August 31, 2014

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Lorain district hopes to have new super by start of school

LORAIN — A new Lorain Schools superintendent is expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in August. The goal was announced at the first meeting of the Lorain Schools Superintendent Search Committee meeting Thursday night. The 10-member committee, which includes district administrators, Board of Education members, parents and teachers, Read More…

Landowners association advises care in drilling lease deals

WELLINGTON – Hydraulic fracturing won’t break apart communities if landowners stick together when signing leases. “Every single paragraph, every clause, of an oil and gas lease is negotiable,” attorney Dick Emens told about 200 people at a Wednesday meeting on natural gas drilling held by the newly formed Black River Land Owners Association. “Once you sign, Read More…

Lorain to hire consultant for utilities revamp

LORAIN — Utilities Department improvements are being sought with outside help. City Council members Monday approved seeking bids for a consultant to revamp the department. Department Director Corey Timko told Council members the consultant would cost roughly $100,000 and complete the improvements in six to nine months. It would take city workers years to do Read More…

Nord grant will open two Lorain pools this summer

LORAIN — In the wake of a $25,000 private grant, the Central Park and Oakwood Park swimming pools will open this summer. City Council members on Monday approved the money from the Nord Foundation, which was donated through the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the pools wouldn’t have opened without the private grant Read More…

Nord grant allows Lorain pools to open

LORAIN — The Central Park and Oakwood Park swimming pools will open this summer after City Council members tonight approved a $25,000 grant from the Nord Foundation. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the pools wouldn’t have opened without the grant money due to budget constraints. The money will go for personnel and maintenance of the pools. Read More…

Tough Mudder: Participants happy, but local businesses don’t see much benefit

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SOUTH AMHERST — For participants, this weekend’s Tough Mudder event met or exceeded expectations. For a couple of local merchants, not so much. The combination run-obstacle course drew some 13,000 participants to the quarry on West Main Street including Wes Smith of Youngstown, one of about 2,500 who participated Sunday. Smith said he was grateful Read More…

Giardini loses challenge to lead state Democratic party

Lorain County Democratic Party Chairman Anthony Giardini was soundly defeated Wednesday in his bid to replace Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. Giardini and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the vote was 51 to 10 for Redfern. Both Giardini and Ritenauer credited the endorsement of Redfern by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, for the decisive Read More…

Giardini loses bid for state party leadership

Lorain County Democratic Party Chairman Anthony Giardini was soundly defeated Wednesday night  in his bid to replace Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. Giardini and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the vote was 51 to 10 for Redfern. Both Giardini and Ritenauer credited the endorsement of Redfern, a former state representative by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Read More…

Plan could make St. Joseph center profitable by 2015

LORAIN — The St. Joseph Community Center would undergo a rebirth while the financial cord would be cut with city and county taxpayers under a plan detailed to City Council members Monday. Scroll down to read the complete plan. Under the plan presented by Mayor Chase Ritenauer, the center’s landlord, Ohio Realty Advisers, and the Read More…

Man found dead in Lorain house

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LORAIN — The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St. is under investigation. The man is believed to have been dead for months, according to Deputy Coroner Dr. Frank Miller. The homeowner of the house is Richard Dollney, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website. Police are investigating whether Read More…