September 4, 2015

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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…

Two hurt in Route 57 crash

ELYRIA — The driver of a Ford F-150 was critically injured after an 8:30 p.m. crash Thursday with a Toyota Camry at the intersection of state Route 57 and Taylor Street. The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to Herb de la Porte, vice president of LifeCare ambulance. De la Porte Read More…

With Francis papacy, local Catholics optimistic for ‘new chapter’

Argentina’s cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis, appears Wednesday on the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Bergoglio was elected as the 266th pope and will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP photo.)

Vacationing in Argentina earlier this month, Lorain resident David Arredondo on March 1 toured the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, unaware that it would soon be known as new Pope Francis’ former home. Arredondo was one of several local Catholics who cheered Wednesday’s election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the Catholic Church’s 266th Read More…

Federal cuts hit local Head Start

The human cost of federal deficit reduction became clearer Tuesday. At least 53 Lorain County poor children will be ineligible for the early education programs Head Start and Early Head Start in August, according to Jackie Boehnlein, CEO and president of the Lorain County Community Action Agency, which runs the programs. Boehnlein said several teachers Read More…

Sheffield Council OKs tax exemption

SHEFFIELD — A tax exemption approved by Village Council members at their Monday meeting increases taxes the village will receive if 150 lots off Colorado Avenue are developed. Council members Jean Ackerman, Matthew Bliss, Robert Markovich and Carolyn White voted yes. Councilman Walter Min was absent. The ordinance involves Tax Increment Financing in which property Read More…

State takeover of Lorain Schools likely won’t be met with hostility

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LORAIN — The academic takeover of Lorain Schools is unlikely to be a hostile one, according to some of those involved with Youngstown Schools, the only Ohio school district taken over by a state-appointed Academic Distress Commission. “I don’t think anybody wants to get rid of anyone who’s doing a good job, and it sounds Read More…