October 1, 2014

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Voters in Lorain restore income tax credit

LORAIN — Issue 23, the vote to repeal an emergency ordinance by the City of Lorain to reduce the income tax credit for residents who work outside the city from 2 percent to 1 percent, won at the polls Tuesday night. Voters approved the repeal, 8,605 to 7,295, or, 54.12 percent to 45.88 percent. “This Read More…

Lorain Schools tax levy fails

LORAIN — Issue 8, the Lorain Schools levy, was defeated Tuesday night 7,549 (or 56 percent) against to 5,935 (or 44 percent) for. The 10-year, 9.12-mill, $6 million levy would cost homeowners an additional $320 per year per $100,000 of home value. Without the levy or any other additional revenue, the district is projected to Read More…

Lorain school district presents bleak fiscal forecast

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LORAIN — The last Lorain school board meeting before the Nov. 2 levy was a dramatic one, capped with an intense speech by Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson. Atkinson said the district was at “a crossroads.” Addressing the controversy over the plan to build a new high school along the Black River near downtown Lorain and it Read More…

Iron Chef Michael Symon is closing Avon Lake restuarant

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AVON LAKE — Lorain County is losing its Iron Chef. Michael Symon announced Tues­day that Bar Symon, his Avon Lake venture featuring his take on bar food, would close at the end of the month. This is the first Symon establish­ment in Ohio to close. On his Facebook page Tuesday, Symon said he was “very Read More…

Bar Symon in Avon Lake to close

AVON LAKE – Lorain County is losing its Iron Chef. Michael Symon announced Tuesday that Bar Symon, his Avon Lake venture featuring his take on bar food, would close at the end of the month. This is the first Symon establishment to close. On his Facebook page Tuesday, Symon said the food at Bar Symon Read More…

Teen killer Daniel Kovarbasich talks to Oprah about abuse history

Daniel Kovarbasich sits on the stage with Oprah Winfrey on her talk show Monday afternoon. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Convicted killer Daniel Kovarbasich and his family told their story in Monday’s broadcast of “Oprah.” The North Ridgeville teen appeared with host Oprah Winfrey on a show dedi­cated to victims of sexual abuse killing alleged abusers. Daniel was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault for the Jan. 22 slaying of Duane Hurley at Hurley’s Read More…

Convicted killer Daniel Kovarbasich appears on ‘Oprah’

Daniel Kovarbasich on "Oprah."

CHICAGO — Convicted killer Daniel Kovarbasich and his family told their story in today’s broadcast of “Oprah.” The North Ridgeville teen appeared with host Oprah Winfrey on a show dedicated to killing alleged abusers. Daniel was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault for the Jan. 22 slaying of Duane Hurley at Hurley’s North Ridgeville Read More…

Longtime Grafton grocer Walter Wildenheim dies at 93

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GRAFTON — Back in the days before big-box grocery store chains, local gro­cery stores were often a center of life in small towns. And Walter Wildenheim was at the center of that center of life in Grafton for many years as owner of the Grafton Food Center, later the Grafton Sparkle Market. Wildenheim died Saturday Read More…

Lorain pair jailed in fatal stabbing in Flats

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OBERLIN — Two Lorain residents were taken into custody in Oberlin early Sunday morning in connection with a fatal stabbing in Cleveland’s Flats district overnight. Clifton Robinson, 33, and Lydia Nord, 31, were arrested in Oberlin after the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office notified Cleveland police that the Chevy Tahoe that Robinson and Nord were seen Read More…

Film screening to honor victim of bear mauling

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CLEVELAND HTS. — A screening of a movie about people owning exotic ani­mals will honor the memory of Brent Kan­dra, the Elyria man killed by a bear at Sam Mazzola’s exotic animal compound in Columbia Township. Friends and the public are invited to the 7 p.m. Thurs­day showing of “The Ele­phant in the Living Room,” Read More…