July 31, 2015

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MIDVIEW LEVY: Voters keep Middies sailing

EATON TWP. — In a stunning reversal of fortune, voters Tuesday approved the Midview school district levy. The resounding approval came just three months after a decisive Election Day defeat. Tuesday’s 3,892 to 2,359 tally was an approximately 62 percent to 38 percent victory, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections. Read More…

MIDVIEW LEVY: Passions deep for backers, opponents

GRAFTON TWP. — Several voters for and against the Midview Schools levy expressed strong emotions Tuesday after voting at Township Hall. Ann Marie and Mark Gallo of Grafton said they voted no on the 10-year, 9.75-mill property tax levy, which will raise $4.6 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional Read More…

Lorain councilman won’t seek new term

LORAIN — Four-term Lorain City Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward, will not seek re-election in the fall and will leave office at the end of his term Dec. 31 to pursue business interests. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure on Council,” Schuster said Tuesday. “I’m hopeful we’re making strides on moving Lorain forward, but at this time, Read More…

Midview levy passes; supporters thanked

EATON TWP. — Three months after a decisive Election Day defeat, the Midview school district’s levy was resoundingly approved Tuesday night. The 3,892-to-2,359 vote was a nearly 63 percent to 37 percent victory, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The result was nearly the opposite of Election Day 2012, when Read More…

Lorain Councilman Silecky won’t run again

LORAIN — A change of address will change the makeup of the City Council. Councilman Myroslaw “Mickey” Silecky, D-7th Ward, on Monday said he will not seek re-election. Silecky, whose term ends Dec. 31, said he’s moving out of his ward to his family’s home in Sheffield at the end of the year. Silecky, a Read More…

Lorain honors airman, renames street

LORAIN — Over a year after lobbying began, a street is being renamed for Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes. City Council members at their Monday meeting approved renaming Osborn Avenue from West 11th Street to South Lakeview Boulevard as Eric Barnes Avenue. Barnes, 20, was killed in 2007 by a roadside bomb in Read More…

Crash shears roof from car; driver injured

EATON TWP — A driver was injured the car she was driving collided with the undercarriage of a tractor trailer truck around 4:15 p.m. today on the entrance ramp to state Route 20 west from state Route 57 south. The woman, who appeared to be in her 30s or 40s, was conscious and alert when Read More…

Grant’s premature end will curtail Lorain initiative

LORAIN — The Lorain PRIDE Initiative is ending early, but supporters say its impact will be lasting. The federal taxpayer grant program, designed to combat the effects of joblessness, partnered with groups such as Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse services, Lorain County Health and Dentistry, the Lorain County Urban League, the Nord Center and Read More…

Lorain student brandishes knife

LORAIN – A student at the the Lorain High School Annex is accused of pulling a knife on a school security officer Wednesday. School security guard Domingo Rivera said he confronted the boy as students were leaving the building after a fire alarm was pulled around 9:30 a.m., according to a police report. Rivera said Read More…

Hourly Ford workers getting bonuses of about $8,300 each

AVON LAKE — Profit-sharing checks of approximately $8,300 will be sent to Ford Motor Co. hourly workers around the nation March 14, including the approximately 1,766 members of the United Auto Workers Local 2000 at the Ohio Assembly Plant. The checks are in response to the $8 billion in profit Ford’s North American operations earned Read More…