August 27, 2014

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Lorain school administrators ‘bumping rights’ eliminated

LORAIN — Seniority protections for Lorain Schools administrators during layoffs, known as “bumping rights,” have been eliminated by the district’s Academic Distress Commission. A July 1 commission resolution said the state academic takeover law allows for elimination to ensure “high quality staff in the most effective positions.” The three-year contract for the Lorain Administrators Association, Read More…

Ga. man recovering after stabbing in Lorain

LORAIN — A 20-year-old man is recovering from stab wounds Sunday. Police wouldn’t release a report on the stabbing Monday or say whether anyone was arrested, but the victim’s aunt identified him as Jodeci Daniels. Asia Kilgore said her nephew was visiting from Atlanta and had been living at her home at 1662 E. 30th Read More…

Sheffield Village Council raises sewer rates

SHEFFIELD — Village Council members approved a sewer rate increase at their Monday meeting. Monthly rates increase from $4.57 to $5.62 per 1,000 gallons used, a $12.60 annual increase. Monthly maintenance fees increase from $1.07 to $1.95, a $10.56 annual increase. The increases take effect Oct. 1. The increases were calculated based on the last Read More…

UPDATED: Suspected bank robber arrested

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ELYRIA TWP. — A Bay Village man is in custody, accused of robbing the Lorain National Bank branch at 42935 N. Ridge Road about 2:40 p.m. Monday. Deputies were called to the bank at the intersection with Lake Avenue about a robbery in progress, a dispatcher said. No one was hurt. The robber ran to Read More…

National Night Out initiative a step to improve police, community relations in south Lorain

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LORAIN — Four hours will not radically improve relations between south Lorain residents and police, but organizers of Lorain’s first participation in the National Night Out against crime Aug. 5 hope to make inroads. The Rev. Angel Arroyo, Marcus Atkinson and Tim Carrion said they chose Pearl Street between East 28th and East 30th streets Read More…

Man taken to hospital after stabbing

LORAIN — A 20-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen Sunday. About 3:45 p.m., police said officers were called to 1662 E. 30th St. regarding a stabbing. The unidentified man was seriously injured and taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, said Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. A police report on the stabbing Read More…

Columbus ship replicas to visit Lorain

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LORAIN — Replicas of two of the Spanish ships that brought Columbus to the West Indies in 1492 will dock in Lorain on Aug. 7. Authenticity was sought in construction of the ships, said Capt. Stephen Sanger of the Columbus Foundation Inc., the British Virgin Islands-based, for-profit corporation that owns them. The replica of the Read More…

New owner hopes new atmosphere will help Lorain bar shed rowdy image

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LORAIN — Gil’s International Lounge now is the Dart Lounge. The bar’s new owner says more than the name has changed. Asa Knowles, 65, of Lorain, said Tuesday he’s aware of the history of Gil’s. Police frequently were called to the bar to break up fights since it opened in 1989. The bar, at 1840 Read More…

Lorain utilities director placed on leave

LORAIN — Utilities Department Director William Donohue is on paid administrative leave after being accused of verbally harassing a department accounts clerk. The leave began Wednesday, according to Mayor Chase Ritenauer, who said he didn’t have specifics on the allegations. Safety/Service Director Robert Fowler, who is investigating the allegations, wouldn’t say what Donohue is accused Read More…

Avon football stadium gets Firment name

AVON — Joe Firment Chevrolet Stadium. Avon Schools has at least 150,000 reasons to like the new name for its high school football field. The Avon-based car dealership will pay the school district $30,000 per year for five years for the naming rights, Superintendent Mike Laub said Tuesday. After five years, the 4,200-student district has Read More…