May 29, 2015

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Lorain residents talk block grants

LORAIN — How to wisely spend $1.15 million in federal taxpayer Community Development Block Grant money was discussed in a community meeting Tuesday. The meeting, attended by about 30 people at El Centro community center, 2800 Pearl Ave., was the first of three scheduled this week. The money is from the U.S. Department of Housing Read More…

Lorain schools’ finances improve; surpluses predicted next two years

LORAIN — On the brink of insolvency before passage of a levy in 2012, Lorain Schools’ financial forecast is substantially brighter. Treasurer Dale Weber in his semiannual five-year forecast at Monday’s Board of Education meeting predicted surpluses of $3.65 million and $2.13 million for the end of this fiscal year and next year, respectively. “The Read More…

Roverfest returning to Black River Landing

LORAIN — Roverfest, the sometimes raunchy rap and rock concert that drew some 13,000 to Black River Landing in its first year in Lorain last year, is expected to return July 18. “It looks like it’s a go,” Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, which runs Black River Landing, said Monday. The Read More…

North Ridgeville crash victim remembered as caring person

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Eddie Nagel, left, and Seth Nagel at the LaGrange Engine Club show at the 2014 Lorain County Fair.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Fatal crash victim Seth Nagel was remembered fondly by friends and family Sunday. “He cared more about other people than himself,” Nagel’s friend Vince Monda said. “Hands down.” Nagel, 22, had recently moved to Cleveland from 3490 Long Road in Avon where he grew up, relatives said. Fire and police reports were Read More…

Illegal dumping plagues Lorain

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LORAIN – Jose Ortiz said he spent four weekends cleaning up around the vacant home he owns at 1726 Reid Ave., preparing for his mother to move in. On April 17, shortly after finishing, Ortiz said he found a 4-foot high pile of dirt, cinder blocks and railroad ties illegally dumped between the home and Read More…

Avon man, 22, dies after pickup flips over guardrail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 22-year-old Avon man died Saturday in a rollover crash at 6541 Case Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Seth Nagel was ejected from a pickup that flipped over a guard rail, according to a Fire Department news release. Nagel was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Cuyahoga County Medical Read More…

Party leader apologizes for calling fellow Dems ‘morons’ online

Cory Shawver

LORAIN — Dem’s fighting words. Cory Shawver, Lorain County Democratic Party executive director, has apologized for calling Councilwoman-elect Pam Carter, D-3rd Ward, and Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo, D-6th Ward, “morons” in a Facebook post. “It’s pathetic. 7 percent turnout is how morons like 3rd and 6th ward win,” Shawver posted shortly after the May 5 primary Read More…

2 sisters injured in Camden Township crash

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a crash Sunday night near state routes 511 and 303. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

CAMDEN TWP. — John and April Sell were having coffee on the deck at their home by the intersection of state Route 511 and state Route 303 Sunday morning when they heard tires squeal, but no crash occurred. “She said, ‘One of these days, there’s going to be a bad one,’” John Sell said Sunday Read More…

Wellington sisters in critical condition after Camden Twp. crash

CAMDEN TWP. — Two Wellington teenage sisters were critically injured in a car crash at the intersection of state routes 511 and 303, called in at 8:24 p.m. tonight. A Ford Focus eastbound on Route 303 driven by Leigha Hostal with passenger Erin Hostal was broadsided on the driver’s side by a southbound pickup on Route 511 Read More…

Safety/service director’s taped insults herald rocky start

LORAIN — After he takes over as United Steel Workers Local 6621 president May 19, Todd Settie will be seeing more of Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler to discuss union grievances and contact negotiations. Settie, who will represent all unionized city workers except firefighters, police and police dispatchers, said Wednesday he’s not looking forward to dealing Read More…