October 1, 2014

Elyria
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Admiral King closed through Friday

LORAIN — A gas leak probe will keep Admiral King Elementary School closed through at least Friday. Superintendent Tom Tucker said today test results taken by Columbia Gas of Ohio for a smell that closed the school around 1 p.m. Tuesday are taking longer than expected to be completed. “They have told us they still Read More…

North Ridgeville landlord fined $30K for discrimination

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Landlord Emil Bagi is accused of discriminating against black people. Bagi has agreed to a $30,000 settlement over the allegations, a Department of Justice news release said Tuesday. The department said it sent blacks and whites posing as tenants to Bagi’s Ridge Plaza Apartment complex and they reported being treated differently. Blacks Read More…

Admiral King Elementary closed Wednesday due to possible gas leak

LORAIN — Admiral King Elementary School will be closed Wednesday due to a gas leak investigation. Superintendent Tom Tucker said Tuesday night that Columbia Gas of Ohio workers were investigating the smell of gas outside the school at 720 Washington Ave., at the corner of West Sixth Street. About 1 p.m. Tuesday, the school was Read More…

Officials dedicate Elyria Township 9/11 memorial

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ELYRIA TWP. — Speakers recalled the heroism and outpouring of goodwill immediately following the 9/11 attacks during a 9/11 memorial dedication in Elyria Township on Sunday. The Rev. Donald Dunson, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria, said the “pure altruism” displayed by rescuers that day should never be forgotten. “There will Read More…

LCCC receives $5.1M grant to train advanced manufacturing workers

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College will spend $5.1 million to assist unemployed workers through a federal grant. The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor announced the grant Sunday in a news release. LCCC is one of nearly 270 community colleges receiving a combined $450 million nationwide, the release said. The money is Read More…

Lorain Schools owed nearly $5M in taxes

LORAIN — It took 20 years for Lorain Schools to pass a new levy, but school officials hope it won’t take another two decades to collect the taxes on it and previous levies. At $4.9 million though Tuesday, Lorain was owed the most in delinquent taxes among school districts in Lorain County. Besides the levy Read More…

UPDATED: Student brawls mar Lorain homecoming event

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LORAIN — Some students got too fired up at Thursday’s fourth annual Lorain Schools Homecoming Bonfire at Lakeview Park. Police said a brawl broke out about 7:50 p.m. No one was seriously injured. Five juvenile girls were cited for disorderly conduct and aggravated riot and Sierra Wiley, 18, of the 600 block of West 18th Read More…

Schedule: Woollybear Festival returns for 42nd year

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VERMILION — Time to bear down again. Caterpillars crawl, bands march, musicians play and Dick Goddard prognosticates at Sunday’s 42nd annual Woollybear Festival. The event is premised on the thickness of the coat of a wooly bear — a caterpillar with wooly hairs — predicting the weather for the upcoming winter. Goddard, festival founder and Read More…

Lorain OKs seeking tax credits for hotel renovation

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LORAIN — Conversion of the blighted former Spitzer Plaza hotel received support from City Council members Monday. Council voted to support Lorain Building Investors LLC applying to the Ohio Development Services Agency for $1.9 million in historic tax credits for the former hotel. The 69-room hotel, also known as the Broadway Building, was placed on the Read More…

Lorain proposes vacant house registry

LORAIN — When the 60 people at Monday’s Building and Lands Committee were asked if they lived near a vacant or foreclosed home, nearly every hand was raised. There were nearly 1,500 vacant houses last year among the roughly 24,000 in Lorain, said Leon Mason, Building, Housing and Planning Department director. They comprise about 6 Read More…