July 31, 2014

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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…

Lorain school board weighs deficit options

LORAIN — An earned income tax or property tax levy may be placed on the November ballot to eliminate Lorain Schools’ $2.85 million projected deficit. Treasurer Dale Weber briefed Board of Education members at their Monday meeting on Lorain’s options. Weber said a decision is needed by early July whether to put a levy on Read More…

Credit Recovery Academy graduates overcome long odds to receive diplomas

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Correction: Josh Smith is the first of his three brothers to graduate high school. The article originally said Smith was the first in his family to graduate. LORAIN — Tyler Johnson, Stephen Rice, Ben Richardson and Josh Smith were exuberant when they picked up their caps and gowns last week for Tuesday’s high school graduation. There Read More…

Art studio, lofts coming to Lorain

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LORAIN — A BRIAR patch is being built at Broadway and West Seventh Street. The acronym stands for Black River Innovators and Artists Residence, a 10,000-square-foot artists’ loft and studio being built on the second floor of the building at 668 Broadway. The first floor will be a 10,000-square-foot art gallery. “We want people to Read More…

Perez tells Oberlin College graduates to give back to community

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OBERLIN — The election for Maryland attorney general was about two weeks away in 2006, and Thomas Perez was feeling good about his chances. Then he received a call notifying him that the Maryland Supreme Court ruled him ineligible due to a technicality. “A guy running for attorney general apparently doesn’t know how to read Read More…

Back-to-back fires keep Lorain crews busy

LORAIN — Two fires kept firefighters busy Sunday night and early Monday morning. The first fire was called in at 11:08 p.m. Sunday at a two-story wood-frame home at 1318 Douglas Court between Ashland and Oberlin avenues, Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak said. Tenants Todd Herwig and his son Brandon Herwig weren’t home, but a Read More…