September 1, 2014

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New developer takes a chance on downtown

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With big ambitions and seemingly deep pockets, Tacoma, Wash., developer Gary Davis is hoping to help rejuvenate downtown Lorain. “This is going to be just awesome and beautiful when it comes back to life,” Davis said last week during a tour of the Gardens of Charleston, the 28-unit upscale apartment building he is developing at Read More…

Police: Deaths linked to bad heroin

Five fatal overdoses in 10 days have authorities worried about a batch of highly potent or poorly cut heroin. “We want to nip this in the bud to stop people from dying,” Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Friday. “It’s either purer than normal or it’s cut with something more toxic.” Evans said there Read More…

No injuries in kitchen fire

ELYRIA — No one was hurt in a fire in a home at 11608 West Ridge Road, off of Russia Road, called in around 4:25 p.m. Friday. Resident Ryan Huber said she left the stove on while she went to pick up her niece around 4 p.m. Huber said her fiance John Lauer, a Carlisle Read More…

Unpaid care weighing down EMH’s books

ELYRIA — Despite losing $6.5 million last year, the long-term prognosis for EMH Healthcare is good, hospital officials said at their annual meeting Wednesday. The hospital system, with facilities in Amherst, Avon and Elyria, had about $247 million in revenue and about $253.5 million in expenses in 2011, according to Jim Simone, EMH’s chief financial Read More…

Uncompensated care costs EMH $6.5M last year

ELYRIA — Despite losing $6.5 million last year, the long-term prognosis for EMH Medical Center in Elyria and its affiliates is good, hospital officials said at their annual meeting today. The EMH system, which includes facilities in Amherst and Avon, had about $247 million in revenue and $253.5 million in expenses, according to Jim Simone, Read More…

Consortium wants to revitalize Northeast Ohio

AMHERST — Focus group reports usually end up gathering dust. Members of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium are trying to prevent that fate for a plan they’re developing to revitalize Northeast Ohio. “Everything that we’re going to come up with is really going to have a framework or a tool to it that can Read More…

Driver arrested after police say she fled en route to funeral

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ELYRIA — A woman who was late for a funeral was arrested yesterday after police say she disregarded traffic laws and refused to stop for an officer. Around 12:05 p.m. Monday, police Officer Michael Darmstadt said Tammie Hudson pulled up to his cruiser at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Lorain Boulevard, according to Darmstadt’s Read More…

Local ACLU to restructure, not dissolve

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OBERLIN — Local members of an organization dedicated to free speech and transparency say their recruiting efforts have been hamstrung due to censorship by organization leaders. Members of the North Central Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio — an affiliate of the national ACLU — say the Ohio branch’s refusal to Read More…

Long-delayed Sheffield walking path between schools is a go

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SHEFFIELD — Hopefully, construction of the Safe Routes to School project will go smoother than getting the approval for it. “It’s been a literal nightmare,” Sheffield Mayor John Hunter said Thursday after Village Council members unanimously approved a $425,000 contract with the Terminal Ready-Mix construction company to build the path. The approximately 1.5-mile, five-foot wide Read More…

Lorain County is in running for film

Lorain County is in the running to be the site of a new film that received a $461,771 state tax break from the Ohio Department of Development on Wednesday. A news release said the 26-day shoot of “Toy’s House” would begin in late June in Grafton. However, producer Tyler Davidson said that while the film Read More…