March 31, 2015

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Lorain Council rescinds township rate hike

LORAIN — A 70-percent wastewater and sanitary sewer rate increase approved May 6 by City Council members was rescinded tonight in favor of a $10.94 monthly operations and maintenance fee beginning in January. The fees, would run through the end of 2017 and increase 5 percent annually. The increase for roughly 1,000 residents in Amherst, Elyria and Read More…

After 2010 merger, Lorain High is squeezed into two buildings while new one is built

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LORAIN — Two years after the merger of Admiral King and Southview high schools into Lorain High School, Lorain’s high school students are being asked to adapt and achieve at new homes. For the next four years, 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders will attend the former Southview High School at 2270 E. 42nd St., renamed Lorain Read More…

Cooperatively created mural unveiled in Lorain

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LORAIN — A new mural unveiled Saturday at Black River Landing is symbolic of Lorain’s struggles. The theme of the mural is: After the Pain, the New Lorain. The eight-foot high, 20-foot long mural, depicts two Lorains. On one side of the mural, in black and white, a blighted neighborhood is shown with a hurricane Read More…

Man shot at bar; discrepancies in accounts of victim, owner

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ELYRIA — A 22-year-old city man was shot in the right arm about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the T&A Bar & Grill at 801 Foster Ave.. Jeris Nelson said he left the bar after a fight broke out and was shot by a man on Adams Street across the street from Read More…

More details on man shot by Lorain County SWAT team

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A 41-year-old man was killed early Saturday by members of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team after they said he fired at them. The incident began around 1:40 a.m. when police were called about a man making threats inside a one-family home at 704 Dewitt St., which is near East 39th Read More…

Lorain schools superintendent talks about statistics that will not be reflected in delayed state report card

LORAIN — When the delayed state report card results are released, the numbers won’t reflect how high poverty and transience hurt students’ ability to learn, according to Superintendent Tom Tucker. “You either get them or you don’t,” Tucker said at Thursday’s school board meeting about report card indicators. “It’s a pass/fail.” In the 2011-12 school Read More…

Elyria marks Sept. 11 anniversary with candlelight service on square

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ELYRIA — The victims of 9/11 and the spirit of solidarity immediately after the attacks were recalled in a Tuesday tribute at Ely Square. “We have to love one another on this tragic day,” singer Tommie Harris told the approximately 150 participants. “And encourage one another.” Mayor Holly Brinda told the audience the attacks on Read More…

Mercy nurses begin pickets, remain on the job without contract as talks continue

Members of the Service Employees International Union District 1199 and nurses from Mercy Regional Medical Center protest Monday outside the hospital. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

LORAIN — Stalled contract negotiations resume today between Mercy Regional Medical Center and its nurses with a National Labor Relations Board mediator taking part. Nurses said Monday during an informational picket outside the hospital at 3700 Kolbe Road that their contract was about the community as well as them. “We sit beside you at church, Read More…

Sheffield Council OKs deer-hunting ordinance

SHEFFIELD — A new deer-hunting ordinance designed to reduce poaching and trespassing is on the books. The ordinance, passed unanimously by Village Council members Monday, requires hunters to present forms from the village to police with written permission from landowners before hunting on their land. Relatives of the landowner, such as spouses, brothers, sisters, children Read More…

Gas leak follows house demolition in Lorain

LORAIN — Even after being demolished, the foreclosed home at 476 W. Sixth St., across from the Lorain Public Library Main Branch continues to cause problems. A gas leak at the site caused firefighters to block off the intersection of Reid Avenue and West Sixth Street around 5:30 p.m. about six-and-a-half hours after the building Read More…