November 26, 2014

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VFW honors first Avon soldier killed in Vietnam War

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AVON — “Happy Valentine’s Day,” Marines from Cpl. David Schneider’s squad of the 9th Regiment, 3rd Division whispered to one another on Feb. 14, 1968. It was a little gallows humor as they prepared to move out before dawn on patrol from Ca Lu, Vietnam, on what would be the last day of Schneider’s life. Read More…

Source of gas leak at Admiral King Elementary found

The gas cap of a well thought to be the source of a leak at Admiral King Elementary School, shown Thursday in the gym. PHOTO PROVIDED

LORAIN — The source of Admiral King Elementary School’s gas leak has been discovered. The leak, which has closed King since Sept. 30, was discovered underneath the school gymnasium Wednesday, Superintendent Tom Tucker said Thursday. King will remain closed at least two weeks for capping and venting. King’s approximately 350 students have been attending Garfield, Read More…

Relocated LCCC satellite campus opens in Lorain

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LORAIN — Leaders of Lorain County Community College say they want to expand opportunities and increase enrollment at the new Lorain satellite campus location. “We’re deeply committed to the city of Lorain,” college President Roy Church said at a Wednesday open house at the City Center, where the college’s Learning Center relocated Monday. “We’re well Read More…

Lorain County Metro Parks levy passes

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The Lorain County Metro Parks will continue to grow and develop now that voters have promised a decade’s worth of increased funding. Voters on Tuesday approved a 10-year, 1.6-mill levy that includes a 1.3-mill renewal levy with a 0.3-mill increase. The levy will raise $9.8 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home Read More…

Mercy maintenance workers OK contract

LORAIN — Mercy Regional Medical Center maintenance and service workers on Monday approved a new contract. The five-year contract includes 2 percent annual raises for most of the approximately 400-member union, said Anthony Caldwell, a spokesman for Service Employees International Union District 1199, which represents the workers. About 60 patient care assistants, who earn less Read More…

Lorain church to distribute heroin antidote kits

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LORAIN — From saving souls to saving lives. Greater Victory Christian Ministries next Sunday will become the first church in Lorain County to distribute Narcan, a nasal spray that can revive overdosing opiate users. The goal is to distribute Narcan kits to people who might be reluctant to attend distributions at traditional locations such as Read More…

Girl, 3, shot Sunday

LORAIN — More details are expected to be released today about a 3-year-old girl found shot in a home Sunday morning. Police said officers responded at 10:09 a.m. to a shooting call at 1320 W. 28th St. Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert, who didn’t identify the girl, said she was critically wounded. A police report was Read More…

UPDATED: Musician dies in crash on I-90 in Avon

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AVON — A Northeast Ohio musician and Fairview Park resident died when the van he was driving crashed on the Nagel Road ramp of Interstate 90 about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Scott Gast was eastbound just west of Nagel Road when the 2002 Ford Econoline van he was driving rolled over, according to a Read More…

Animals seized from Lorain home for cruelty for second time

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LORAIN — An animal cruelty probe is a case of deja vu for investigators. When seven dogs described as emaciated were seized Oct. 21 from the home of Daniel Esterle in the 3200 block of Jaeger Road, it was the second time in three years the dogs had been seized due to cruelty and neglect allegations. Read More…

Gas leak found at Admiral King Elementary

LORAIN — Old natural gas wells underneath Admiral King Elementary School are believed to be the cause of a gas leak that has kept the school closed since Sept. 30. Digging will begin Monday or Tuesday to find the wells, said Jeff Hawks, Lorain Schools executive director of operations. The wells are believed to be Read More…