-ranging plan to improve the city that includes addressing safety, economic development and tourism, creating sustainable practices and partnerships, upgrading infrastructure, creating a model for social justice and race relations and Read More…

Oberlin considered as potential host for National Folk Festival

OBERLIN — The National Council for the Traditional Arts is eyeing the city as a potential location to host the 2015-17 National Folk Festival. Two representatives of NCTA toured the city Thursday, stopping at the State of the City address. NCTA Executive Director Julia Olin said she has been visiting various locations but declined to Read More…

Lorain County Children Services board makes offer to head of Allen County department

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Children Services Board is in negotiations with a candidate for the agency’s executive director position. The position has been offered to Scott Ferris, who is executive director at Allen County Children Services in Lima. LCCS board chairman Bill Harper met with Ferris during a two-hour executive session Wednesday, but Ferris Read More…

Zip line nearly ready to fly across Vermilion River Valley

zip line slider

HENRIETTA TWP. — A builder with S.T.E.P.S. Inc. spent an afternoon in the treetops, testing out a zip line canopy course that is set to open at Common Ground in June. From about 100 feet above the ground, the builder, Adam McIntyre, propelled across a portion of the Vermilion River Valley, ending near Baird Road. Read More…