December 18, 2014

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Grafton motorcyclist killed in collision

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CARLISLE TWP. — A motorcyclist died after colliding with a Nissan Xterra at Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads about 3:20 p.m. Monday. Police said Donal Davis Jr. was eastbound on Butternut when he collided with the 2006 Nissan, which was southbound on Indian Hollow. Witness Angie Vonya said she was stopped behind Nissan driver Read More…

UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in afternoon crash

CARLISLE TWP – A motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a Nissan X Terra at the intersection of Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads around 3:20 p.m. today. The Nissan driver, who wasn’t seriously injured, was southbound on Butternut when struck by the motorcyclist who was eastbound on Indian Hollow, according to Trooper Josh Read More…

Model U.N. back in business in Lorain Schools

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LORAIN — Alumni of the Model United Nations Club get along better than many United Nations representatives. “Where goes one, go all,” is the award-winning club’s motto and the camaraderie was displayed Thursday at Lorain High School. Several alumni coached students in the club, resurrected in September after being eliminated in 2012 budget cuts. Passage Read More…

Credit union makes money matter early for Lorain middle school students

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LORAIN — A new student credit union at Gen. Johnnie Wilson Middle School is designed to save students money and reduce their debt as adults. “Money gives you options,” Brian Brown, a student development representative from the School Employees of Lorain County Credit Union Inc., told students Wednesday. “I’m here to teach you how you Read More…

Truck crashes into Westlake bar during police chase

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WESTLAKE — Police pursuit of a stolen pickup ended with the eastbound truck crashing into the Dover Gardens Tavern, injuring 12 people about 8:50 p.m. Thursday. Tavern owner Gary Hurst said he wasn’t in the bar when the crash occurred, but said he spoke to five people who were. Hurst said they told him they Read More…

Union ads accuse Medical Center corporate executives of greed

LORAIN — New online ads portray the executives who run Mercy Regional Medical Center as money-grubbing fat cats. The ads are run by Service Employees International Union District 1199, which is representing maintenance and service workers in contract negotiations. The 450-member local — members’ jobs include dietary technicians, drivers, housekeepers, maintenance and personnel workers — Read More…

Worst-case scenario for Lorain Schools: A $5 million deficit projected in 2016

LORAIN — A worst-case scenario has Lorain Schools facing a $5 million deficit in 2016, school Treasurer Dale Weber told Board of Education members Monday. The scenario in Weber’s semi-annual five-year forecast is based on the percentage of annual state taxpayer money to the district remaining flat and money lost to charter schools, open enrollment Read More…

Committee approves Lorain Schools recovery plan

LORAIN — A revised Academic Recovery Plan was approved Monday by the state-appointed Lorain Academic Distress Commission. The commission, part of last year’s state academic takeover of Lorain Schools due to low test scores, revised the plan that was passed last year. The revised plan calls for “ambitious, yet realistic” increases of 3 to 5 Read More…

UPDATED: Student admits to taking BB gun to Clearview High School

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A brief lockdown occurred at Clearview High School about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after a student said another student was carrying a pistol. The pistol turned out to be a BB gun, according to a news release from Capt. James Drozdowski of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. Principal Jessica Tafe said in an Read More…

U.S. representative candidates debate health care, spending

About 150 people attended the Oberlin Community Candidates Night on Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, a tea party Republican, is optimistic about increasing support in liberal Oberlin this November. “I got four votes in Oberlin the last election,” Jordan told about 150 people at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night Tuesday. “I’m hoping I get five this time.” Jordan got laughs, but the mood Read More…