July 29, 2014

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Lorain officials continue salary donations

LORAIN — With Lorain facing hard times, some elected officials are continuing a tradition of donating a portion of their salaries back to the city. City Council members on Monday approved the donations of Council President Joel Arredondo; Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward; Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at large; Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward; and Councilman Read More…

Lorain officials continue tradition of donating portions of salaries

LORAIN — With Lorain facing hard times, some elected officials are continuing a tradition of donating a portion of their salaries back to the city. City Council members on Monday approved the donations of Council President Joel Arredondo; Councilman Brian Gates, D-1st Ward; Councilman Tony Richardson, D-at large; Councilman Bret Schuster, D-4th Ward; and Councilman Read More…

Lorain Council passes $29.3 million budget

LORAIN — A nearly $29.3 million budget was unanimously approved tonight by Lorain City Council. The number is nearly $1 million more than the projected budget, primarily due to higher-than-anticipated income tax revenue and higher expenses due to the decision to keep paying six police dispatchers and four jail guards from the general fund. The Read More…

Trains moving again in Wellington after derailment

WELLINGTON — Vehicular and train traffic at the Barker Street, Hawley Road and Peck-Wadsworth Road railroad crossings was back to normal on Sunday after a CSX train derailment around 2:20 p.m. Saturday near Hawley Road. Vehicular traffic resumed around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, according to police. Train traffic resumed around 11 a.m. Sunday, according to Read More…

Toddler run over in Lorain, suffers skull fracture

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LORAIN — An approximately 18-month-old toddler was seriously injured after being run over by a car around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Miguel “Mikey” Romero was in stable condition at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland on Sunday night. JoAnne Barrios, Miguel’s grandmother, said he suffered a light skull fracture. She said chunks of Miguel’s hair Read More…

Lorain to plant 81 trees after chopping down 75 for water project

LORAIN — The 75 trees to be removed from Oberlin Avenue on Monday to install water lines will be replaced with 81 trees, city officials said Thursday. “We plan on making a healthy attempt to put as much back as we possibly can,” Utilities Department Director Corey Timko told about a dozen residents during a Read More…

Pulled Oberlin Avenue trees to be replaced eventually

LORAIN — The 75 trees to be removed from Oberlin Avenue on Monday to install water lines will be replaced with 81 trees, city officials said Thursday night. “We plan on making a healthy attempt to put as much back as we possibly can,” Utilities Department Director Corey Timko told about a dozen residents during Read More…

LCCAA head: Investigation finds allegations ‘without merit’

LORAIN — An internal investigation by a committee of the Lorain County Community Action Agency has found anonymous allegations of numerous improprieties by agency members made last year to be unfounded. The three-member committee spent 300 hours investigating the December allegations, which included accusations that Federal Head Start enrollment was overstated, that employees were underpaid Read More…

Property registry considered in Lorain

LORAIN — A vacant buildings registry is being considered by city officials to increase accountability for foreclosed properties and decrease blight. “Our housing is at the critical point right now, where if we don’t turn it around it’s not going to be able to be turned around,” Councilman Dan Given, D-at large, said Monday during Read More…

Up to 70 Oberlin Avenue trees to be removed

A doomed tree is seen along Oberlin Avenue in Lorain. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

LORAIN — Up to 70 trees on Oberlin Avenue are scheduled to be removed to install water lines as part of a road improvement project. Before the trees are removed, city officials want to hear what citizens think the trees should be replaced with. Public input is being sought when Downtown Review Board members meet Read More…