August 31, 2015

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Lorain Council wants to grill executives from Time Warner

LORAIN — Complaints about Time Warner Cable service have sparked a renewed call for company executives to appear at a City Council public hearing. “I don’t think it’s asking too much when they’re getting the money from residents of this city,” Councilman Eddie Edwards, D-5th Ward, told Mayor Chase Ritenauer at Monday’s Council meeting. Prompted Read More…

Lorain garage supervisor makes deal with city, returns to job today

LORAIN — With complaints about a blow-up sex doll deflated and the dispute over payment for an aging snowplow truck smoothed over, Garage Superintendent Robert Evans is due back at work today. Evans had his 30-day unpaid suspension reduced to 15 days in a settlement last week with city officials. He was accused of not Read More…

Former principal comes out of retirement to help Lorain schools boost achievement scores

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LORAIN — Improving Lorain Schools academically can mean being both a coach and cheerleader for Pamela Szegedy. “Who’s going to be the number one school with the highest scores in Lorain City Schools? Who’s going to be it?” Szegedy, assistant superintendent of school improvement through teaching, asked a handful of Helen Steiner Rice Elementary School Read More…

Elyria man killed in industrial accident

Elyria resident Randolph Vayda was killed around 4:50 p.m. Saturday in an accident at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland where he worked. Vayda was crushed by a railroad car after falling from it, according to company spokeswoman Mary Beth Holford. who said Sunday she had “minimal details” about the accident. “The ArcelorMittal family extends Read More…

Biggy’s Pub closes, plans to reopen for takeout

Biggy’s Pub on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain closed abruptly last Friday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LORAIN — Biggy’s Pub & Eatery, a popular bar at 1757 Oberlin Ave. known for its wings, has closed. Owner Mary Ann Bigrigg said Thursday the bar closed last Friday. Bigrigg said her husband, William Bigrigg, opened the bar with his cousins in 1984. The 1,712-square-foot bar was originally named Adam’s Cafe. She said her Read More…

Activists speak against Oberlin College no-trespass list

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OBERLIN — Inclusion has long been touted as a core value of Oberlin College by its leaders, but a no-trespass list has divided the college and community, list opponents said Wednesday. Before about 200 people in a packed room at the Oberlin Public Library, they described a draconian, Kafkaesque college policy lacking checks and balances Read More…

Lorain superintendent: Our district can do better

The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — The state of Lorain Schools is weak, Superintendent Tom Tucker conceded in his first State of the Schools speech Tuesday. In a 55-minute, rapid-fire address, Tucker outlined to Board of Educa­tion members his plan to remove the school district from academic emer­gency and prevent a state academic takeover. He said communication Read More…

Tucker: Lorain district can ‘do better’

LORAIN — A plan to remove Lorain Schools from academic emergency and avoid a state academic takeover in three years was outlined by Superintendent Tom Tucker Tuesday. Tucker told Board of Education members at their meeting that the school district is intensifying math and reading tutoring and increasing accountability and efficiency of administrators. The district Read More…

Clearview Schools superintendent resigns

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LORAIN — Clearview Schools Superintendent Stanley Mounts is resigning due to family obligations. School board members at their Monday meeting approved Mounts’ resignation, which takes effect March 29. “We will really miss you,” board member Richard Marcucci said after the unanimous vote. Mounts was superintendent of Clyde/Green Springs Schools from 1985 to 1994 before moving Read More…

Lorain councilman works to repair reputation, and personal life, after DUI arrest

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LORAIN — The little girl walking on Long Avenue on Thursday burst into tears when her kindergarten homework fell in the mud. “Everything’s going to be OK,” City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, told her as he helped her pick up the papers. “You don’t have to cry. It’ll dry out.” Flores is big on Read More…