June 24, 2016

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State commission OKs recovery plan for Lorain Schools

See the full text of the LADC Academic Recovery Plan LORAIN — An academic recovery plan for Lorain Schools was unanimously approved Monday by the state Academic Distress Commission. The 17-page plan will be sent to Ohio Superintendent of Instruction Richard Ross. He has 30 days from today — the plan deadline — to approve the Read More…

Lorain councilwoman hurt in one-car crash

LORAIN — City Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at large, said she takes pride in never missing Council meetings. The 86-year-old Molnar said she had only missed one meeting in 12 years until Monday. Her absence was because of a car crash around 2:35 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of East 28th Street. Molnar said she Read More…

Lorain councilwoman hospitalized after car crash

LORAIN — City Council President Joel Arredondo announced at tonight’s special City Council meeting that Councilwoman Anne Molnar, D-at-large, has been hospitalized after being in a car crash. The 83-year-old Molnar is a longtime councilwoman who was defeated in the May primary. “Keep her in your prayers,” Arredondo said. The crash occurred around 2:35 p.m. Sunday in the Read More…

State commission approves Lorain academic recovery plan

LORAIN – An academic recovery plan for Lorain Schools was unanimously approved today by the state Academic Distress Commission. The 17-page plan will be sent to Ohio Superintendent of Instruction Richard Ross. He has 30 days from Tuesday — the deadline for delivering the plan — to approve the plan or reject it and request Read More…

Planned Parenthood braces for additional cuts

De-funding Planned Parenthood could have an impact on Lorain County women seeking abortions, contraception and other reproductive care. Measures signed June 30 by Gov. John Kasich as part of the budget place Planned Parenthood and unaffiliated family planning clinics at the back of the line behind local health departments and community centers for receiving federal Read More…

Family Planning Services of Lorain County could see budget cut by more than half

Family Planning Services of Lorain County in Elyria doesn’t perform abortions and isn’t affiliated with Planned Parenthood, but Ohio’s new anti-abortion laws could cost the nonprofit clinic money. The laws include putting Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics that provide contraception and women’s health treatment at the bottom of the list for receiving federal Read More…

LifeCare crew took 15 minutes to respond to call

LORAIN — Homicide victim Jerome Phillips Jr., lived behind Mercy Regional Medical Center, just minutes from the hospital’s emergency room. However, the two LifeCare Ambulance paramedics who transported him to Mercy — which doesn’t have its own ambulances — took nearly 15 minutes to respond to Phillips’ apartment at 5520 Beavercrest Drive. The response early Read More…

Victim mourned at vigil

LORAIN — Homicide victim Jerome Phillips Jr. was described at a Wednesday candlelight vigil as a funny, loving and sometimes troubled man. “You had to actually know him to love him,” said Kimberly Sanford, mother of Alyssa Sanford, Phillps’ 19-year-old daughter. Sanford said Phillips was bipolar and a patient at the Nord Center. She said Read More…

Action slow for Lorain house’s demolition

LORAIN — Direct Action of Central Lorain isn’t living up to its name, according to city officials and neighbors who live near the vacant house at 958 Lakeview Drive. On May 30, 2012, City Council members approved giving the nonprofit group $160,000 in federal taxpayer money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Read More…

Lorain school district predicts budget surplus

LORAIN — Two years ago, Lorain Schools faced huge deficits and an imminent state financial takeover, but the school district’s new five-year financial forecast is sunnier. “I’m showing some positive numbers for the first time in a long time,” Treasurer Dale Weber told Board of Education members at their Tuesday meeting. Weber said Lorain will Read More…