September 3, 2014

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Replicas of ships Nina, Pinta anchor in Lorain

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LORAIN — The wind wouldn’t cooperate, so replicas of the Nina and the Pinta docked under diesel power at Black River Landing on Thursday. The ships dropped sail briefly as they passed the Lorain Lighthouse before the wind died. “It’s just so predictable when we try to sail into a harbor,” Pinta captain Morgan Sanger Read More…

South Lorain holds Night Out Against Crime

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LORAIN — Building a sense of community and improving relationships between residents and police were the goals of Tuesday’s National Night Out. About 37.8 million people in more than 16,000 communities in Canada and the U.S. participate annually, according to the National Association of Town Watch, the nonprofit group that began organizing the event in Read More…

New Lorain Schools contract eliminates some ‘bumping rights’

LORAIN — A new school administrators’ contract eliminating some seniority protections known as “bumping rights” was approved Monday by the Board of Education. Last month, the state-appointed Lorain Academic Distress Commission passed a resolution eliminating bumping rights to ensure “high-quality staff in the most effective positions.” The commission took academic control last year due to Read More…

Water officials across Lorain test for algal bloom

Algal bloom contamination that led to a ban on tap water use in Toledo beginning Saturday has not been found in Lorain County water supplies, local officials said Sunday. Water plants in Avon Lake, Lorain and Vermilion serve most of the county. Elyria’s water plant is in Lorain. Elyria’s plant, which processes an average of Read More…

Federal program boosts youths’ job skills

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LORAIN — When they found an overturned trash can at Streator Park in Lorain on Thursday, Christopher DeJesus and Cole McCall were quick to clean up the mess. The teenagers are part of a federally-funded summer jobs program that supporters say is helping young people develop work skills and supplement understaffed city departments. Five youths Read More…

Suspended Lorain officer reimbursed 25 days’ pay

LORAIN — A state arbitrator has punctured the city’s punishment of a police officer for not wearing his bulletproof vest. Last year’s 30-day suspension of Officer Jeff Jackson has been reduced to five days and Jackson will be reimbursed for 25 days’ pay, Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Thursday. Jackson in May of last year responded Read More…

Lorain authority board OK’d Roverfest profanities

T-Pain performs at Black River Landing during Roverfest as an audience member crowd-surfs near the stage. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LORAIN — F-bombs were dropped onstage at Saturday’s Roverfest concert at Black River Landing, but no one took shelter. The profanity probably came as no surprise to fans of the annual Cleveland-area concert, which features sometimes raunchy rap, strippers and plenty of beer. The show was hosted by Cleveland-based WMMS-FM radio shock jock Shane “Rover” Read More…

Woman shot in elbow at Lorain gas station

LORAIN — A driver shot in the left arm Friday while parked at a gas station believes she was the victim of a freak accident or random attack. “I don’t have any enemies,” the woman said Tuesday. “I’m a quiet person. I (keep) to myself.” The 37-year-old Lorain woman, who asked not to be identified Read More…

Lorain eyes future events at Black River Landing

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LORAIN — The $5,200 rental fee the Lorain Port Authority received for Saturday’s Roverfest concert was a fraction of the ticket revenue, but Rick Novak isn’t complaining. Novak said the concert’s long-term benefits will exceed the rental fee. Because the show at Black River Landing occurred with no major hitches, Novak said the site is Read More…

FitzGerald: Middle class, poor left behind

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald on Sunday accused Republican Gov. John Kasich of balancing the budget on the backs of local governments. Analyzing state statistics, One Ohio Now, a liberal policy group, estimates local governments and schools have lost $1.86 billion in state taxpayer aid between the 2010-11 fiscal year and 2014-15. That Read More…