January 25, 2015

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St. Joe property manager pulls out

LORAIN — The prognosis for the financially hemorrhaging St. Joseph Community Center looks terminal. On the heels of the state rejecting a bailout of the former St. Joseph Hospital in May, Ohio Realty Advisors is quitting as the center’s property manager. Gregory Hipp, the company’s vice president and property management director, said the termination is Read More…

Strickland campaigns for Obama in Lorain

LORAIN — A vote for President Obama is a vote for the working class, while a vote for Republican Mitt Romney is a vote for the investor class, former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland said at a Monday campaign stop for Obama. “The choice is so clear,” said Strickland, an Obama re-election campaign co-chairman. “The president Read More…

UPDATED: Amherst man dies in motorcycle crash

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CARLISLE TWP. — Crash victim Donald James will be buried with the ashes of his two beloved boxers. James was killed around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a motorcycle crash on West Ridge Road north of Butternut Ridge Road. He was a dog lover who had the names of the dogs etched onto his gravestone, said Read More…

Lorain brings back 17 teachers

LORAIN — Seventeen teachers who were part of 182 Lorain Schools employees laid off in June were recalled at Thursday’s school board meeting. The recalls were in response to teacher retirements and a projected enrollment increase, according to Superintendent Tom Tucker. He said the recall’s cost of between $700,000 and $1 million will be offset Read More…

Dems boot councilman from meeting over tea party list

LORAIN — The D of the Democratic Party stands by the name of Councilman Dennis Flores, D-Ward 2, but some party members wonder if Flores stands by the party. Flores was asked to leave a Lorain Democratic Committee meeting Thursday after being accused of being a Republican spy. The ouster was in response to Flores Read More…

Former firefighter alleges he was pushed out of job

LORAIN — Former firefighter Joe Colon said he was pressured into quitting in May by Safety-Service Director Robert Fowler and is seeking reinstatement. Colon, who is also a registered nurse, contends he quit under fear of being convicted of theft in office over allegations he took a sick day as a firefighter to work on Read More…

Lorain Schools recalls 17 teachers

LORAIN — Seventeen teachers who were part of 182 Lorain Schools employees laid off in June were recalled at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. The recalls were in response to teacher retirements and a projected enrollment increase, according to Superintendent Tom Tucker. He said the recall cost will be offset by the projected increase. The Read More…

Kaptur appears before receptive crowd at Lorain Latino center

LORAIN — A Wednesday forum on Latino issues featuring U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, was dominated by calls for immigration reform. The Obama administration’s record 400,000 deportations in 2010 and last year were condemned by audience members. They said the deportations have caused devastating family separations. “President Obama doesn’t know about all the injustices that Read More…

Cuts, shortages strain food pantries

LORAIN — The We Care We Share Ministries food pantry was about to close Thursday, but there were still people in line. Bill Hurley, ministry president, told a volunteer to keep the door open for the twice weekly farmers market until everyone was served. “We don’t turn people away,” Hurley said. But that could change Read More…

VIDEO: Hundreds pay respects at service for Catherine Hoholski

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LORAIN — Homicide victim Catherine Hoholski was remembered Thursday in pictures and song in a bittersweet funeral ceremony filled with tears and occasional laughter. “You’re not supposed to bury your kids. You’re kids are supposed to bury you,” said Hoholski’s mother, Jane Hoholski, before being overcome by tears during brief remarks at the Cornerstone United Read More…