September 2, 2015

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Sales tax holiday this weekend

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What will I save? If there will be any takeaway from the state’s upcoming sales tax holiday, it will the savings — albeit small in some cases — that parents and back-to-school shoppers expect to receive as they head out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Lorain County’s sales tax rate is 6.5 percent. Cuyahoga County’s is Read More…

Out-of-town worker credit loses revenue for Elyria; change unlikely

ELYRIA — More than 65 percent of Elyria residents work outside the city and pay either no city income tax or a small fraction of it, but city leaders will soon begin discussing how that full tax credit is affecting Elyria’s bottom line. On Monday night, City Council decided against asking voters for an income Read More…

Lorain AME church plans family celebration Sunday

LORAIN — Members of Greater St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church want families to be celebrated. The church will host a family celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds at 1909 W. 24th St., Lorain. The event will follow a week of vacation Bible school. There will be games, contests, pony Read More…

Valley of the Eagles owner says property overvalued by county

ELYRIA — The owner of Valley of the Eagles, formerly Spring Valley Golf Club, believes the main parcel of the golf course is worth less than half of the county’s appraised value. Owner Robert Corna submitted a certified appraisal to justify his argument for a reduction to the Lorain County Board of Revision, which last Read More…

Elyria approves plan for Broad Street mural

ELYRIA The city is getting a “Before I die, I want to …” wall. The city’s Planning Commission approved an application Tuesday from Brandon Rutherford, founder of Invest Elyria, to create the interactive mural on an exposed wall on the side of 356 Broad St. The plan is to paint as soon as next week, Read More…

Elyria City Council tables tax talk

ELYRIA — City leaders are hoping they can hold city finances together long enough to come up with a 2016 income tax issue. A November ballot issue is not in the works after City Council failed Monday to support a plan presented by Councilman Mark Craig, I-4th Ward. Instead, led by Council President Mike Lotko, Read More…

Write-in candidate convicted of welfare fraud

ELYRIA — A criminal background check of the write-in candidate for Elyria mayor will turn up nothing if the search is done for Chalene Mudd, the name the Elyria resident used to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections. But more than 10 years ago, Mudd was legally named Chalene Jackson due to marriage Read More…

Write-in enters Elyria mayoral contest

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Four years ago, Chalene Mudd was a pavement pounder for then-mayoral hopeful Holly Brinda. Today, she is a write-in candidate for Elyria mayor hoping to win the seat of the woman she once championed. But the 40-year-old mother of three is quick to point out that she is not just running against Brinda, who is Read More…

Car plows into Amherst Township house; mother of two killed

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AMHERST TWP. – A wife and mother was killed this morning when a car careened into a Leavitt Road home while she was sitting on the couch with three children nearby. Debra Majkut, 34, died at the scene, said Lt. Carlos Smith, commander of the Elyria Highway Patrol post. Her sons, Jacob Majkut, 12, and Read More…

Tax perks enticed Bendix

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ELYRIA — Elyria could have lost Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to Naperville, Ill., not neighboring Avon. Instead, Bendix plans to keep its headquarters in Lorain County, thanks in part to a tax incentive from the state. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Tuesday a 50 percent, eight-year tax credit to Bendix for the creation of Read More…