April 24, 2014

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FirstEnergy inks deal to supply Lorain power, put name on Pipe Yard

Former Negro League player Ernie Nimmons was on hand for the announcement Thursday that FirstEnergy Solutions had acquired the naming rights to Lorain’s Pipe Yard ballpark. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

LORAIN — A deal between the city and FirstEnergy Solutions is designed to keep the taxpayers grounded if there is a surge in electricity prices. Taxpayers will save $185,000 over the life of the eight-year agreement, city and FirstEnergy officials said Thursday. The deal calls for a 3 percent annual discount for electricity supplied to Read More…

Lorain enters power deal with First Energy

Agreement also giving power company sponsorship of Lorain baseball park Read More…

Chase Ritenauer takes the reins in Lorain

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LORAIN — Facing high unemployment, crumbling infrastructure and a dwindling tax base, Lorain is at a crossroads, Mayor-elect Chase Ritenauer said at his inauguration Wednesday. Promising to be a sound manager rather than a savior, Ritenauer, who takes office Jan. 1, vowed to lead Lorain down the right path with a data-driven, evidence-based approach. “It’s Read More…

FirstEnergy to supply discounted electricity to city buildings

LORAIN — FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of the FirstEnergy Corp., will supply discounted electricity to six city facilities, including City Hall, the water purification plant and two wastewater treatment plants, according to a news release. The deal runs through December 2019 and allows FirstEnergy to be the top sponsor of The Pipeyard. “FirstEnergy Solutions has Read More…

Teen escapes serious injury when Jeep strikes power pole, barn

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CARLISLE TWP. — A Jeep that crashed into a utility pole and pole barn on Indian Hollow Road about 8 p.m. Tuesday knocked out electricity to surrounding homes but didn’t seriously injure the driver. The 17-year-old North Ridgeville boy, whom police wouldn’t identify because he is a minor, was taken to EMH Medical Center in Read More…

Power knocked out, restored in Carlisle Twp. after teen driver crashes

CARLISLE TWP. — A Jeep that crashed into a pole barn on Indian Hollow Road near the Slife Road intersection about 8 p.m. Tuesday night knocked out electricity to surrounding homes, but didn’t seriously injure the driver. The 17-year-old North Ridgeville boy, whom police wouldn’t identify because he is a minor,  was taken EMH Medical Read More…

Software gets tough on crime

LORAIN — A new police patrol hitting the streets this week bases where and when officers work on computer-crunched crime statistics. The statistics are based on police reports as well as anecdotal information from patrol and narcotics officers and residents. They are compiled on software by police Sgt. Michael Failing, the department’s crime analyst. “The Read More…

UPDATE: Man killed in U.S. Route 20 crash; 6 injured

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A Warrensville Heights man died in a two-vehicle crash around 3:40 p.m. Monday on U.S. Route 20 between state Routes 511 and 58. Gary Gordon was westbound in a Cadillac Eldorado when he swerved left and struck an eastbound Kia Sedona driven by Jerry Moon, according to Trooper James Baker of Read More…

Krasienko says that while he may have failed at the polls, he was a success at the job

Mayor Tony Krasienko was the only dignitary not to don a hardhat last month at the Republic Steel plant where the company announced it was creating 450 jobs. “Got a hard head, huh?” a Republic official jokingly asked Krasienko. Hardheadedness was a major criticism of Krasienko, who was viewing one of the major accomplishments of Read More…

Congregation buys long-suffering parishioner a car

SHEFFIELD — Janice Grant’s Christmas went a lot better than the rest of the year. Grant — diagnosed with colon cancer in April and beaten by a man carrying an AK-47 during an attempted burglary in her Lorain home Tuesday — on Sunday received a surprise 2001 Plymouth Neon gift from fellow parishioners at the Read More…