July 24, 2014

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Lorain Schools won’t put levy coming on fall ballot

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LORAIN — Despite a projected $2.85 million deficit, Lorain Schools won’t put a levy on the November ballot. Superintendent Tom Tucker said Tuesday the deficit will be eliminated through attrition. About 28 teachers and three assistant principals who retired this month won’t be replaced due to declining enrollment. Many of the teachers were longtime educators Read More…

Former Lorain official still faces corruption charges

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LORAIN — Sandy Prudoff is out of jail, but his legal problems persist. The former head of the city’s now-defunct Community Development Department was released from federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., on Monday according to Ed Ross, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman. Prudoff served about 21 months of a two-year sentence after being convicted Read More…

Coast Guard focuses on safety as boating season ramps up

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LORAIN — Summer begins Saturday, but the summer boating season is already underway. The season unofficially runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and includes boating enforcement. Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Eberl of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Lorain station said most boaters are safe, but as Labor Day approaches, risk increases. Equipment begins to Read More…

Lorain Lighthouse tours offer glimpse of icon’s history

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LORAIN — When he was 5 years old, Matt Dempsey first saw the Lorain Lighthouse from afar and wondered about what it looked like inside. Dempsey, now 33, said during a Thursday tour for the Chronicle-Telegram that the inside is one of the main reasons lighthouse tours are popular with tourists. “They always see the Read More…

Construction starts on Oberlin hotel, convention center

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OBERLIN — Ground was broken Thursday on a hotel and convention center that supporters hope will be an environmental model, economic hub and cultural and community magnet. The 105,000-square-foot Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will include a solar-powered hotel, a convention center accommodating up to 300 people and Oberlin College’s admissions office and development office. Read More…

Documentary on Amherst motorcycle pioneer John Penton debuts

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CLEVELAND — Like the man and the sport it depicts, endurance was a key ingredient in the making of “Penton: The John Penton Story.” Monday’s premiere at the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square came seven years after director/producer Todd Huffman read a biography of Penton, the trailblazing Amherst off-road motorcycle racer and builder. Huffman told Read More…

Lorain court expects report on data loss

LORAIN — City and Lorain Municipal Court officials expect to learn this week whether computerized records lost when a server crashed May 19 can be fully retrieved. Besides court records, records from the Department of Building, Housing and Planning and Fire Department were lost, Auditor Ron Mantini said Sunday. Mantini said city data, which is Read More…

Dog on the mend after being shot, having leg amputated

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ELYRIA TWP. — A dog that had its right front leg amputated after being shot about 11:50 p.m. Saturday is recovering. Cujo, a 5-year-old, 55-pound German shepherd mix, was shot in the backyard of a home in the 6000 block of Lake Avenue near North Ridge Road, according to a report by Deputy Adam Trifiletti Read More…

New Lorain High graduates first class

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LORAIN — Four years after the merger of Admiral King and Southview high schools, the first class that spent all its years at Lorain High School graduated Tuesday. Graduates reflected on their unity despite the disruption of moving to a different building in 2012 to accommodate construction of a new Lorain High School. Valedictorian Chelsea Read More…

Lorain Council resolution backs Camaco union effort

LORAIN — Unionizing efforts at Camaco got a symbolic boost Monday from City Council members. Members approved a resolution calling on the auto parts maker to “respect the rights of its employees to form their union if they so choose.” The resolution notes that Camaco has received past Lorain taxpayer support through low-cost loans, land Read More…