July 7, 2015

Elyria
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Midview levy foes speak out at board meeting

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EATON TWP. — Parent Lynne Schroeder told Midview school board members at their Wednesday meeting that she was speaking for many residents. Schroeder, who has three children in the district, praised her children’s teachers, but said she doesn’t know if she will vote for the Feb. 5 levy. An emotional Schroeder questioned whether the district, Read More…

Lorain OKs settlement in 2005 Martin’s Run flood

LORAIN — When Martin’s Run Creek overflowed in a Dec. 17, 2005, flood, Windsor Court resident Calvin Jeter recalled carrying his wife, Zora Jeter, through waist-high water to safety. Jeter said the flooding of his home destroyed carpeting, two furnaces, a washer and dryer and a water heater. Jeter said he was never warned about Read More…

Lorain play revives civil rights icons

LORAIN — Joanne Eldridge drew on her personal history of the Jim Crow South as well as history books to perform Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute to three women who championed civil rights. “Three Bodacious Women,” a one-woman play by the 58-year-old Eldridge, portrays civil rights activists Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks Read More…

UPDATE: Power back on in Elyria

ELYRIA — About 2,300 Ohio Edison customers on the east side lost electricity around 5:45 p.m. today due to a downed electrical line. The downed line was in the area of South Abbe Road and Oakdale Circle, according to police Lt. Jason Cunningham. Electricity was restored to all customers around 7:55 p.m., said Joe Faga, Read More…

Workers hit hard by higher payroll taxes

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ELYRIA — Paychecks are a little smaller with the expiration of the payroll tax cut this month. Congress’ failure to extend the two-year cut means Social Security withholdings went from 4.2 percent back to 6.2 percent. A worker earning $50,000 annually will lose about $1,000 annually due to the expiration. The cut was designed by Read More…

Midview Schools supporters make case for levy at briefings

GRAFTON — The consequences of rejecting a Midview Schools levy should be incentive to pass it, levy supporters said at a Wednesday briefing at the Grafton-Midview Public Library. The 10-year, 9.75-mill property tax levy to be voted on Feb. 5 would raise $4.6 million annually, if approved. The levy would cost the owner of a Read More…

None injured, 12 displaced after Lorain apartment fire

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LORAIN — An apartment house fire at 2119 E. 29th St. around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday caused no injuries but displaced 12 tenants. Assistant Fire Chief Roy Cochran said smoke was visible when firefighters arrived about three minutes after the call. The fire was in a wall in Apartment 4 of the two-floor, six-unit, wood-framed house. Read More…

Cotton Club owner says bar is getting a bad rap

Anthony Barnhill poses in his East 28th Street bar, the Cotton Club, in Lorain. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Business was slow around 1 a.m. Saturday at the Cotton Club. About half a dozen customers sat at the bar, while the dance floor where a disc jockey played hip-hop and rap music was empty. Club owner Anthony Barnhill said business has been hurt by bad publicity over the club’s connection to a Read More…

Lorain recalls 8 teachers

LORAIN — Eight laid-off teachers have been recalled by Lorain Schools and full-day kindergarten has been reinstated thanks to passage of a levy in November. “They’re raring to go,” said Dean Reinhart, Lorain Education Association president, after Board of Education members approved the recall at their Thursday meeting. “They’re happy that the levy passed so Read More…

Lorain woman hit and killed by van in Amherst

AMHERST — Lorain resident Nicola Wade was killed around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Cooper Foster Park Road after being struck by a van. Wade was walking east in front of Rehabilitation Services Inc. at 1317 Cooper Foster Road when she was struck by an eastbound Ford Ventura van, according to police Read More…