July 26, 2014

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Mail delivery goes on as cuts loom for employees

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LORAIN — Postman David Taylor said he concentrates on doing his job right rather than the cuts the U.S. Postal Service is undergoing. “I worry about how I do out here,” Taylor said as he delivered mail on Washington Avenue earlier this month. “I don’t worry about whether or not I’m going to continue to Read More…

A mail carrier’s perspective: Even good dogs can be bad news

LORAIN — Paws on the living room window, the German shepherd barked at postman David Taylor as he delivered mail to the dog’s Washington Avenue home earlier this month. “They say he’s friendly,” Taylor said of the dog’s owners. “That’s something I hope I don’t have to discover.” Taylor, a mail carrier since 2001, said Read More…

Bus driver improving after crash

AMHERST TWP. — The condition of the bus driver critically injured Friday in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike is improving. Robert Wilburn II, 25, was in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Sunday. Wilburn was eastbound in a Lakefront Lines bus headed from Fremont to New York at 10:25 p.m. when Read More…

UPDATE: Bus driver improving after deadly crash

AMHERST TWP. — The condition of the bus driver critically injured Friday in a crash on the Ohio Turnpike is improving. Robert Wilburn II, 25, was in good condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Sunday.  Wilburn was eastbound in a Lakefront Lines bus headed from Fremont to New York 10:25 p.m. when he Read More…

Lorain Schools assembles committee to recommend superintendent candidates

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August, and the goal is to hire someone from Northeast Ohio. “We’re not looking to be someone’s learning curve,” Board of Education President Tim Williams told members of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Read More…

Lorain district hopes to have new super by start of school

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August. The goal was announced at the first meeting of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Committee meeting Thursday night. The 10-member committee, which includes district administrators, Board of Education members, parents and teachers, Read More…

Landowners association advises care in drilling lease deals

WELLINGTON – Hydraulic fracturing won’t break apart communities if landowners stick together when signing leases. “Every single paragraph, every clause, of an oil and gas lease is negotiable,” attorney Dick Emens told about 200 people at a Wednesday meeting on natural gas drilling held by the newly formed Black River Land Owners Association. “Once you sign, Read More…

Lorain to hire consultant for utilities revamp

LORAIN — Utilities Department improvements are being sought with outside help. City Council members Monday approved seeking bids for a consultant to revamp the department. Department Director Corey Timko told Council members the consultant would cost roughly $100,000 and complete the improvements in six to nine months. It would take city workers years to do Read More…

Nord grant will open two Lorain pools this summer

LORAIN — In the wake of a $25,000 private grant, the Central Park and Oakwood Park swimming pools will open this summer. City Council members on Monday approved the money from the Nord Foundation, which was donated through the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the pools wouldn’t have opened without the private grant Read More…

Nord grant allows Lorain pools to open

LORAIN — The Central Park and Oakwood Park swimming pools will open this summer after City Council members tonight approved a $25,000 grant from the Nord Foundation. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the pools wouldn’t have opened without the grant money due to budget constraints. The money will go for personnel and maintenance of the pools. Read More…