August 29, 2015

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Lorain Democrats endorse Karen Shawver for treasurer

LORAIN — The Whig doesn’t fit well for Lorain’s Democratic Party. City party members Thursday broke with tradition and endorsed Karen Shawver for treasurer over rival Anthony Haslage, who wrote on his campaign website that he would have preferred to run as a member of the modern Whig Party if it were viable. The modern Read More…

Friends say bullying drove 14-year-old boy to suicide

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SHEFFIELD LAKE — At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, 14-year old Parti Holland II was described as a “gentle giant” by friends and family. But Parti’s size, race, easygoing nature and a speech impediment made him a target for bullies, according to his aunt, Jeanie Workman, and fellow students at Sheffield Middle School. Workman said Tuesday Read More…

Bad cable service may spur competition in Lorain

LORAIN — Lousy service complaints have some Time Warner Cable customers threatening to cut the cord. “If you want to keep customers, you’re going to have to make customers happy,” resident J.R. Lee told Chris Thomas, Time Warner’s government relations director for Northeast Ohio, at a Monday City Council hearing. “A lot of your customers Read More…

Boys playing with a lighter set Lorain house on fire

LifeCare medics carry a child who was taken to the hospital after a fire on West 30th Street in Lorain on Monday. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Boys playing with a grill lighter caused a 4 p.m. house fire today at 401 W. 20th St., according to Fire Capt. Tom Baker. Baker said a 3-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother were in a closet and one set fire to clothes in the first floor closet of the two-floor wood frame Read More…

Lorain’s $65 million tunnel to be completed in 2015

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LORAIN — Bracing his right leg against the barrier encircling the 180-foot shaft, Danny Whitlock pulled up a cable holding a water pump Thursday as work continued on construction of an underground tunnel off Broadway and West 14th Street. The $65 million project, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015, will move 11 Read More…

Oberlin Conservatory dean takes job in San Francisco

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OBERLIN — David Stull, Oberlin College’s Conservatory of Music dean, is leaving to become San Francisco Conservatory of Music president. Stull was praised as a “tested and inspiring educator” with “great initiative and relentless pursuit of excellence” in a Wednesday news release from Timothy Foo, San Francisco Conservatory’s Board of Trustees chairman. Foo wrote that Read More…

Lorain Council, FirstEnergy reach agreement on substation

LORAIN — A $7.1 million borrowing plan is a price worth paying for waterfront development, Lorain and FirstEnergy Corp. officials said at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council unanimously approved the 25-year plan to purchase a 1.73-mile parcel from FirstEnergy at and around the Edgewater substation at 200 Oberlin Ave. The money will help pay FirstEnergy Read More…

Council to discuss $7.1M plan to enhance waterfront

LORAIN — A $7.1 million borrowing plan that proponents hope will spur waterfront development is expected to be discussed today by City Council at its 6 p.m. meeting. Under the plan, the money would be paid to the FirstEnergy Corp. for the 1.73 miles of property it owns on and around the Edgewater Substation at Read More…

Future home of the Jet Express in Lorain

LORAIN — Ground breaking by the Lorain Port Authority for a $958,000 new ferry terminal building at Black River Landing is scheduled at 1 p.m. today. The 5,000-square-foot building will provide more amenities for riders of the Jet Express, said Rick Novak authority executive director. The boat cruises around Lake Erie and ferries passengers to Read More…

Lorain BMV to close March 31

LORAIN — The Bureau of Motor Vehicle office in downtown Lorain is closing at the end of the month. Lindsey Bohrer, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, which oversees the bureau, wrote in a Thursday email that the closing will coincide with the March 31 resignation of Cheryl Waisure. Waisure is a Read More…