October 25, 2014

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Crews setting out to tackle Lorain’s 760 overgrown lawns

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LORAIN — Grass and weeds in front of the foreclosed home at 330 Connecticut Ave. were up to 5 feet high Tuesday before Jason Petkovsek and Aaron Abraham got to work. Petkovsek owns Lorain-based JBE Landscape Management, and Abraham is one of his four employees. Within 35 minutes, the front and back yards were cut. Read More…

Lake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes

Lake Erie receives the most mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants of the five Great Lakes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental watchdog. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for 50 percent of emissions of mercury — a toxic substance that can damage the brain, heart and lungs, Read More…

Warning: Lorain, mow your lawns

LORAIN — The grass is always greener — and usually higher — at vacant, foreclosed properties around Lorain. With some 740 complaints of unmowed lawns, city officials are looking to expedite the notification process to property owners. City officials are considering a mass warning to trim high lawns through a newspaper advertisement rather than sending Read More…

Police ID man shot by officers overnight

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LORAIN — An approximately 15-minute standoff between police and an armed man ended around 11 p.m. Sunday with the man being shot after police said he shot at officers. Jarelle Guice, 23, of Lorain was holding a pistol to his head and mouth and threatening suicide outside an apartment at 1648 E. 29th St., shortly Read More…

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…