July 1, 2016

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Tenants itching for answers to property’s bug problems

LORAIN — Bugs in their apartment at 1703 Oakdale Ave., have forced Arthur Hines and his sons and grandson to sleep on inflatable mattresses. “Every night we’re itching,” said Hines whose landlord is Kent Sutton. “Every night and day.” With 57 citations, George Schneider is the landlord most cited by the Nuisance Inspection Task Force Read More…

Another Clearview school board member resigns

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Name tags might help when Clearview Board of Education members meet July 15. Less than a month after two board members angrily quit, a third board member has resigned, according to Clearview’s website. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Monday to fill the new vacancy. The site didn’t say who quit. Board Read More…

Inspection finds more violations at former Spitzer hotel

LORAIN — Alan Spitzer isn’t a cash-strapped inner-city homeowner struggling to maintain his home. Spitzer, president of Spitzer Great Lakes LTD Co., owns at least 59 properties in Lorain County, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website, and another 12 are listed under Spitzer’s company, Spitzer Management. Given Spitzer’s wealth and property holdings, Rey Carrion, Read More…

Fix it or flatten it, now, Lorain Council says about former Spitzer hotel

LORAIN — The former Spitzer Plaza Hotel needs to be rehabilitated or razed. That’s been a common refrain of Lorain officials and City Council members since the hotel closed in 2005. Frustration intensified Monday, a day after the latest extension for the building owner — Alan Spitzer of Spitzer Great Lakes LTD Co. — to Read More…

Clearview school board names two new members

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two new members have been appointed to Clearview Schools Board of Education, despite not all of the applicants being interviewed for the open positions. Heidi Adkins replaces Connie Finney, who resigned June 7 and whose term expires Dec. 31, according to a news release from Superintendent Jerome Brown. Giles Brown III replaces Read More…

Family of Parti Holland II speaks about their grief, frustration

WAKEMAN — Three days after Sheffield Middle School student Parti Holland II committed suicide, relatives say the school attendance office called Parti’s parents to say he was not in class. “Tell me that a school system that can call on a deceased child and can’t keep that straight, can keep anything else straight,” said Jeanie Read More…

County Narcan pilot gets legislature’s OK

An antidote for people overdosing on heroin and prescription pills was unanimously approved Wednesday by the state Legislature for use by firefighters and police in a pilot program in Lorain County. “We’ll be able to be a role model for the rest of the state of Ohio,” said state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, who Read More…

Two new Clearview board members appointed after resignations

SHEFFIELD — Two new Clearview school board members are expected to be appointed Thursday. The resignations of Connie Finney and Brenda Newman were accepted at a board meeting Tuesday, President Eddie Corcino said. Corcino said by phone after the meeting that several candidates were interviewed. He said the meeting was held at 7 a.m. to Read More…

School board proposes website to combat bullying

SHEFFIELD — In the wake of the suicide of a 14-year-old Sheffield Middle School student who told friends and an aunt he was bullied, Sheffield Schools is making changes. Superintendent Will Folger at Monday’s Board of Education meeting proposed creating a website link for parents or students to report bullying. The reports could be anonymous. Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake superintendent to retire in December

SHEFFIELD — Superintendent Will Folger retires Dec. 31. “This is very, very difficult for me,” Folger said Monday to Board of Education members who unanimously approved the retirement. “But as I go out the door in six months, 40 years of education is probably about enough.” Folger, 61, was appointed superintendent in 2004. He began Read More…