September 2, 2014

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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…

UPDATED: Plan presented to make St. Joe’s profitable

Look at the entire St. Joe’s proposal 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. Under the plan presented by Mayor Chase Ritenauer, the center’s landlord, Ohio Realty Advisers, and the Read More…

Man’s body found in Lorain home

LORAIN – The death of a man found in a bedroom at 1629-1631 E. 31st St., is under investigation. Neighbor Cassandra James and her boyfriend, LaMar Fisher, said they called police when James’ cat got into the basement of the house. James said she called police and an officer let them in through an open Read More…

Lorain man slain; 2 arrested after beating death

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LORAIN — Homicide victim Lamar “Mark” Taylor had been divorced from Vicki Moore since 2007, but the two remained close so when she asked him in January to move back in to help take care of her mentally disabled son, he agreed. “That’s what kind of person Mark was,” Moore said Sunday, hours after police Read More…

Man beaten to death in Lorain

Editor’s note: The location of Taylor’s residence has been corrected. LORAIN – The killing of a city man apparently beaten to death around 2:50 a.m. today in the 1900 block of East 34th Street led to two arrests shortly thereafter. Lamar “Mark” Taylor, 52, was beaten to death a short distance from his home at Read More…

Lorain Schools provides exact administrator salary data

LORAIN — The $3,434,799 in Lorain Schools administrator salaries approved in a contract renewal by the Board of Education at its March 29 meeting is public information, but the exact salary data wasn’t made public at that meeting. While board members were given a list of who makes what, the public agenda had a salary Read More…