February 13, 2016

Elyria
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Sullivan man critical after one-vehicle wreck

HUNTINGTON TWP — A Sullivan man is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after police said he crashed the pickup truck he was driving into a tree in front of 259440 state Route 58 about 11:45 p.m. Monday. Matthew McGlocklin, 22, was southbound in a 1998 Dodge Ram when he veered left into Read More…

City, school district enters agreement to share services

LORAIN — The city and Lorain Schools will share services in a money-saving partnership approved by Board of Education members Monday. The amount of annual savings to the school district was unavailable Monday night, but Superintendent Jeff Graham said it will be substantial by reducing the contractors the district hires. “It’s all fantastic and truly Read More…

UAW Local 2000 approves Ford contract

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LORAIN — United Auto Workers Local 2000 members voted to ratify a four-year contract with the Ford Motor Co. on Sunday. Members who are employed at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake voted 51 percent to 49 percent in favor of ratification, said Bill Samples, Local 2000 president. Samples wouldn’t Read More…

On first anniversary, Valor Home recalls difficult inception

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LORAIN — On the eve of Valor Home’s first anniversary, the four-year struggle to open the transitional home for homeless veterans was recalled Thursday. “It was unbelievable. This community did not give up,” Matthew Slater, director of veteran services for Family and Community Services Inc., the nonprofit group that runs Valor Home, told about 100 Read More…

Civil Service Commission upholds firing of Lorain garage superintendent

LORAIN — Bob Evans’ firing as Lorain’s garage superintendent has been upheld by Civil Service Commission members. Members Juanita Senquiz and Victor Takacs on Tuesday voted yes, commission secretary Rosemary White said Thursday. Member Joseph Smith voted no. Evans, who earned $66,780 annually and was hired in 2005, was accused of having an affair with Read More…

Lorain councilman wants increase in public voice at meetings

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LORAIN — Unlike neighboring city councils, there is no public speaking time at meetings here. That would change if Councilman Josh Thornsberry, I-8th Ward, has his way. Thornsberry said he plans to propose in January that a portion of meetings be set aside for public speaking. He is circulating a petition at change.org in support Read More…

Local protesters join push for $15 minimum wage

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LORAIN — Earning $13.09 per hour, Annette Wisniewski said it’s tough making ends meet. Wisniewski is a financial intake administrator at the Nord Center, which provides behavioral and mental health services. Wisnewski, a mother of three grown children, was one of about 15 people who rallied Tuesday outside City Hall in support of increasing the Read More…

Workers rally for $15 minimum wage

LORAIN – Low-wage workers rallied today outside Lorain City Hall calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Workers who included employees of Camaco and the Nord Center said they are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make end’s meet. Organizers concede that with Republicans – a party that traditionally has opposed minimum wage Read More…

Lorain auditor announces $571,000 court collection shortfall

LORAIN — With about seven weeks left in the year, Lorain Municipal Court collection fees for Lorain’s general fund are nearly $571,000 less than the $1.41 million revenue city officials budgeted for. Annual revenue from collections averaged roughly 98 percent of what was budgeted for between 1995 and 2012, according to Auditor Department records. However, Read More…

Suspects in Circle K robbery in custody

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ELYRIA — A license plate number tip provided by a witness helped police arrest two robbery suspects Monday. A police report was unavailable Monday night, but police Lt. Lee Frank said a witness called police about the plate of the getaway car used in the robbery of the Circle K, 402 E. Broad St., about Read More…