July 28, 2015

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AIDS activist honored by Second Harvest

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LORAIN —Ricky Lanza, executive director of the Lorain County AIDS Task Force, believes hunger is the sin — not the hungry. That is why Sue Goins, a volunteer with the task force, nominated Lanza for an award given out annually by the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. “Ricky has helped numerous individuals Read More…

Death of Carlisle Township man ruled homicide

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CARLISLE TWP. — A 61-year-old man’s death is being investigated as a homicide after his body was found about 2:10 p.m. Friday in his ransacked home at 11159 Midvale Drive. Farris Jones was found alone in the home by a female friend, said Lorain County sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski. He said deputies responded to a Read More…

Volunteers helping displaced Lorain motel residents find new homes

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LORAIN — Volunteers have been working to update 10 apartments for the Lorain residents who were facing homelessness because the rundown motels they called home were condemned. The agreement, between Lorain County Habitat for Humanity and property owners AIG, with cooperation from Lorain County Catholic Charities, was put in place early Saturday and calls for Read More…

Oberlin superintendent: School closure on table if Nov. issue fails

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools could be faced with closing a school and consolidating to save money if the bond issue planned for the November ballot does not pass. Incoming Superintendent David Hall said the main goal remains passing the 4.75-mill bond issue that would raise $16.75 million over the course of 37 years. The funding Read More…

Police: Help us ID this break-in suspect

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Elyria police are turning to the public to help identify a man who broke into Eastern Heights Middle School last month and slipped away before he could be arrested. A security camera at the school, located at 528 Garford Ave., caught the unidentified man in the act. On June 25, the man broke a window Read More…

Auditor data insufficient to show district raises house values

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ELYRIA — The property values of homes in the West Avenue Historic District have not increased in recent years despite having a designation that comes with additional requirements for home repairs and upkeep. County Auditor Craig Snodgrass said homes in the area saw no change in their valuation because there were not enough sales in Read More…

Vermilion district to establish special-needs charter school

VERMILION — Vermilion Schools will sponsor a special-needs charter school to open for the 2016-17 school year in hopes of luring back students who are being served in other districts. The school board and district will sponsor the school that will operate in conjunction with Vermilion Schools, but with a separate identifying number for state Read More…

Non-profit’s retail store to close Aug. 15

ELYRIA — Among Other Things, the resale shop opened to financially support Cornerstone Pregnancy Services, is closing. The store on Griswold Road will have its last day Aug. 15, said Cornerstone executive director Carolyn Herbert. “The store has been an outreach for the ministry and to act as a source of income for the ministry, Read More…

Lorain man charged after recording fiery crash aftermath

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LORAIN – A Lorain man who recorded the immediate aftermath of a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old high school boy has been charged for opening the mangled car door while continuing to videotape. Lorain police charged Paul Pelton, of 1341 F St., Lorain with vehicle trespass, a misdemeanor crime. Pelton Read More…

Amherst mom participates in veteran competition

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AMHERST — Raquel Zornes enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 and with a military career that spanned more than 10 years and included a year in Iraq in 2008, the now-37-year-old thought she had prepared herself for life after the military. “When I left the service with an honorable discharge — as we do Read More…