July 24, 2014

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Bill modifying alcohol prices for food makers passes in House

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 73, which would allow non-beverage food manufacturers to purchase alcohol wholesale rather than in individual containers. State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, introduced the bill to help businesses such as Custom Culinary, an Illinois-based company with a small manufacturing operation in Avon, that produces sauces, Read More…

Man pleads guilty to December shooting in Elyria, gets 10 years

Grandberry

ELYRIA — A man accused of shooting another man in the abdomen in December has plead guilty to attempted murder and several other unrelated charges in exchange for a 10-year prison term. Jeffrey Grandberry, 26, was found guilty of shooting Tito Miller on Dec. 20 during an argument on Second Street in Elyria, according to Read More…

Rep. Lundy asks governor to extend ban on exotic animals

ELYRIA — State Representative Matt Lundy wants Gov. John Kasich to extend the ban on exotic animal ownership — not let it expire as he announced he intends to do. “My understanding is that the governor was comfortable with extending it … and was going to be in support of extending that executive order. He Read More…

3 Lorain Dems, Elyria mayor participate in forum

ELYRIA — The three Democratic mayoral candidates from Lorain and Elyria Mayor Bill Grace spoke at a candidates forum at the Ramada Inn in Elyria on Tuesday. Grace’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Holly Brinda, could not attend the forum, hosted by the Lake Erie Landlord’s Association, due to a previous commitment but sent her Read More…

Vermilion’s Lucy Idol, a legendary champion for the disabled, dies at 90

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VERMILION — Lucy Joyce Idol, a legendary local figure who fought to increase the quality of life for the developmentally disabled, died Saturday at the age of 90. A woman far ahead of her time, Idol was one of the first to bring attention to the needs of developmentally disabled from childhood through adulthood in Read More…

Riverbank site for Lorain High ‘dead as a doornail’

LORAIN — In an acknowledgement that the Black River high school site is too costly for the school district to build on, Lorain school officials are beginning due diligence studies on the Admiral King High School site as the next option for the construction of a future high school. The school board’s facilities committee, comprised Read More…

Official: River site likely won’t work for new Lorain High

LORAIN — A representative from the state commission overseeing the building of the new Lorain high school informed school officials Monday the Black River building site was likely untenable due to funding restrictions. Senior Project Administrator Gary Kasper of the Ohio School Facilities Commission admonished the Lorain school board after reviewing requirements for the building Read More…

Teen arrested after knocking down 81-year-old woman over purse

ELYRIA — A teenage boy from Lorain was arrested after knocking down an 81-year-old woman and stealing her purse Thursday morning, Elyria police said. At about 11:30 a.m. police found the woman at a Washington Avenue apartment complex after a witness called police. The elderly woman said she was leaving her apartment for the library Read More…

Lorain school board member files grievance against district’s attorney

Smith

LORAIN — A heated school board meeting ended with board member Jim Smith announcing that he had filed a grievance with the Lorain County Bar Association against the board’s attorney. Smith said he filed the grievance against Anthony Giardini because Giardini should have notified the board about a lawsuit filed in federal court in August Read More…

Union candidate’s house hit by bullet

LORAIN — The home of Mary Springowski, a candidate for office at a local union, was shot Monday, damaging the window of her child’s bedroom. Around 1 p.m. Monday, Mary’s husband, Thomas Springowski, called police when he saw the damaged window on the couple’s East Skyline Drive home. Police found a copper slug of unknown Read More…