July 25, 2014

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Man arrested on second attempt to cash bogus $4 million check

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ELYRIA — Who wants to be a millionaire? Police said it was Frank Videc on Tuesday. Videc’s second attempt to cash a $4 million check at the Lorain National Bank at 124 Middle Ave. led to him being booked at the Lorain County Jail, according to Elyria police Lt. Michael Dussel. Not surprisingly, the first Read More…

Ohio OKs Republic tax break for $87 million expansion

LORAIN — Monday’s approval of $4.6 million in tax breaks by Ohio Tax Credit Authority members for Republic Steel’s $87 million expansion was expected but came as a relief to project supporters. “We keep moving this project forward,” Mayor Chase Ritenauer said by phone after attending the authority meeting in Columbus. “This was another step in Read More…

Lorain trio up for the challenge at Tough Mudder

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SOUTH AMHERST — Tough Mudder competitor Joe Colon said he was drawn to the marathon/obstacle course competition not just by the grueling aspects of the event, but the camaraderie it’s designed to foster. “I want us all to start out as a group and finish as a group. Just come out and have a good Read More…

Mudder could provide jolt to Lorain County economy

Participants run through fire during a Tough Mudder event in Georgia in February. (Photo by Toughmudder.com.)

SOUTH AMHERST — Lorain County could clean up from thousands of people getting dirty. Some 20,000 people, many from around the nation and world, are expected to participate in the marathon/obstacle course event April 14 to 15. Barb Bickel, Visit Lorain County executive director, said no economic impact studies have been done on the event, Read More…

Trayvon Martin shooting inspires gathering in Ely Square

ELYRIA — Sanford, Fla., is about 17 hours and 1,040 miles from Elyria, but the racially tinged Feb. 26 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has hit close to home for some residents. “This could’ve been my son,” said Elyria resident Rita Nelson, one of several speakers at the Elyria Hoodie Rally in Support of Read More…

LCCC board OKs science facility

ELYRIA — A nearly $12.9 million laboratory sciences building will be built at Lorain County Community College. The college Board of Trustees approved the construction Thursday of the 55,000-square foot, two-floor building, according to college spokesman Steve Sefchik. The building, which will feature a greenhouse on the roof, is being built in anticipation of an Read More…

Bicyclist struck in Elyria

ELYRIA — A 13-year-old bicyclist wasn’t seriously injured after being struck by a car around 3:25 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Cleveland and Marseilles avenues. Witness Jessica McCune said the boy, whom police didn’t identify, was on Marseilles turning east onto the 500 block of Cleveland. He was hit by a woman in a Read More…

Elyria Catholic coach charged following incident

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ELYRIA — The future of boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta at Elyria Catholic High School is expected to be decided next week. Kuchta, 37, of the 300 block of Oxford Avenue in Elyria, is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday and charged with criminal damaging and disorderly conduct by intoxication. EC President Andrew Read More…

Lorain officials continue salary donations

LORAIN — With Lorain facing hard times, some elected officials are continuing a tradition of donating a portion of their salaries back to the city. City Council members on Monday approved the donations of Council President Joel Arredondo; Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward; Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at large; Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward; and Councilman Read More…

Lorain officials continue tradition of donating portions of salaries

LORAIN — With Lorain facing hard times, some elected officials are continuing a tradition of donating a portion of their salaries back to the city. City Council members on Monday approved the donations of Council President Joel Arredondo; Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward; Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at large; Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward; and Councilman Read More…