October 20, 2014

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Fiscal problems mean Lorain has just one crew — 3 workers — to patch potholes

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LORAIN — A patcher’s job is never done. Three workers patched a pothole on East 37th Street last month. The men worked quickly, raking and shoveling out the 4-foot by 2-foot hole before hot asphalt was paved in and tamped down. The work was done in about eight minutes, but the job of pothole patching Read More…

Police log for June 4, 2012

Lorain police Friday, June 1 9:55 a.m. — 600 block Broadway, a woman said a man followed her daughter with a knife. The woman said her daughter told her a man began following her Thursday after she got off the bus from school on West 17th Street. She said the man did not say anything Read More…

Woman arrested after police chase

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SHEFFIELD — A police pursuit early Sunday ended with a police officer firing three shots at the driver who police said tried to run the officer over. Christina Myers, 24, of Sullivan, was charged with felony assault on a police officer, felony fleeing and eluding, drunken driving and weaving. Myers was westbound and crossed the Read More…

Elyria police investigating Lake Avenue shooting

ELYRIA — A man was shot around 12:10 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Lake Avenue. Antonio Ward was shot near the Shopway Food Mart at the corner of Lake Avenue and Furnace Street and transported to EMH Medical Center by ambulance. Police Sgt. Jason Cunningham said Ward was in a beige Chevrolet Concorde Read More…

Bus depot moving from Sheffield to Lorain

LORAIN — The First Student Inc. bus company is relocating a depot and 168 jobs from Sheffield to Lorain. The depot will move about 1.6 miles from 3747 Colorado Ave. to 1800 Colorado Ave. on June 25, according to Brad Sprague, a First Student manager. The company moved into its current 15,000-square-foot depot in 2005. Read More…

Bus company leaves Sheffield for Lorain

LORAIN — The First Student bus company is relocating a depot and 168 jobs from Sheffield to Lorain. The depot will move about 1.6 miles from 3747 Colorado Ave to 1800 Colorado Ave on June 25, according to Brad Sprague, a First Student manager. The company moved into its current, 15,000-square foot depot in 2005. Read More…

Lorain OKs house demolition, rebuild on Lakeview Drive

LORAIN — A house at 958 Lakeview Drive considered to be a “tipping point” in preventing the block from becoming blighted will be demolished and rebuilt with $162,000 in federal taxpayer money. City Council members Wednesday approved the demolition and construction, which will be done by Direct Action for Central Lorain, a nonprofit housing group. The Read More…

Parents, employees praise freedom of charter schools

Stephen Kerney, a first-year math teacher, directs fifth-grade students Wednesday at Lorain Community Middle School. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Eighth-grade students in teacher Melanie Dunston’s class at Lorain Community Middle School wrote their own obituaries last week. The students aren’t in bad health or in trouble with Dunston. The end of year exercise tied to graduation was a chance to improve their writing and their perspectives. “I thought it was hard because Read More…

Constellation Schools criticized for workers on its boards

From one Montessori school with three workers and 27 students in the Old Brooklyn section of Cleveland in 1998, Parma-based Constellation Schools has grown to a total of 19 based in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Richland counties. Constellation has about 4,500 students and 550 employees, according to Jerry Preseren, Constellation’s executive director. While all Constellation Schools, Read More…

Elyria Catholic graduates look toward future

ELYRIA — While high school graduation is a symbolic cutting of the umbilical cord, “belly buttons never go away,” the Rev. Patrick Humphrey told 105 Elyria Catholic High School graduates Friday. Humphrey was one of four speakers at the school’s 63rd commencement to stress the need for graduates to remember their roots and religion as Read More…