December 19, 2014

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3 arrested in string of LaGrange burglaries

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LAGRANGE TWP. — Three people have been arrested or convicted in connection with some of the 16 burglaries that occurred in the township between May 15 and July 30. Devin Brown, 20, of the 100 block of Walleye Court in LaGrange, was arrested July 31 and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property as Read More…

Lorain Schools officially accepts superintendent

LORAIN — Tom Tucker’s homecoming as new Lorain Schools superintendent became official Thursday. “Welcome back,” school board member Tony Dimacchia told Tucker after board members unanimously approved hiring Tucker, who was born and raised in Lorain. Tucker, who is resigning as Sandusky Schools superintendent, worked for Lorain Schools from 1980 to 2008 before leaving for Read More…

Union jobs safe in Lorain reorganization

LORAIN — A reorganization of the Community Development Department designed to save $130,000 annually will proceed without eliminating union jobs. “In terms of the issue of about taking bargaining unit work and offloading it elsewhere, we’re not going to do that,” Mayor Chase Ritenauer said Tuesday. “It’s a matter of achieving the efficiency, but doing Read More…

State’s positive West Nile samples skyrocket; but only one in Lorain County

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  West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has increased 533 percent in Ohio test pools compared to last year, including one positive sample in Lorain County. So far only one person — an 85-year-old man in Clermont County — has reported being infected. Ken Pearce, Lorain County General Health District commissioner, said Sunday Read More…

Saturday’s crash victims out of hospital

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  The driver in a crash around 5:45 p.m. Saturday on the Ohio Turnpike near state Route 58 is recovering. Ronald Leach Jr., 58, of New London was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Sunday. Leach drove off the road just west of the Turnpike exit ramp to Read More…

Professor advocates creative solutions to dealing with blight

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“Fix it up, pay it up or give it up.”  That’s how Frank Alexander explains how land banks work. Land banks are public authorities formed to raze or rehabilitate foreclosed properties Alexander, a law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, wrote land bank legislation for Ohio as well as Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and New Read More…

Suspected shooter arrested after chase into Elyria post

EATON TWP. — All Ohio Highway Patrol trooper David Francway had to do to collar a shooting suspect around 5;10 p.m. Friday was open the gate at the Elyria post. Police said suspect Joshua Vonya drove to the post following an ex-girlfriend at whom he allegedly fired two shots while stopped in traffic on state Read More…

Korean War veteran is honored

VERMILION — Earl Hardway was perplexed when his mother called him after Christmas 1950 to say an uncle he’d never heard of needed him. She said his name was Sam, and he lived in a big white house. “I knew from that moment on that I’d been had,” Hardway recalled Friday in a speech at Read More…

Lorain Schools OKs levy to seek seven-year, 4.8-mill levy

LORAIN — Now comes the hard part. After proposing a seven-year, 4.8 mill levy Thursday that would raise about $3.12 million annually, Board of Education members now have to sell it to the public. An owner with a home worth $80,000 — the average value of a home in the Lorain school district — would Read More…

Lorain Schools OKs levy for November ballot

LORAIN — A proposed seven-year, 4.8 mill levy that would raise about $3.12 million annually, was approved tonight by Board of Education members. A homeowner with a home worth $80,000 – the average worth of a home in the Lorain school district – would pay an additional $117 dollars if the levy were passed. A Read More…