September 2, 2014

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Sherrod Brown critical of Burger King merger

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Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, Burger King’s corporate merger really upset us. Well, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, anyway. Down with the king, Brown said Sunday at the 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Brown was referring to last week’s $11.4 billion deal in which Burger King plans to buy Canadian doughnut Read More…

Olive Garden serves lunch to Elyria police

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ELYRIA — The men and women who protect and serve were served Monday. Lunch was on the Olive Garden for police officers. Since 2002, the restaurant chain has been delivering free meals to firefighters, hospital workers and police. The deliveries were a way to show appreciation after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, said Cindy Chapman, Read More…

UPDATED: Neighbors save LaGrange woman from fire

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LAGRANGE — Stopped by smoke from rescuing his neighbor from a fire in her home about 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tim Thompson remembered a boyhood lesson. “You’ve got to crawl down low,” Thompson said as he stood outside neighbor Sheryl Bailey’s 241 Forest St. home. “You could breathe then. I got right up to her and Read More…

Union members, Democrats rally at Labor Day festival

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, speaks during the 20th annual Lorain County AFL-CIO Labor Day Festival at Black River Landing in Lorain Sunday. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN — “We’ll remember in November” was the theme of Sunday’s 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Several elected Democrats and Democratic candidates urged voters to hold candidates accountable in the November election. They said Democrats better represent the values of working people and union members than Republicans. State Rep. Dan Ramos, Read More…

Challenger announces bid to unseat Lorain mayor

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LORAIN — A candidate backed by local labor unions said Sunday he plans to challenge Mayor Chase Ritenauer in 2015. Tim Carrion, Coaliton on Hispanic Issues and Progress president and an insurance agent, announced his candidacy at the 20th annual Lorain County Organized Labor Day Family Celebration. Carrion said he hasn’t decided if he’ll run Read More…

Clearview Schools audit: Cut staff to reduce deficit

SHEFFIELD TWP. — An Ohio Auditors Office performance audit of Clearview Schools recommends cutting 14 positions — including eight teachers — to eliminate future deficits. The audit, released Thursday, recommends $888,000 in cuts, including about $397,000 through teacher cuts. Clearview has forecast deficits of about $134,000 in the 2015-16 school year, $1.1 million in 2016-17 Read More…

Lorain hires new housing director from within

LORAIN — A key position in Lorain’s anti-blight fight is being filled in-house. The city promoted Leon Mason from deputy safety service director for community programs and affairs to director of the Building, Housing and Planning Department. Mason, hired in 2012, is expected to begin his new job next week. However, Mason and Mayor Chase Read More…

Teen struck by car at Lorain intersection

LORAIN — A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a car at the intersection of Tower Boulevard and Washington Avenue about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken arm and leg, said Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. The driver wasn’t seriously injured. Police didn’t Read More…

Lorain County Fair: Attendance down compared with 2013, still a ‘success’

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WELLINGTON — Lorain County Fair attendance was down about 3 percent from last year, but fair President Kim Meyers said Sunday that the event was a success. While the only rain during the weeklong fair, which ended Sunday, was Tuesday, Meyers said the threat of rain on other days may have kept some people away. Read More…

Lorain County Fair concludes with smashes, bangs

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WELLINGTON — Road rage was legal and encouraged and being “bashful” took on new meaning at Sunday’s 69th annual demolition derby at the Lorain County Fair. “Where else can you get in about 15 car accidents in a minute?” asked demolition driver Jack Edwards. Edwards, of North Ridgeville, was one of dozens of drivers getting Read More…